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  1. XPlane VR Cyclic Control, Rubber Bands, Toilet Roll. Getting it all lined up in VR. Wonky's Blog! 74. After the blast of the opening credits you will have to turn the sound up. Watch out for volume increase at the end, It might give you a heart attack. Probably my most embarrassing video to date!. First part shows the development of my VR Cyclic Controller and in true "Blue Peter" fashion, Rubber bands , plumbers fittings and a toilet roll. For those not in the UK ,Blue Peter was a children's program famous for making toys using things found in the kitchen. I had to make the first part of this video with a webcam, sorry for the sound quality. Part two starting at 8 Mins 50 seconds is how to align the controller in VR and make everything appear in the right place inside your VR experience ie. joystick and VR controller linked and moving the cyclic as if you are inside with everything lined up. If you know a easy way to do this let me know in the comments. I had a few problems with a Oculus download so had to repeat a few bits in this section. This part also shows how good the VR cyclic is over my standard X52 for hovering and precise flight as proven by using Joe Kipfer's hover test program. You can find in the info settings on you tube. I think the experiment has proven its worth proceeding with the VR cyclic minus the toilet roll. But, I will have to think about extending my X52 Joystick to the same 20" extension for my main controller system. It's been great fun testing and trying to come up with ideas without access to a workshop. I always mention my shaky hand and head to promote the dystonia condition and information can be found in the info. Thanks for taking the time to read and watch the video. Things I am sorry about! Sound quality on the webcam at the start. Didn't know the Rift S picked up breathing so well. Still moving my head left and right all the time. Duplicating some of the wording on the second part as I had a Oculus update that crashed my system when filming. Watch out for volume increase at the end, might give you a heart attack. Wonky Joystick Productions A voice Made For silent Movies Videos For fun
  2. Why the Rift S Was for Me. Wonky's Blog! 71 So finally I managed to get the Rift S. probably the last person to do a revue but its not a bells and whistles type of thing it's just why it was for me. after the flight sim show I had little doubt the Rift S was the one. Then after flying sorry to say planes for about four hours with the rift S left me in no doubt. Have a listen to me babel on about why and how good it was to meet up with Sergio and guys from Komodo at the show. Its all personnel and so much depends on IPD, Budget and what PC you have. Not much flying and you cant see what I see in the headset so quality has to be seen first hand. I did this time try something with the recording that made the image bigger but didn't give the horrible quality that Oculus mirror gives, a bit of a halfway house to those that sat " I want full screen" and me that wants to see my feet. One thing I will say the mike in the Rift S helped my deep voice quite a lot and less cables not only for the rift but no extra mike.' for everyone else that has a different point of view, enjoy it as I do my new one. VR is the way to go. Wonky Joystick Productions A voice Made For silent Movies Videos For fun A voice Made For silent Movies Videos For fun
  3. Rift S and X Plane. Joshua Cowan UH-1 Police Helicopter version is another work of art. It's time to fly! Go download this baby and rescue some people and stuff. Joshua Cowan UH-1 Police Helicopter version is another work of art. You need the original Nimbus UH-1 to start with and then download this beautiful version. Flying at Shoreham using True Earth south. Send him some money to buy more coffee. Only a quick flight and ramble about the helicopter, meeting Sergio and using the Rift S for the second time. My first time with the S and why it was for me will be out on Friday as a Wonky's Blog! Joshua Cowan said. "I really like this one, so I thought it deserved some extra love. Totally redone textures and PBR work of the Nimbus UH-1. The real helicopter was an Army bird and transitioned into the civilian side along with one of the pilots".
  4. Aeros-2 Trike Project The VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot': Aeros-2 Trike Project for X-Plane 11.30 Well I had to give it a go. and what a blast in VR. for an amazing price tag of $20.00 this realy does add another dimension to you your VR flight in X Plane and is just a real fun thing to have a go at. For thorough project description and information please visit the project's page at the VSKYLABS website: Link in the YouTube description. This project is part of the VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot' series, designed specifically for use with X-Plane 11 cutting edge Experimental Flight Model (should be enabled in X-Plane's General Settings menu). The development of the The VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot': Aeros-2 Trike Project for X Plane 11 was approved by 'Aeros Ltd.'. Although acknowledged by 'Aeros Ltd.', it is an independent VSKYLABS project which is not affiliated and/or endorsed with/by 'Aeros Ltd.
  5. X Plane. Flight in the UH-1 To Leeds Castle Using Avitab Moving Maps. Wonky's Bog! 71 A quick Flight to Leeds Castle in the UH-1 using Avitab through a VR window. Some Low level flight and also a change in headset and getting a split sound file to open using DaVinci Resolve as my usual editing software would not open the G force split sound feature. Orbx True Earth South for the scenery, and they have done a good job on the castle. Water looks a bit Green for the moat. But a nice short run from Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent - EGKH to Leeds Castle. A good flight for me as it was pretty much done left handed as I had hurt my left arm walking my dog, managed to hold joystick between my legs and lower the collective when required with my left hand hopping it would stay straight.
  6. X Plane VR Ride to Arundel Castle in the UH-1.Avitab & GTN 750.Wonky's Blog! 70. My VR setup including Avitab and GTN750. Bumpy landing at castle must be my dodgy collective, cant be me. and then onto Goodwood. First part shows quick set-up of VR displays. Who need to see all those dials( great as they look) if the engines going to blow! I am sure you are going to hear it. Great job from Orbx. Arundel at 10 min mark. Delta Helicopters 205 livery. Joshua Cowan. A big thank you to Joshua Cowan for all his hard work. Make him a donation so he can keep buying the coffee.
  7. X Plane Ride to Arundel Castle in the UH-1. This Video is produced from the replay version that was original filmed in VR for Wonky's Blog! 70 due out on Friday. it has been recorded in 4k and by popular demand my voice has been removed so that you can hear what is the best soundtrack a Helicopter could have. Delta Helicopters 205 livery. Joshua Cowan. A big thank you to Joshua Cowan for all his hard work.
  8. X Plane. VR Flight in The Nimbus UH 1, Delta Helicopters 205 livery. GTN-750 VR drop in window .Wonky's Blog! 69. Its a long video! Time stamps near bottom. VR Flight to Biggin Hill. X Plane 11. A Quick look at the fantastic work that Joshua Cowan has done on the Nimbus UH-1. Delta Helicopters 205 livery. We now have the best of both worlds a fantastic rendition of the old UH-1 and Now a Showroom condition version, all shiny and new. A big thank you to Joshua Cowan for all his hard work. Make him a donation so he can keep buying the coffee. Time stamps. 7 mins 55 Landing and a quick set-up using the GTN750 in VR to find nearest airport. 12 mins 36 secs, Just great ORBX South Scenery. 13 mins Detour to reservoir. 15 mins Lingfield race course quick flyby. 17 mins Bad stutters, don't upload a video while recording. 19 mins 45 secs Biggin Hill arrival. 21 mins 20 secs. Landing. 21 mins 40 secs outside views. 22 mins 35 secs. Look outside, then jump inside to show how the GTN window is moved around in VR. Wonky Joystick Productions A voice Made For silent Movies Videos For fun Wonky Joystick Productions
  9. A Quick look at the fantastic bit of work that Joshua Cowan has done on the Nimbus UH-1. Delta Helicopters 205 livery. Sorry about long blank intro, Out side shots later in the video showing the great job he did on the outside as well as the nice shiny new cockpit. It looks like it 's just come out of the showroom. We now have the best of both worlds a fantastic rendition of the classic old UH-1 and now and a spanking brand new version. . A big thank you to Joshua Cowan for all his hard work. Make him a donation to keep buying the coffee.
  10. UH-1 And Rolling Stones. Paint it Black. True earth South. Original flown with Oculus Rift and Nimbus UK-1 and True Earth South. Then replay edited to sound track. Nimbus UH-1 and X Plane. Wonky Joysticks, Low Level Heaven. Original video Edited down to fit.
  11. Nimbus UH-1 Low Level Flying Down The River.Cutting a few branches on this one. Great sounds. Original shot in VR, Just wanted to get the headset on and give it a good thrashing. Came out of VR. Put all settings to max and made the video with G force capture in real time on the replay. One or two graphic artifacts when in the cabin and also didn't realise the main river was going south. So full world objects, full textures, Full HDR and full Anti Aliasing. I can see much difference compared to my usual settings. Looks like if its just Orbx scenery out in the country you don't need most of it on. Yellow paint job makes it stand out nicely. And yes if X Plane had collision on this one, once or twice it would have been tree down or blade in half. Never flown it before. Near the Low Level Helicopter Training School at RAF Shawbury. Found myself some maps now just need to work out the route they use. Wonky Joystick Productions A voice Made For silent Movies Videos For fun
  12. VR flight in the NIMBUS SIMULATIONS HUEY FOR X-PLANE, Wonk's Blog 67. With luck it should have processed in 4K by now! I have just finished my first VR flight in the NIMBUS SIMULATIONS HUEY FOR X-PLANE. It was pure joy. I know its a smaller screen but this is a 4k video, I think in VR we need to see more up and down. We waited a long time for this and it looks and flies like a dream. It's a shame my voice over cant let the full sound come through. I have posted a flat screen version of a flight with no voice over at the usual helicopter simulation sites so you can hear what it sounds like Wonky's Blog! 66. This is the start off Low Level Heaven for me. Comparisons to DCS, I would just say the interior is softer, more used looking but in a good way. Flight dynamics just feel right. I am not a real world pilot but I would hope this is what it would have been like, minus the fear, smell, smoke, bullets, and vibration.
  13. Last 10 miles home to Shoreham low level flight. MD 500 Full Pack. Using the GTN750 to give me the basic rout home . Chase the police car and then last half you can hear the new sounds much better. Video sound is realy dead compared to home speakers.Blade slap starts at 3mins 30 when I just push a bit Harder. Lets not mention the landing approach or the flying through cars and and trees. All the graphs on the left is me trying to get my PC temp down and this was one of the tests. If you like that sort of thing New MSI and Riva tuner let you do a on screen overlay. Once I have everything smooth the it can come off as i do see a small frame hit. Again thanks to everyone that has made this helicopter a reality. Dave
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