I was the same. Chase plane for XP would be great but I found a few great tips.
keys < & > move the head point back and forward
Setting FOV in the main menu changed the world on everything.
Also when you find your favorite angles. i.e GPS zoom in, Switch panels etc
press the left control key and a number on the keypad and it saves it. You then have 9 views that transition similar to chase plane.
Using the cursor keys and <&> move around perfectly.
Hope that helps & sorry if you already knew all this
As a big chase plane fan I bought xcamera and really did not get on with it.