Flight Simulator: Reverse Thrusters Do Not Work Correctly


If you try to use keyboard commands to control throttle or reverse thrusters in Flight Simulator, the intended function may not respond, or it may respond only intermittently.


This behavior may occur when you use certain joysticks in combination with the keyboard. Some controller devices send a continuous stream of information to the computer. This information may take priority over the information that you send through your keyboard. In some situations, this may cause the behavior described in the "Symptoms" section of this article.


To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods, as appropriate to your situation.

Update Your Joystick Device Driver

It may be possible to resolve this issue by installing updated device drivers for your joystick.

For information about how to contact the manufacturer of your joystick to obtain updated device drivers, click the appropriate article number in the following list to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
65416 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K

60781 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, L-P

60782 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, Q-Z

Recalibrate Your Joystick

NOTE: Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Gaming Options.
  2. Click the Controllers tab, click your controller in the Game Controllers window, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Settings tab, and then click Calibrate.
  4. Follow the instructions to calibrate your joystick.

Turn Off (Disable) Your Joystick

  1. Start Flight Simulator, and then click Settings.
  2. Click to clear the Enable Joystick check box.

Use a Different Joystick

If you cannot resolve this issue with your current joystick, you may have to use a different joystick with Flight Simulator.


Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

ID articol: 325976 - Ultima examinare: 14 feb. 2017 - Revizie: 1

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