I'm looking to build a switch panel as a present for a friend who's found of flight simulation games.
The coding and interface to the computer is no issue, but I'm completely unaware of how an airplane is piloted, hence I have now idea which are the most used/important/common across all planes switchs that I should put on the panel.
To be complete, the panel should be composed of only buttons and switches, no potentio-meters and certainly not sim>hardware interfaces as those would involve too much money/time in the making.
My friend already possess a joystick and a gas thing (like to control the engine rpm I guess ?).
Thanks to anyone that can enlighten me =)
EDIT (on-hold status) : I know how this will end but let's try at least. Can someone explicitly tell me how I'm off-topic ? To use the words from the very help page, I think my question is quite on point for aviation enthusiasts willing to know what instruments in a cockpit are important besides the stick/yoke and throttles. Moreover this doesn't fall into the explicit list of off-topics. I already got the answer I was looking for, so you can delete this post as you wish, potentially denying other people knowledge. Here is, for example, a guy asking about a painting process on panels. This is useful information.