Between dinner, followed by helping my daughter with her homework and preparing for a very early check-in tomorrow, I got to test the PointCtrl…
I just mounted the sensor on the Rift S, plugged it in and started DCS.
It works. It just…works…!
Now, bear in mind that these are relatively early production units. MilesD have already made changes to the firmware and he’s very eager to get user input.
It’s basically beta testing.
That said, out of the box, plugged in and 10 minutes looking through the setup PDF, I managed to use PointCtrl in DCS.
The unit comes sort of pre-calibrated for Rift S, but it is possible to calibrate it to suit your personal setup. But I had no time for that as I was eager to test it out.
And, like I said, it works.
It’s really intuitive and you can use each hand to control your mouse pointer and still be able to grab your HOTAS.
Now, it wasn’t a 100% flawless experience. But, like I said earlier, I didn’t spend any time setting things up. I will have to wait until saturday for that…
Things that constitutes small concerns is that the sensor covers the upper camera of the Rift S. Now, it seems like that doesn’t mess with the positional tracking of the Rift S, but that camera is there for a reason, isn’t it…?
Googly eyes are not required.
The FCU (Finger Control Unit) rubs against the stick grip of the MT-50. I guess this will be an issue with the TM Hornet grip as well…
Not a big problem, but may be something to look into.
Holding the throttle is not a problem.
My brief test tells me MilesD is really onto something here.
Give me some time to calibrate and learn how to use the PointCtrl and I believe mice and trackballs will be ancient history.