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159th_Mako

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VR?
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:11:26 AM »

Not sure if this is in the right section - but do any of you guys use VR yet?  If you do what have you got and what are you're thoughts - good/bad/ugly??

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Re: VR?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 11:18:31 AM »
Axion and Papps have it -not sure about anyone else. Ax is resident in Canadia-land these days (owed too many UK bar-bills) and thus you'll need a stamped-addressed carrier pigeon to converse with him.

From what I hear from those with it, it really is a 'next-step' towards reality although the down-side is -IIRC- viewing your instruments and the like. I am sure Ax will enlighten you more.

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Re: VR?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 11:40:10 AM »

I'd read that some of the instruments were difficult to read, though assumed that might be down to PC specs and older drivers - as most of the reviews are a year old +

Be interesting to know what difference hardware has on the experience and indeed whether it's worth it, or whether its best to wait for Gen 2 VR to hit the decks.

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Re: VR?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 12:28:27 PM »
I'm awaiting any big improvements myself, before getting anything.

BTW what stick you using?

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Re: VR?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 11:56:37 AM »

Looks like HTC are about to release a higher Rez VR headset.  Called the Hive Pro by the looks of it.  Not sure what difference the higher Rez would have to the instrument issue?

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Re: VR?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 01:27:04 PM »
The instruments are no longer an issue and havenít been for a long time. Software and firmware updates have seen to that. However, spotting air and ground targets without zoom, can be an issue.

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Re: VR?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 01:37:06 PM »

Thanks for that - which headset do you use out of interest??

Just got an X56 archer - not overly impressed to be honest...

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Re: VR?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 04:38:34 AM »
Prefer the Rift over the Vive.

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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2018, 03:41:01 PM »

Well I took the plunge and picked up a Rift this mornign... What a hoot!

Still trying to get to grips with it at the moment and only had a quick VR flight in DCS, but it is very impresive.

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Re: VR?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2018, 04:25:09 PM »
Good stuff!

Next time I see one demonstrated anywhere, I'll have to have a longer look at it -if they bother doing demos anywhere like they did at Duxford a time or 2.

Either that, or not be a tight-a%$* and just get one... >:(

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Re: VR?
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2018, 10:17:58 PM »
I'd wait a little Arch, there is probably some good and better stuff just around the corner.