The Hang Gliding Files – MSFS 2020

To make hang gliding possible in MSFS 2020, we have used a combination of modding tools, custom physics, and creative design. We have created a hang glider model that can be used anywhere in the game, and we have modified the flight dynamics to simulate the effects of wind, thermals, and gravity on the glider. We have also added a realistic cockpit view with a variometer and in the future a flight computer. To make the experience more immersive, we have added custom sounds and animations for the pilot and the glider. We have also created some custom scenarios and challenges that let you explore the beautiful landscapes of MSFS 2020 from a hang glider’s perspective.

Flying a hang glider in MSFS 2020 is a thrilling and rewarding experience that requires skill and patience. You can choose to fly in different weather conditions, from calm and sunny to stormy and windy. You can also select different locations, from mountains and valleys to islands and coastlines. You can fly solo or with other players online, and someday you can compete in races, time trials, or acrobatic challenges. You can also just relax and enjoy the scenery, watching the clouds, the birds, and the sunsets. No matter what you choose to do, you will feel the exhilaration of flying a hang glider in a realistic and beautiful virtual world.

One of the most amazing features of MSFS 2020 is its support for VR, or virtual reality. VR allows you to experience the game in a more immersive and realistic way, as if you were actually sitting in the cockpit of your aircraft. You can look around, lean forward, and feel the depth and scale of the world around you1To use VR in MSFS 2020, you need a compatible VR headset, such as a Windows Mixed Reality headset, an Oculus headset, a Valve headset, or an HTC headset2You also need to launch your VR headset application (OpenXR) and activate VR in the game settings3. Once you do that, you can enjoy flying a hang glider in VR and feel the thrill of soaring through the skies like never before.

Before you can fly a hang glider in MSFS 2020, you need to make sure your PC and accessories meet the game’s requirements. Depending on your desired settings and resolution, you may need a different level of hardware. Here are the three tiers of system requirements and what they mean for your hang gliding experience:

  • Minimum Spec: This is the bare minimum you need to run the game at low settings and 720p resolution. You will be able to fly a hang glider, but the graphics and performance may not be very smooth or realistic.
  • Recommended Spec: This is the optimal level you need to run the game at high settings and 1080p resolution. You will enjoy a more immersive and detailed hang gliding experience, with better graphics and performance.
  • Ideal Spec: This is the ultimate level you need to run the game at ultra settings and 4K resolution. You will experience the most stunning and realistic hang gliding experience possible, with amazing graphics and performance.

To see the specific specifications for each tier, check out the table below:

Minimum SpecRecommended SpecIdeal Spec
CPUAMD Ryzen 3 1200
Intel i5-4460
Ryzen 5 1500X
Intel i5-8400
AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X
Intel i7-9800X
GPURadeon RX 570
Nvidia GTX 770
Radeon RX 590
Nvidia GTX 970
Radeon VII
Nvidia RTX 2080
Storage150 GB HDD150 GB HDD150 GB SSD
Bandwidth5 Mbps20 Mbps50 Mbps

Besides a good PC, you also need some accessories to enhance your hang gliding experience. Here are the essential accessories you need:

  • VR headset: This is what will make you feel like you are actually flying a hang glider in a realistic virtual world. You need a VR headset that is compatible with MSFS 2020, such as a Windows Mixed Reality headset, an Oculus headset, a Valve headset, or an HTC headset.
  • Flight controller: This is what will let you control your hang glider with ease and precision. You need a joystick or a yoke to steer your hang glider, and optionally a throttle and rudder pedals for more realism. You can also use a keyboard and mouse, but they are not as intuitive or immersive as a flight controller.
  • Headphones or speakers: This is what will let you hear the sounds of the wind and the environment. You need a good pair of headphones or speakers to enjoy the realistic sounds of MSFS 2020 and feel the thrill of hang gliding.

With these hardware and accessories, you are ready to fly a hang glider in MSFS 2020 and have an amazing time.