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I realised I throw away a lot of old hardware, just bought a track ir5 the old one works perfectly except part of the clip is held together with blue tack (stepped on it after a night out) works perfectly so pm me if you want it. It's not something you can throw away or give to a mate, hopefully someone can enjoy it flying the PMDG aircraft like I have been over the past 4 years.Cheers

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i can't send you any pm's your inbox is full? anyway i wanna have it how much you want for it?

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Check your pm dude, I'm out so give it a while, it's free just postage.

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Aww man, I'm too late lol. Good to see that some people are really nice on this site.

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i can't send you any pm's your inbox is full? anyway i wanna have it how much you want for it?
Dat is zuur, ik woon niet ver van je vandaan (A)- Oke, I missed my change! Noo! :(

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Whats a IR4?
TrackIR is an infrared tracking device you wear for use in the VC. As you move your head it pans the view to match, meaning no more assigning views to hat-switches. I have the TrackIR 5 & love it. I'd only go back to 2D panels if it breaks & I'm still waiting on a replacement. Makes quick button presses on various panels or glancing out the side when taxiing very easy and natural.http://naturalpoint.com/

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Just curious...Is there a significant difference between track Ir 4 and track ir 5. I have 4 and have been very happy with it but it can be a bit quirky. Wondering if an upgrade is worthwhile.Thanks.

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TrackIR is an infrared tracking device you wear for use in the VC. As you move your head it pans the view to match, meaning no more assigning views to hat-switches. I have the TrackIR 5 & love it. I'd only go back to 2D panels if it breaks & I'm still waiting on a replacement. Makes quick button presses on various panels or glancing out the side when taxiing very easy and natural.http://naturalpoint.com/
Thanks

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Once you use the TrackIR, you will refuse to go back to 2d panels. Just recently I lost my track IR 4 clip (the one you put on the rim of your baseball cap) and had to order a replacement clip. I went through FSX withdrawal for about a week, as I am so used to the freedom of head tracking in the VC that the TrackIR allows. I can't even get myself to use the hat switch,so I just waited until the replacement arrived this past Tuesday.

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TrackIR is worth the $. Save 20 a week and before you know it you'll have it. Once you figure it out and get it fine tuned, you won't fly without it. I can say without a doubt that I haven't flown once without my TIR5 after plugging it in to the PC.. :biggrin:Congrats to Johan, you will enjoy it.

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TrackIR is worth the $. Save 20 a week and before you know it you'll have it. Once you figure it out and get it fine tuned, you won't fly without it. I can say without a doubt that I haven't flown once without my TIR5 after plugging it in to the PC.. :biggrin:Congrats to Johan, you will enjoy it.
Yeah, that's the trick & I suspect also the cause of most dissatisfaction. You have to experiment with the profile & fine tune the settings to suit your needs. I slowed mine down a lot. 45 degrees of real head movement is worth roughly 90 degrees shift in the VC for me. It also helps to find just the right zero point so you can lean/look at all your panels & see the switches you're looking for. That can take some time as well.

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Yeah, that's the trick & I suspect also the cause of most dissatisfaction. You have to experiment with the profile & fine tune the settings to suit your needs. I slowed mine down a lot. 45 degrees of real head movement is worth roughly 90 degrees shift in the VC for me. It also helps to find just the right zero point so you can lean/look at all your panels & see the switches you're looking for. That can take some time as well.
I forgot to mention that I'm also using the TrackClipPro, do you have this as well or the TrackClip? I reset the zero point all the time during flights. Mine is so easy to get going, I get the camera in the right spot, a little left of center top of LCD (TCP is clipped on the left side of my headset). Once TrackIR app is running, I reset the center (F12) then switch to the camera view and adjust the TrackClipPro until my range of motion is perfect. Reset once more and I'm ready to fly. Only takes a few seconds. The profile didn't take much tweaking at all. All I know is that the TrackClipPro came highly recommended and I think I see why if my assumption is correct.Can anyone here provide a small comparison review of the different TrackIR clips, my TIR5 and TCPro is my first and only TIR?

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I forgot to mention that I'm also using the TrackClipPro, do you have this as well or the TrackClip? I reset the zero point all the time during flights. Mine is so easy to get going, I get the camera in the right spot, a little left of center top of LCD (TCP is clipped on the left side of my headset). Once TrackIR app is running, I reset the center (F12) then switch to the camera view and adjust the TrackClipPro until my range of motion is perfect. Reset once more and I'm ready to fly. Only takes a few seconds. The profile didn't take much tweaking at all. All I know is that the TrackClipPro came highly recommended and I think I see why if my assumption is correct.Can anyone here provide a small comparison review of the different TrackIR clips, my TIR5 and TCPro is my first and only TIR?
TCPro is the one that clips onto a headset, right? I don't have that, still using the basic reflectors clipped onto the bill of a ball cap.

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Jon, is the Pro clip worth it? I used to have a TIR5, but sold it because the receiver kept losing sight of the clip. (if that makes sense) Would the fact that the Pro clip has actual IR lights help to provide better, and more consistent tracking?

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I've been using the pro clip from the start, never had any problems with tracking unless you have strong sunlight shinning into your room.The trackir5 is meant to be an improvement but I cant see much they need to improve on, it is the best piece of kit I own, combined with a 50" LCD its awesome.

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Jon, is the Pro clip worth it? I used to have a TIR5, but sold it because the receiver kept losing sight of the clip. (if that makes sense) Would the fact that the Pro clip has actual IR lights help to provide better, and more consistent tracking?
I believe it is but I have nothing to compare it against. The post by FLEX1978 explains my experience for the most part. Direct sunlight is a killer. The thing I notice most after using for more than a year is it's consistency, well worth it if the standard clip is such a pain.
I've been using the pro clip from the start, never had any problems with tracking unless you have strong sunlight shinning into your room.The trackir5 is meant to be an improvement but I cant see much they need to improve on, it is the best piece of kit I own, combined with a 50" LCD its awesome.
Ahh, a 50" LCD would be nice for FSX. I had similar issues with sun light and thought the TIR was loosing it's mind until I realized the culprit.

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Rob-Would you give me a ding when you can........couple of questions on the TrackIR......hope this finds you well?Carl

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a cheap do-it-yourself alternative to experiment with for the $-challenged...http://www.free-track.net/english/

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Rob-Would you give me a ding when you can........couple of questions on the TrackIR......hope this finds you well?Carl
Carl, long time mate. Good to hear from you :) Check your pm

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