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6 minutes ago, dmarques69 said:

 

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

 

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2 hours ago, chrismk said:

How is it attached Rob?

Simple Velcro and it's held up well.

 

2 hours ago, dmarques69 said:

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

x-Camera is similar on the XP11 side, I prefer ChasePlane UI overall

Cheers, Rob.

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1 minute ago, Rob Ainscough said:

Simple Velcro and it's held up well.

 

x-Camera is similar on the XP11 side, I prefer ChasePlane UI overall

Cheers, Rob.

I have x-camera(paid version) and i miss chaseplane every day! x-camera is also a great program however.

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16 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 ...

Cheers, Rob.

What he said. +1

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3 hours ago, killkenny1 said:

How the hell do you post gifs in this place...

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16 hours ago, Rob Ainscough said:

Simple Velcro and it's held up well.

 

x-Camera is similar on the XP11 side, I prefer ChasePlane UI overall

Cheers, Rob.

Thought it probably was - will give it a go!

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Two thumbs up for Chaseplane. Been using it as a replacement for EZDock since it first became available and never looked back.

Easy to setup and easy use as its UI is very well laid out.

I'd also been using TrackIR but not long after installing CP I ditched it as well.

Like Rob, I have a game controller mounted to the center of my yoke to control many of  CP's functions.

In my case its a Logitech F510 on a CH Products yoke.

Velco didn't work to well for my installation so I made a small angle bracket and screwed it all together.

Best, Lloyd

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Noell said:

a Logitech F510 on a CH Products yoke.

Velco didn't work to well for my installation so I made a small angle bracket and screwed it all together.

Best, Lloyd

 

 

I have the same yoke.  I'm wondering what you made your little angle bracket out of -- does it simply slide over the center of the yoke?

And are you all setting up Chaseplane to use these gamepad controllers via FSUIPC?

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Hi Folks,

Just a quick comment on the wireless Xbox type controllers - I've got the Logitech model and unless you remember to activate it before launching the sim it's fine but you can't do it after... I always forget and it becomes a bit of a PITA - so the always on wired ones may be better for our needs...

Regards,

Scott

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Rhett - For the bracket, I used a thin piece of steel plate that I had in my junkbox.

I cut it to about 1 inch by 1.25 inches and then bent it to match the angle of the top rear sloping face of the yoke and the flat spot between the grips on the game controller.

To attach the bracket you have to drill two holes in the yoke and also disassemble the game controller before drilling holes in it. PM me if you want more details.

No need to use FSUIPC to get a game controller working with CP.

CP recognizes button presses from USB devices whether they come from a game controller, keyboard, yoke buttons etc.

 

Best, Lloyd

 

 

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I loved an update ChasePlane had release about 2 months ago related to the vibrations and shakings, which had made them more natural to all axis. But apparently they've reverted it and now it's back to mostly Y axis shakings and that's all. Even though I had augmented the other axis range it didn't improve really.

To me the best effects are provided by OpusFSI out of the box.

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On 11/1/2018 at 4:32 PM, scottb613 said:

Hi Rhett,

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

Regards,

Scott

I'm a little cautious now.  I bought TrackIR a few months ago, and really I rarely use it -- maybe once in a while.  It's just as easy for me to use a hat switch to pan, rather than wear all of that flimsy getup on my head.  Maybe I would use/benefit from CP/EZ?  I don't know.

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30 minutes ago, Mace said:

I'm a little cautious now.  I bought TrackIR a few months ago, and really I rarely use it -- maybe once in a while.  It's just as easy for me to use a hat switch to pan, rather than wear all of that flimsy getup on my head.  Maybe I would use/benefit from CP/EZ?  I don't know.

Hi Rhett,

While I don't like wearing it - I have become a fan of Track IR over the years... LOL - my wife caught me wearing the silly hat a few weeks ago - first time after years of use - now she busts my chops over it - LOL...

That said - yeah - CP is a huge benefit - even without it... You can easily setup canned views and assign them to a joystick - you can even have multiple views on a single button that cycle on each press...

On my HOTAS setup - my main trigger - I have the default TrackIR view bound... Always want to be able to get back there quickly...

On a 4 way hat - I have multiple views per press - press left - it's all the views from the PIC (Pilot In Command) perspective - then I have CTR (Center) Up - CTR Down - and finally PNF (Pilot Not Flying} on the Right... It works well keeping it organized and the views on the 4 way have TrackIR disabled - so I can easily press buttons without the head movement interfering...

I keep the same basic scheme with each aircraft - as it keeps it simple... Having a view via a button press with a close up of important instruments is VERY helpful…

Rob mentioned he's eliminated his Track IR completely by using Chaseplane - as well... 

I think CP would be the better choice over EZD...

Regards,
Scott

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2 hours ago, scottb613 said:

Logitech model and unless you remember to activate it before launching the sim it's fine but you can't do it after... I always forget and it becomes a bit of a PITA - so the always on wired ones may be better for our needs...

I have a wireless Xbox controller and confirm what Scott says.

Wireless controllers can cause FSX/P3D to mess up assignments if you activate them after launching the sim.

I ended up buying a wired Xbox controller.

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Thanks to this thread, I made a switch from EZDok to Chaseplane as of today - thank you.

I've been a big user of EZDok for years now, basically since it came out. I bought CP while it was still alpha, but for some reasons it didn't "stick". Now I installed the release-version, been setting it up, and this time, Chaseplane is here to stay.

A big big plus with Chaseplane is the interface. The effects themselves aren't that much better, but they are way easier to configure. Anyway, many pluses, and virtually no downsides that I can complain about yet...

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9 minutes ago, SimonC said:

I've been a big user of EZDok for years now, basically since it came out. I bought CP while it was still alpha, but for some reasons it didn't "stick". Now I installed the release-version, been setting it up, and this time, Chaseplane is here to stay.

A big big plus with Chaseplane is the interface. The effects themselves aren't that much better, but they are way easier to configure. Anyway, many pluses, and virtually no downsides that I can complain about yet...

ALL the same as you! Me too I got it in Alpha and really started to use it 1 month ago when it became 1.0.

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On 11/3/2018 at 1:08 AM, killkenny1 said:

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Different strokes, I guess. I wear a headset so using the TIR headset clip is a snap. As far as views go, I find I can do everything I want with the A key, the S key and TIR.  CP seems redundant. Now, in my case I have joysticks disabled in P3D and run everything through CP. Once CP is installed, whether it is running or not, my hat switch doesn't work, my numpad keyboard doesn't work.

Looks to me to be an excellent alternative to those who don't like or use TIR and who run everything through P3D. For me on my system, I see no benefit at all.

Vic

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I also bought CP when it was first released (in Alpha) and never really got into it for some reason.

Recently I've been contemplating buying a TrackIR or TrackHat (as it's less flimsy) but thought I would take the time to setup CP properly and see if this would suffice.

I've used the same named views and keys/buttons for all my internal views for each plane so it has become easy to remember which key is assigned to which view. Have great views over the wings (90% and front 45%) a nose cam view, IFR view, switches, lights, overhead, pedestal, fuel selector, GPS/Radio, etc etc. Makes it easy to find things in the different aircraft as well as have nice zoomed views on the GPS, autopilot/MCP, etc. Has been a bit of work to setup but reaping the benefits now. I believe this is far better than having a TrackIR (as it is flimsy and expensive imho) and I know I would find it a nuisance over time.

I also like the effects that CP brings to the views, shaking etc, that can be very easy controlled to achieve the desired effect (although I have just left it at the defaults and happy with it).

The interface is excellent and makes it super simple to adjust a view or create a new view. I have used many of them based on the community views which I have imported and adjusted to my tastes.

I believe it is money well spent and a very happy camper.

p.s. love that all the views are automatically backed up in the cloud as would be a lot of work to have to recreate them again. OldProp appear to know what they are doing and make everything easy to install and keep updated. I have all of their products and super simple to maintain via their slick configurator (my pet peeve is with the many other developers who make me do all the work to find updates and then have to uninstall and reinstall to do the update.)

An A+ rating from me.

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Gotta tell you, I just had an aha-moment...

You know that Copy/Paste feature of camera properties? And when you get the window with all those sliders... at first I was deactivating one after another. But then I thought, they thought of so many other things, maybe there is a hidden feature... and behold... just click on the text above the section. That's what I mean by intuitive.

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7 hours ago, SimonC said:

just click on the text above the section. That's what I mean by intuitive.

You're the first one to figure it out 😉 It pays to venture out and try things sometime!

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On 11/3/2018 at 5:30 AM, Keven Menard said:

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.

Another recommendation from me: don't waste time doing research ... JUST GET IT. Simple as that.

Keven - you get what you deserve!!! I've been around sims since the BBC Micro. Chaseplane should get a P3D Utility Oscar. It's wonderfully functional and the GUI is one of the best I've seen anywhere. Pat yourself on the back!

Adam.

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