inv3rtedco5ine may be a name unfamiliar (and potentially unpronouncable, if you don’t replace the numbers!) to many, but they have released an application which could well be of use to you if you have a second networked computer and a desire to see what FS is doing in realtime, on that second PC.
Connecting through Simconnect, FSX Visulator Classic provides an overview of the state of your sim in a similar way to their earlier FSX Visulator release, but in a display rather more familiar to most pilots. In addition to the display functionality, many common controls such as lights, landing gear and radios can be controlled directly by the application. Click here for full details and to purchase.