The Ardupilot FG Control for the Flight Gear Simulator

The ArduFGControl is a PC application which allows you to test and tune your Ardupilot CPU board with the Flight Gear Simulator. FlightGear is a free and an open source flight simulator developped by Curtis Olson. The ArduFGControl is a gateway between the Ardupilot board through the FTDI cable (com port) with FlightGear through the network UDP ports. The FlightGear model used here is a Rascal 110
So, with this application you may test at home your Ardupilot during this cold winter...

The full software can be downloaded at :

Tested on Windows Vista SP2 on Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T250 @2.00 Ghz ( perf ind: 4.8 )

Have fun,
Jean-Louis Naudin

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Comment by Rana on March 4, 2010 at 3:58am
Comment by Darren on March 6, 2010 at 3:19pm
With the rascal, I'm getting an awful amount of oscilations back and forth during route to waypoint. completely overshooting the bearing each time... Is this normal?
Comment by Recmaster on April 28, 2010 at 11:40am

I try to use this configuration:
And I have some problems
1. Should I change a code at ArduFlight v2.4.7 for this config?
2. Then I download code only "power" led on and "status" is flashing. Is it a normal?
(At your pic Mux led is on)
3. If I push "Reset" bottom only power is on. Is it a normal? Condition described at 2 happend only after power off/on.
4. If I push "Reset" with running ArduFGControl program crashed.
Comment by Recmaster on April 28, 2010 at 11:45am
What is a sequence of running programs?
Comment by Recmaster on April 28, 2010 at 11:58am
6 Should I press some bottom at FlyGear to start?
Comment by Hyon Lim on May 6, 2010 at 6:33am
Where is the source code of ArduFGControl?
Comment by UFO-MAN on July 29, 2010 at 7:29am
Hi. Congrats on the nice HIL simulation!

I would like to look at the possibility of using some of your integration code to make code that can enable us to use Flightgear HIL with MatrixPilot. I think Flightgears aeromodels (that are based on JBSSim) are much better suited to model aircraft simulation compared to the Blade Element theory models implemented in X-plane. X-plane's blade element theory implementation isnt meant top be used for small aircraft and large simulation inaccuracies occur.

Are you planning to release the source code or has it already been released?
Comment by Swaroop Hangal on January 19, 2012 at 1:35am

Hi Jean-Louis,

Nice work on the HILS sim.

I wanted to know the data(or the variables) being sent to FGFS from ArduFGcontrol on  port 5600 & What is being read on port 5700.

Also, wanted to know if you going to open source your code..



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