Get the perfect hardware
X-Plane works with a countless number of joysticks and hardware. However, if you would like help selecting the perfect hardware guaranteed to work with X-Plane, here are our suggestions.
Austin Meyer, the author of X-Plane, does all of his development work for X-Plane on Macs, and he recommends them. The latest iMacs and Mac Pros from Apple run X-Plane well, though they will not be able to “max out” X-Plane 10 (there’s not a personal computer on the planet to do that yet!).
Windows computers and joysticks
XForce PC is a company run by Laminar Research employees that sells Windows computers and accessories that are guaranteed to work with X-Plane out of the box. If you are not sure which joysticks to get, which computer to buy, and so on, we recommend going to Digital Edge for that hardware. Everything you get there will have been selected by Laminar Research employees to work perfectly with X-Plane.
Get real-world avionics for your airplane
Xavion is an electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) for your plane, with synthetic vision and an engine-out landing system. One customer called it “The iPad’s answer to the G1000.”
When you aren’t using Xavion in your real cockpit, you can connect it to X-Plane to get a spectacular flight display for training!