So I have my CH Product yoke and rudder that I use to fly in Oculus. My rig is plenty fast (i7 1080gtx 16 gig SSD) but is there anything else that I should be using that would enhance my flying experience? Thanks - Rainier.
Something fairly inexpensive that adds a huge amount to the experience is a bass shaker attached to your seat. In piston engine planes like the Corsair, Bücker, etc, you’ll get the engine vibrations, thumps when you touch down, etc.
The CH Throttle Quadrant adds 6 levers for prop, throttle, and mixture for those twin engine aircraft, plus 12 assignable buttons, and the CH rudder pedals add not only the rudder pedals, but toe brakes as well. And they'll work with your yoke with no problems. You can even program them all as a single unit with the CH software. After that, you need an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive. Or at minimum, TrackIR 5 if VR makes you queasy. But VR is best.
I am working on a g-seat, much like Spit40 has built. He has been a great help with feedback and info on his. I am hoping that it adds that extra amount of realism and feel when using VR. Might be something to ponder.
This are my wish/ list /order
Sound, (very simple to do )
Oculus rift, sometimes for 450 bucks ! ( very nice, very simple, but 450 bucks )
vibration, (simple , but effectful )
good handles , like yoke, pitch, pdeals ( easy but expensive )
moving seat ( can be simple and cheap ...can very expensive and hard to do ( but very effectful )
look at my link in signature mostly i did it all
I bought the Gametrix JetSeat SE (flight Sim Edition mod) from Andre's shop, and it adds incredibly to the immersion factor, especially when flying in VR. It has 8 vibration motors and the custom mod has a joystick cutout which is perfect for my seat since I mounted my HOTAS Warthog to it. It comes in olive green and black.
Although the green looks good, I decided to get the black since my gaming seat is black padding with blue fabric.
Took few weeks to get here (NY) from Russia, but it was well worth it.
I'd love a motion platform. Maybe soon.
Thank you All for your suggestions, fortunately I already have the Oculus Rift which immerses you in the experience but I like the shaker and the extra throttle quadrant ideas. Redtail, thanks for the suggestion on the JetSeat, I made sure the wife saw it on my screen as well.
And Higgy, your links to the YouTube videos of the gimble were amazing, it was the coolest thing I've seen in awhile. That would seriously take it to the next level.
One small thing I forgot to mention about the JetSeat (actually the software). The AFS2 support is a bit limited at the moment, due to the beta state of his software (SimShaker Wings). So the effects are a bit weak right now, compared to the level of motion feedback you get from DCS and X-Plane. I believe he is working on improving this.
I bought "Simshaker wings" a few weeks ago and put 5 buttshakers on different Locations under my flightsim rig.
I can recommed the software from Andre.
Sure there is room for improvement, but flying is now much more immersive in VR.
Thumps up !
And i orderd the new ForceFeel o8 pad .
Can´t wait to use it with the pimax in the near future!