Here we will look at the specifics of how to set up, configure, use and optimize the systems. This will be the common sense stuff that is not included in the manuals or tips and tricks that make it easy.
Note there is some “how to” navigate around the programs in the flight simulator programs section if you go the the specific programs introduction Microsoft “Flight Simulator X” and Laminar Research “X-Plane”
First and foremost is to get your hardware working on your computer before ypou even start the flight simulation programs.
Hardware on your computer
Plug your hardware into your computer. Go to the control panel and select “Game Controllers”. Check the operation of each hardware control and make sure it functions with your computer before starting your flight simulator program. This video shows how to do this quick check:
To install and set up your hardware for the programs plus the all how to’s for the specific programs go to: