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JSBSim Flight Dynamics Model

JSBSim is a multi-platform flight dynamics model. The FDM is essentially the physics/math model that defines the movement of an aircraft under the forces and moments applied to it using the various control mechanisms and from the forces of nature. JSBSim has no native graphics. It can be run by itself as a standalone program, taking input from a script file and various aircraft configuration files, or it can be run as an integrated part of a larger flight simulator implementation that includes a visual system. The most notable usage example is the FlightGear simulator. JSBSim models the aerodynamic forces and moments by the classic coefficient buildup method.

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  •  03 Feb 2007 18:35

    Release Notes: Among the most important changes is the addition of code to reduce landing gear jitter.

    •  16 Jan 2006 23:57

      Release Notes: This release adds a Turboprop engine (largely untested). There are some cleanups. This version is being integrated with FlightGear. There are additions and fixes to flight control.

      •  10 Aug 2005 13:41

        Release Notes: A server capability was added, so JSBSim can be run remotely over a socket. Additional flight control features were added.

        •  08 Dec 2004 00:33

          No changes have been submitted for this release.


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