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    VR with real cockpit

    Hi folks

    just tried vr with the oculus dk2 and leapmotion with flyinside and all I can say is wow! what an experience .

    The plan is to use my real Cessna 152 cockpit ,using all the real controls interfaced into fsx .
    i would them wear the oculus headset sitting in the left seat of the Cessna and use leapmotion to
    see where my hands are in the virtual environment .
    i would hold and operate the real Cessna yoke and if I wanted to trim etc I could reach out with my virtual right hand which I would see in the headset and feel the real trim wheel ,same would apply to the radios and flap lever etc .
    i use 3 tv screens around the windows of the Cessna for the outside view ,now there is no need as your
    sitting in the exact same environment with the Cessna model selected in fsx -

    i dont know if anyone has done this before with a real aircraft ,if anyone has I would be grateful if you could let me know how it worked out -

    vr is definitely the future

    regards
    Dave

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    Re: VR with real cockpit

    Dave,
    Not a real cockpit but a real pilot with his sim using hardware similar to a real one. Read his comments.
    The only thing with VR is resolution, how do you find it for clarity?.
    Have a look at http://www.ontheglideslope.net/.
    Les

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    Re: VR with real cockpit

    Quote Originally Posted by iwik View Post
    Dave,
    Not a real cockpit but a real pilot with his sim using hardware similar to a real one. Read his comments.
    The only thing with VR is resolution, how do you find it for clarity?.
    Have a look at http://www.ontheglideslope.net/.
    Les
    Hi iwik

    greetings from Scotland -
    Iíve been in touch with on the glideslope in the past ,great guy ,
    he actually got me interested in vr ,but I havenít seen anybody
    using a real cockpit with the real controls etc
    but thanks for your reply -


    best regards
    Dave

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    Re: VR with real cockpit

    Hi iwik

    forgot to mention about the resolution with vr
    I am using the Cessna 152 which is close to the panel gauges
    I donít really have an issue as my resolution as it is maxed out
    in fsx steam using flyinside and leapmotion hands .
    ive noticed that the pmdg 737 isnít as clear because your sitting a bit
    further away -

    i too fly for real, just about at the end of my training ,which I do
    in the Cessna 152 ,the Cessna sim is great for practice 😀

    regards
    dave

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    Re: VR with real cockpit

    Thanks Dave,
    I think there is a place for vr but i will wait till resolution increases but are curious to try one.
    Hope it isnt to cold there at present.
    Regards
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    Re: VR with real cockpit

    Quote Originally Posted by iwik View Post
    Thanks Dave,
    I think there is a place for vr but i will wait till resolution increases but are curious to try one.
    Hope it isnt to cold there at present.
    Regards
    Les
    Hi iwik

    i thought it would be like a curved screen but itís not ,itís fantastic
    the depth and space is just like sitting in the real cockpit ,
    Itís totally the best feeling Iíve had in a flight sim .
    i fly in the real Cessna and I can tell you itís as real as it gets 😀
    this is a wee clip of the real airframe I have

    https://youtu.be/ErtjyhoNjPo

    now i can do away with the TVs for the outside view

    btw itís freezing here in Scotland and non stop snow 😀

    regards

    dave

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    Re: VR with real cockpit

    folks


    Just found out a wee interesting fact
    When using the oculus in vr sitting in the left seat in the real airframe ,you can have an instructor in the right seat ,he can see all the action by
    Undocking and adding a new view in fsx ,not a virtual view as for the oculus, you make the new view a cockpit view which just shows the outside scenery ,move and resize this view on to the projector or tv at the front -
    also using air manager to show the Cessna gauges behind the left monitor in the real airframe
    So now anybody sitting in the right seat can see everything that the person is doing in the headset ��

    Regards
    Da