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Parachutist model as of April 2016
The parachutist is a free-fall skydiver model. It was created by Creare (an RD company in Hanover, New Hampshire), with funding by the US Army, as to model and simulate the results from its Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) toolkit for analyzing jumpers and their equipment. In April 2016, it was added to FGAddon.
The parachutist has two separate FDMs in one package which are both active when the parachute is deployed. With this combination you can now start a free fall descent at 12,500 feet, manoeuvre your way down to about 2,000-2,500 feet, deploy the parachute with the ⇧ Shift+d key and then glide your way down. At about 50 feet, pull down full to slow down the descent and gently touch the ground. A possible next step which has been suggested is to include the Walker model.
|F1||Toggle configuration dialog|
|F2||Toggle posing dialog|
|⇧ Shift+d||Deploy chute|
|⇧ Shift+s||Toggle smoke|
- Olson, Curtis L. (February 7, 2012). Sky Diving Visualization. Published by FlightGear website. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
Wingsuit flight dynamics
- Nyberg, Karl. Flow Analysis of Apache Wingsuit (April 13, 2020). Retrieved April 13, 2020.
- Raffaello D’Andrea; Mathias Wyss and Markus Waibe. Challenges For Control Research Compilation (PDF), pages 1-2. Published by IEEE Control Systems Society. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
- Geoffrey Robson; Raffaello D’Andrea (August 2010). Longitudinal Stability Analysis of a Jet-Powered Wingsuit (PDF). Published by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. Retrieved April 13, 2020.