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Out of the VR Lab: Rotate MD-80

Nearly everything that is moveable in this aircraft has been customized and tuned with VR controllers in mind.  10 Hotspots created, and yoke, tiller, and throttles have been brought into the cockpit.  Haptic feedback on the levers brings the VR immersion to an entirely new level.


Highlights of things tweaked to work in VR are:

-VR Yoke in realistic mode
-Throttle tuned
-Flaps with every detent added to haptic vibrational feedback
-Perfectly tuned working tiller
-All knobs tuned
-All switches tuned with respect to functionality
-Speed Brake, long trims, CG wheels tuned for controllers
-Teleport Hotspots for both side window seats at seat 11, 22, and both front and back cabin doors.
-Perform the fire loop test using both controllers (click and hold A and B simultaneously)
-Rudder and Aileron trims tuned for accurate speed


Things that still don't work correctly:

*The APU start/run switch doesn't spring back to run after switching it down to the start position with VR controllers.  This does NOT affect functionality, it operates as if it is in the run position, and DOES spring back with VR mouse, just not the VR controller.

*The BATT switch toggles on and twists automatically when using the VR controllers, instead of two different movements.

*When using VR controllers in "realistic" yoke mode, the yoke has a hydraulic dampening built into the pitch when you pitch down at a hard angle, so you have to push a little harder when pushing down toward the limits.


What's new in V101:

The Autopilot toggle switch was bugged and not working, this has been fixed for 101.


Installation Instructions:

Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page.  This update in no way effects flight model or systems, only manipulator interaction with regards to VR, and some VR teleport hotspots added.

I recommend making a backup copy of your X-plane 11/Aircraft/Rotate MD80 folder.  Just rename it to something like Rotate MD80 Old, so you can easily just revert back if you need to.


Step 1. Unzip the file and you'll find 2 files.   Add both the Rotate-MD-80-XP11_vrconfig.txt file and the Rotate-MD-80-XP11_cockpit.obj to your Aircraft's root folder, overwrite.

Step 2.  Enjoy!


Disclaimer: This is not an officially supported Rotate update, so don't expect support from them on it. If you need help you can always ask me through the support section of the website or just revert to your backed up folders. If you lose the old files and just want to reset everything just reinstall the aircraft.



You must be a member of the SIMVRLABS CLUB to download any files so please go ahead and join up, otherwise you will get an error.


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