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Couldn't bring myself to buy the Google Glasses over 2 years ago when a friend sent me a link to get them for just $5. He thought I should download all the free VR programming stuff and learn how to do it and do that for a living. Told him 3D modelers make less than I do now as a systems/email administrator.
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The technology is called SAFE and there are lots of places that sell planes and helicopters with it. Most hobby shops both online and local.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:58 AM
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cool thanks.
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We bought ours on Amazon when it was on sale for $229.

Ours is the Corsair with SAFE from Horizon Hobby. Corsair

I see it is discontinued, but any of the SAFE equipped aircraft or helicopters should be easy to learn on. Be careful, it can create some bad habits if you get used to pushing the sticks to the stops in beginner mode. The Glasair Sportsman had GPS so it will return and land automatically for you.

SAFE equipped planes
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So should I get a lamp, glasses with a loop, or visor to use as a magnifier to work on fixing my helicopters?
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How to VR

Disappointed they would give people glasses with no means of support.
So presume this was developed by the porn industry?

I have never heard of VR for a phone.
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So presume this was developed by the porn industry?

I have never heard of VR for a phone.
that's why I'm waiting on your two cents from the goodie bag.
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It uses you phone to display the two images to see in 3D side by side. The glasses magnify the images and make it so each eye only sees it's respective image. It can be pictures, a movie, or a 3D environment you can navigate. They have had them for a while now.
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typical that it would have no instructions or info on what the heck it is.
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So should I get a lamp, glasses with a loop, or visor to use as a magnifier to work on fixing my helicopters?
Bigger helicopters?
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typical that it would have no instructions or info on what the heck it is.
Well they assume PCA members are all very intelligent good looking and modest. You are supposed to just know what it is.
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Well they assume PCA members are all very intelligent good looking and modest. You are supposed to just know what it is.
In that case I'm going to plant some wacky weed in it and invite over all my non-pca friends!
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I got my goodie bag. Yep they are the VR glasses. Only pretty crappy version. I installed on app and the optical distortions are horrible. It is like looking underwater. I will try o find some kid to give em to. It would give me a headache in a minute of playing with them.

Good no longer Monday, happy Tuesday everyone.
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I must have missed the instructions or the info on the app. Oh well.
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A Geeky Good Morning

In the 80's when I worked in a machine shop I wore my 87+ gradient tinted prescription safety glasses with tinted side sheilds AND those safety goggles that fit over prescription glasses. Told everyone I was getting used to wearing Augmented Reality glasses. They all looked at me like I was nuts because they had no idea what I was talking about. Probably still wouldn't know.

Later I had software to emulate flying R/C planes with a serial port joystick that worked like an R/C radio. I emulated a PC on my mac to run the software. So I was emulating a pc to run software to emulate flying r/c planes which emulated flying real planes. Even my geekiest friends thought it was way geeky cool.
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being a geek is cool.
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Nowadays it's no big deal to run Mac Sierra and Windows 10 on the same box, It's my workaday thing. And use Windows software and cables to monkey with the ECUs in the 928 and everything in the Cayenne.

The software for the R/C simulator was DOS if that puts any sort of time frame on it.
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Ah DOS. I don't miss those days. Of course back then I had an Amiga and only worked with DOS for work.
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Hola, y'all. It's another beautiful day here in SoCal. I guess I'll spend it working in the garage/attic. I really need to retire!
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Had just changed from an Apple IIc to a Macintosh 512. Didn't change until someone came out with II in a Mac, they also did DOS in a Mac. Had huge collection of software for the Apple II I thought I would need. Never used any of it except to see that it could run Appleworks.

Also when Photoshop only did black and white and was from Kroll software and Excel was called Multiplan. Adobe only sold Postscript to printer and typesetter manufactures and drivers for desktops.
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