Coordinate Systems for Display
The Aerospace Toolbox software lets you use FlightGear coordinates for rendering motion.
FlightGear is an open-source, third-party flight simulator with an interface supported by the Aerospace Toolbox product.
Flight Simulator Interface Example discusses the toolbox interface to FlightGear.
See the FlightGear documentation at www.flightgear.org for complete information about this flight simulator.
The FlightGear coordinates form a special body-fixed system,
rotated from the standard body coordinate system about the
by -180 degrees:
x-axis is positive toward the back of the vehicle.
y-axis is positive toward the right of the vehicle.
z-axis is positive upward, e.g., wheels typically have the lowest