What is a weight-shift-control aircraft?


The wings vary in size and amount of surface covering the underside.  A large wing for example 19 meters and single surface, meaning the underside is not covered, such as the wing pictured to the right, is a slow, easily maneuverable wing, very suitable for beginners.

A weight-shift-control aircraft is a vehicle, consisting of a carriage built for 1 or 2 occupants.  It is powered by an engine located behind the pilot and passenger.  A flexible wing and triangular control bar is attached to the carriage via a mast.  The triangular control bar is used to shift the weight of the carriage in order to steer, launch or land the vehicle.


An Aeroquest / Arrowquest Everest with a 503 Rotax engine mounted inverted.

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