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Has anyone tried to fly or land a plane using your mouse? Well I just did and to tell you the truth it wasn't that bad of a landing.

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... never landed with a mouse before, but I do know an Aussie who once landed with a Kangaroo as co-pilot. . bounced all the way down the runway. . . :-bigangelpj

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For some inexplicable reason Microsoft dropped mouse as yoke control several FS versions back. I was pleased to see they had reinstated it in FSX. I often use the mouse for a short session when I haven't got the flight yoke on the desk.Mouse control is surprisingly accurate and probably more accurate than a joystick. It works extremely well.Best regards, Chris

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yeah... mouse is really easy to fly with... too easy I'd say... I flew with my mouse in my months of being too lazy to reinstall my cougar lol. Back on the cougar now...

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For that matter, I find it easier to slew aircraft in mouse mode than joystick mode, for when I take screenshots. Flying with the mouse, however, limits the number of "HOTAS" buttons I have at my disposal, and makes clicking on VC guages a little more interesting than I would prefer.Jeff ShylukSenior Staff Reviewer, Avsim

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hot key enable disable mouse yoke... then clicking in VC will be no problem :)

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I use the mouse sometimes and surprisingly it is very accurate and even quite enjoyable. I'm glad ACES brought back the "mouse as yoke" option in FSX. Excellent move guys! :-beerchug

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