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#1 calevepas

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 04:39 PM

Whatever became of this amazing project? It looks absolutely fantastic.

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#2 rmsteele

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 05:35 PM

You will be pleased to know this project is still underway. It has been expanded somewhat and is nearing completion.

This very cool project has gone through many iterations but now all of the components and features have stabilized and the end result will be far better than originally thought.

The video module now contains a full blown graphics and video processor. The video overlay Heads-Up-Display now runs at 720 X 480 resolution on standard NTSC. PAL is also supported. It has real-time artificial horizon, sliding ribbon air speed, altimeter and compass heading, engine and rotor RPM, 2 battery, 3 temp gauges. The airspeed and altimeter are driven by pressure sensors but GPS readings are also displayed. There are many other features also included. There is also a full 6DOF IMU with 3 axis magnetometer and 4Hz GPS (we are looking at a 5Hz).

I will try to post some demo mode video and other information before long.

Hopefully it won't be too much longer before these are in full production.

Thatís it for now. I don't want to say too much until it is ready to ship. I'm sure you can understand why.

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 08:14 PM

Wow. Information overload!! :blink:

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 04:46 AM

That is cool, about how long before those are available ?

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#5 calevepas

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 05:22 AM

You will be pleased to know this project is still underway. It has been expanded somewhat and is nearing completion.

I can't wait. That's truly an awesome HUD. I know you can't divulge too much at this point, but is there any way you could give us an indication as to the price range? Is it aimed at hobbyists or the commercial UAV industry?

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 12:37 PM

Just when I thought I've seen it all in this hobby world. Now that is really cool! ;)

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 03:18 PM

Hi Rick,
Its good to hear you are making progress!
What IMU did you end up using?
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:21 PM

Hi Val,

Sorry for taking so long to reply. I did not get any updates in my e-mail so I was unaware additional posts had been added.

Here is a screenshot of the current HUD display. This is a capture from the HUD running in demo mode. The graphics are all real and being drawn in real-time however they are running in demo mode and the background video was pre-recorded and used for bench testing purposes.

The HUD display will be user configurable for display features such as gauges, colors, size, etc. It will support several video input and output options with the standard being color mono or stereoscopic CCD camera with direct digital ITU-656 in and NTSC/PAL composite video out with a graphics resolution of 720 X 480. Everything runs in real-time. There are many other features but I have said too much already.

More information will be forthcoming as we get closer to a production date.

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:27 PM

Projected production date?

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:32 PM

Projected production date?

Hi qb7

Hopefully sometime this summer if everything continues at the current pace.

Rick

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 12:07 AM

And at what price range for this wonderful invention of yours? :D

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 12:51 AM

Thanks Rick; looking forward to the release (At a price we all can afford!) ;)

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 12:52 AM

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 04:39 AM

Looks great!

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:03 AM

WOW! that is awesome OSD. Looking forward to the release :) .
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:40 AM

Very cool indeed!
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 11:31 AM

Sweet !!!

We all love bells and whistles, and the smaller the better, but price talks!!!
Keep us posted rmsteele. :)

Edited by wilson, 25 March 2007 - 11:36 AM.

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 12:27 PM

Sweet !!!

We all love bells and whistles, and the smaller the better, but price talks!!!
Keep us posted rmsteele. :)

Unfortunatlly I can't yet comment on pricing but I expect it to be affordable.

Rick

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 07:11 PM

Very nice! I suggest trying to recoup your investment with high volume, low pricing sales! :)

#20 calevepas

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 06:30 AM

Is this project dead?