Keyboard function priority list

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As a first step in the keyboard refactoring, we need to come up with a prioritized list of functions that (a) are general enough to apply to most (or at least many) aircraft, and (b) are important enough to justify a keyboard shortcut rather than just a menu/dialog or a model hotspot.

Feel free to add to the list, but please don't delete anything — just move it to the bottom if you don't think it's important.

  • Primary flight controls
    • ailerons
    • elevator
    • rudder
  • Powerplant
    • throttle
    • mixture (piston aircraft only)
    • propeller (some piston aircraft only)
    • carburettor heat (some piston aircraft only)
    • magneto/ignition selection
  • View controls
    • look left/right, etc.
    • zoom in/out
    • Change View
  • Secondary flight controls
    • flaps extend/retract
    • landing gear raise/retract
    • elevator trim up/down
    • speed brakes/spoilers
    • differential toe brakes left/right
    • parking brake
    • drag chute deploy/jettison
    • aileron trim left/right
    • rudder trim left/right
  • Autopilot
    • engage/disengage
    • toggle heading mode
    • toggle altitude mode
  • Comms
    • PTT switch
    • active/standby com/nav channel swap
  • Weapons
    • weapon select
    • fire weapon
  • Miscellaneous
    • hoist deploy (helicopters)
    • hoist up/down
    • hoist jettison
    • water/cargo release


  • throw turkey out of window (Les Nessman only)