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by Airtrooper
10 Aug 2022, 09:33
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: M.2 or SSD?
Replies: 28
Views: 494

Re: M.2 or SSD?

I'm late to the party, as usual! My 2p is to buy SSD and avoid M2. The sim isn't capable of reading data at those kind of rates for it to make a difference (in other words, it won't cause the sim bottleneck when flying). In terms of load times the difference will be negligible (to the point you woul...
by Airtrooper
05 Aug 2022, 15:55
Forum: Payware Heads Up!!
Topic: Black Box Islander for MS2020 - opinions ?
Replies: 16
Views: 841

Re: Black Box Islander for MS2020 - opinions ?

I'm really pleased to see BBS releasing a major update! I really hope they continue to release other, smaller updates as time goes on (as most other developers tend to do these days). I also hope they respond to feedback and release updates for their other products, which have some shortfalls (see t...
by Airtrooper
31 May 2022, 20:15
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: VR headset recommendations, please
Replies: 18
Views: 370

Re: VR headset recommendations, please

Here's another question - what about spectacles ? Since the cataract operations, I have normal distance vision, but need specs for the computer and for reading. When wearing those spectacles, anything closer than about 8 inches from my eyes goes out of focus. If the VR headset displays are just an ...
by Airtrooper
30 May 2022, 19:29
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: VR headset recommendations, please
Replies: 18
Views: 370

Re: VR headset recommendations, please

Someone else on another forum is recommending the Valve Index - any thoughts there ? If we were discussing this prior to Autumn 2020 (when the Reverb G2 was released) the Valve Index would be a serious proposition (though actually more costly new than a Reverb G2). That said, if you're interested i...
by Airtrooper
30 May 2022, 17:00
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: VR headset recommendations, please
Replies: 18
Views: 370

Re: VR headset recommendations, please

FWIW I don't fly in anything other than VR now... there is no going back!
by Airtrooper
30 May 2022, 15:15
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: VR headset recommendations, please
Replies: 18
Views: 370

Re: VR headset recommendations, please

I have a Reverb G2 and love it. It has its faults (well documented elsewhere), but for the money nothing comes close.

However, if you have significantly more expendable income the Varo Aero seems to be the way to go... although even that doesn't come with the fab speakers/headphones of the G2.
by Airtrooper
24 Apr 2022, 21:44
Forum: Payware Heads Up!!
Topic: One I'm looking forward to...
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: One I'm looking forward to...

I have my fingers crossed anti-spin strakes will be an option!
by Airtrooper
20 Jan 2022, 09:02
Forum: Payware Heads Up!!
Topic: MSFS Aircraft list
Replies: 101
Views: 10240

Re: MSFS Aircraft list

I'll definitely pick this up at the weekend. If the sounds are as bad as people are saying, I'll just swap them out for something else. I do tend to think many of the complaints are people just jumping on the bashing Aerosoft bandwagon. I've got zero interest in the Kodiak, glass panel and too fugl...
by Airtrooper
19 Jan 2022, 21:29
Forum: Payware Heads Up!!
Topic: MSFS Aircraft list
Replies: 101
Views: 10240

Re: MSFS Aircraft list

Just noticed that the Twotter has been released by Aerosoft. Not particularly cheap, (€36) but a fine looking aircraft all the same. Not sure if all the bugs are ironed out. I'll be getting this one! I decided to forego the Quest Kodiak and wait for the Twin Otter. So far people are saying the form...
by Airtrooper
25 Nov 2021, 14:51
Forum: Payware Heads Up!!
Topic: SA Bulldog for MSFS
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: SA Bulldog for MSFS

FWIW I think in choosing the Bulldog Black Box Simulation have a "tough gig", as at least in the UK (a nation awash with budding aviators!) there are loads of us who have first-hand experience at the controls of the T1. I imagine it is second only to the Chipmunk T10 in that regard (with t...