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This set uses the Google Glass hardware, plus some additional pieces: a small multi-axis gyro/accelerometer unit that can be worn on each hand. Together with the motion sensing abilities of the headgear, these allow the motion of the user's arms ('wings') to be interpreted as flight commands. The display
serves as a HUD, and the earphones can supply audio cues, commands, and responses.
Of particular importance is the microphone, through which the user can indicate (by making the appropriate sounds) accelerations, high-g turns, machine-gun fire, weapons and stores launches, take-offs, landings, and many other in-mission occurances.
(Training flights would be necessary, of course, with the Google Co-Pilot repeatedly asking, "Sir! What was THAT!?". The responses would teach the software to recognize the purpose of various voice inputs.)
Works as a solo flight, or against an opponent in some other backyard anywhere in the world.
(For Jerith, who flew large numbers of sound-effects sorties from the back deck, past the swing set, and around the apricot tree... ten years ago.)
Fly a drone with it
Somewhat different, but a similar thought [lurch, Apr 26 2018]
Google Glass example images
Mentioned in my anno. These four images show what you see when you wear Google Glass. You only see this in your right eye, and it's up and to the right of the center of your field of vision. [notexactly, May 02 2018]
||I would imagine that if/when Google Glass becomes a
popular gaming format, the Flight Simulator app will
be adapted. Wii controllers have built-in
accelerometers, so this is nearly baked.
||Bun, because it seems I can make airplane and
machine-gun sounds while doing this.
||Go and get this crowdsource funded, I'm sure the HB reputation can withstand having produced one successful idea.
||<starts practising strafing runs in the lounge>
||Spirals down in flames...
||How about a bird-flight simulation mode, where the user's arm
motions are interpreted as the flapping of wings?
||Bonus points if the user is allowed to choose between hummingbird,
sparrow, seagull, buzzard, swan, pterodactyl etc.
||Pterodactyls didn't flap their wings. They could only glide.
||Fossil evidence shows that their skeleton could not support the musculature for flapping flight.
||Ah, hence their demise. Drinking liters of Monster
cola and over-estimating their abilities at extreme
jump sailing. Did they have any relations to the
modern coyote, aka eatibus anythinges?
||Google Glass is not at all suitable for use as a VR device.
the [linked] images that show approximately what it looks
like (in one eye) when you're wearing it. It's about as
immersive as playing a game on a smartwatch mounted
on a rod in front of your face. However, many
actual VR headsets and wands exist, and I'm pretty sure
did in 2013 too (though fewer). The HTC Vive would be
first pick for this game, though I'm not sure its infrared
motion tracking system would work well outdoors in