Mitch24

Chaseplane worth it?

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Hi guys, 

I am here to get some opinions on chaseplane... I really am only looking to get it for the cockpit movements.. I really don't care about different angles for filming or anything.

I had Edzok but what I hated about edzok was it was always buggy, hard to configure, and always seemed to conflict with everything and was just messy.

Is chaseplane better and worth it?

Thanks for any opinions

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Yes, it is worth it!! I too used EZDok as it was pretty much the only game in town, and I also found it buggy and, really, a pain in the #@$! After using Chaseplane for a few minutes I could tell that it was the way to go. Uninstalled EZDok and have never looked back.

 

Russ

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Chaseplane is smooth, intuitive, easy to use, and under constant development.  You won't be sorry you switched... I promise.

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Chaseplane  has so many features that manuals cannot keep up with the releases, it is excellent for cinematic or external/internal view/navigation creation.

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Does Chaseplane have the inertial effects of ezdok (camera shake, etc.), and if so, is it adjustable?

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Hi Folks,

Chaseplane is absolutely essential - in my humble opinion - I couldn’t fly without it... It has one of the slickest - most intuitive - easiest to use interfaces - I’ve ever seen on any computer program - and I’ve been an IT guy in Manhattan for more than 25 years... I guess that would be “yes” - I recommend it - LOL...

Regards,

Scott

 

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14 minutes ago, Mace said:

Does Chaseplane have the inertial effects of ezdok (camera shake, etc.), and if so, is it adjustable?

Hi Rhett,

All kinds of motion effects - all completely adjustable...

Regards,

Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As above. Long time user of Ezydok and Opus. Switched to ChasePlane, and it is the best.

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Thanks for all the feedback!!! 

 

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I guess the only feature ChasePlane didn't have that EzDok v2 had was you can make it so that the camera wouldn't go outside the cockpit. (Invisible walls I guess?)

But ChasePlane has a lot more features. You can tilt the camera, choose what kind of transition (Gimbal) you would like to use, and it has a Replay feature.

It also had portals, so it's like you're walking through a door. But the amount of bugs EzDok had was a little annoying. (Camera would be submerged in wing, hat switch didn't work sometimes, and you couldn't rename your camera.)

 

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26 minutes ago, arwasairl said:

it has a Replay feature.

Has or will have?

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Absolutely great. One of the best addons. Will have a replay feature.

Cheers, Ed

 

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18 minutes ago, Simicro said:

Has or will have?

It's in the "Experimental" version of ChasePlane.

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I purchased EZDOK two years ago and last year purchased Chase Plane.  I too, like others above, like the Interface of CP, it seems as if EZDOK took up a lot of buttons on the numeric keypad....CP is highly customizable.  Even as a 30 year IT programmer my blood pressure always went up w/ creating new camera positions within EZDOK.  But they are  coming out with a new version that is supposed to address some of these issues.  There is also a current discussion on the PMDG general forum you can read through that is essentially addresses the same topic.

Mark

 

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Highly recommend it. now it is ver 1.09. very stable:biggrin:

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Well I purchased Chaseplane, and I am overall happy. Need some more time to learn how to use it. However I did a flight tonight and noticed that for some reason it would automatically switch to like a spot view... strange. Must be some weird setting

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1 minute ago, Mitch24 said:

Must be some weird setting

Hmm, strange. Did you set a key to your outside view?

It might be the same as the spot view key.

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1 minute ago, arwasairl said:

Hmm, strange. Did you set a key to your outside view?

It might be the same as the spot view key.

 

It would just do it automatically without me even pressing any key..

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What do you mean "automatically"?
Make sure keys like "A" or "S" is removed from the controls.

Did you change any controls? I think you might have to, as I had to.

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10 minutes ago, Mitch24 said:

Well I purchased Chaseplane, and I am overall happy. Need some more time to learn how to use it. However I did a flight tonight and noticed that for some reason it would automatically switch to like a spot view... strange. Must be some weird setting

Took me by surprise as well. Annoying feature. You can turn it off by doing the following:

Preferences - Camera - (Right side) Cinematic Mode - (6th slider) Auto-Enable

Its set to activate at a certain flight level. Slide it all the way to the left till it says 'Auto-Enable Disabled' and no more camera going wild. 

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I no longer use TrackIR because Chaseplane works so well with view management.  Not a fan of attaching things to my head.  I really like it's interface, intuitive ... I have an XBOX controller attached to the center of my yoke and all the axis/buttons mapped and labeled.  Never need to take my hands off the yoke while I pan around and change views.  If you go wireless controller you don't need the USB cable (just my personal preference).

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Cheers, Rob.

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Rob has the most insane setup ever!

Thanks for the recommendations everyone. It feels incredible to have created something that people love and use everyday. 

Dont forget: if you have issues with something, don’t hesitate to post on the forums or ask for support on our website.

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10 hours ago, Rob Ainscough said:

I no longer use TrackIR because Chaseplane works so well with view management.  Not a fan of attaching things to my head.  I really like it's interface, intuitive ... I have an XBOX controller attached to the center of my yoke and all the axis/buttons mapped and labeled.  Never need to take my hands off the yoke while I pan around and change views.  If you go wireless controller you don't need the USB cable (just my personal preference).

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Cheers, Rob.

How is it attached Rob?

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10 hours ago, Rob Ainscough said:

I no longer use TrackIR because Chaseplane works so well with view management.  Not a fan of attaching things to my head.  I really like it's interface, intuitive ... I have an XBOX controller attached to the center of my yoke and all the axis/buttons mapped and labeled.  Never need to take my hands off the yoke while I pan around and change views.  If you go wireless controller you don't need the USB cable (just my personal preference).

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Cheers, Rob.

How the simple ideas are so many times the greatest, thank you for sharing this one, going to give some use to my pad.

As for chaseplane, i wish there was one in XP11!

 

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