AMRC helps hang glider design take ‘first step forward’ in years

Hang glider design could take its first significant step forward in two decades, thanks to a collaboration between the UK’s only manufacturer of the aircraft and the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

Peak District-based Avian Hang Gliders approached the AMRC for help in developing a precise 3D model of the wing, which could be fed back into analysis to lead to a more aerodynamically optimised design.