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Revision as of 08:09, 17 January 2019

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When coming from an other simulator, FlightGear's key commands might be confusing at first. To help you get started, some of the essential commands are listed on this page with the respective keys from various simulators.

Simulator commands

Action FlightGear MSFS X X-Plane
Pause p p, Break p
Menus display/hide F10, appears when the mouse pointer is at the top of the window Appears when the mouse pointer is at the top of the window Alt
Exit Flight Simulator Esc Ctrl+c
Capture Screenshot F3 Shift+V Ctrl+.

Control surface commands

Action FlightGear MSFS X X-Plane
Ailerons (bank left) NumPad 4, Left Arrow NumPad 4
Ailerons (bank right) NumPad 6, Right Arrow NumPad 6
Rudder (yaw left) NumPad 0 NumPad 0
Rudder (yaw right) NumPad Enter NumPad Enter
Center Ailerons and Rudder NumPad 5 NumPad 5 9 (ailerons) and 6 (rudder)
Pitch Down (elevator) NumPad 8, Up Arrow NumPad 8
Pitch Up (elevator) NumPad 2, Down Arrow NumPad 2
Elevator Trim Down NumPad 7 NumPad 7 ]
Elevator Trim Up NumPad 1 NumPad 1 [
Flaps (retract incrementally) [ F6 1
Flaps (extend incrementally) ] F7 2

Engine commands

Action FlightGear MSFS X X-Plane
Reverse Thrust (turboprops/jets) Delete (on/off) F2 (press and hold) . (on/off)
Throttle (decrease) PgDn F2 or NumPad 3 F1
Throttle (increase) PgUp F3 or NumPad 9 F2

General aircraft commands

Action FlightGear MSFS X X-Plane
Brakes (apply left brake) , Numpad +
Brakes (apply right brake) . Numpad -
Landing Gear (extend/retract) g/ Shift+g g Shift+g

View commands

Action FlightGear MSFS X X-Plane
View (default zoom) Ctrl+X ← Backspace
Zoom In x = = (normal), Shift+= (fast)
Zoom Out Shift+X - - (normal), Shift+- (fast)
References