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They seem to give pretty much the same data when looking at them on the ground. Same glides and speeds. The difference is while flying you can actually see your glide and speed real time and make adjustments in flight. As you go steeper you can actually use the speedometer to maximize your forward speed and you can see how that affects your glide. Very interesting, I learned more in 10 jumps with the goggles about my flying then I did in 100 jumps without them...

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Also the software shows 3D speed instead of ground speed



Really convincing. BTW What is 3D speed? :D



The magnitude of your velocity vector instead of the horizontal component.

Non-technical: How fast you're moving through the air, irrespective of direction



Getting a velocity vector for the almost reliable ground speed and the quite unreliable GPS altitude? That sounds really handy.;)

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Also the software shows 3D speed instead of ground speed



Really convincing. BTW What is 3D speed? :D



The magnitude of your velocity vector instead of the horizontal component.

Non-technical: How fast you're moving through the air, irrespective of direction



Getting a velocity vector for the almost reliable ground speed and the quite unreliable GPS altitude? That sounds really handy.;)



My experience with several GPSs in my plane is that although the absolute altitude error is large, it doesn't change very fast so vertical speed errors over a short time frame are quite acceptable. The GPS derived VSI on my Garmin agrees pretty well with the pressure based VSI in the plane's panel.
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My experience with several GPSs in my plane is that although the absolute altitude error is large, it doesn't change very fast so vertical speed errors over a short time frame are quite acceptable. The GPS derived VSI on my Garmin agrees pretty well with the pressure based VSI in the plane's panel.



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Also the software shows 3D speed instead of ground speed



Really convincing. BTW What is 3D speed? :D



The magnitude of your velocity vector instead of the horizontal component.

Non-technical: How fast you're moving through the air, irrespective of direction



Getting a velocity vector for the almost reliable ground speed and the quite unreliable GPS altitude? That sounds really handy.;)



My experience with several GPSs in my plane is that although the absolute altitude error is large, it doesn't change very fast so vertical speed errors over a short time frame are quite acceptable. The GPS derived VSI on my Garmin agrees pretty well with the pressure based VSI in the plane's panel.



Without right sensors like barometric altimeter and Pitot tube that is not an instrument, but an expensive gadget.

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Also the software shows 3D speed instead of ground speed



Really convincing. BTW What is 3D speed? :D



The magnitude of your velocity vector instead of the horizontal component.

Non-technical: How fast you're moving through the air, irrespective of direction



Getting a velocity vector for the almost reliable ground speed and the quite unreliable GPS altitude? That sounds really handy.;)



My experience with several GPSs in my plane is that although the absolute altitude error is large, it doesn't change very fast so vertical speed errors over a short time frame are quite acceptable. The GPS derived VSI on my Garmin agrees pretty well with the pressure based VSI in the plane's panel.



Without right sensors like barometric altimeter and Pitot tube that is not an instrument, but an expensive gadget.



Barometric altimeters have their own problems, as do barometric VSIs.
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I am trying to order mine, but I can't check out (and the security code fiekld cannot be filled)

could you check that please ?



Same for me. And no response to the email, which I sent to Recon. I guess, it is up to them now to keep me as a customer.

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Yes you can zero altitude :) And the next generation will have sound too telling you glide as you fly on top of having HUD :) They just need to know there is a market to spend the money in development...



Jeb you mentioned that next generation will have sound feet back. Will it be software update or we will have to buy second one?

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Yes you can zero altitude :) And the next generation will have sound too telling you glide as you fly on top of having HUD :) They just need to know there is a market to spend the money in development...



Jeb you mentioned that next generation will have sound feet back. Will it be software update or we will have to buy second one?



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A nice additional feature would be being able to put way points in. That way my flysight could tell me how I'm flying and the HUD could tell me where to go..

Useful on slightly cloudy days when you find yourself over a cloud that wasn't there on exit...
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One of the greatest applications for this is visibility of all the canopies relative to you. Imagine having a 3D view of every other canopy in the sky at all times. No more collisions or swoopers running into you from above... Of course everyone would need to use it.

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One of the greatest applications for this is visibility of all the canopies relative to you. Imagine having a 3D view of every other canopy in the sky at all times. No more collisions or swoopers running into you from above... Of course everyone would need to use it.



I bet there would still be plenty of collisions! Remember the booth laws.
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The ski goggles do not work for wing-suit flying. It's also hardware not just software. We spend the last year working out all the issues...

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One issue I have not seen addressed is focusing for different eyes. I can't read print up close without glasses......can the goggles' screen be focused to address this issue ? Thanks

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my trainging regime is strict. Solo's and 2 ways with me using stuff like this. I have a 2 way UHF VOXX setup as well, so this should compliment the whole thing. like jeb said, learn in 10 what would have taken 100.... a great idea and about bloody time !

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