(*) When you load a key/mouse/joystick assignment file created by an older version of YSFLIGHT, no key is assigned to a new features added in the newer version. In that case, please go to "Option" -> "Key/Mouse/Joystick Assignments," and assign an appropriate key to
(*) '1' key no longer fires weapon. Please use space key or joystick trigger 1 instead. By default, '1' key opens/closes a bomb-bay door.
(*)Trim control is assigned to Insert key and Delete key. Up arrow and Down arrow no longer work.
|Joystick that Windows can recognize, Mouse, or
Keyboard (arrow keys).
Go to "Option" menu ->"Change Key/Mouse/Joystick assignment" to choose joystick, mouse or keyboard.
|T||Adjust TRIM based on the current joystcik position.|
|TAB||AFTER BURNER ON/OFF|
|Page Down||ROTATE NOZZLE TO VERTICAL TAKE OFF/LANDING POSITION (ONLY WHEN THE AIRPLANE IS EQUIPPED WITH VARIABLE ANGLE NOZZLE)|
|Page Up||ROTATE NOZZLE TO CRUISE POSITION (ONLY WHEN THE AIRPLANE IS EQUIPPED WITH VARIABLE ANGLE NOZZLE)|
|.||REVERSER THRUST (ONLY WHEN THE AIRPLANE IS EQUIPPED WITH THRUST REVERSER)|
|ROTATING TURRET/GUN (Currently AH-64 only available)|
|Mouse (When using Joystick)||ROTATE GUN.|
|Arrow keys (When using mouse as stick)||ROTATE GUN.|
|LANDING GEAR/FLAP/BRAKE/VARIABLE GEOMETRY WING|
|G||RETRACT/EXTEND LANDING GEAR|
|B||RETRACT/EXTEND AIRBRAKE(SYNCHRONIZED WITH WHEEL BRAKE)|
|W||SPREAD VARIABLE GEOMETRY WING|
|S||SWEEP BACK VARIABLE GEOMETRY WING|
|1 Key||Open/Close Bomb Bay Door|
|2 Key||Choose Weapon|
|3 Key||Toggle (or Turn On) Radar Range|
|Trigger 1||Fire Weapon|
|Trigger 2||Choose Weapon|
|Trigger 3||Toggle (or Turn On) Radar Range|
|MOUSE LEFT BTN||Fire Weapon|
|MOUSE RIGHT BTN||Choose Weapon|
|I||ILS (Instrumental Landing System) On/Off|
|V||Flying Direction Indicator On/Off|
|9||Toggle HUD Color|
|L||Open VOR menu (station selection)|
|7||Rotate VOR Heading to the left|
|8||Rotate VOR Heading to the right|
|BS||Open the autopilot menu. (Press BS once more to close the
menu) When autopilot menu is open, you can choose one of the
It is not recommended to use the landing autopilot when you are leading some airplanes.
|ENTER||Open the radio communication menu. (Press ENTER once
more to close the menu) After opening the radio communication menu,
you can choose an airplane to send your command, and then can choose one
of the following commands.
When you want your wingman to form on your wing, send the form on my wing command, and then keep shallow turn (45 degree to 60 degree turn) until the wingman come to your side. Otherwise, the wingman will try to come close to you, but cannot form a good formation.
CAUTION: Computer airplanes are not very smart. So, you have to be careful to send these commands, or your wingmen will cause an accident. For example, if you tell B747 "break and attack", it will exert its best effort, but highly likely it will fail.
Send in-flight chat message over the network.
However, the functionality of YSFLIGHT chat is very primitive, and it is
recommended to use an external instant messaging service simultaneously.
Some characters cannot be typed directly due to the difference of keyboard layout for different languages. But, you can use UP arrow and DOWN arrow key to modify character code of the letter you previously typed. For example, to type '@', you can type SHIFT+'/' and then UP arrow key.
|F1||COCKPIT VIEW / BOMBING AIM (toggle)
Bombing Aim is available only when bomb are loaded.
|F2||OUTSIDE/FIXED/VARIABLE POINT VIEW, FOCUSING ON PLAYER's AIRPLANE (toggle)|
|F3||FROM COMPUTER AIRPLANE TO PLAYER AIRPLANE|
|F6||ILS facility view. Pressing F6 key again to change to next ILS facility.|
|F7||Outside Player's Plane View Part 2
Hold F7 and move joystick to rotate camera angle in pitch and yaw direction.
Hold F7+Trigger 1 and move joystick up and down to change camera distance.
Hold F7+Trigger 2 and move joystick left and right to rotate camera angle in roll direction.
Hold F7+Trigger 1+Trigger 2 to initialize the camera angle and camera distance.
|F8||Outside Player's Plane View Part 3
Hold F8 and move joystick to rotate relative camera angle in pitch and yaw direction.
Hold F8+Trigger 1 and move joystick up and down to change camera distance.
Hold F8+Trigger 2 and move joystick left and right to rotate relative camera angle in roll direction.
Hold F8+Trigger 1+Trigger 2 to initialize the relative camera angle and camera distance.
|F9||Control Tower View
Press F9 to switch to tower view. Press F9 again to move to the next tower. SHIFT+F9 to change the airplane to track.
In Observer View mode, you can rotate view angle by joystick, fire weapon button to move forward, and select weapon button to move backward.
When you press F10 key, Observer View mode starts from the previous view point. Hence, use F1 through F9 key to select a view point that is close to your interest, and then press F10 key.
|CHANGE VIEW DIRECTION|
|(*)Press more than one of U,K,H,M,J,N keys simultaneously to see slant direction.|
|Mouse Wheel Up||Zoom|
|Mouse Wheel Down||Unzoom|
|OPEN SUB-WINDOW MENU|
|O||Open Sub-Window menu|
|ESC||PRESS ESC TWICE TO QUIT|
REPLAY FLIGHT RECORD
(* WHILE REWINDING/FAST REWINDING, YOU MAY SEE INACCURATE BULLETS, MISSILES AND EXPLOSIONS, BUT IT IS NORMAL.)
|B||VERY FAST FORWARD|
|HOME||JUMP TO THE BEGINNING OF THE FLIGHT RECORD|
|END||JUMP TO THE END OF THE FLIGHT RECORD|
|ESC||PRESS ESC TWICE TO TERMINATE REPLAY|
|F5||SWITCH PLAYER AIRPLANE|
|IN ADDITION, YOU CAN USE F1 THROUGH F4 KEY TO CHANGE VIEWPOINT.|
|In-Flight Configuration Change|
Open in-flight configuration change menu.
Menu items are as follows.
The change is temporary, and it is valid until you close a flight (until terminating the server/client mode during the network play.) This menu would be useful when you are playing over the network, and the number of players become too many for your PC's environment. In that case, you can reduce the graphics quality to gain the performance.