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    Looking For HUD

    Hello guys. In my A320-Family based home cockpit, I've considered the possibility of using an HUD.

    So I was wondering if real FS-Compatible HUDs are actually products, or if they are just a far-off dream? I'd accept any sort of HUD, be it a 'fighter' style, such as this: http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=493167&nseq=73
    or a commercial style, such as this: http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/g...x?ItemID=20690
    Or anything else!

    If there's no 'hardware' HUD available, I'm not going to bother to have a virtual one put in there. I'll just keep things simple and un-HUD-ish.

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    One suggestion that has worked display what you want in HUD on a smal 15" monitor mount in in the roof angled to a mirror used mirror inversion in screen software then bounce it onto a piece of plexiglass. works perfect.JMO

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    Thanks.

    Do you have any drawings, plans, or photographs of this method?

    It sounds like an affordable, effective, and down-right good idea to me.

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    Project Magenta Glass cockpit comes with one.
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    Thanks.

    Does anybody know of any 'plug-and-play' versions, or do things like that not exist yet?

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    Do'nt think so.
    But can be done, I think (not on a budget though)
    If you have PM GC the HUD (very nice one) can be activated from the ini. file,either normal or reversed (for projection).
    So a dedicated computer running the GC can feed a small projector situated above the Pilot, bouncing the image on a mirror and then on a plexi plate.
    The real thing is sort of bulky.
    You probably already checked that :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head-up_display

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    There was a real 737 HUD unit on e-Bay a couple of months back. Pretty cool looking but I don't remember what it sold for, or if it even did sell. Would've made for a nice project to interface.
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    Google on 'teleprompter'. This is a technique they use in presentation, like news anchors reading text from a piece of glass in front of the camera. The glass mirrors a monitor lying under the camera. Obama always has 2 teleprompters to his left and right, when the camera zooms out, you see 2... eeehr... head up displays.

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    Thanks everybody, but I've closed off consideration of this feature.

    I just can't really justify spending that much money on something few real airlines use.

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    shouldnt be that expensive.

    Can easily be made cheap with a mini projector ( and i've seen those allready for under 200$) and a piece of plexi.

    Or you use a real one to start with.

    Here's one from a starfighter on ebay.
    Ending in 19 hours 2 mins (Mar-30-09 02:54:34 PDT) and needs some TLC.

    Its at 72 euros right now:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=140308979699

    ohw....and sorry if this price rockets to 1720 euro's now that ive posted the link


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