View Full Version : Sensible Key Setups for Bombsight

03-13-2005, 11:45 AM
Does anyone have a good and sensible key setup for dropping bombs?

03-13-2005, 11:45 AM
Does anyone have a good and sensible key setup for dropping bombs?

03-13-2005, 11:48 AM
hi mate..

Well i use:
home, end = elevation of sight
insert, delete = speed for sight
page up, page down = sight altitude

then u also need.
Backspace = level flight
then choose a key for bomb automation

those are the keys u need

03-13-2005, 11:53 AM
Or you can use the numbers/characters on your keypad

03-13-2005, 12:06 PM
Thanks, sounds much better than what I have.

03-13-2005, 01:06 PM
I tend to like obvious (almost anyway) key strokes so I wanted to use the arrow keys and the keypad arrows. I use ALT with these and seem to remember what they do easier. Don't forget to have a good set of keys for rudder trim, you need these while looking in bomb sight to make adjustments of plane's flight path.

Toggle sight mode ALT B (bomb sight)
Inc sight dist ALT up arrow
Dec sight dist ALT down arrow
Adj sight right ALT rt arrow
Adj sight left ALT lft arrow
Inc sight alt ALT KP 8 (up)
Dec sight alt ALT KP 2 (dn)
Inc sight vel ALT KP 6
Dec sight vel ALT KP 4


03-14-2005, 05:53 AM
The beauty of HOTAS. I have my bombsight keys mapped to my Pro throttle. Mode 1 is my dual engine bomber setup with bomb sight mappings, Mode 2 is for single fighter and Mode 3 is for a dive bomber.

03-14-2005, 09:47 AM
Some keystrokes above remap defaults that I like in place. It's all personal preference though.

I use the number keys on the keyboard, not the 10-key.

4,6=adjust left/right respectively

Remapping these only changes throttle settings, which are controlled by the -- throttle.

03-14-2005, 01:48 PM
I do the same as Flatspin and use the number keys at the top of my KB. I assign them in the same order as they appear in Controls as 1-9.

Also, remember that Toggle Sight Mode (My 1 key)aside from switching between AUTO and MANUAL bomb sight for bomb release, it also toggles the Mustang's Gyro sight.