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Hybrid Cockpit: The Setup Ep1 // Xplane VR Zibo737-700

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Thought this might be interesting for some.....

 


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Thanks for posting. It’s always good to see other people’s setups.

My comments:

- The repeated failure of the voice recognition to respond to a simple  command was a bit like Elon Musk/Cybertruck.:)

- The mini wireless keyboard is good, i might get one. 

- ”Hey, let’s change the EFIS range...” (smashes controller into the yoke box for the 10th time this flight).

- the idea of the platform to transmit vibrations and hold rudder pedals in place is a good one. I’m thinking of building one over the holidays.

- the overall idea is pretty dumb. It’s a lot of work for a set of panels that you can’t see and which have no function. You actually want the opposite - clear space where you’re reaching with your touch controllers for the center panel/overhead, so you can reach with confidence rather than smashing your controller into a slightly-misplaced physical barrier. I’ve actually tried this ’hybrid’-type approach quite a few times - i love the Zibo, and I have a Simworld 737 dual-seat trainer (with the advantage of actually having a gear lever, CDU etc that actually work). Long story short, the physical hardware detracts rather than adds from the VR experience. The exceptions are the yoke/sidestick, pedals, pilot seat (!) and possibly the throttles - i recommend having those as physical items. 
 

Cheers!


Rob

Sim rig: i9900K @ 5GHz, 1080 Ti. Flying X-plane, P3D v4.5 and Aerofly FS2 in VR.

It's better to be on the ground wishing you were the air, than in the air wishing you were on the ground. 

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