FlightGear Flight Simulator Aircraft Models


Photo credits
Compiled by Michael S. Selig

UIUC Applied Aerodynamics Group
Dept of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Last update 12/28/02 Changes


In the interest of generating more aircraft models for use in the FlightGear flight simulator (FGFS), this web page has been created. Listed below are several aircraft that were originally developed for use with Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS FS98/FS2000). Fortunately, FGFS can render this format and hence many MSFS models are candidates for development in FlightGear. The list below includes MSFS aircraft that have been released under the GNU GPL by their authors. Thus, these aircraft together with yet-to-be developed flight models can be distributed freely with FlightGear.

As mentioned, in order to "fly" these aircraft inside FlightGear, a flight model must be developed. Details on that subject go beyond the scope of this webpage. For more info, see the FlightGear website.

A couple of caveats are in order. First, some of the aircraft below were originally designed to have moving parts in MSFS (e.g. control surfaces and retractable landing gear). Depending on the particular aircraft model, in FGFS these models with movable parts might have, say, the flaps deployed or only front landing gear shown. Second, sometimes the textures might not be properly placed or they may be inverted (i.e. a mirror image). These flaws should in no way reflect on their quality and suitability for MSFS for which they were originally intended. When there are file format issues, with some finesse they can be fixed for proper use with FGFS. In viewing the models below, some of these issues can be seen. All images were taken by loading the model files into FGFS and taking a screen grab, hence they have been tested.

Finally, these models below do not include the cockpit panel views in a format readily usable in FlightGear. Also, the GPL has been granted for files related to the external models (what is seen below) and it does not apply to other parts of the zip files, e.g. sound files (because permission to use such files was not requested). Permission to use files other than those related to the external view under the GPL should be specifically requested of the original author. If permission is granted, please let me know and I can update this webpage.

If these files are distrubuted with FlightGear under the GPL, be sure to include a README file that makes mention of being granted permission to include them under the GPL (sometimes perhaps contrary to the original README file included in the zip file below, which is the one for use with MSFS). Also, include only those files that are GPL'd.

A Few Links


Models by AF Scrub (af_scrubbypc@hotmail.com): "WWI Belgian Collection"

Sopwith Camel

Belgian-Camel.zip
Currently flying and included with FlightGear (flies with the command fgfs --aircraft=sopwithCamel-v1-nl-uiuc-set.xml).

Hanriot H.D.1

Belgian-H-D1.zip

Nieuport 17 (one gun)

Belgian-Nieuport17.zip

Nieuport 17 (two guns)

Belgian-Nieu17.2guns.zip

Spad VII

Belgian-Spad-VII.zip

Spad XIII

Belgian-Spad-XIII.zip


Models by Captain Slug (CaptainSlg@aol.com)

Airwave Xtreme 150 hang glider

Hgldr.zip
Currently flying and included with FlightGear (flies with the command fgfs --aircraft=airwaveXtreme150-v1-nl-uiuc-set.xml).

Bell AH-1S SuperCobra

AH1S_CS.zip

Bede BD10 Falcon

BD10_CS.zip

Sikorsky UH-60 BlackHawk

BH_CS.zip

Cessna 180

C180W_CS.zip

Citation Jet

CJ1_CS.zip

Falcon 900EX

DF900EX_CS.zip

EAPL Eagle X-TS

EagleXTS.zip

Embraer EMB-120

EMB120_CS.zip

Glastar

Glastar_2.zip

Gulfstream V

GV_100.zip

Kaman K-Max

Kmax_CS.zip

Learjet 23

Lear23_CS.zip

ME 163

Me163_98.zip

F117 Nighthawk

NightHawk_CS.zip

B-2 Spirit

Nrtb2_CS.zip

Schweitzer 2-33

Schweizer_2-33.zip

Tango 2

T2_CS.zip

T-38 Talon

T38_Aggressor.zip

T-6 Texan

T6Texan2.zip

De Havilland Venom Mk4

Vnm4_98.zip
Vnm4_CFS.zip

Beech Duchess B76

Duchess-B76.zip

T-2 Buckeye

T2BE_CS.zip


Models by Chuck Dome (cdome@cfl.rr.com)
http://www.fs2000.org/dome/

Beech 99

beech_99.zip
Currently flying and included with FlightGear (flies with the command fgfs --aircraft=beech99-v1-uiuc-set.xml).

Beech Super King Air 350

98shrk.zip

Beechcraft Beechjet 400

bj400.zip

Beechcraft Beechjet 400

bj400a.zip

F-16

f16fal.zip

Learjet 31

lear31cd.zip

Piper Cheyenne III

pipch3.zip

Beechcraft Super King Air 350

ska350.zip

Beechcraft Super King Air 350

ska350m.zip


Models by Jason Terry (red_ace1@yahoo.com)
http://simviation.com/aeroworks/

CAP 232

cap232_g.zip

Christen Eagle

cr_eagle.zip

Christen Eagle ("Dark Eagle")

dk_eagle.zip


Models by Roland Stuck

ASW-20

asw20.zip
Currently flying and included with FlightGear (flies with the command fgfs --aircraft=asw20-v1-nl-uiuc-set.xml).


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