This form can be used to create aircraft configuration files for use with the JSBSim Flight Dynamics Model, the default FDM for the FlightGear, Outerra and OpenEaagles (etc.) flight simulators. The configuration file format produced using this utility is version 2.0, and is incompatable with older formats because of an extensive overhaul of JSBSim's XML code that occured in December of 2004.
You will need at least two files for a complete configuration, an aircraft file containing information on the aircraft's mass properties, propulsion, flight control, aerodynamic properties, etc., an engine file describing the engine(s), and in the case of a propeller-driven aircraft you will need a prop file. Aeromatic will generate plausible configuration files for your aircraft using some simplifying assumptions. Note that Aeromatic allows only one type of engine to be defined per aircraft. If you want to mix engine types you'll have to make the necessary changes by hand. Also note that all turbine, turboprop and rocket engines use the default "direct" thruster.
Note: After a configuration file has been generated and is displayed in your browser, you should select (via the menu) "View Source". This is needed because when viewing aircraft configuration files (for instance), some formatting is performed for web browser viewing, but if the file is saved in that format it will not work. The source for the page needs to be viewed, and the file saved with a '.xml' extension.
For more detailed instructions see the How-to
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