The Following guide is a base setup for standard GA Aircraft. While this guide features recommendations from the Honeycomb Staff you can change this to whatever you feel comfortable with. Please reference the images below for button & axis names for MSFS. You can use the base of this profile for any other GA aircraft with only modifications to the throttle, mixture & prop axis', the Autopilot panel will work with the same setting's for all GA and some jet aircraft.
#Please Note#: Certain updates from Asobo have caused issues in the past with customer profiles. If after a World Update (WU) or any other major update to MSFS causes issues with a previously working profile, you may have to delete these and create new profiles from blank. We do apologise for this, but it is currently out of our control. If we do find that certain changes are required after a WU we will update this guide accordingly.
Fig1. The Single Prop setup
Fig 2. Button Numbers
Fig 3. Axis Names
To set up the Bravo Throttle for your Cessna 172 or any basic single engine prop, we will be referencing the control layout as depicted in Fig 1.
In MSFS, open the control options and select the Bravo Throttle from the list at the top. Once you have the Bravo selected go to the bottom of the page, select 'pre-set manager' and click 'New Profile' - I recommend naming this - 'Test Profile Single Engine prop' - Once you have completed this setup you can duplicate the profile and rename it to the aircraft type and make any modifications you deem fit. You can also use this as a base profile. On the left side, please ensure you have the assignments selected to all.
1 - Throttle
Under the power Management Tab, select Throttle and scroll down to locate 'THROTTLE 1 AXIS' to this you can assign 'Joystick L-AXIS Y'
Depending upon your system, if you notice the throttle inside the simulator is reversed to your hardware, you will need to check the 'Reverse Axis' box under the assignment name. Note this will also apply to the mixture and in the case of the fixed pitch & twin engine fixed pitch the propeller levers
2 - Mixture
Again under the main Power Management tab, open the Mixture tab and scroll down to locate the 'Mixture 1 Axis (-100 to 100%) to this assign 'Joystick L-AXIS X'
From the main tabs open Autopilot;
Assignment Name Button Number Function
Toggle Autopilot Master 8 Turn's the Autopilot on/off
Set Autopilot Airspeed Hold 7 Engages IAS/FLC Hold
Set Autopilot VS Hold 6 Enables Vertical Speed for climb/decent
Toggle Autopilot Altitude Hold 5 Engages ALT Hold
Toggle Autopilot Localizer hold 4 Engage LOC capture for Approaches
Toggle Autopilot Approach Hold 3 Engage the ILS or GPS Approach
Toggle Nav1 Hold 2 Engage LNAV for FMS/GPS/VOR Navigation
Toggle Autopilot Heading Hold 1 Engage Heading Select for Manual navigation
To use the rotary knob on the left to select the instrument you wish to use (i.e. Airspeed, Altitude, Vertical Speed etc...) open the Flight Instruments tab and assign the following;
Select VSI Bug Button 20
Select Heading Bug Button 19
Select Altitude Bug Button 21
Select Airspeed Bug Button 17
Next, open the main Radio Tab and open VOR
VOR OBS Button 18
To increase and decrease the selections above, you will use the rotary knob on the right
Open the Miscellaneous Tab
Plus Button 13
Minus Button 14
The following are only recommendations from Honeycomb Staff for the 7 Toggle switches as a guide, you can assign the toggle switches as you wish, in this example we will use the last 2 switches;
Yaw Damper On Button 44
Yaw Damper Off Button 45
Instrument And Systems;
- Anti Ice
Set Pitot Heat Button 46
Pitot Heat Off Button 47
Flight Control Surfaces
There are only 2 control surfaces we need to setup on the Bravo Throttle for a GA style aircraft, this will work for single, complex and twin prop aircraft.
Open the Flight Control Surfaces tab;
- Control Trimming Surfaces
Elevator Trim Up (Nose Up) Button 23
Elevator Trim Down (Nose Down) Button 22
- Secondary Control Surfaces
Increase Flaps Button 15
Decrease Flaps Button 16
Gear Up Button 31
Gear Down Button 32
Congratulations, you have successfully configured your Honeycomb Bravo, you are now setup to fly single engine General Aviation aircraft such as the Cessna 172 or 152.
Please see our other guides for Complex, Twin Prop, Twin Jet & Quad Jet aircraft.
My bravo throttle is configured for a two jet engine setup. Engine #1 was configured for reverse engine, but know the reverse engine doesn't work. I've tried reseting it in MSFS2020, but for some reason the sim doesn't recognize the input. I switched the #1 throttle to the slot to the left and reprogrammed it and the sim recognized it. Is it possible the throttle contacts for the original throttle setup are bad. How do I fix this?
Thanks for your help.
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