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A low cost flight simulator using virtual reality tools

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3 Author(s)
Ilkay Yavrucuk ; Middle East Technical University, Turkey ; Eser Kubali ; Onur Tarimci

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.

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IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 4 )