X-Plane: Configuring Controls

X-PLANE: CONFIGURING CONTROLS

Fig 1: A user-friendly visual editor along with a powerful search function makes configuring the controls far more intuitive. Main image: A correct setup can greatly enhance your virtual flying experience.

Following on from our previous tutorial on how to install third-party addons, this issue we are going to take a look at setting up joystick controllers.

While configuring the controls correctly is an essential step in achieving a realistic flying experience, this has been a somewhat challenging and long-winded process in previous versions of X-Plane. Thankfully the introduction of the new UI (User Interface) in version 11 has gone a long way in making this process a much more intuitive and userfriendly experience. Laminar Research has also continued to refine the UI, adding excellent new features for setting up the controls, which we are going to investigate further in this tutorial.

Joystick settings

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