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  1. I tried one of these but it wasn't much more than a novelty. It's fiddly to set up and to calibrate, it only supports a small monitor and you have to sit very close to it. Most of all, the software seemed ill thought-out, basically working like an eye-controlled hat switch, which was very clumsy and unintuitive.Perhaps it would work better if it used motion scaling like a TrackIR. Perhaps it now does, it's a few years since I tried it.
  2. Actually I grew up way North of Lancaster, at the top of the M6
  3. I think you are confusing two entirely different things. 640x480 is the resolution of the TrackIR camera, which determines how precisely it can track the target (the reflectors on your hat). The horizontal FoV of the camera is cited as 51.7 degrees. This means the camera tracks horizontally with a precision that can be expressed as 0.08 degrees per pixel. I presume this means it can accurately detect head movements as small as 0.08 degrees. From a quick calculation I think this is equivalant to a movement of 1.4mm at a distance of 1m.
  4. You can angle the hat upwards without too many problems, although the geometry of movement changes and you would likely need to tweak the profile to get the movement right. Or put the camera on the side of the screen and attach the reflector at a 45 degree angle. Or put the sensor behind you and wear the hat backwards, flipping the yaw axis. There are many ways to fix this. The beauty of TrackIR is that it's such a simple but reliable device in principle and everything is adjustable.
  5. Then you will be delighted with it. In my experience TrackIR remains the single best addon after a joystick controller. Paired with a big monitor (4K if you can, but even 1080p up to 32") it is unbeatable.
  6. Don't give up yet as Orbx hasn't replied. In my experience it isn't as rigid. When I experimented with this the advice was to purchase multiple licences, which I did, and then a couple of weeks after someone else asked and John Venema said they would 'turn a blind eye' to such usage. So it is worth pursuing for an answer from officialdom.
  7. Couldn't you just buy the AU and NZ products and turn off everything except the landclass? I'm not sure why you would ever want to do that but it seems to be what you're asking for.
  8. I think you can do this in FTX Central, which is almost as useful.
  9. Probably "TrueDeck", which appears to be a hardware panel for mounting Saitek peripherals and iPads. I don't know from the video if there's any specific software component or if this is just Orbx branding of Flight Velocity's existing hardware. Perhaps there will be a more detailed press release in due course.
  10. It will look like the real thing, rather than a landscape that's reminiscent of the real thing. If you've played with Google Earth, it's kind of like that, so in theory you could find your own back yard and fly over it. That isn't possible in EU England etc. because the landscape is made from a fixed set of 'scenery Lego' tiles.
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