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Track IR 5 and X-Plane 10....

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On my 50th anniversary a friend sent me his TIR5, which he claimed wasn't using for quite a long while.

 

For me, TIR turned out to be the day from the night when it comes to online MP air combats in IL2 BoS, and also in DCS and Rise of Flight, but I soon found that it also worked beautifully with CondorSoaring and X-Plane, although in XP10 I can get "out" of the cockpit limits using TIR.

 

Any available worth the try profiles for TIR5 and XP10?  I am using it without any other pluggin in between. Is any pluggin required for a better experience?

 

Any suggestions really appreciated :-)

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When using Pilot view turn off Track IR in x-plane options menu.

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Ok, I'll get Pilot View!
 

 

Thx for the precious info!

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So I got that running.  Jerky as all heck....  Plus it apparently won't work if you go outside the cockpit - you have to reenable it?

 

My custom Tir5 profile is a lot better in the smoothness department.  But mine doesn't let me rotate my head and I easily go outside the cockpit...

 

Anyone made a custom profile for this pilotview thing they can share?  I typically fly GA planes in XP.

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Not yet, but I am using the same I use for IL2 Sturmovik and DCS, and Condor. It's called "Requiem 6 DOF".

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I use it all the time, but you can go outside the cockpit.  Just make sure you have a convenient button to program for your "center" function and you will be ok.

 

I tried Pilot View - too complicated!

 

John

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I was thinking about getting TIR5. Does it not work correctly in Xplane-10 ? Why do you need a plugin ?

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Actually I find it to work correctly, even with any of the default profiles that are installed with the 5.2.2 version of the software.

 

I am using a profile I downloaded for IL2 Battle of Stalingrad and Rise of Flight, and I have another one for DCS World. All of these also suite X-Plane 10, and Condorsoaring perfectly.

 

There is really no problem with the fact of being able to transpose the limits of the cabin to the outside, and, although not realistic, can be fun and useful, specially for taking shots :-)

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I installed X-plane 10 US Community edition right out of the box and TIR5 was working OK.

 

But after updating to 10.25 after online check TIR5 does not work any more even though it is checked/enabled in the settings -> equipment.

 

I can use mouse right double click to move around.\

 

I have tried updating TIR5 to the latest drivers, games updates etc, tried run as admin (both Xplane and TIR5), SHIFT+0, CTR+0 etc etc..

 

What am i missing here? Thanks!

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I installed X-plane 10 US Community edition right out of the box and TIR5 was working OK.

 

But after updating to 10.25 after online check TIR5 does not work any more even though it is checked/enabled in the settings -> equipment.

 

I can use mouse right double click to move around.\

 

I have tried updating TIR5 to the latest drivers, games updates etc, tried run as admin (both Xplane and TIR5), SHIFT+0, CTR+0 etc etc..

 

What am i missing here? Thanks!

TrackIR should be running before you start XPX. This is the only thing I can think of as mine was working fine with 10.25 and works correctly with 10.30.3

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Well! I finally went out and got myself one of these things wife's refer to as "silly hats" only hope it works for me with XPX and Aerofly.

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Well! I finally went out and got myself one of these things wife's refer to as "silly hats" only hope it works for me with XPX and Aerofly.

 

You definitely won't regret it. I can't imagine ever not using it now :smile:

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Yeah TrackIR is great, especially if you are doing heli flights, it really increases your situational awareness, plus you can do things like this; some people don't like the fact that you can look outside the cockpit but I think it's a plus. This is from 10.30b3 so keep at it avhpilot, you will get on top of it.

 

 

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My trackIR works with FSX (as always) on the same computer and i have tried starting TIR first , then XPX it doesn't solve the problem.

 

One thing i did notice that when it was working in version 10.0? i had two 3D-cockpit views under the menu (views) whereas now i only have one with 10.25.

 

I have compared that with screenshots from other 10.25 users and that is like it should be.

I only noticed the difference from the ols 10.0? version and my guess is it may have something to do with this issue.

 

Where can i find more information on this? I am really trying to put some effort in converting to XPX after having used FSX for 100 years or so ... but this would really be a no-go if it cannot be solved.

Thanks!

 

P.S.  also have 3 monitors attached to a Matrox TripleHead en also enabled that in the settings.

 

I installed PilotView and when looking under menu -> plugins i can see that both TrackIR options (enble/disable) are both greyed out.

It does not matter if i uncheck/check) TrackIR under the general settings (equipment)

 

It seems as if XPX simply doesnot detect TIR

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Really it has only just dawned on me having read that, that my TIR never works off the bat, I have to start it through the pilot view plugin. Never thought to check out why because it works that way.

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I have never had a problem with TrackIR 5 in XPX.  I just turned it on under the "joystick" settings and it works.  Pilot View was tried but quickly taken away because of its complexity.  Sometimes, in some aircraft, the ability to "look outside" comes in handy for opening doors, etc.  

 

I usually tweak some of the movements, but it works pretty well "out of the box".  Sometimes seeing the upper panels requires a little adjustment.  

 

I really find XPX not to suit me when I forget to turn on TrackIR before starting, which means I would hate to fly without it.

 

John

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I have never had a problem with TrackIR 5 in XPX. I just turned it on under the "joystick" settings and it works.

 

Same here John, I start it before running X-Plane and it works fine. I have not installed pilotview, so I cannot comment on it. The plugin might be having problems with 10.30.3 maybe?

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I tried Pilot View before any of the betas started being released.  Not saying it couldn't or wouldn't work, but, after several frustrating hours, I deleted it.  I had rather spend my time on WED!

 

Besides, I don't have any fiddling with other stuff to do like I did with FSX and P3D, which require constant configuration adjustments.  Just pure, smooth flying!

 

John

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I tried Pilot View before any of the betas started being released. Not saying it couldn't or wouldn't work, but, after several frustrating hours, I deleted it. I had rather spend my time on WED!

 

Besides, I don't have any fiddling with other stuff to do like I did with FSX and P3D, which require constant configuration adjustments. Just pure, smooth flying!

 

John

There is no fiddling with pilot view, you just install it in the plugins and you are good to go. You use the trackir software to do any adjustments.

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I have TrackIR 5 and use it on X-Plane on both Windows and Mac OS X. I much prefer the experience in Windows, as it's more stable and smoother, and simply easier to use and setup. On Mac OS X, it seems a little unstable and jumpy but it's perfectly usable with the plugin.

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