GCBraun

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About GCBraun

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  1. GCBraun

    oculus rift

    There may very well be a performance impact if you have multiple windows, but, with just one, it is not something that I really notice. There are no performance loss just by using Oculus Dash. As for scrolling or panning, you need to open the Oculus Dash to do that. This is a very good feature request and hopefully it will be available in the future.
  2. GCBraun

    oculus rift

    Yes, you need to go back to the oculus interface to resize or reposition the window. This does not take more than 2 seconds, though. And if we are talking about charts or maps here, I am not sure why you would need to keep chenging the position of the window. I always try to position the 2D window somewhere around where I would expect an EFB to be positioned.
  3. GCBraun

    oculus rift

    You use the native VR controllers. In XP11 it works even better, because you can actually control the aircraft and interact with itst switches/knobs using the controllers, so you don't really need your mouse for anything. Hopefully P3D will adopt this strategy as well. Regardless, I still find the native solution from Oculus Dash a much better and performant way to bring 2D windows into the cockpit.
  4. GCBraun

    oculus rift

    No, it is not. If you have the Rift you can do it much more efficiently using the native Oculus software.
  5. GCBraun

    oculus rift

    I have been using native VR since P3D 4.1 at least. Being able to switch to 2D during longer cruises is for me a must-have.
  6. GCBraun

    Aerosoft A318/9

    The general product has a lower-end feeling to it, especially with the sounds. I think beginners are less prone to note those things. It is just hard to go to the AS Bus and cold-start it coming from the FSL. Just too many nice little details missing IMHO. It is much cheaper though, so it surely has its audience.
  7. GCBraun

    Aerosoft A318/9

    I bought it and tested it. Nice for low-budget folks and beginners, but I don`t think I will touch it much also having the FSL. When the A330 comes out though...
  8. GCBraun

    QW787 current status?

    So, just completed a semi-long-haul flight of 6 hours. Impressions: Positives: No CTD`s this time. Negatives: Sub-par LNAV performance: The Airplane can`t get out of HOLDs. Had to use HDG/VS basically for 1 hour because even though I have armed the hold exit multiple times, the aircraft would refuse to continue with the route. Back to the Hangar, I guess.
  9. GCBraun

    QW787 current status?

    I am giving this bird another shot now (OTHH -> EDDM). I have promised to keep it in the Hangar until more patches come out, since my last two flights ended with a CTD. Let`s see how it goes...
  10. GCBraun

    QW787 current status?

    Of course you would try to solve the issue with alternative measures. The thing is that LNAV/VNAV problems IRL are not that common and, if it happens during a flight, it would surely demand maintenance work to get it fixed asap. The QW787, on the other hand, usually has significant difficulties following SID/STAR profiles that are just a bit more curvy than a straight line. It is not something that happens once in a while unfortunately...
  11. GCBraun

    QW787 current status?

    I think this explains it all really. Yeah, why bother complaining that LNAV/VNAV should work properly? Just use HDG or V/S mode guys! Problem solved. 🙂
  12. GCBraun

    Advice for returning simmer?

    Even though it is dead, FSX is 12 years old at this point. Of course it may have MORE freeware content. I am talking about QUALITY here, not QUANTITY. XP11 is a current-gen platform that comes out of the box with great GA aircraft and the very, very capable G1000 navigation suite with VNAV, Airport Maps, Terrain and SID/STARS. You can add a very good 737NG and photo-scenery texture for basically the whole world for free. And I did not even mention the thousands of airports and great plugins available for the platform. Please remember that the Hub for all things XP is not AVSIM, but X-plane.org. Just check the download section for some minutes and you`ll see what I mean... Look, you were the one saying that you have been out of the loop for a while. If you still think FSX is the best option in 2018, have fun.
  13. GCBraun

    QW787 current status?

    Why? Can`t we criticize products here anymore? It is a fact that the aircraft has LNAV problems. Even the developer`s have recognized that.
  14. GCBraun

    Advice for returning simmer?

    If you are on a budget, there is no better option than XP11. Just buy the sim and you can get TONS of top-quality freeware, from scenery to aircraft.
  15. GCBraun

    QW787 current status?

    Never had LNAV issues? I find that hard to believe...I experience issues on almost every curve. I think that you are just not paying attention. The aircraft has potential, though.