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    Posted: 17 Jun 2017 at 4:36pm
This month's AOPA Pilot (turbine edition) carries a feature article about an IPAD-based HUD for GA, driven by the IFD series navigator.  The device projects an IPAD image onto a HUD "combiner", and apparently the device isn't vaporware, it already exists.  The device comes from Epic Optic, and the article features comments from Steve Jacobson.  Quote the article, "Avidyne Avionics has been working especially closely with Epic Optix because officials at the Massachussets firm believe their IFD series nav/coms are particularly well suited for the HUD.  Each Avidyne IFDF has an internal air data computer that transmits information via Wi-Fi."

There's much more to the article.

Also quote: "Epic Optix plans to begin manufacturing HUDs this year and will set an initial retail price of about $2000."

Any more info, Simpson?




Edited by ddgates - 17 Jun 2017 at 4:37pm
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https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2017/july/pilot/hud-for-light-ga
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Talk about a future-istic article!  Note the date on the article.. LOL!... ;-) 

Exciting!  Hope to see that kind of cool stuff available for my IFD440s someday... looks neat!

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The AOPA article says Steve's flying one at Hanscom, KBED.  Time for a road trip?
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Originally posted by ddgates ddgates wrote:

This month's AOPA Pilot (turbine edition) carries a feature article about an IPAD-based HUD for GA, driven by the IFD series navigator.  The device projects an IPAD image onto a HUD "combiner", and apparently the device isn't vaporware, it already exists.  The device comes from Epic Optic, and the article features comments from Steve Jacobson.  Quote the article, "Avidyne Avionics has been working especially closely with Epic Optix because officials at the Massachussets firm believe their IFD series nav/coms are particularly well suited for the HUD.  Each Avidyne IFDF has an internal air data computer that transmits information via Wi-Fi."

There's much more to the article.

Also quote: "Epic Optix plans to begin manufacturing HUDs this year and will set an initial retail price of about $2000."

Any more info, Simpson?
Nothing more to include other than it's just one example of a company thinking outside the box when utilizing our SDK. It will be very interesting to see where something like this goes.
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I didn't realize the SJ was a subsonic hog driver, although he would probably give me a hard time, cuz I am so old, I actually flew the 106, before the viper.


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