FS2004/FSX BrightStar Swift Hang Glider

PreviewBrightStar 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 f...

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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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.

BrightStar Swift Hang Glider

BrightStar Swift Hang Glider virtual cockpit

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The archive bswift.zip has 83 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
aircraft.cfg09.13.0810.81 kB
brightstar.air08.04.0812.45 kB
FILE_ID.diz09.09.081011 B
FS200409.14.080 B
cliff launch09.14.080 B
Pedra Bonita.FLT09.10.086.68 kB
Pedra Bonita.WX09.10.08183.41 kB
ramp scenery09.10.080 B
hang_glider_ramp.BGL08.25.089.21 kB
hang_glider_ramp.mdl08.25.089.01 kB
hang_glider_ramp.XML08.25.08497 B
Planks_a.bmp08.18.08257.05 kB
read me.txt09.10.08271 B
St hilaire hillstart n02.FLT09.10.086.41 kB
St hilaire hillstart n02.WX09.10.08182.88 kB
x read me x.txt09.10.08108 B
dll files09.09.080 B
FSSound.dll12.27.0013.00 kB
SOARRec.dll08.07.02111.50 kB
mr-gt3a.gau08.27.021.16 MB
read me.txt09.21.081.31 kB
Information09.21.080 B
BrightStar Swift polar.txt08.05.08805 B
BrightStar Swift VC.jpg09.09.0893.54 kB
Brightstar Swift.jpg09.09.0870.79 kB
mountain starts.txt09.10.08966 B
Swift-ref data.doc09.09.0886.00 kB
swift-ref data.txt09.10.085.64 kB
take-off.jpg09.21.0880.25 kB
Thumbs.db09.21.0832.00 kB
vario.jpg09.09.0857.01 kB
Model09.09.080 B
brightstar.mdl08.14.081.11 MB
Model.cfg04.08.0829 B
Panel09.14.080 B
autobrake07.12.080 B
brake.xml08.14.08220 B
Brightstar.cab09.09.08102.31 kB
keypad.bmp08.10.0865.05 kB
panel.cfg09.09.082.12 kB
Thumbs.db08.10.0837.50 kB
vario_body4.bmp08.08.0865.05 kB
read me.txt09.21.083.54 kB
Sound09.09.080 B
bright_flaps.wav07.03.06322.38 kB
bright_gear.WAV07.11.9710.15 kB
bright_gear2.wav07.26.08432.08 kB
canopy_damaged.wav07.30.02992.03 kB
down.wav05.12.0631.18 kB
grunt.wav06.08.0010.55 kB
snrigg.wav04.18.0167.93 kB
Snwind5.wav05.12.0626.25 kB
sound.cfg08.27.083.51 kB
stress.wav06.23.0343.15 kB
vup.wav08.14.088.25 kB
Walk.wav12.22.0010.43 kB
wind.wav07.28.08428.89 kB
wind01.wav08.06.08278.07 kB
xbo_jerk.wav08.11.00296.04 kB
xDG_wind01.wav05.12.06269.53 kB
xDG_wind02.wav05.12.06268.04 kB
xDG_wind03.wav05.12.06528.07 kB
xSmtouch3.wav04.18.0114.19 kB
st. Hilaire cliff launch(FSX)09.14.080 B
st hilaire launch .WX08.28.08182.93 kB
st hilaire launch.FLT08.28.088.61 kB
x read me x.txt09.09.0882 B
Texture09.09.080 B
cockpit_T.bmp07.25.081.00 MB
grp.bmp08.11.081.00 MB
legs.bmp08.03.081.00 MB
plaid.bmp04.14.08128.07 kB
quilt.bmp08.19.0617.05 kB
swift_pilot.bmp08.03.081.00 MB
swift_T.bmp12.15.071.33 MB
texture.cfg08.14.06137 B
thumbnail.jpg08.11.085.16 kB
Thumbs.db08.11.08120.00 kB
vario parts.bmp08.11.08256.07 kB
vc-pilot.bmp08.02.081.00 MB
Bright Star09.14.080 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
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my full nameThu, 18 Nov 2021 19:45:33 GMT

You guys gotta bring this into MSFS.

C SmithSun, 07 Jun 2020 12:59:02 GMT

Is it possible to get this for X-Plane? As well as other hang gliders and swift 3D.

fsxpilotSat, 13 Aug 2016 18:11:41 GMT

This is one of the best planes i have for FSX. It is extremely well modeled and done, like the guys running legs and even his jeans textures! The whole package is awesome and the saved flight is a god spot to glide around.

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