Hey guys! Thisnweek we installed a HUD in the 737-800 and I got a chance to muck around with it a bit tonight and shot a little video. It's a really cool piece of hardware. The most interesting thing I found was that the glass is tinted in a way to reflect white light back as green. So that is how they get the nice clear HUD image, as white light would conceivably project brighter and clearer than trying to bounce green light back. I remember Mark posting a video of his attempt at a physical HUD and thought this info might be of some use! Happy to answer any questions about it. And remember, if you find yourself in Dallas, get ahold of me and come check it out! We got three more full motion A320s since I last posted! (but the 737 is my favorite because it is much more hands on). We also have an Md80 coming, yes, airlines still use them. Blew my mind too. Anyway, here's the link to the video
I think your cockpit's just a bit more advanced than mine Interesting to see how big the HUD is in real life, I am using the HUDCA gauge, although I don't actually turn it on much. I might try making it bigger.
That is really cool! The HUD is awesome but I'm still more taken by the immersion of the cockpit and scenery, and I'm only watching a video. Nice pass under the bridge... while holding the camera??!! Haha! What fun!! How can I get one of those in a GA version in my home? Thanks for posting!