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Deedsundone
09-22-2007, 11:22 AM
..never read about helmet mounted gauge panel http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ywTnkklduc

Taylortony
09-23-2007, 04:33 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif theyre was talk on a programme i was watching about heads up displays, they are working on a pair of glasses that the pilot will wear, these will have a 3 d image laid over them as well as satellite imagery a bit like google earth, so the pilot will be able to look round the cockpit and see the world outside his plane, indeed looking down will allow him to see the ground below him in detail so in effect making the cockpit invisible, over it he will have a hud type display.......

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/improvingflight/clear_view.html

they are looking at putting the above onto a worn display, like glasses

CH47D
09-24-2007, 09:09 AM
The last aircraft I flew before I retired was the AH64A which has a helmet mounted display. We could select certain items to be displayed in our monocle display pages of which we could tailor to a specific need. You could set a page for navigation showing such things as fuel burn, AGL, torque, A/S, engine temps whatever you thought you needed another page with the bare minimum or one targeting. Some of us cleared the display and only used the absolute minimum for given tasks as having too many items cluttered the display. All of these pages could be rotated using a button on the collective. One nice thing about the helmet targeting system was being able to aim the 30mm at a target just by looking at it.

WhtBoy
09-24-2007, 09:11 AM
Not quite the same but Oceanic has a mask (the underwater kind) with an integrated dive computer and HUD. It's $1500 but this may be on my Christmas list if things go well this year. I believe it has been developed in cooperation with the Navy.

--Outlaw.

Waldo.Pepper
09-24-2007, 02:05 PM
indeed looking down will allow him to see the ground below him in detail so in effect making the cockpit invisible


Hmmm! Virtual Wonder Woman view. (for reality!) So I wonder what people who b1tch about Wonder Woman view will b1tch about then? I can hear them now ... "This virtual Wonder Woman view is over modelled. No way can the XM-1 display in THAT much detail. This is porked!" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SeaFireLIV
09-24-2007, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:



Hmmm! Virtual Wonder Woman view. (for reality!) So I wonder what people who b1tch about Wonder Woman view will b1tch about then? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I have no problem with WW view if it actually exists in reality as could be the case here, however, WW view did not exist in WWII, did it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Divine-Wind
09-24-2007, 02:59 PM
It did when you bailed out.

In fact, Oleg should model a flyable parachute with nothing but WW view.

major_setback
09-24-2007, 03:24 PM
My 180* helmet sight:
http://www.schmitthenner.com/images/sch5020.jpg

Waldo.Pepper
09-24-2007, 04:11 PM
Sorry Seefire, I should have been crystal clear. I was thinking about for the Lomac/Modern crowd who will have this modelled for their future birds.

Wow Setback! That's quite some gear there. I could use that for date night with the Missus.