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Controlling a plane from outside of simulator

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Hi, I don't know the right place so asked here.
(Please dear admin move to good position if possible).

I am started working on RC plane flight control program and found that testing on a simulator is much easier and cheaper.
I've searched and found simulators like FlightGear and FSX but the fact is a lot of effort needs to this programs ready for my problem.
So I decided to ask about them before using.

What is best simulator that meet the following requirements:
- Accessing to a GPS sensor to know the plane location in its world
- Controlling the plane (yaw, pitch, roll, etc)
- Simple (I'm not fan of airplane huge details and fantastic airports)

Thanks a lot.
Sorry about my terrible english.
 

Paul Domingue

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There are a couple of good RC simulators available on the internet. Why would you need a GPS? Are you thinking about drones which is not the same as RC aircraft.
 
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Hi
Need more info on what your trying to do :)
Ive used fs9/fsx before as a R/C sim..whilst it has real world terrain and with skill you can design any senerio you like,but it doesn't scale down well..
Have you looked at real flight? www.realflight.com
havn't used it in years but they have a drone ver out now...no idea if it has gps
 
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I have a nephew who wished he'd put a GPS in an RC device...

That's a fantastic work. Does he done any work?

Hi
Need more info on what your trying to do :)
Ive used fs9/fsx before as a R/C sim..whilst it has real world terrain and with skill you can design any senerio you like,but it doesn't scale down well..
Have you looked at real flight? www.realflight.com
havn't used it in years but they have a drone ver out now...no idea if it has gps

Ah, I don't know, what are you want to know exactly?
We are a team, my friends work on the electric part (servo, connection etc), I'm working on this flight program and modeling final plane.
I've speak with RealFlight support team before. It's a beautiful one but they don't provide any SDK for their simulator.
 

hairyspin

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If my nephew had got a GPS in his tricopter he might not have lost the thing, but alas...
 

F747fly

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If my nephew had got a GPS in his tricopter he might not have lost the thing, but alas...

Is this like the Tricopter that is pursuit of the Greek god Icarus flew ever higher and higher untill it was beyond the reach of the eye. Then, after pressing all buttons again, it didn't return... that lost Tricopter of mine. (to stick with a bit of rime in a post)
 
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Hmmmm i thought you might be looking at a sim to practice on....
now Im thinking you need a flight program to set up a the actual flight ?
Maybe you need something like this http://www.dji.com/product/naza-m-v2?www=v1
You can program the unit with basic gps coords and it will fly the coords... I have no idea if the unit can transmit the gps location. but assume it does as there is an optional HUD module, then its just a matter of running those coords through something like google maps ect
Maybe pop over here...as bound to be someone thats already done it
http://www.rcgroups.com/aircraft-electric-fpv-861/
http://www.rcgroups.com/aircraft-electric-multirotors-790/
 
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Hmmmm i thought you might be looking at a sim to practice on....
now Im thinking you need a flight program to set up a the actual flight ?
Maybe you need something like this http://www.dji.com/product/naza-m-v2?www=v1
You can program the unit with basic gps coords and it will fly the coords... I have no idea if the unit can transmit the gps location. but assume it does as there is an optional HUD module, then its just a matter of running those coords through something like google maps ect
Maybe pop over here...as bound to be someone thats already done it
http://www.rcgroups.com/aircraft-electric-fpv-861/
http://www.rcgroups.com/aircraft-electric-multirotors-790/

Yeah, but at final. For now I looking for a simulator to start programming and testing.
And no, we are working on a airplane model not a multi rotor. I think controlling an airplane through an AI program is much harder.
 
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Not really pretty much the same....You might enjoy this video/doco, its a local comp they have for UAV
 
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