Setup Requirements

 

Software

As soon as our service agreement has been signed (you can read and sign this agreement here) and you have confirmed your PC is VR ready, our team will start creating your personalized two-dimensional drop zone based on high resolution satellite images of the area.

You will be asked to:

  • Provide defined coordinates (use Google Maps) of the center of the landing area. If there is more than one landing area, define the center of the dropzone

  • Provide a defined location (use Google Maps) of any windsocks or ground wind indicators

  • Map the area surrounding your drop zone (copy and paste) which shows the choice users can make of their opening point (when their canopy ride will start)

  • Choose your drop zone icon (this will be shown when users are looking to select the drop zone they want to jump at)


HARDWARE

1. VR ready Personal Computer:

Windows 10 operating system. 
The minimal PC specs for SkydiVR are the same as the minimal specs for Oculus VR:

Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
Alternative Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
CPU Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
Memory 8GB+ RAM
Video Output Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
USB Ports 1x USB 3.0 port, plus 2x USB 2.0 ports

Download this tool from Oculus to test if your existing PC is already VR compatible
 

2. VR Headsets:

We support Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, though other VR goggles for PC should work as well, provided that you use the correct drivers.
 

3. How you can steer your virtual parachute  

We have developed four options:

3.1 Hand controllers from the headset manufacturer (Oculus Touch Controllers or HTC Vive Wand Controllers). 
These hand controllers should be included in the package you buy when buy your goggles.  They provide what we consider to provide you as a user the most realistic experience of flying your parachute.  

3.2 Gamepad controller or Keyboard
*These solutions are not as immersive and are essentially a backup to be used if needed. 

 

4. Harness
The following options enhance the virtual parachute flight experience and keep you safe while using SkydiVR:

 

5. Accessories. 
The following suggested accessories are available from amazon.com

 

6. Screen:
Apart from a HDMI port to connect the headsets, you need a standard screen with a minimal resolution of 1920x1080 pixels:

  • An external screen (monitor, TV or a projector) in your training area or cafe works well to allow others to watch what is happening

    *If you use a laptop with a single HDMI port to run SkydiVR you will have to use the only HDMI port to run the headsets so sharing SkydiVR to other screens is not an option 



*SkydiVR is build to work with off-the-shelf components.  We use Amazon and Dell. At the time of writing this guide, total cost of equipment is estimated around $US1200.  


Cost

Creating a three-dimensional rendering of the drop zone area with 3D buildings, trees, and detailed textures is a somewhat involved process. 3D rendering of your drop zone will be after we assess together what needs to be rendered in 3D.  Then we will provide you a quote.