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With some V10 and earlier aircraft, I see canopy or cockpit "glass" that is totally transparent and, in external views looking down, the ground can be seen through the cockpit.  No aircraft interior structure or cockpit object is visible.

If I use my graphic editor to put a new, fresh transparency onto the canopy section of the png file, then in X-Plane, the cockpit object inside can be seen, but the canopy "glass" is totally invisible, making it look like an open cockpit.

If I use my graphic editor to put even the slightest tint onto the canopy transparency section of the png file, then in X-Plane, the canopy "glass" is totally opaque and nothing can be seen inside the aircraft.

What is it about XP11 that creates this problem for some earlier aircraft?  And how can I get the aircraft interior to show and still have some tint on the glass?  Thank you so much.

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Hi Whehrlipub,

I am not from Laminar Research; just a flight simmer from down under.

My reading of your question is you are trying to, or having problems with, loading your XP10 planes into XP11.

X-Plane 11 is a "totally different" package to X-Plane 10 and any earlier versions of X-Plane.  The aircraft supplied with XP11 should be the same as XP10 plus a few others and should not pose a problem with XP11..  

If you are trying to run 3rd party aircraft used in XP10 they need to be "certified" by the developer as being suitable for XP11.  If not then they will not work.

You might try loading these 3rd party aircraft into Plane Maker (supplied with X-Plane 11) and then save as a version 11 aircraft.

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Hi Glenn , thanks for your response.  I don't have any problem loading these planes into XP11.  I have brought more than 100 aircraft forward, from as early as XP8, through successive generations of X-Plane using Planemaker and all are now V11 and work well in the sim otherwise I would've discarded them.  There's just this one cosmetic issue and it seems that Laminar changed some aspect or functionality of transparencies in V11.  The canopy "glass" was visible, as was the interior surface of the aircraft, or cockpit object, when updated in each prior version of PM and loaded into XP.  So that's why I posted the query here.  I'm hoping someone knows what to do with either the png file or with Planemaker 11 to resolve this issue.  Please, anyone have the answer?

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