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[WIP][VR]Virtual Reality Flight Simulator

Discussion in 'Works In Progress - Archive' started by panosdrak, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. panosdrak

    panosdrak

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    What is it?

    VR Flight Simulator is a personal project I have been working for about 7 months. This is the very first time I decide to share some information and images to the public. To get to the point, VR Flight Simulator is a simple and realistic Flight Simulator designed to work with Oculus Rift in combination with the LeapMotion controller. (if you don’t know what that is ,check here https://www.leapmotion.com/).

    The user-pilot is able to control an aircraft by manipulating buttons and switches in a cockpit of a real passenger jet, with his own hands, in real-time. As a result, the user is highly immersed in the interactive virtual cockpit environment.

    What can you do?
    You are able to perform all necessary and basic operations from start-up, to take-off and landing. Specifically, the simulator starts by placing you inside the cockpit of the aircraft parked at an airport gate. Then you can press/move the appropriate switches with your hands to turn on the cockpit systems, start the engines and more. Once the aircraft is started and the engines are running, you can taxi to the runway , apply thrust by controlling the thrust levers and take-off. Once airborne, the aircraft can be either flown manually (keyboard/joystick) or by activating the AutoPilot. You are in complete control of the aircraft at any given time.

    Last but not least, you can switch between the cabing and the cockpit at any time by a press of a button, to enjoy the view outside the windows of the passenger cabin.

    Features
    · Realistic aerodynamics and physics

    · Interactive and realistic cockpit: user can interact with his own hands with a large amount of buttons and switches and systems.

    • Avionics
    • Landing gear
    • Thrust levers
    • Engine start selectors
    • Speed brake
    • Flaps
    • Auto pilot system
      • Altitude hold
      • Heading hold
      • Airspeed hold
    · Realistic airport , sky and 3D-like clouds.

    · Terrain: a photorealistic part of Greece and some islands

    · Realistic sea with sun reflections

    · Good and stable performance even on lower-end systems.


    Required hardware
    · Leap Motion controller

    · Oculus Rift (DK2 or CV)


    Release Date
    · Possibly Q1 of 2017

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    -> Any kind of comments are welcome :)
    -> the above screensots are un-edited footage
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016
  2. Fortitude3D

    Fortitude3D

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    Looks realistic, nice brother