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    My VR specs:

    Processor Intel® Core™ i9-9900K Processor (8x 3.60GHz/16MB L3 Cache)
    Processor Cooling iBUYPOWER 120mm Addressable RGB Liquid Cooling System - Black
    Memory 32GB (16GB x 2) DDR4 3200MHz CORSAIR Vengeance LPX
    Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti - 11GB GDDR6 - MSI VENTUS OC (VR-Ready)
    Storage 1TB Samsung 860 EVO SSD

    There seem to be a lot of members here who are mis-informed about VR. Here is a Q&A to answer some of the questions I keep getting.

    1. Is it the same as TRackIR?
    NO! TrackIR is still flying with monitors...all it does is enable hands free hat switching and zooming.

    2. Is it uncomfortable?
    No. I find it more comfortable than wearing a trackIR because I'm free to move my head around like in the real world, versus muted movements wearing trackir. I also don't have to continuously reset my view like I did in trackir.

    3. Do you get dizzy?
    No. I do not get any dizzy feeling while flying...probably no more that if I were flying a real plane. I found that if the game is really "arcadie" I feel the affects more. For instance I could not handle the Dinosaur rollercoaster on the quest, and found Wings a bit more dizzying. No problem with real simulators.

    4. Is it expensive?
    No. I spent way more money time building my home cockpit.

    5. Is it complicated?
    No. It has been pretty much "set it and forget it" for me.

    6. Can you fly ifr?
    Yes. I can do everything I can do in a non-VR setting.

    7. Do you need an expensive system?
    No. I believe most computers being built today are VR ready...so its just a question of how much you want to spend as with any upgrade.

    8. Can you wear prescription glasses in VR?
    Yes there is an adapter.

    9. What is the resolution in VR?
    List of VR resolutions by device

    10. Is it the future of gaming/simming?
    No doubt in my mind. Definitely the future of simming for me. I could never go back to non-VR flying. There is just no comparison, and you can try explaining to people what they are missing out on, but until they try VR they will never know.

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    I too am a fan of VR, although as I said previously I haven’t done it too much lately. I have a Quest & a Rift. Both are fantastic.

    However, not everyone here is a fan. I think you should stop banging on about it & stop starting all these new posts.

    Best Regards
    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankR409 View Post
    +1 Reminds me of the Kevin Hart Chase credit card commercial where he is flailing around the store wearing the goggles!
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    Quote Originally Posted by g7rta View Post
    I too am a fan of VR, although as I said previously I haven’t done it too much lately. I have a Quest & a Rift. Both are fantastic.

    However, not everyone here is a fan. I think you should stop banging on about it & stop starting all these new posts.

    Best Regards
    Steve
    I think we are going to get our own VR forum...so all the VR posts can be moved there.

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    I should mention that I was just as hyped about trackir when it came out. You don't have to hate VR just because you like Trackir. I have an atari retro console connected to my tv. I can still appreciate those games back in the 80's. It's kind of cool to see the evolution. TRackir was part of the evolution to VR.

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    You don't have to hate VR just because you like Trackir.
    Evidently you take lack of enthusiasm for hate, instead of more like indifference or perhaps waiting 'til it gets lots better. You also seem to have trouble understanding anyone else's viewpoint.

    Your approach to this whole thing turns most people off, rather than getting them on your side. THink it over.

    Larry N.

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    Remember: Aviation is NOT an exact Science!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnuss View Post
    Evidently you take lack of enthusiasm for hate, instead of more like indifference or perhaps waiting 'til it gets lots better. You also seem to have trouble understanding anyone else's viewpoint.

    Your approach to this whole thing turns most people off, rather than getting them on your side. THink it over.
    Hey I was just as hyped about trackir when it came out...and I recall getting the same opposition back then. Every one can have an opinion, and they can choose to fly however they like. But facts are facts and the fact is VR is the closest and most affordable option for a realistic flying experience. And before anyone says about the dudes who build full on replicas in their garage...90% of the enjoyment with a homebuild is the build, not the flying. If you ask any homebuilder he spends more time "buying" and not "flying". AND with YAW VR you can have a full motion VR experience too without all the cost, time and maintenance.

    That's the best part about VR...you get back to flying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostTown View Post
    Hey I was just as hyped about trackir when it came out...and I recall getting the same opposition back then.
    It's a shame you learned nothing from that.

    It's not so much that people hate VR, rather they hate they way YOU present it. You still seem to have trouble separating opinion from fact.

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    But facts are facts
    True enough.

    and the fact is VR is the closest and most affordable option for a realistic flying experience.
    That's opinion, your opinion not fact. The assertions you make are NOT proof that your opinions are facts and that others HAVE TO agree with you. And many (most??) of us DO NOT AGREE with you, which would be no big deal except that you act as if shouting loud enough will make everyone have to agree with you. Maybe maturity will some day help you understand what you evidently can not (or will not) understand now.

    And do you learn nothing from Nels' posts about how YOU present things being the problem, and my posts about your approach to VR? Do you actually read and understand these posts? From here it seems as if you ignore what anyone says except that you want to call them "haters" because they fail to agree with your opinion.

    And why should people with years of experience in this field (probably longer than you've been alive), and related fields (real aviation), accept things just because you say so, when their perceptions and experiences tell them otherwise.

    Larry N.

    As Skylab would say:
    Remember: Aviation is NOT an exact Science!

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