8. Transmitter Selection#

By default in FS One, the transmitter will be automatically selected when you make an aircraft selection. Use this Transmitter Selection window mainly for calibrating and for any controller setup that you do per the Getting Started: Part I page.

8.1. Calibrating#

The main reason to use the Transmitter Selection window is to calibrate your interface. That step is described in a section on the Getting Started: Part II page.

8.2. Transmitter Selection Windows#

When you click on Transmitter (or its icon) from one of the Fly Screens, you will see one of two different Transmitter Selection windows. Both are shown below. The first instance corresponds to using a vJoy interface, a V1 interface, or some other (non-V2) interface. The second corresponds to using an FS One V2 interface.

Now here is the interesting thing: If you do not own a V2 interface (or have one, but not plugged in), you will never see the second case (V2 “Universal Tx”) below. However, if you are using a V2 interface (any type of V2 interface), then you will notice this ‘context sensitive’ nature of the two types of Transmitter Selection windows, depending on what interface you have selected from the previous Fly Screen.


Transmitter Selection Window for a vJoy Device interface with the “FS One” Tx name.
The same Tx icon style (TacCon) applies to an FS One V1 interface or some other interface (non-V2).

Users with the V2 Interface

If you are using a V2 interface and the proper main icon (“Universal Tx”) is not shown, see the note from Getting Started: Part II.


Transmitter Selection Window for an FS One V2 interface selection with the “Universal Tx” name.#

Transmitter Is Automatically Selected

For the first case above (e.g. vJoy users), there may be a temptation to manually select your transmitter from list. It is not recommended and unnecessary. Instead, return back (clicking OK) and select (or re-select) your aircraft. The proper transmitter for that aircraft will then be automatically selected. That transmitter will then have the proper controls described in the Flight Manual. (Consider for instance if you had the Alpha 40 trainer airplane selected and manually/accidentally selected the transmitter for the V-tail Aerobird. What would happen in that case? Answer: Nothing good.

Enforcement of auto-selection of the transmitter avoids user error and makes using FS One easier: Pick an aircraft and fly. Mainly use the Transmitter Selection window to calibrate.)

Technical Background - How it works under the hood.

When you select an aircraft, the simulator reads those files and finds out what transmitter to use. In that step, the transmitter is automatically selected for you.

8.3. Transmitter Menu#

Image of transmitter selection menu.

As the side graphic shows, the top heading “FS One” is in a menu. That menu can be selected to find other groups of transmitters. The second group are User Transmitters. If you edit a transmitter and give it a name, it will appear in this user list (and also at the bottom of the main top-level FS One list). The third group are four Free Flight transmitters. These have the controls frozen and can be used to have the named airplanes behave like a free flight models, i.e. no control inputs.

If you do get into one of these other categories, to get out, reselect the top level heading “FS One”.

8.4. Copy, Edit, and Delete#

On the main Transmitter Selection window, the left side buttons let you make a copy of a transmitter. Then you can edit that transmitter. You can also delete transmitters that you create. Details of how to edit a transmitter are in another section, which is still undergoing revision for FS One 2022b.

Transmitter Auto-Selection Is Persistent

Suppose you do copy/edit a transmitter and use that for a certain airplane, say, the Extra 260. You may have even made a copy of the airplane and made edits to customize it. From the Fly Screen it shows your airplane and your transmitter with your custom name, e.g. “My Extra 260 Tx.” Suppose you flew that setup, then flew a different airplane, and then returned back to fly your custom Extra 260. When you pick that airplane, what transmitter is selected? It will be the default transmitter for that airplane (consistent with the technical background info given above). To fly with your custom transmitter, click on the transmitter icon and select your transmitter. The Fly Screen should then show your custom selections.