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The standard Debian/Ubuntu repositories contain FlightGear 2.4 or 2.6.
 
The standard Debian/Ubuntu repositories contain FlightGear 2.4 or 2.6.
  
Flightgear 2.8 was available from getdeb.net (now discontinued, you can still use the mirrors).
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The latest edition of FlightGear is available from Launchp PPA (contributed by Saikrishna Arcot).
In this example for Ubuntu 12.04 precise, replace the codename as appropriate:
 
 
 
Add the key:
 
wget -q -O - http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/getdeb/ubuntu/dists/precise-getdeb/Release.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
 
 
 
Add to your ''/etc/apt.sources.list'':
 
deb http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/getdeb/ubuntu precise-getdeb games
 
deb-src http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/getdeb/ubuntu precise-getdeb games
 
  
 
Install flightgear:
 
Install flightgear:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/flightgear
 
  sudo apt-get update
 
  sudo apt-get update
 
  sudo apt-get install flightgear
 
  sudo apt-get install flightgear

Revision as of 17:18, 21 February 2014

FlightGear Flight Simulator.

See http://www.flightgear.org/

Installation

Debian/Ubuntu

The standard Debian/Ubuntu repositories contain FlightGear 2.4 or 2.6.

The latest edition of FlightGear is available from Launchp PPA (contributed by Saikrishna Arcot).

Install flightgear:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/flightgear
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flightgear

From source

A great page to read in case you want to install Flightgear from source can be found here

Adding Paparazzi models

There are a few new models that come with paparazzi:

  • mikrokopter.xml quadrotor frame
  • hexa.xml hexacopter
  • simple_bipe.xml biplane/quadrotor hybrid (transitioning vehicle)

To make them available in flightgear, make a link from /usr/share/games/flightgear/Models/Aircraft/paparazzi to <paparazzi_dir>/conf/simulator/flightgear/

sudo ln -s $PAPARAZZI_SRC/conf/simulator/flightgear/ /usr/share/games/flightgear/Models/Aircraft/paparazzi

Using FlightGear for Visualization

For Flight Gear visualization of the simulation, version 2.6 or greater is best. If you wish to use version 2.4 or lower, you must add the following to the firmware section of your airframe file:

File: conf/airframes/myplane.xml
  <firmware name="fixedwing or rotorcraft">
     ...
     <define name="FG_2_4" value="1"/>
     ...
  </firmware>
  • Launch Flight Gear with the following command:
fgfs --fdm=null --native-gui=socket,in,30,,5501,udp

or to e.g. use the mikrokopter quadrotor model:

fgfs --fdm=null --native-gui=socket,in,30,,5501,udp --prop:/sim/model/path=Models/Aircraft/paparazzi/mikrokopter.xml