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    Oculus Rift Vs SimPit Icarus Avenger 180

    Hi Guys,

    Lately I been looking to upgrade my simulation experience and I ended up debating between amazing two products:






    There are many pros and cons for each one of them:


    • Oculus Rift pros: Cheap compared to SimPit, does not involve projectors, provides full immersion experience, requires less in computer hardware


    • Oculus Rift cons: It might not be comfortable after few hours on the head, from what I’ve heard cockpit gauges might not be that readable, keyboard and other hardware is not visible, it is a pretty new technology, probably new versions of it to come out in the coming years.


    • SimPit pros: Nothing on the head, keyboard and other hardware are visible, seems to be very popular, successful & stable in the market (three huge pros).


    • SimPit cons: Way more expensive than the Oculus Rift, includes projectors, needs to be built, requires a very strong PC with a specific graphic card type, immersion experience of 180 degrees only, I’m not sure how readable the gauges will be.


    I am posting this with hope to hear your opinion, and experience with these products…
    Big thanks in advance!
    Roy K.

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    Re: Oculus Rift Vs SimPit Icarus Avenger 180

    Roy,
    Have a look at CastAR, possibilities here, domestic release early 2017.
    Les

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    Re: Oculus Rift Vs SimPit Icarus Avenger 180

    I was an early adapter for the oculus rift (kickstarter backer). https://forums.oculus.com/viewtopic.php?t=752

    It is not suitable for flight simulation; you can't look at your charts or instruments in detail. The commercial release of oculus may change that and I will provide feedback when I receive it.
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    Re: Oculus Rift Vs SimPit Icarus Avenger 180

    yes did wonder that aspect of it. With CasAR you get your vr image from looking at a reflecting material. Look elsewhere
    like cockpit gauges and you see normally. Theoretically you could cover a dome with this material and have a view
    like a Astronomical dome. Wejusthave to wait and see how good it works with Fsim.
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