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A close look at the F-35 cockpit displays, helmet, flight suit and ejection seat.

August 17 2006 at 11:35 PM
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dwight looi  (Login dwightlooi)
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This is still developmental, so stuff will probably be further polished up as we get closer to operational specs, but as it stands right now this is how it looks.


F-35 cockpit view with display on.




Various display modes -- still looks unpolished but should be enough to get the AA-1 flying safely.


HMD system -- as "cool" as it looks, production version probably won't be naked carbon fiber.








F-35 flight suit -- pretty red head not included with shipping product


F-35 Ejection Seat




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Re: A close look at the F-35 cockpit displays, helmet, flight suit and ejection seat.

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August 18 2006, 12:01 AM 

Tell me what the point of a carbon fiber helmet is ? Other than to waste a lot of money. That helmet has to be worth at least $5,000, probably more like $10,000. Fibreglass helmets are fine and pretty light.... but whatever.

Looks like one hell of a comfortable seating position though

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August 18 2006, 12:18 AM 

"F-35 flight suit -- pretty red head not included with shipping product"

She will need that suit when I find her G-spot....

Btw, can the screens generate images over two (or more) screens making it appear as one big display ?

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August 18 2006, 12:47 AM 

>>>Tell me what the point of a carbon fiber helmet is ? Other than to waste a lot of money. That helmet has to be worth at least $5,000, probably more like $10,000. Fibreglass helmets are fine and pretty light.... but whatever.<<<

Well all the electronics in it will cost a rediculous amount so not much point going cheap and buying some low cost figreglass or blown plastic helmet is there? Remember also, weight of the helmet is a big factor when in high G turns

>>>Looks like one hell of a comfortable seating position though. She will need that suit when I find her G-spot....<<<

ROFLMAO

@ Dwoodle

You should go work for Lockheed, you'd love it!




 
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August 18 2006, 12:50 AM 

How heavy is the helmet with built in HUD and HMS? Seems kind of bulky....maby thats the reason why advanced composites are required. In a high G manuver, a single pound can put a huge strain on the neck and body.

 
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August 18 2006, 1:08 AM 

this is not Helmet Mounted Sight, but Helmet Mounted Display. the latter one is huge but much more advanced. as for HMS, even j-7 equipt it.

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August 18 2006, 2:11 AM 

The F-35 cockpit display will be the best display around. 1 large display instead of 3 on a average fighter. Very video game like display - user friendly and easy readout.


 
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August 18 2006, 2:24 AM 

Displays are typically seperated to overcome blurred and tunnel vision etc resulting from g-force and other in-flight conditions. Maybe not an issue on the slow and less agile F-35 platform. Also a centralized screen in head and downwards position is attractive in the ergonomical sense. Maybe they will simulate something on the screens, but to say already now they would be significantly better for the pilot's ability to do his job is a bit silly imo.

F-22A cockpit, technically all displays could be lined up but nope.

 
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August 18 2006, 4:28 AM 

The display is actually TWO screens with no framing in between. If you look closely, there is a thin partition line between the left and right sides. The display is NOT an LCD -- with an LCD it would have been easy to make it one piece. It is a DLP type rear projection display in the interest of superior brightness in daylight. But, yes, stuff can and will be displayed across the whole screen as if it is one unit.

The stuff you are seeing now is probably just rudimentary flight instrumentation stuff -- note that there is no radar, maps, weapon status or anything like that. Lock-Mart also said that the AA-1's software does not currently contain mission systems.

There is NO advantage to multiple screens other than the lame argument that if one fails you still have three. If the idea is that during high G maneuvers, the important data should be concerntrated in the middle screen, then you can simply display them in the middle of a single wide screen! In anycase, the pilot should not have to look anywhere in particular -- not even straight ahead as is the case with the HUD -- because the critical info will always be floating in front of his eyes on the HMD.





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August 18 2006, 5:05 AM 


"F-35 flight suit -- pretty red head not included with shipping product"

She will need that suit when I find her G-spot...."
 
 
Hiliarous! She is really cute though.



 
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August 18 2006, 6:58 AM 

New pics added above.



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August 18 2006, 5:19 PM 

This is off-topic but am I really the only one that doesn't find this particular model attractive ?


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Re: A close look at the F-35 cockpit displays, helmet, flight suit and ejection seat.

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August 18 2006, 6:47 PM 

Americans love red heads, they're not that popular in Europe (serious)
I like the helmet btw



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August 18 2006, 8:25 PM 

Thanks for the pics Dwight. The F-35 is looking good. And so is that red-headed pilot in the flightsuit.

She's cute. Calm down guys, I don't think we're all saying she should be a model, or anything. She's just probably cuter than 80% of the women in the military. :P

I love red-heads, btw.

 
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