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This simulator hoists a person up via a hang glider harness with a fan blowing in his face and some VR goggles on his head. The project website is disappointingly light on detail, but it looks like it might be fun to try. What would really be killer, and I don’t get the sense that the project works this way, would be for the crane to alter the person’s pitch and yaw while simultaneously adjusting the Google Earth Flight Simulator feed. It looks like the crane is operated manually and the person shifts his weight to tilt the wings and thereby control the Wiimote.

John Baichtal

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  1. Bob A. says:

    Iron Man wouldn’t feel a breeze on his face.

  2. jktechwriter says:

    His posture when flying also doesn’t look comfortable at all… he’s having to bend his neck in such a way that his face it’s like looking straight up… not bad for a few seconds, but after a bit it’ll become painful or at least annoying.

  3. RocketGuy says:

    I was surprised to see that they were using a trike for the fan. Being tied down and stationary probably isn’t great for motor cooling, but I guess it got enough air movement from the prop to keep from melting down.

    Looks like a winged trike (as opposed to a PPG trike).

    I have to admit, I’d want some head support for face-forward flying. Hang glider pilots do it all the time, so eventually your neck muscles must strengthen…

    Any Hang-2+’s able to comment?

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