Imho the default zoom of AFS2 (in 2D so on a screen) is way too far out so one of the first things I always do after installing AFS2 is to change the zoom to 0.675. With that zoom the world looks great and so does the cockpit.
I have the impression Just Flight didn't think of that and changed the default view to make things look nicer and did all that with the default zoom. Now in my case that gives me a default view in the Duchess that positions me way too close to the panel. I can hardly see anything apart from the top row gauges and when I look straight back I see I am not even close to the chair (like in the C172). So... I edited the duchess76.tmd!
In my case I changed this:
So I only typed a - in front of that 0.10. Now things look more or less like in the C172: a lot nicer and user friendly! In your case you may need to change the number to something else but if you don't like the default Duchess view compared to the other (default) planes view, you now know how to change it once and for good.
This was my default Duchess view:
And now it looks like this: