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How do I fly?

Postby Foxtrot » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:00 am

I have no flying experience. I've managed to get my plane started but how do I control it from a keyboard?

Any tips would be awesome
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Re: How do I fly?

Postby VicMar » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:56 am

Look in the stuff you downloaded. There should be a startup manual which gets you started.
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Re: How do I fly?

Postby Bulldog 1 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:57 pm

Foxtrot wrote in Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:00 am:I have no flying experience. I've managed to get my plane started but how do I control it from a keyboard?

Any tips would be awesome


Press TAB and you will see a cross, then mooving your'e mouse you will control the aircraft. With the key zero on the numpad and the enter (also in the numpad) you can control the ruder, press H to see the values of the controls, this will help you to know where are you heading.

I hope this will help you
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Re: How do I fly?

Postby wkitty42 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:09 pm

controlling from the keyboard? simple, use your number pad on the right of your 104key keyboard... turn numblock on and the keys are
8 - nose down
2 - nose up
4 - rotate left
6 - rotate right
7 - nose down trim
1 - nose up trim
5 - center all controls except trim

with autocoordination ON, 4 and 6 will let you turn because it links the ailerons with the rudder...

i use the edit keys, INS, DEL, HOME, END, PGUP, PGDN, for certain functions... PGUP and PGDN for throttle, especially...

a quick search for "flightgear keyboard controls" gave me this link: http://www.flightgear.org/Docs/FGShortRef.html
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