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#41 J2_Jakob

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 14:55

If you want, you can align you center position with the gunsight, or you can setup a view that's centered on the gunsight and activated by a button or key.

That's what I used initially. Pressing a button on the stick centered the view through the gunsight. But I removed this setting eventually. Now I have to lean into the gunsight, which I found is more realistic and much more fun… :)
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#42 Surfimp

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 16:37

Whatever works, gives you the results you're looking for, and is fun!
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#43 FourSpeed

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 20:59

I may look into head-tracking, as the joystick hat control just isn't cutting it. But keeping completely still doesn't come easily for me. I have a devil of a time trying to keep the plane stable and trying to keep targets anywhere near my sights. Keeping my head perfectly still at the same time… not so sure that will work.
Hey 20m,

I think we talked head-tracking a little bit the other day, but to briefly address the
topic, there are (at least) 3 ways to get into it - from cheap to spendy.

1> Dirt Cheap: Buy a decent 30fps+ webcam, download free software (FaceTrackNoIR or similar),
fiddle with it a bit, and you're good to go - this option is *great* for getting your feet
wet to see if you'll like it, or using it as a backup to options 2 or 3.

2> DiY cap/headset: This can be done for $10-$25 (if you already have a webcam) and a
little tinkering with hardware - requires minimal soldering / wiring skills, so it's still
pretty easy. This rig gives (imho) very good results, and it's the approach I use.
In fact, on our forums, I detail it with pictures and description in this thread, and for
the hobbyist, this is probably the most fun way to go.

3> Commercial TrackIR: This is the most costly solution, but you don't have to build it,
it comes with warranties, and it's officially supported - so, if you don't mind the expense,
it's probably the most hassle-free solution.

Of course, there are many very good sim pilots who don't use head-tracking at all, but for
me personally, I wouldn't play without headtracking in some form.


Regards,
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#44 Surfimp

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 22:25

Plus, headtrackers make you look dead sexy!

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#45 ChiefRedCloud

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 22:53

I don't normally do this Imp but since you were so bold ….

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#46 FourSpeed

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 00:03

Hey Chief,

Is that with headtracking or without - I can't tell if there are IR Leds in that cowboy hat! :lol: :P


Cheers,
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PS> I'll also leave it to the ladies to decide whether "sexy" applies… :mrgreen:
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#47 20m

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 13:35

Thanks for the head-tracking info. :) I may give it a shot.
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#48 ChiefRedCloud

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 14:24

Hey Chief,

Is that with headtracking or without - I can't tell if there are IR Leds in that cowboy hat! :lol: :P


Cheers,
4 :S!:


PS> I'll also leave it to the ladies to decide whether "sexy" applies… :mrgreen:

This is with head tracking ….

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