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asked 2014-03-02 13:46:24 -0500

Akm gravatar image

Hi, Are there any airplane models that are available for simulation? Where can I find such models? I am looking for a very basic airplane model, something on which I can mount a camera and fly. Thanks

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answered 2014-03-03 10:07:16 -0500

Stefan Kohlbrecher gravatar image

updated 2014-03-03 10:08:00 -0500

While hector_quadrotor of course is awesome :D, there actually has been some work on simulating airplanes in Gazebo. See gazebo pull request 905 on Bitbucket and a video uploaded by John @hsu. Hope he chimes in with some info on when (and if) we can expect full integration with Gazebo.

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Need unit tests, going to try and make that happen before the 3/7 gazebo 3.0 code freeze deadline.

hsu gravatar imagehsu ( 2014-03-03 10:25:32 -0500 )edit

Thank you so much for the info. Will wait for the new release

Akm gravatar imageAkm ( 2014-03-03 21:21:36 -0500 )edit

ohh thats nice D

evilBiber gravatar imageevilBiber ( 2014-03-04 10:32:04 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-03-03 02:25:02 -0500


I have never seen an airplane but quadrotos. If you want to use ros you can try those hector_quadrotor

generally using flying robots in gazebo is a bit tricky because you have no real model for air... So using a flying robot in the physic simulation is allways "faked"...

the quadrotor packages have launch files with an attached camera/kinnect... and you can use a pad to teleop the robot(if you want to...)

I hope this helps...

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Thanks.. I will go through the quad-rotor model. It will surely be helpful to design the plane.

Akm gravatar imageAkm ( 2014-03-03 21:18:41 -0500 )edit

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