Mainair Flash 2 Alpha

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Mainair Flash 2 Alpha
Flash2a in Air2.png
Flash2a on a cross-country flight
Flash2a on a cross-country flight
Type Hang glider, Ultralight aircraft, Ultralight trike
Propulsion Piston aicraft, Single-engine aircraft
Manufacturer Mainair
  • Stuart Buchanan
  • D-NXKT
--aircraft= flash2a
Status Early production
 FDM Stars-3.png
 Systems Stars-4.png
 Cockpit Stars-4.png
 Model Stars-4.png
 Website The website for the Mainair Flash 2 Alpha developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Mainair Flash 2 Alpha.
Download Download the Mainair Flash 2 Alpha aircraft package for the current stable release (2018.2).
License GPLv2+

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.

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