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    Long time No Fly..

    Hey guys, its been a while. Those who don't know me, I use to be a active member in this group, those that do, will know that I took a sabbatical from online flying because I had 2 kids in 15 months and that was a little over 4 years ago now. Man time fly's. So I have never stopped flying, just not in the online arena and mostly in VR. Honestly VR has ruined DCS for me though because I can never go back to flat screen and VR is still probably 1 or 2 gen cycles short from being the be all end all for sims.

    So before I throw my hat back in the ring and start bugging you guys about the purposed F-18C squadron and officially putting my application back in to be reactivated, is anyone else flying in VR full time? I know it will be while before the F-18C squadron is spun up but i'm sure i'm the only one giddy about it.

    Missing you guys...
    Stagefight

    P.S. I know you guys aren't accepting applications right now either, just wanted to say HI and share my intentions.
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    Hey nice to see you back StageFright!! No you aren't the only one stoked about the hornet! Come check in on our Discord if you haven't already!

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    Hey man, good to see you back on here.

    Amy flies exclusively in VR, I basically use the Rift as a novelty, fly occasionally in it but any actual training/combat sorties still use the good old fashioned monitor. The resolution just isn't there for me although the immersion is.

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    Hey Stagefright !

    Providing CAS when you're all out of HUA!

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    I dusted off the Rift for the Hornet, after more than 1 year of no use, and i'm loving it. I'm now too used to it to go back to a flat screen for the 18, i tried some carrier traps and while i can do it fairly well in the Oculus i'm all over the place with track ir. Unfortunately like you said the resolution is still not there so once the module is complete and the squadron is up it might not be ideal for me to fly full time with VR.
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    Hi Stuka!!! Yeah I find trapping on the carrier is way easier in VR, but I feel like an old man trying to read my switches. Been thinking of swapping my Vive in for the Oculus or Samsung Odyssey, reviews say they are both better than the Vive for flight Sims. Honestly I want to ditch the Vive because of there price gauging on the Vive Pro regardless. Wonder when the next gen Oculus will show up? Anyone know what Amy flights with?
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    Amy and I both use the Rift.

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    Amy flies with the Rift. Even if you swap your headseat for another one it's not gonna change much unfortunately, it's still hard to read small writings. The only exception could be the Vive Pro but it looks like a gen 1.5 rather than a proper gen 2 VR. It's a compromise, you have to choose immersion over definition.
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    Hence why VR ruined DCS for me, all comes down to opinion. I'm having a hard time going back to flat screen, VR you can literally fly by the seat of your pants, but you're screwed trying to read the HSI on the Hornet. I'll try and hit you guys up Thursday night on Discord.
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    100% agree. I've even thought about buying a 1080Ti and ramping up the pixel density but not sure if it would make much difference. Anyone with a super fast card comment on DCS VR with all the bells and whistles? Is the basic resolution still too low to make out instruments and cockpit text?

    I'm running on an RX 480 8GB and Ryzen 1700 at the moment and the experience isn't great.

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