|Flylight flexwing model|
This aircraft model for Flight Simulator X (FSX) is based on a MotorFloater flexwing aicraft made by Flylight Airsports Ltd. The MotorFloater is a Single-Seat Deregulated (SSDR) lightweight
weightshift-controlled aircraft with a flexible wing, based on a
three-wheeled airframe (trike). For more details, a video, and specifications
of the real aircraft see the Flylight flexwing details.
Flight Simulator X for Windows is required; the model has been tested using the ‘Deluxe’ edition with and without the Acceleration package. It also works with the free trial version of FSX, available here.
The model runs quite well on a laptop (Intel Core 2 1.87 GHz) with
built-in graphics, but a machine with a separate graphics card will
usually give better results.
This aircraft model is freeware; copyright © Mike Cowlishaw 2012. You do not have permission to make any monetary gain from this model. Please see the ReadMe.txt file in the installation zipfile for the full licence.
If you have problems, try an internet search for ‘fsx aircraft
installation’ – there are numerous detailed tutorials, etc.
‘Flying’ the aircraft
‘Flying’ the aircraft
This is a work-in-progress; there are limitations:
Some graphics cards allow three-dimensional (3D) display either using
special monitors or on ordinary colour monitors. For the latter,
anaglyphic » display is used. Here are some examples.
Earlier versions of ths model can be accessed from the Flylight flexwing changes list.
The model as shipped includes retractable main gear, as found on the Flylight Dragonfly. By default this is not enabled as the trike models a fixed-gear MotorFloater. If you want to experiment with the retractable gear, there are two lines in the Aircraft.cfg file (in the Flylight MotorFloater directory) which start:
point.1=1, -1.645, 1.814, -3.461, ...
These should both be commented out (insert // at the start of each line).
Shortly below these should be two similar lines which start:
//point.1=1, -1.645, 1.814, -3.461, ...
Remove the comment notation (//) from both these lines. After reloading the aircraft or restarting FSX the gear should now raise or lower on pressing ‘G’.
|These web pages and the flexwing model were written by Mike Cowlishaw; please send me any corrections, suggestions, etc.|
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This page was last updated on 2013-02-04 by mfc.