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Can't control rudder

Postby ryanlee » Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:05 pm

I installed Flight Gear on Mac OS 10.6 and I love it. The only problem is I try to control the rudder with "0" and "Enter" for left and right. The "0" works fine but "Enter" doesn't work. Did anyone else have this problem. How do I fix this?

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Re: Can't control rudder

Postby Alral » Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:15 pm

Is it on a laptop? On mine it doesn't work as well. I suppose, the rudder is controlled by NumPad "Enter". Try using mouse instead (pressing the left mouse button while the mouse is in the yoke control mode).

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Re: Can't control rudder

Postby FlugHund » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:43 pm

Hi Alral, ryanlee,

I have a link for you: Link

Please report if it was usefull and/or if any info is missing, thanks!

IDK if this a good/easy solution, so, if someone has a better suggestion on how to solve this, please report. I'll update the wiki then, thanks!

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Re: Can't control rudder

Postby asdfasdf » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:32 am

I used to run flightgear on my mac and found that in the 1.9+ releases you have click the function key + enter to get the rudder to move. You can try this for any keys that don't work.
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Re: Can't control rudder

Postby lordhadri » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:54 am

function+delete is what allows thrust reverse as well for when it's tied to the delete key.

but you may as well use mouse click instead.
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Re: Can't control rudder

Postby fixedpin » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:05 pm

It seems on Mac that the keyboard.xml has mapping for 3 and 13 reversed. 13 (CTRL-C) is mapped to rudder and 3 (Keypad ENTER) is mapped to show controls. I edited the keyboard.xml by simply changing key n="3" to key n="13" and key n="13" to key n="3" and it worked.

This is using a PC style keyboard with keypad, not a Mac/Apple keyboard.
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Re: Can't control rudder

Postby enrogue » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:00 am

Thanks for that - just checked & it works on a normal mac keyboard as well
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