A Head Start to HG Flight Simulator training <-Click this line for the ALL-IMPORTANT full text for this drawing, seen below...
(Uses steel ring or bicycle rim in the support cable)
A Head Start to HG Flight Simulator training <-Click this line for the ALL-IMPORTANT full text for this picture and video, seen below...
Mantis Simulator Video Screenshot:
This is an example of an excellent full-featured simulator being used by the Torrey Hawks Hang Gliding Club at the 2009 Kick Gas Festival in San Diego. This simulator has a rigid frame which can be disassembled and carried on most hang glider roof racks. It features a fully articulated swivel (possibly from a trike?) that provides full pitch and roll control. The mounting harware will accept most any glider with round downtubes. This photo shows a "mini glider", but it will accept a full-sized glider as well.
The support frame for any HG Simulator can be a conventional hydraulic engine hoist, with the beam ending in a trike attachment which attaches to the keel, or a ball swivel assembly, as seen in the Mantis video.
http://www.hangsim.com/mf/ (download page below)
http://www.qualitysimulations.com/mf/download.php ....the HangSim/ Microflight Demo (free) runs in 5-minute segments, with keyboard or joystick. Re-starting the demo lets you resume (continue) the same flight, if desired. Press [PageUP] fast and repeatedly, to gain altitude at first.