The world of VR
flight, until recently has always been limited to the
multi-million dollar military and commercial trainers to large
extent. However with latest evolution of technology
small high resolution displays and sensors in consumer
market headsets coupled with todayís powerful PCs and graphics
cards, technology have produced a practical and affordable VR system for the
Youíll find several VR
headsets on the market with more emerging almost quarterly. For
flight simulation currently the leaders are Oculus Rift and HTC
Vive. The price points on these have steadily declined since
their introductions making either a great deal with value going
to the Oculus rift for now considering it is at approximately
fifty percent of itís introduction price, roughly down from
$800.00 to $400.00.
These are first
generation offerings with first generation advantages and
drawbacks. Reading reviews and making your own personal judgment
about each unit is a must.
Here are the two
leading VR Headsets, the choice is yours with Oculus having a
slight edge in flight simulation having had more development
time in the genre.
The Oculus Rift is the premier VR
headset for flight simulation at this time.
The HTC Vive is also a contender in the
flight simulator VR game.
Youíll need a gaming
PC with some pretty decent specs. These specs are changing
constantly though, research the requirements for a good VR
capable PC. You may choose to upgrade, build or purchase a new
turnkey system depending on your needs and budget.
Here are a few examples of PCs that
meet VR requirements. Most will have at least an i5 processor or
equivalent and a GTX 1060 video card at minimum.
Requirements are easing and prices for
a midrange system may be surprisingly affordable.
VR Ready Flight Sims
There are several flight sims that are VR
ready, some being titles that have been around for a while.
There are some great titles that are free for the download.
Here are a few:
is a free online combat simulator that has been upgraded to
VR gaming for those with VR equipment and a PC system that meets
requirements. Here is a the link to the site.
is an excellent highly detailed and realistic combat
simulator that will take a while to master. Itís a free download
that comes with two flyable planes that will keep you busy for
months. There are add on modules that can be purchased
For general aviation there
All of these except Aerofly
FS2 require a
payware utility called
to run in VR. It's a fantastic program worth checking out.
In summary Virtual Reality is a huge advance in flight
Many flight sim programs have adapted to VR as the next level of
flight simulation. Virtual Reality has transformed your
living room into a full scale "Holodeck" which could be
considered quite amazing!
KwikPit and VR
Of course the plans built KwikPit cockpit is the perfect cockpit
for VR or conventional flight simulation.
Here the kwikPit is
shown in itís normal configuration and with swing out arms that can support the sensors for VR flight or other VR gaming
programs. These arms were simply made from wooden extensions
that can be conveniently folded back when not in use.
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