euler angles

euler angles




  • roll around X-axis rotation
  • picth around Y-axis rotation
  • yaw around Z-axis rotation


  • ccw turn left. cw turn right
  • ccw rotation value > 0. cw < 0.
  • x > 0 forward

the principal axes of an aircraft

The principal axes of an aircraft according to the air norm DIN 9300.
Notice that fixed and mobile frames must be coincident with angles zero.
Therefore, this norm would force also a compatible axes convention in the
reference system


see also