Simulator Control Panel - FSX
The Simulator Control Panel for Microsoft flight Simulator X is a panel that fits into the armrest mount on the GameCAB flight side pod units.
The sim control panel will allow you to access all of the most common simulator functions available in FSX, without the need of having access to a keyboard, and as everything is clearly labeled you won't need to memorize a whole bunch of keyboard shortcuts either.
The panel connects via USB and provides eleven push buttons and a five position rotory switch. Your PC will see this as a HID Joystick device and all buttons are easily programmable from within Flight Simulator itself, there is no need for any extra drivers or software so installation is straight forward. Simply plug it in and program the inputs directly in FSX.
The laser engraved panel legend has the switch positions labelled for the following FSX simulator controls.
- End Simulation
- Pause Simulation
- Reset Flight
- Show / Hide Menu's
- Show Kneeboard
- Show Map
- Preset 1, Preset 2, and Preset 3
- Engine on, Engine off
The Rotary switch is designed to change the views available in FSX and is labelled as follows
- Cockpit View
- Chase View
- Top down View
The rotary switch also has unlabeled positions, and all of the buttons are easily reprogrammed to new functions as required.