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I have been following this and it looks like a must have if you fly DCS and have VR. Much better than using a mouse or the Oculus Touch controllers.

 

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That looks really interesting. :salute:

Bring on the VR performance increase soon!

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Looks like it works on a flat screen as well

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Hey Miles, I'm relatively early on the mailing list but I'm running 2D. Specifically, I sit 26" from a 65" 4k monitor. (Ebayed my Rift. VR just not there yet for me). If you think I could fudge any degree of functionality with PointCTRL in its current state, I would purchase one and experiment with it then happily purchase any "add on" down the line when/if you adapt PointCTRL for Track IR.

Appreciate your thoughts on this and the strong work you've already put forth.

Hey Chic,
I am sorry, I know you asked about this before. I just tested out what you want to try, and it worked pretty well. I mounted the camera to a fixed position, above and behind my head. Calibration was identical to VR. The only difference is your arm should stay the same extended distance as you calibrate at. Its a pretty natural thing to do. If you have track IR you will have to hold your head still while clicking. If you mounted the HMS to your head I think the ratios would be to far off.

Thanks for being patient.

Miles

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Ladies and Gents, get set to have your immersion level go ballistic! Yes, I am Tester 1.. Yes, I broke the FCU housing. No, it wasn't the FCU's fault! lol

The PointCTRL experience is AWESOME! Most of the items I have worked on are very minor and aren't related to the HMS and FCU build quality, tech, or operation. Mostly we have worked on how to get everyone to understand what to do, when, and how. Hence the instructions coming out and being added to. Once the correct operating environment is in place, calibrating and using PointCTRL is very simple. It, like anything, takes a bit of getting used to but it really is amazing. You are going to love it! One MAJOR thing we found is that you HAVE to have the "Use Mouse" box checked in the Settings VR tab. So if you are like me and used the cursor locked to the middle of your VR view, then looked at the switch you wanted to select, then pushed a mapped mouse button to select that item... well, not gonna be able/have to do that anymore. Yes, I found that out, hold your applause til the end, please! lol

I have been using the Huey mainly as I get to know PointCTRL. Instead of mapping switches and dials, etc - Now, I reach up to the overhead panel and turn the lighting dial up or down just by twisting my hand. I can glance over at the rocket control panel on my extreme left side and adjust how many rockets to fire at once. Flipping switches that usually I would have to twist to look at before are done just like in real life. I fly Real Life helo's and can tell you, Miles' little gem makes it really FEEL real!

Watching PointCTRL come to life and to the market has been very interesting. I know everyone is chomping at the bit. Well, it is coming NOW! It has REALLY been worth the wait, I promise!! you!!!

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I want this, only issue I see is the many controls DCS doesnt have interactions for, only keybinds. in which case im fumbling on my keyboard to navigate. i'll still get them though lol also are they available for purchase yet? I found the ED forum post, the price, details, etc. but...gimme it..

 

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Shipping has started but deliveries are a bit slow. Things are going to quicken up though and if you want one add your name to the thread on ED forum. They are now serving 50-60 on the list and there are over 200 on the list.

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Just got an invoice for £160 hope there are no "hidden costs" ;) Might be here in a couple of weeks :)

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Oh bugger, this looks like another likely purchase, thanks Dave 🤣

Looking forward to hearing how you get on with this.

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4 hours ago, Crash said:

It has arrived this morning :)

Fingers crossed!

Oh wait, no, that will probably not work at all now would it?

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I have watched the set up videos a couple of times and will watch somemore before trying it out. It should be really good :) I was a bit concerned that I might cop some "hidden extras" from our government but it was classed as a gift "finger toy" so thats good.

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"hidden extras" and "finger toy" in the same sentence sounds.....interesting:blink: 

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The setting up is confusing for me. There is now an audio assist for setting it up but its completely different to the PDF, and it now appears that I have to have DCS running with me in the cockpit and no menus open. This grabs the curser and is makeing life awkward.

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I have a problem. The USB socket on the sensor has broken :( I have mailed Miles and am waiting a reply.

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Great sevice from Miles he is going to send a replacement next week :) AND my shaky seat is on its way from Mother Russia :)

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Update..... due to admin error it wasnt in the post, but it is now :)  Cant wait to set it up.

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My PointCTRL is still doing its World Tour. 3 weeks in New York and now its in Dallas/Fort Worth. At least its on the move!

 

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