User:Johan G/Howto:Create an aircraft

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You're here because you've seen what FlightGear can do, and you want to create a new aircraft. Here's a primer on how the process works.

What's needed to create an aircraft?

There are several parts to a FlightGear aircraft. There's the visuals --- the 3D model, the associated sounds, and the cockpit; and there's the flight dynamics model, also known as the FDM, and the aircraft's mechanical systems (electrical, vacuum, static and pitot, etc.) These parts, while they may appear connected, are completely separate and interface with each other mainly through the property tree.