I am looking to get the ground normal vector at a given point. I see that P3D’s SimConnect has this functionality built in as: SIMCONNECT_DATA_GROUND_INFO.
I’ve been reading through the 0.8.0 SDK documentation and I could not find a similar structure or any way to return the ground normal at a given point. I know that we don’t currently have full functionality but I wanted to check and make sure that I had not overlooked something.
This is the missing piece of data that I would need to interface my own helicopter flight dynamics code running in a separate application with the simulator. Essentially I want use the same process as Level D flight simulators where the flight dynamics code and the Image Generator code are two distinct programs that communicate over a network. I’ll just use SimConnect as the protocol instead of CIGI.
Thanks for the help.