How to add a non emulated quad/plane/SITL?

This sounds like a really stupid question. But so far I can't find any option that can do this (see screenshot below):


The only 2 options are emu-copter and emu-plane. While I have an APM sitl running on tcp:localhost:5760 which is never detected by UGCS. Can some one tell me how to add it in the first place?

Thanks a lot for your help.

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  • Yeah, by default qGCS listen to udp:localhost:14550. You have 2 options:

    1. add a vehicle to tcp5760

    2. use MAVProxy to direct tcp5760 to udp14550, setting master=tcp... outs=udp...

    the above applies to APMSITL, jmavsim should be something similar

  • Does anyone know how to do this in jmavsim SITL on qGroundControl ?

    Thanx in advance!

  • Hi,

    You should add this two lines to vsm-ardupilot.conf and restart Ardupilot VSM
    vehicle.ardupilot.tcp.1.address = 
    vehicle.ardupilot.tcp.1.tcp_port = 5762
  • Dear Peng,

    Please see APM connection manual:

    Do not forget to run the required VSM (in the system tray).

    Please, write to me or is it works for you or not.

    Best regards, Sergey Zuev
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