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Flightsimulator Controls

Flight controls are a must for anyone who flies virtually. With a joystick or yoke, controlling your plane is much easier and more accurate compared to controlling it with a keyboard or mouse.

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More precision with the right Flightsim controls.

As you get started with flight simulation, you will soon notice that controlling your plane by using a keyboard and mouse can be very difficult. Flight simulation controls are pretty much mandatory when you want to make a nice crosswind landing or if you want to win a dogfight. With flight controls, controlling a plane suddenly becomes much easier and a lot more accurate.

Choosing the right controls

With a joystick or yoke, you have full control of the ailerons and elevator of your favorite airplane or helicopter.

If you mainly play combat flightsims or spacesims, ór when you're flying in helicopters, a joystick is probably choice that suits you the most. When flying in GA (General Aviation)-aircraft, or airliners, in Flight Simulator X, Prepar3D or X-Plane, a realistic flight sim yoke usually is probably the most logical choice.

Rudder pedals give you control over your (tail)rudder. These pedals are not necessarily a must, but they add extra reality to your simulation. Rudder pedals also give you control over your plane while on the ground, for example during taxiing.

We also have throttles, by which you control the power of an aircraft.
On many joysticks you will find a slider that can be used as a throttle. On some yokes, you will find three levers that are used for power (throttle), propeller and fuel mixture.

See also: LogitechG Saitek | Thrustmaster | Virtual Fly

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