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asked by (13 points)
I frequently use left/right brakes to control Xplane 10 but I can't find left, and right on Xplane 11. Has the differential brake feature been removed? I don't have rudder pedals, so the brakes make ground control much easier than just rudder steering.

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answered by (19.3k points)
Yes, these options were removed in one of the latest betas. Austin believed it was an inaccurate way to handle braking and no one should use it.
commented by (18 points)
Strange, In real airplanes you have separate left/right brakes. That you should learn to use them (better prevent using them) is just a reason to put them in. A simulator should not disable which is available in what it simulate, just because people do not know how to use it.
commented by (24 points)
What a silly decision!

Then, why do we have an axis for left/right toe brake, but we are denied to use this brakes in case we don't have appropriate rudder pedals????

Then, switch off ability to control the plane other then by a joystick!
commented by (11 points)
Differential braking is absolutely needed for people without rudder pedals.

You should really reconsider this decision.
commented by (12 points)
Agreed, this is a serious step backward in usability.  I fly GA almost exclusively, and differential braking is a must, coupled with the fact I do not own a fancy set of rudder pedals.  If a C172 has a left brake and a right toe brake, why can't this be simulated like it has been in every other version of X-Plane?  This, plus horrid frame rate in the clouds, are making me fly v10 more since buying v11, it's THAT important to me.
commented by (24 points)

Problem solved in 11.10


  • XPD-7574 Commands are back, because people wanted them: “sim/flight_controls/left_brake” & “sim/flight_controls/right_brake”