It took a full year for me to finally take the big step and move up to VR. I installed my Oculus Rift this afternoon and made two flights - one in the Cessna and one in the Learjet. I think both may be my current favorite in VR. The yucky resolution was certainly no surprise, although I am surprised at how well the gauges look when you move your head in really close. I learn slowly, so I bumped the goggles against the glareshield in the Lear more than once.
I kept grabbing for the throttle and trim wheel in the Cessna so I stopped and activated the TPM panel. Using the Saitek Cessna hardware - Yoke, pedals, Trim wheel, TPM makes a big difference for me. I need to redo my sensors, I think. The yoke is not where it appears in the VR world. I keep reaching for it but missing it by a few inches. Those precious few sliders and buttons on the yoke will make a big difference in VR, I can tell already.
JetPeter recommended using the Xbox 360 controller for the AP and heading/course changes. I ordered one and got it today, but wasn't smart enough to also order the USB charging cable so that will be another week of waiting.
The big surprise was the absolutely outstanding views from the pilot's seat. Maybe inside even more than the scenery outside. It truly does approach the real thing. I guess that is why the few guys with Buttkickers have one up on all of us that don't have them. VR and Buttkickers give us sight and sound, er feel. I wonder what it will take to get the smell into the cockpit?
OK. Now, where are those magic fingers, Jeff?