FSX /FS2004 BrightStar Swift
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BrightStar Swift for FSX and FS2004
The SWIFT, for SWept Wing with Inboard Flap for Trim, was designed by a team at Stanford University led by Dr. Ilan Kroo, and developed through a collaborative effort with BrightStar Gliders as a high performance foot-launched sailplane, Although it is a fully-cantilevered rigid wing with aerodynamic controls and flaps, it weighs only about 100 lbs and is easily transported on the top of a car.
Almost doubling the performance of conventional hang gliders at the time it was introduced,it dominated several competitions and was subsequently allowed to compete only in a separate class. Many pilots have flown the SWIFT for 100-200 miles.
BrightStar originally manufactured SWIFTs in the U.S. but subsequently sold the licence to the Belgian company Aeriane
This model made with g-Max features full aircraft animations and a running pilot during landing and take-off,detailed VC cockpit and custom built gauges.
By David Rowberry
Posted 2008-09-23 06:46:01 by David Rowberry