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GatorSub1942
08-29-2008, 09:17 AM
I've heard a lot about this Track IR and I'd like to be able to try it out. Does anyone know of any stores that are demoing (and selling) it in London, UK?
If so, how much did it cost?

Also, how does it work if you look directly out of your side window (you wouldn't be able to see your screen from that angle)? Do you have to just get used to making a slightly larger head movement to look out of the side window, as opposed to actually turning your head to the side? It wouldn't help with looking behind you either, would it?

I have to admit though, it sounds excellent and doesn't cause any fuss, you just clip it on to the top of your monitor, like a webcam?

Oops, sorry, I should've posted this in 'Community Help'! Can a mod move it?

GatorSub1942
08-29-2008, 09:17 AM
I've heard a lot about this Track IR and I'd like to be able to try it out. Does anyone know of any stores that are demoing (and selling) it in London, UK?
If so, how much did it cost?

Also, how does it work if you look directly out of your side window (you wouldn't be able to see your screen from that angle)? Do you have to just get used to making a slightly larger head movement to look out of the side window, as opposed to actually turning your head to the side? It wouldn't help with looking behind you either, would it?

I have to admit though, it sounds excellent and doesn't cause any fuss, you just clip it on to the top of your monitor, like a webcam?

Oops, sorry, I should've posted this in 'Community Help'! Can a mod move it?

M_Gunz
08-29-2008, 09:53 AM
Go here, read up. (http://www.cachya.com/esight/overview.php)

You need a webcam and a hat, they tell how to get started, etc.

Vacillator
08-29-2008, 10:16 AM
Hi Gator

The official re-seller for Naturalpoint stuff in the UK is RC Simulations, but they're in Bristol not London:

http://www.rcsimulations.com/

Look in the online shop section. Not sure of anyone else demoing etc.

I bought an old TIR2 some time ago and have always been very happy with it.

You're right you don't turn your head all the way http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif , it's a smaller and calibrate-able turn such that you can still view the monitor.

Mine sits on top of my LCD monitor held by a couple of bits of velcro.

Hope that helps a bit. M_Gunz's suggested alternative looks interesting though...

GatorSub1942
08-29-2008, 06:37 PM
Would you say once you got one, you won't want to go back? Is it all it's cracked up to be, in other words?

Sirrith
08-29-2008, 08:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GatorSub1942:
Would you say once you got one, you won't want to go back? Is it all it's cracked up to be, in other words? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
yes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hoenire
08-30-2008, 09:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sirrith:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GatorSub1942:
Would you say once you got one, you won't want to go back? Is it all it's cracked up to be, in other words? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
yes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But it takes a little bit of time and the right profile to get it right. Then definitely yes!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Vacillator
08-30-2008, 02:31 PM
That's a Yes from me too. One of the best 'peripherals' I've ever bought.

Aaron_GT
08-30-2008, 02:44 PM
It does take a little getting used to. If you have the sensitivity set too high the view whips around at a dizzying pace, but you can turn it right down. The clip (for a baseball hat) is required for 6DOF, and I recommend 6DOF.

RedToo
08-30-2008, 02:54 PM
I've had TrackIR 4 for about two weeks now. It's excellent and works right out of the box even on an old system like mine (when you set it up right - a trip to the Natural Point forums was in order for me before I got the headset clip to work - my fault for diving straight in). But I am learning to fly again like I did when I went from twist stick to rudder pedals. It does take time to get it right - I'm still tweaking profiles. At the moment it's too much to take in in the middle of a furball but perhaps that's age related! However I wouldn't be without it, it makes the sim so much more natural, for example doing a landing circuit and looking out of the side of the plane at the airfield as I come around to line up for final approach. I'm looking forward to doing the same with a Corsair on a carrier. Someone has said that it's a better upgrade for flight sims than a faster computer - after two weeks I would agree.

RedToo.

GatorSub1942
08-30-2008, 04:03 PM
So, how do you fit it? Does it just clip onto the top of your monitor?

GatorSub1942
08-30-2008, 04:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Vacillator:
Hi Gator

The official re-seller for Naturalpoint stuff in the UK is RC Simulations, but they're in Bristol not London:

http://www.rcsimulations.com/

Look in the online shop section. Not sure of anyone else demoing etc.

I bought an old TIR2 some time ago and have always been very happy with it.

You're right you don't turn your head all the way http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif , it's a smaller and calibrate-able turn such that you can still view the monitor.

Mine sits on top of my LCD monitor held by a couple of bits of velcro.

Hope that helps a bit. M_Gunz's suggested alternative looks interesting though... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not cheap, is it? Best part of 100, I'd want to try before I buy for that sort of money.

Hoenire
08-30-2008, 05:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GatorSub1942:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Vacillator:
Hi Gator

The official re-seller for Naturalpoint stuff in the UK is RC Simulations, but they're in Bristol not London:

http://www.rcsimulations.com/

Look in the online shop section. Not sure of anyone else demoing etc.

I bought an old TIR2 some time ago and have always been very happy with it.

You're right you don't turn your head all the way http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif , it's a smaller and calibrate-able turn such that you can still view the monitor.

Mine sits on top of my LCD monitor held by a couple of bits of velcro.

Hope that helps a bit. M_Gunz's suggested alternative looks interesting though... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not cheap, is it? Best part of 100, I'd want to try before I buy for that sort of money. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


No you don't. Just buy it. On the plus side TIR4 will be good for KOTS (or whatever it'll be called) and for SOW, and if you really don't like it you can ebay it for a small loss.

It's the best bang for buck peripheral you will ever buy and once you get it right you won't be able to go back.

Or just live without it and always wonder...

VF-17_Jolly
08-31-2008, 06:13 AM
Go here much cheaper

Flightstore (http://www.flightstore.co.uk/prod/TRACKIRU/DEPT-FSIM/FSHARD/)