I have been playing around with HITL simulation. I got it working using FlightGear 3.0 on Linux, but some things are unclear to me, so I thought I start a thread about it.
First, what should be configured on the FC? FlightGear seems to start with a Cesna by default. Does this mean I have to configure the FC as fixed wing? Or is it possible to e.g. configure the FC for a quadcopter and have FlightGear simulate a quadcopter?
Second, if I enable, e.g., simulated GPS messages in the HiTL configuration, do I need to enable the corresponding module on the FC?
Third, is it possible to use my RC transmitter connected to the FC to control the simulation? There is an option to map transmitter commands from the hardware to the simulator, but this doesn't seem to have an effect.
I think HITL is a really cool feature and it could be very useful for development. Especially for someone like me who lives in a city where it is "difficult" to fly without traveling far