Weight-shift control aircraft

[Ref. Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, FAA-H-8083-25B Page 5-13]

Weight-shift control aircraft control two axes (roll and pitch) by shifting the CG.

Weight-shift control aircraft is featured with an “A” frame suspended from the flexible wing attached to a three-wheeled carriage. The pilot has a horizontal bar (called a control bar) which is operated in roughly the same way hang glider pilots fly.

 

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