Rise of Flight remains in rotation. For many years I’d struggled with positioning the monitors and TrackIR such that I could get 180 degrees plus of vertical head motion. The issue stems from TrackIR’s default design position at the top (or bottom) of the monitors. I position my monitors with the bottom bezel about a foot up from the desk, placing the top bezel two feet up. My head position places my eyes more or less in line with the bottom bezel.

If the TrackIR clip is on a baseball-cap brim, as intended, then, when I look down, the TIR camera loses the reflection strips as I tilt my head down. adding reflection dots to the cap works to an extent.

Moving the TIR to the bottom of the screen allows the camera to see the head motion, but the hat brim then occludes the monitors.

I finally resolved this by placing the TIR at the front of the desk, angled up toward my face, and by mounting the TIR reflecting clip directly to the bridge of my nose and to my forehead with cello tape. Experimenting, I have learned that I could also just hold it on my face with my eyeglasses.

However, my eyeglasses don’t provide optimum visual correction to the screen and I prefer to not wear them while working in that setup. I suppose the resolution here, at least in the interim, is to buy or find a cheap sunglass frame and pop the lenses.

The wizened MS SW FFB2 is still absolutely perfect, to my surprise. I have a CH pedal set but for whatever reason I have found them to be hard to calibrate. I’ll bring them online in a couple weeks, I think.