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A '''Head-up display''' ('''HUD''') could be (de)activated in [[FlightGear]] with the h-key. To change the brightness, press Shift + h.
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This is a short description of [[FlightGear]]s default '''Head-up display''' ('''HUD'''), it could be (de)activated with the [h]-key. To change the brightness, press [Shift] + [h].
  
= Functions =
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There are also two so called 'minimal' HUDs available which are accessible with [Shift] + [i], to return to default HUD press [i].
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= Features =
  
 
== Aileron ==
 
== Aileron ==
 
[[Image:HUD_aileron.jpg|thumb|200px|Aileron]]
 
[[Image:HUD_aileron.jpg|thumb|200px|Aileron]]
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:[[Aileron]]
  
 
== Airspeed ==
 
== Airspeed ==
 
[[Image:HUD_speed.jpg|thumb|200px|Airspeed]]
 
[[Image:HUD_speed.jpg|thumb|200px|Airspeed]]
Currend speed related to the ambient air in knot/knots (kt/kts) (1 kt = 1.852 km/h).
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Currend speed relating to the ambient air in knot/knots (kt/kts) (1 kt = 1.852 km/h).
  
 
== Altitude ==
 
== Altitude ==
 
[[Image:HUD_altitude.jpg|thumb|200px|Altitude]]
 
[[Image:HUD_altitude.jpg|thumb|200px|Altitude]]
Current altitude relating to sea-level in feet (ft) (1 ft = 30 cm).
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Current altitude relating to sea-level in feet (ft) (1 ft = 30.48 cm).
  
 
== Autopilot ==
 
== Autopilot ==
 
If autopilot is activ the direction of the next waypoint is displayed as well as the next two and the last waypoint of the Autopilot > Route manager list.
 
If autopilot is activ the direction of the next waypoint is displayed as well as the next two and the last waypoint of the Autopilot > Route manager list.
<br>No picture (yet) and not displayed on the appended pictures at all.
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:No picture (yet) and not displayed on the appended pictures at all.
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:[[Autopilot]]
  
 
== Elevation ==
 
== Elevation ==
Current altitude above ground in feet. Related to the location of the radio altimeter therefore it's not zero if the aircraft is on the ground.
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Current altitude above ground in feet. Relating to the location of the aircrafts radio altimeter therefore it's not zero if the aircraft is on the ground.
<br>No picture (yet), it's the next scale to the left of [[#Altitude|Altitude]].
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:No picture (yet), it's the next scale to the left of [[#Altitude|Altitude]].
  
 
== Elevator ==
 
== Elevator ==
 
[[Image:HUD_elevator.jpg|thumb|200px|Elevator]]
 
[[Image:HUD_elevator.jpg|thumb|200px|Elevator]]
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:[[Elevator]]
  
 
== G-load ==
 
== G-load ==
 
Displays the g-force to the pilot in g - to avoid black-/redout.
 
Displays the g-force to the pilot in g - to avoid black-/redout.
<br>The value riding on top of the [[#Airspeed|Airspeed]] indicator.
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:The value riding on top of the [[#Airspeed|Airspeed]] indicator.
  
 
== Heading ==
 
== Heading ==
 
[[Image:HUD_heading.jpg|thumb|200px|Heading]]
 
[[Image:HUD_heading.jpg|thumb|200px|Heading]]
Direction of the aircraft related to the geographical North pole in degree (360 degree scale).
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Direction of the aircraft relating to the geographical North pole in degree (360 degree scale).
 
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:[[Avionics_and_Instruments#Compass|Compass]]
== Ladder ==
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== Location ==
 
== Location ==
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== Pitch ==
 
== Pitch ==
Like set with [Home]/[End].
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Like set with [Home] / [End].
<br>It's the left marker of the [[#Elevator|Elevator]] indicator.  
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:It's the left marker of the [[#Elevator|Elevator]] indicator.  
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== Pitch ladder ==
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Displays the aircrafts pitch relating to the grounds level/horizontal in degree. It's used as an artificial horizon.
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:No image, the big ladder like looking indicator at the HUDs centre.
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:[[Avionics_and_Instruments#Attitude_Indicator|Attitude indicator]]
  
 
== Rudder ==
 
== Rudder ==
 
[[Image:HUD_rudder.jpg|thumb|200px|Rudder]]
 
[[Image:HUD_rudder.jpg|thumb|200px|Rudder]]
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:[[Rudder]]
  
 
== Thrust ==
 
== Thrust ==
 
[[Image:HUD_thrust.jpg|thumb|200px|Thrust]]
 
[[Image:HUD_thrust.jpg|thumb|200px|Thrust]]
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= Further Informations =
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The basic setup of the above described default HUD is defined at
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:<tt>$FG_ROOT/Huds/Default/default.xml</tt>
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There is also a 'Runway projection' available which is, because of some issues, disabled by default.
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Documentation can be found at
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:<tt>$FG_ROOT/Docs/README.xmlhud</tt>

Revision as of 06:39, 29 June 2008

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This is a short description of FlightGears default Head-up display (HUD), it could be (de)activated with the [h]-key. To change the brightness, press [Shift] + [h].

There are also two so called 'minimal' HUDs available which are accessible with [Shift] + [i], to return to default HUD press [i].

Features

Aileron

Aileron
Aileron

Airspeed

Airspeed

Currend speed relating to the ambient air in knot/knots (kt/kts) (1 kt = 1.852 km/h).

Altitude

Altitude

Current altitude relating to sea-level in feet (ft) (1 ft = 30.48 cm).

Autopilot

If autopilot is activ the direction of the next waypoint is displayed as well as the next two and the last waypoint of the Autopilot > Route manager list.

No picture (yet) and not displayed on the appended pictures at all.
Autopilot

Elevation

Current altitude above ground in feet. Relating to the location of the aircrafts radio altimeter therefore it's not zero if the aircraft is on the ground.

No picture (yet), it's the next scale to the left of Altitude.

Elevator

Elevator
Elevator

G-load

Displays the g-force to the pilot in g - to avoid black-/redout.

The value riding on top of the Airspeed indicator.

Heading

Heading

Direction of the aircraft relating to the geographical North pole in degree (360 degree scale).

Compass

Location

Location

To change the coordinates-system, go to Autopilot > Set Lat/Lon-format.

Pitch

Like set with [Home] / [End].

It's the left marker of the Elevator indicator.

Pitch ladder

Displays the aircrafts pitch relating to the grounds level/horizontal in degree. It's used as an artificial horizon.

No image, the big ladder like looking indicator at the HUDs centre.
Attitude indicator

Rudder

Rudder
Rudder

Thrust

Thrust


Further Informations

The basic setup of the above described default HUD is defined at

$FG_ROOT/Huds/Default/default.xml

There is also a 'Runway projection' available which is, because of some issues, disabled by default.

Documentation can be found at

$FG_ROOT/Docs/README.xmlhud