|This article is a stub. You can help the wiki by|
There are several different ways to interface FlightGear to either feed FlightGear with data, get data from FlightGear or both.
There could be many different reasons to interface FlightGear, for example:
- Using an external FDM
- Feeding FlightGear properties when using FlightGear for visualization
- Interfacing FlightGear with external hardware, for example a home built autopilot control panel
See Generic protocol for the main article about this subject.
Using a generic protocol you can use either an existing protocol or a protocol custom made for your need. The protocols are defined in property list XML files, and can both be used for reading from or to a file and to communicate through a serial connection.
See Property Tree/Sockets for the main article about this subject.
This uses a native protocol primarily when communicating with an external FDM.
See Telnet usage for the main article about this subject.
FlightGear can be given command line arguments that will start FlightGear with a telnet server,
There is an interactive mode with a handful of commands that can be used for interacting with FlightGear's property tree and a data mode for connecting to FlightGear through a socket.
- Howto:Build your own procedure trainer
- FlightGear I/O Considerations
- Professional and educational FlightGear users
- Property tree
- Howto:Use Arduino with FlightGear