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I am planning to by a VR to work with X pane 11. My budget form $500 to $1300. Which on do you recommend?

Viv, Pimax, Occulus….

Please let me know and thank you for your help.

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 I am not with Laminar Research; just a flight simmer from down under.

I am not a VR user but I have seen a number of Laminar Research newsletters indicating the Occulus Rift and a newer unit (just released) will or should work out of the box.  I am not aware of the other units you mention.   Later versions of X-Plane now allows you to connect direct to the PC whereas when XP11 was originally released you needed a plugin software program to use the VR unit.

Te following link may be of some help on deciding on your unit and can found at https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/forums/forum/380-vr-in-x-plane-11/

Also have a look at the following links from Michael Brown found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDtT6Req3s0  and also at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83qefCV-P4U  In the first link Michael mentions his earlier video.  I am of the opinion that the following link is that video found at   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMGbZkLIY4w   If there are comments below the video then read them.  I ven't but I'm sure you will get some good or bad info for you to consider.

Michael runs a business in the USA that builds PCs for all types of use.  He specialises in flight simulation units predominantly for X-Plane..  Laminar Research recommends his business as the preferred supplier in the USA.

Have a look at the following link and the comments below found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDV9e8fOSIw  Until responding to your question I have no knowledge of this "blogger"

Another link that may be of some benefit can be found at https://www.youtube.com/user/BambinoBlog/videos

In summary the unit that is of general choice is the latest model of the Occulus Rift.

Good luck with your choice.


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