Uh oh... you're moving on! Haha! I've been considering the same thing with all new displays of some sort, etc. So what's your first impression? Is there a decent Twin Otter?
Well not necessarily moving on. I just have got it running this morning so very little report so far. I have managed to map the yoke, rudder, trim wheel and throttle quads and I have only tried flying the King Air (closest thing to a Twin Otter I can see built in). My first observation is I have to switch the graphics back and forth between 'monitor default' and 1280x1024 whenever I want to adjust a setting because XP runs with the bezel management enabled (and things are hidden behind the bezels) But I have a wide-screen VC view that I can fly and the TrackIR works. I managed to take off and land the King Air without crashing. Next up I will run Air Manager and see if there are some panels for the XP default aircraft.
So far I seem to have reasonable performance with my FSX PC even running at stock speed (not overclocked), which I have upgraded to 16Gb RAM.
Oh no Mark!!! I just saw your latest video and I'm wondering if you are runner a fever or something?!?! Please tell us that you haven't run out of patience with 32 bit..... The thought of starting ALL OVER makes be cringe.
Can you setup each monitor in X-Plane to an different view like one looking left one monitor out the windshield fwd another looking rt band a forth of the instrument panels?
Yes, the user interface allows you to do this. For each monitor you specify the FOV and the offset (as an angle). So I have mine set up as three monitors with 40-degree FOV, with offsets -40, 0 and 40 degrees. As far as I can tell, the performance impact of doing it this way is minimal compared to doing it with a single window.
I was thinking more of front view, lt veiw, RT view, instrument panel view. Or maybe a chase plane view on a different monitor
I don't understand the distinction you are making. A 'left view' is just the front view rotated to the left a bit? You could use 90-degree left and right views if you wanted but they wouldn't line up at the joins and there would be big blind spots. You can put instruments on a fourth monitor but only by having another VC view zoomed in on the instruments. I don't think many (any?) planes come with 2D panels for the main instruments.