HIL Simulation Pixhawk

Hey Guys,

I have a problem.

I want to do a Hil simulation with my pixhawk, but it doesn't work.

I followed these steps: http://plane.ardupilot.com/wiki/flightgear/

But the first failure which occurs, that it's not possible to install the v2.68 for hil planes.


I'm using the MP 1.2.84, that's because it's the only MissonPlanner which creates me a map.

Even the new APMPlanner 2.0 (RC3) creates me a map neither.

Has anyone an idea what this is all about?

Best wishes and happy flying.


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  • I am having the same problem, have you had any luck?

    • Hey Daniel,

      unfortunately I have to say no.

      But I figure out that there is no Simulation firmware for the pixhawk like the Hil firmware for the APM.

      I read also some other forums, and in these it says that the HIl simulation works fine with the QGroundControl.


      I haven't tested it, because I'm waiting for a solution so that I can use the MissionPlanner..

      Stay in contact 'bout this issue



      • hi,I am a Chinese student,I am using Pixhawk with Mission Planner 1.2.84 and FlightGear to HIL.but I failed.
        I don't know whether it's a version of the problem or Pixhawk can't do the HIL,hope for your response,THX

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