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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.

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

Rick Steele

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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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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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Hi Guys!

here is a very much similar OSD and it seems that it is already available, but sold out until jan. 15, 2009


product support page

it has a mode where it looks like the hud of a f16 and it also has a autopilot for returning home on signal los... sounds pretty cool..



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