Home

Updated: January 7, 2017

  • Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Mac and Windows builds of X-Plane (v10.2 or later required).
  • Works flawlessly in v9, v10, and v11.
  • Sensitivity factors for each control axis can be adjusted to suit your preference.

Why is this plugin necessary?

As of X-Plane v9, it is no longer possible to map basic flight controls to keyboard keys. As a private pilot and software engineer, I was disappointed to see this happen. My use of X-Plane is purely for enjoyment and I'm not terribly interested in the additional accuracy that a good joystick and/or pedals can offer.

Austin Meyer (the creator of X-Plane) is a brilliant guy and I can only assume that removing the ability to fly via keyboard was carefully considered. As such, there is little chance of seeing this feature replaced in a later version of X-Plane.

Update: With the release of X-Plane v10 and v11, keyboard flight controls have still not been restored so it is highly unlikely they ever will without a third-party plugin like this one.

What does this plugin do?

This plugin allows the following commands to be mapped to the keyboard

 Aileron  Elevator  Rudder
 left  up  left
 right  down  right
 center  center  center

In addition to the above 9 commands, there are also commands to:

  • Center ailerons and rudder simultaneously
  • Center ailerons and elevator simultaneously
  • Center all three axes simultaneously

Installing and Configuring the Plugin for X-Plane v9 and v10

Installing and Configuring the Plugin for X-Plane v11

Supported Platforms

The X-Plane Keyboard Flight Controls plugin will run on all versions of Windows and MacOS that X-Plane supports.

Sorry, I have no current plans to support Linux.

Download it Today

For $10, you can be flying X-Plane with a keyboard. Payment is made via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to make this payment. Once you have submitted your payment to PayPal, you will receive an email containing a link to download the plugin. IMPORTANT: Please be sure to check your spam folder after completing payment as a number of Gmail users have reported their payment confirmation email being automatically filed as spam.

Shop with Paypal


Thanks for your interest in this plugin.

Best regards,

Clint Weisbrod