Dead Simple Human Powered Airplane
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|Type||Aircraft, Experimental aircraft, Civil aircraft, Ultralight aircraft|
|Configuration||Monoplane aircraft, High wing aircraft|
|Manufacturer||DaSH PA Project|
|Status||Not set yet|
The Dead Simple Human Powered Airplane v5 (DaSH PA v5) is a cycling powered single propeller craft created by a project led by Alex Proudfoot. The DaSH PA project uses this Flightgear craft to train pilots.
Excerpt from the readme (early 2020):
The DaSH PA v5 has well-modelled aerodynamics (from AVL and XROTOR), good estimates of mass and inertias, and a few moving parts.
This is an extremely large (109ft wingspan) and light (90lb empty weight) airplane. Recommend flying in low winds, unless you want achallenge. Try initializing your flight at ~100ft AGL, or with sufficient airspeed to maintain wings-level. Once your tip drags on the runway, it's hard to get flying again without wire-men.