How can i open wind mode on gazebo 7 ? Without wind, my simulated fixed-wing aircraft does not glide.

I found an sdf file like this and tried to add the wind plugin to my sdf file but it didn't work.


Or if there is a fixed wing world with SITL protocol, I would be very happy if you can throw it


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The Gazebo Wind Plugin is not what will allow gliding. It will allow you to provide a constant wind field in the world.

The plugin that you want to enable gliding is the LiftDrag Plugin

You can see it in this example world


However for full examples I would recommend looking at the PX4 project where they have most types of flying vehicles modeled, from various multicopters through fixed wing.


  • $\begingroup$ this does not answer the misguided question $\endgroup$
    – jsotola
    Commented Sep 17, 2023 at 18:41
  • $\begingroup$ As far as I can tell this does answer the stated need to make an aircraft glide. Looking at the Wind plugin is adding the second layer of complexity on top of the LiftDrag Plugin. And the PX4 Gazebo documentation that I pointed is the best reference that I know of of fixed-wing SITL integrations. $\endgroup$
    – Tully
    Commented Sep 18, 2023 at 5:07
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much for your reply. I have completed the installation of SITL for Mavlink commands. I can work with certain commands in the Gazebo simulation environment. Can you post a source or help me to install the liftdrag plugin in the SDF file for the world I will run? I am trying but it is not working. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 18, 2023 at 10:12
  • $\begingroup$ That's the answer I wanted. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 18, 2023 at 10:13
  • $\begingroup$ If this is the answer that you wanted, please accept it with the checkmark next to the voting flags so that the system shows it as such and others know that you don't need more help. $\endgroup$
    – Tully
    Commented Sep 18, 2023 at 18:25

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