A Low Cost Flight Simulator Using Virtual Reality Tools

YAVRUCUK İ., Kubali E., Tarimci O.

IEEE AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS MAGAZINE, vol.26, no.4, pp.10-14, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


A helicopter simulator is built using Head-Mount-Displays (HMD) and Data Gloves with trackers to test the viability of virtual reality tools in low-cost flight simulation. The simulator uses FlightGear as its simulation environment and an in-house developed UH-1H helicopter flight dynamics model. Running several clone simulations on different computers allowed stereo imaging on the HMD and instructor station applications. Data Gloves with trackers enabled interaction with the virtual cockpit.