Flight control surfaces

Hi there my flight control not moves and no steering at all. I have thrustmaster joystick and pedals.
they setup in the option panel in the sim but they not response, please help I am very

Are there actually control bindings for these, or did MSFS just recognize them? A number of common controllers do not come with default bindings setup in this version of the sim. If you go to the Options > Controls screen and click on each of your controls, do you see anything assigned in the middle part of the screen? If not, you will need to manually create your bindings.

The Control setup system can be frustrating to learn, but it will let you bind your controllers the way you want. There are quite a few threads on this now and some really good tutorials and guides. Here are a few to get you started:

In addition these are my general tips to help with setting up and modifying Controllers:

  • The Control Filter at the bottom of the left part of the screen defaults to “Assigned” which only shows the commands that are currently bound to the selected controller. If the controller doesn’t have default bindings, you won’t see anything! To see all the commands, change the filter to “All”. To see a recommended set of starting commands select “Essentials”. The “Search By Name” will let you narrow down the (very long!) list of commands. Helpful Name searches are “Axis” (see below) and the various views “Cockpit”, “Instrument”, “Drone”, “External”.
  • To bind an input (button, switch, slider, axis) you don’t need to know the actual input number for your controller. MSFS can recognize the input just by activating it during binding. When you click on a command, it will bring up the “binding window”. Click on the space that says “Search By Input” and it will light up. Now physically activate the input on your controller. The space should fill in with the input number. Click “Validate” to complete the binding.
  • All “linear” controls need to use the “AXIS” commands, not the basic commands. That is the issue you are having with your control inputs. This includes control surfaces, engine controls (throttle, etc), brakes, etc. Basically anything that needs proportional input will use the “Axis” version of the command.
  • Unless you have a complex throttle quadrant with multiple throttles, make sure you bind your Throttle to the “Throttle Axis” command and not any of the numbered Throttles. This will control all throttles on multi-engine aircraft simultaneously.
  • A lot of the MSFS default controller profiles use the “Cockpit Quickview” commands which snap back to center. The secret to smooth panning around the Cockpit is to use the “Cockpit Look” commands. Make sure you delete any currently assigned Cockpit View commands for the Hat and then create new bindings using “Cockpit Look”. Depending on your hat, you can map 4 or 8 directions.
  • You can actually access and change Control bindings while inside the live sim (use Esc to get to the main menus). This is helpful if you are trying to fine tune or debug things.
  • You can create multiple binding Profiles for each of your Controllers. This is helpful if you want to map your controls differently for different aircraft. It is also useful if you need to adjust the Sensitivity settings differently for different aircraft. Just make sure you select the correct Profile for each session.
  • I have not used any external controller management or calibration applications or drivers. If you do, your mileage may vary! For sure any control input assignments you make outside MSFS will not carry through inside the sim. The CH Manager application has caused problems for some users of CH products.
  • Adding an Xbox Game Controller (wired or wireless) makes controlling the Drone Cam and Slew really easy and intuitive! MSFS immediately recognizes it and sets up all the bindings by Default.

If you need more help or have other specific questions, let us know! Rick


Hi I stop play the sim very disappointed all my devices recognize by the sim they move in the option tab (the white sliders) but not on the sim itself.
I try a lot of combination and I geting tired. I did not think that will be my issue. I spend a lot of money to play the sim. but now I suspend the game and go back the old fsx and xplan11 I have no desire to deal with this basic issue

Check that the AI pilot isn’t flying your aircraft…click the pilots head in the drop down control menu when flying

Thanks I will try but what you mean by that clik the pilot heads in the drop down control menu

When flying you move your mouse to the top of the screen…options menu with a downward pointing arrow head

Thanks I made it. I conttol the plane. I need some ajastment and I hope to happy flights with the new msfs 2020 wow.
Thanks again

Thanks, I’ve been trying. I got the C150 to fly, but it was hard to control. I then tried the autopilot, which worked but I had no ideal where I had flown to. I then tried the C208 out of Sewon, Korea Crashed about ten times Over controlling. I’m thinking I’ll have to buy new controllers, but they are all sold out!