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I am searching for a manual on how to build a paragliding simulator, where you can practice controlling the paraglider. My idea of the project is that you sit in a paraglider seat and you can experience the behaviour of the seat in a flight.

If you have any references to already built projects, it would be awesome.

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The popular simulator X-Plane allows you to build your own aircraft models it looks like some people have built paraglider models that you may want to take a look at. As for controls you can build all kinds of custom interfaces to simulate the controls of a paraglider but it will take some work.

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  • $\begingroup$ For the sake of completeness, you may add that custom output interfaces would need to be employed, in order to experience the behavior of the seat. (Tilting the seat, and the image, etc). $\endgroup$ Aug 6, 2018 at 16:35
  • $\begingroup$ Hey Dave thank your very much for your good suggestion. Do you know somehting about an real life steering seat. Like what they build here, I am searching right now for similar projects like this: usppa.org/schools-training/… $\endgroup$
    – LeSchwambo
    Aug 7, 2018 at 8:10
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Here is an operational paragliding simulator (located in Amsterdam, Netherlands) that may serve as an example: https://flightcoach.nl/en/services/vrsim/ It did not yet exist when the question was asked.

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    – Ralph J
    Sep 7 at 14:16
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Yes. The game Paragliding Sim is currently on version 4.1. It is available on Windows, Linux and Mac.

The most realistic paragliding sim ever made!

The wings are softbody, meaning they can flex and twist!

Fly cross coutry, ridge soar or speed fly the terrain with any glider of your choice. This simulator includes dynamic wind (ridge lift, lee side rotor) as well as thermals which are most likely found on the sunny faces of the terrain.

Recently updated with anabatic (sunny slope) winds!

Now has paramotors!

In the future I plan to add:

  • Hang Gliders
  • Fixed Wing Aircraft
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    $\begingroup$ The stated question isn't about a simulator on a computer screen, but using actual hardware; I don't believe this post actually answers the question as asked. $\endgroup$
    – Ralph J
    Feb 5 at 7:12
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    $\begingroup$ Fair enough. But I think it would be better than the alternatives if you build a hardware to go with it. $\endgroup$ Feb 5 at 13:47

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