Mainair Flash 2 Alpha
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Flash2a on a cross-country flight
|Type||Hang glider, Ultralight aircraft, Ultralight trike|
|Propulsion||Piston aicraft, Single-engine aircraft|
The Mainair Flash 2 Alpha is an ultralight flex-wing aircraft with the engine and propeller mounted behind the tricycle unit which has provision for two occupants. It is powered by a 2-cylinder piston engine.
The FlightGear model is, like the real plane, weightshift controlled.
Feel the limited controllability but high aerodynamic stability compared to conventional three axis controlled aircraft. You can conveniently adjust the weight via the Weight and Balance-GUI. This allows simulating single-seated flights as well as flights with a passenger or different fuel capacity.
It is possible to simulate dangerous flight conditions like tumbling. In order to save your 'virtual life' the Flash 2 Alpha is equipped with an emergency parachute. It is highly recommended to make sure, how to release the parachute, prior testing off-design flight conditions (aerobatics)!
The Flash 2 Alpha can also be used for aerotowing hang gliders.
Learn more about:
- The weightshift-controlled microlight aeroplane(PDF)
- The 'tumble' departure mode in weightshift-controlled microlight aircraft(PDF)
- Video of a fatal tumble accident(youtube)