Airwave Xtreme 150
|Author(s)||Michael Selig, Captain Slug, D-NXKT|
|FDM||JSBSim / UIUC|
Recommended flying sites
A very beautiful site is the real life hang gliding launch "Seegrube" which is located near LOWI (--lon=11.379070 --lat=47.306263 --heading=155 --on-ground). Choose 15kt wind from 180deg for all altitudes and soar up to the summits.
A more challenging flight is "Fort Funston" near KSFO. It's a famous hang gliding site located at the coast with an altitude difference of only (250ft). Unfortunately directly at "Fort Funston" the FlightGear terrain is too smeared to produce sufficient ridge lift but a little bit further south (--lon=-122.4942234 --lat=37.6980674 --heading=270 --on-ground) ridge lift works perfectly. Choose wind with 20kt from 270deg. Be careful with the angle of attack on ground. Turn left after launch and fly very close to the cliff. Play with the performance settings to explore their influence on sink rate and wind-penetration.
A nice flight with the Airwave Xtreme