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VR piloting report

Postby Michael Blakely » 08-12-2017 02:55 PM

My son bought an HTC VR system with goggles, headphones, and room wide motion detection. I always thought VR would be the ultimate virtual cockpit, and IT IS! He set me up in a combat simulator in a P-38 lightning. I could look all over and it was perfect. I flew for about 15 minutes, and the experience was AWESOME!

Then..........

My inner ear reported to my stomach that is was not sensing all the radical rolls, tight turns, inversions, and dives that the eyes were reporting. As is normal, the stomach said "this is not acceptable" and rebelled. I had to rip off the goggles to keep from barfing.

........but it was SO COOL! Maybe if I work my way up to the more extreme maneuvers.
Mike

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Re: VR piloting report

Postby Sergio Sanchez » 08-15-2017 11:39 AM

I got the Oculus Rift (on sale this summer) and yes, The experience is just unreal! DCS supports VR natively and is way better than Prepar3d at the moment (havent been able to use Oculus with FSX) but you still need external interfaces like flyinside... Both X-Plane and PreparedV4 promise native VR support... Lets see how that goes
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