Some of our readers might well be interested in this product. The company, Recon Instruments have asked us to pass this information on and I am already a week late, so if you want one of these at the discounted price you had better hurry!
Vital flight information to be transmitted direct-to-eye, in real-time, to wingsuit pilots, BASE jumpers and skydivers via Heads-up Display
Vancouver, Canada – 18th October, 2012 – Recon Instruments, award winning innovator of Heads-up Display (HUD) technology for action sports, is excited to announce the limited release of an innovative HUD designed specifically for precision human flight. Flight HUD is available to pre-order from Recon Labs.
Recon’s HUDs have already revolutionized the way wingsuit pilots Jeb Corliss and supermodel-adventurer Roberta Mancino fly by delivering flight-critical data, direct-to-eye. Via the suite of onboard sensors the HUD, originally designed for snow sports, has been customized to display glide ratio, speed and altitude via a micro LCD screen sitting unobtrusively inside the pilot’s goggle.
To guarantee production, Recon Instruments has set a requirement of 250 pre-orders of the bespoke HUD, available on Recon’s special projects website, Recon Labs. The website has been launched especially for such projects, allowing Recon to respond to demand for special case HUDs from different sports communities.
Click here to hear what Jeb Corliss has to say about how Flight HUD has made him a better pilot.
Jeb Corliss with Flight HUD
Tom Fowler, Chief Marketing Officer of Recon Instruments added, “We are inundated with requests from athletes and participants from a wide variety of sports to create bespoke HUDs for their specific use. Flight HUD is Recon’s first special project whereby a certain number of pre-orders will unlock a special production. We are really excited to be able to offer human flight athletes the same information traditional pilots have been using for decades and know this breakthrough will re-define their flying experience.”
Flight HUD is available from labs.reconinstruments.com for $299USD for the first 250 pre-orders and $349USD thereafter. Price includes Recon Ready goggles.
And in case you are wondering who Recon Instruments are: theyare the world leader in Heads-up Display (HUD) technology for sports environments. Their multi-patent and patent-pending technology platform integrates a Heads-up Display with a state-of-the-art micro-computer running Android OS. The HUD delivers instant access to navigation, communication, and performance-based information. With offices in Vancouver and London, and boundless testing grounds at Whistler and beyond, Recon Instruments is dedicated to advancing the performance, participation and ethos of sport.