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Old 10-26-2012, 06:15 PM
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Looks great, but i really need a cockpit to enjoy these things. A working cockpit with moving instruments. Atleast the nav/ils and a few other things. Any plans on adding a 2d cockpit ala xplane/ms fs? Im guessing that would make more sense on the ipad, rather then a 3d one with tiny navigation windows, you probably would have to zoom in and around all that stuff while flying...
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I was just about to suggest this. A 2d cockpit or even a virtual cockpit like fsx would be a great addition.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:21 PM
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It does have a virtual cockpit but the only thing that moves are the yokes. All instruments are static. Pretty, but useless
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:14 AM
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Looks great, but i really need a cockpit to enjoy these things. A working cockpit with moving instruments. Atleast the nav/ils and a few other things. Any plans on adding a 2d cockpit ala xplane/ms fs? Im guessing that would make more sense on the ipad, rather then a 3d one with tiny navigation windows, you probably would have to zoom in and around all that stuff while flying...
We're still looking into how we'll handle the cockpit. I've personally never been a big fan of the 2D cockpits, everything is cramped on there...
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:17 AM
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I was just about to suggest this. A 2d cockpit or even a virtual cockpit like fsx would be a great addition.
Indeed, it's just not an easy thing to do. There are performance implications especially on low power devices like the older iphones/ipods...

We're actively thinking about though, in fact we already experimented with instruments in the 3D view:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

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Old 10-27-2012, 06:18 AM
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It does have a virtual cockpit but the only thing that moves are the yokes. All instruments are static. Pretty, but useless
Flight Unlimited 2/3 has this (static VC) it still was great to use
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:53 PM
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I say try 2D cockpit, with your typical stuff on like nav/ils/radios etc. One or two generic Cessna-ish panels and one or two glass panels for the bigger planes. Just like the ones you would find in MS FS or X-plane. But keep the 3D view with as an option. Slapping a green HUD on top of the 3D view I think is a bad idea for the immersion of the simulation. Sure, might be cramped on a small phone but the iPad will benefit greatly.

I wanna be able to chose a cockpit panel and navigate to another airport using VOR/ILS etc without even seeing outside the "window". Only instrument flying. Speaking of, is this possible now in the sim? Does it have VOR, ILS etc?

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Old 10-27-2012, 04:50 PM
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Maybe something like this but without the radios and smaller.


EDIT: I'm really liking the new replay feature. By slowing it down, you can see if you bounce on the landing. Very neat. The new camera angles are really nice too. Keep the updates coming!

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Old 10-28-2012, 05:27 AM
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I say try 2D cockpit, with your typical stuff on like nav/ils/radios etc. One or two generic Cessna-ish panels and one or two glass panels for the bigger planes. Just like the ones you would find in MS FS or X-plane. But keep the 3D view with as an option. Slapping a green HUD on top of the 3D view I think is a bad idea for the immersion of the simulation. Sure, might be cramped on a small phone but the iPad will benefit greatly.
We tried snapping the HUD on top of the 3D view, testers liked it but I personally wasn't a fan, it seemed weird...

The problem with the cockpit also is that we need an artist to design it for us...

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I wanna be able to chose a cockpit panel and navigate to another airport using VOR/ILS etc without even seeing outside the "window". Only instrument flying. Speaking of, is this possible now in the sim? Does it have VOR, ILS etc?
We have ILS yes, it's automatically selected based on the runway you're in range of and flying towards.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:29 AM
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Maybe something like this but without the radios and smaller.


EDIT: I'm really liking the new replay feature. By slowing it down, you can see if you bounce on the landing. Very neat. The new camera angles are really nice too. Keep the updates coming!
Glad you like the update I actually spent a lot time on the replay. I was always frustrated with replays and camera options in other simulators. I'm basically building the features I always wanted to have hehe

We'd love to have a cockpit like the one you show, but it requires a lot of work. It's going to be an interesting problem to solve
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:11 AM
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Having that cockpit on your iPad and the outside view on your tv via AirPlay would be pretty cool.

Can you plot using VOR? Or is it more like fly around a bit and hope you find an airport with an ILS you can intercept?
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