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For learning purposes, I believe XP11 is a much better solution at the moment when using VR. Using the touch controls to interact with the aircraft switches is really something that adds a whole lot the experience when we have this context in mind.


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Jozeff, GCBraun, thank you for your suggestions.   Do you know how the flight lessons in XP11 and P3Dv4 differ from FSX, especially for a beginner with even no flight simulator experience?

And do both of those solutions support Leap Motion so my son could use a physical Yoke and then manipulate controls in the cockpit by reaching for them without needing to pickup the VR handheld controllers ?

 

 

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You have a point there gcbraun. It's a personal experience of course. The native c172 in xplane11 is very good and the rep version by simcoders is extremely good. My computer barely runs xplane11 so that's why I am thinking towards p3dv4.

 

I use a yoke, thrustmaster warthog stick and throttle. Also a decent rudder.

 

The fsx lessons are pretty good. P3dv4 is way less in lessons, they cut out a lot of material unfortunately.

 

Xplane11 has only a few lessons, very basic.

 

 

Cheers

 

Jozeff

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FSX lessons are very good. I would go non VR for learning and stick with the basics. Doesn't need fancy scenery 

real controls are a must IMO


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lewinr,

      You say you've spent a lot on the hardware - then I suggest you try out some of the different flight sims. Many of us have several and we use them in different scenarios and for different reasons. I think one of the responders already suggested that Leap Motion doesn't work too well yet for some flight sims - just make sure you have a good joystick / yoke with a separate throttle along with some buttons for gear/flaps/etc... Get your feet wet - get one or two sims and see what your son likes best. VR is a little challenging to set up and get good enough performance - and issues like IPD, clarity, comfort become issues to deal with as well. The flight sim seems to be a custom thing for each individual.

 

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Thats perfectly true, I spent like 2000 Euro on hardware and bought fsx for 5 Euro on steam. Xplane11 is 60 Euro and p3dv4 well, I got that one in a way I will not further xplane here😙😙

Flyinside has a great trial you can use over and over again when you restart it so a lot of time to try.

 

Xplane11 has a trial also

I took a look again at the lessons in fax. They look pretty good but nowadays there is a lot of stuff on YouTube that explains it perfectly well.

 

Fsx is worth the few dollars alone for the lesson material however.

Cheers

Jozeff

 

 

 

 

 

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One of the things I used to make sure students learned was feel. Unfortunately you simply cannot get this with Flight Simulation games. Unless you go get a Brunner Yoke.... 

I'm saving up for one. Unfortunately Mrs H's car replacement comes first.


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