Monday, April 25, 2011

Flightgear and Tx/Rx system

In the previous article the Flightgear's aircraft controlled using external program and in another article the Tx/Rx system connected to computer using Arduino. Today we will use those knowledges to connect Tx/Rx to Flightgear. Download the project from github and do the following steps.
1)Copy protocol files from Protocol/ to C:\Program Files (x86)\FlightGear\data\Protocol\
2)Compile and upload Rxreader/Rxreader.pde to the Arduino.
3)Connect Receiver to the Arduino
4)Run the C# program and connect to the Arduino and click to calibrate (this determines min-max values). When min-max values determined, finish the calibration.
5)Run Flightgear with the following arguments.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\FlightGear\bin\Win32\fgfs" ^
 "--fg-root=C:\Program Files (x86)\FlightGear\data" ^
 "--aircraft=Malolo1" ^
 "--generic=socket,out,10,,49001,udp,outputprotocol" ^
 "--generic=socket,in,10,,49000,udp,inputprotocol" ^
6) Connect to Arduino, and connect the input and the output to Flightgear.
7)Try do not crash the airplane :)
That's all.

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