Good idea ref the Xbox controller. I have one with my rift but have never used it. Can you tell me what assignments you have to it please?
Well it seems theres a few bugs, some things you can't assign to certain buttons. I just use it more for game functions than flyings.
Up/down on D-pad for time. Annoyingly you can't have an analogie stick for this, you can assign it but it doesn't work.
Left thumbstick for rotating view around plane, for when I'm outside view. Sadly zoom doesn't seem to work when assigned to a stick.
Bumper buttons to change view.
Y for screen shot without overlay.
Click right thumstick for lacations. Another weird one, it lets you assign but not use any of the X, Y, A, B buttons for this.
So I have no aircraft controls assigned, which may be more useful if you fly the bigger birds and needs TO/GA etc.