So use your pedals… You can, for example, have your HOTAS set-up AND have your touch controllers… It’s what I do. Hitech did an awesomem job setting up the controllers interface. Literally blows away IL2, DCS… This is very useful because when Im in VR, I flyliterally inside the cockpit holding stick. ( i say that because its what im doing. Im no longer holding a touch controller, im holding the stick in the cockpit). I’m in the most natural position ergonomically for a pilot). Hand on stick, feet on pedals. Then when I go AFK during climbout and remove my headset, I have my 42" monitor that insta-changes to non-vr and I can then use my hotas for any corrections or just to fly out of VR. then when ready, I put the headset baqck on and im right back in the cockpit… hotas still active, touch controller still active. All seamless. No other game can do that that I have seen.
Two more reasons why I prefer touch over hotas now is hand position and flight control type.
1.) Hand control - This is specific to WWI birds. Where is the stick in the cockpit of just about any dogfighter? It’s between your legs. My guess that you, like me have your HOTAS mounted to right armrest right? Thats great and natural for modern jet fighters but not for a spit or pony. My hand is comfortably in its natral position. (bonus in AH VR, Hitech seems to have built in the slop of the stick one might experience while flying a p40 or BF110 (which is like driving a 76 monte carlo LOL)
2.) Flight control Type. I’ll explain this one with a question to all of you. Just how is Using a HOTAS more realistic when flying a yoked plane like a Mossy, P38, or any heavy bomber? Using touch controllers means I have to twist and push/pull in the same motion as if I was physically flying yoke… How is an F-22 stick feel like a Yoke? .
If you guys ever want to have some fun in AH, I can set up a cool map in the free servers and we can jam…
Thanks everybody for the excellent discussion. I’ve learned a great deal and appreciate the diverse viewpoints…
On a side note, here is a project of mine… FTM is a youtube channel Im going to launch soon