Cockpit control should have custom outputs and be controllable with mouse or direct keybinds.
The cockpit controls should be able to give an out a custom output which can then be used to control other stuff.
Instead of the Simple Throttle being just an indicator for throttle, that is bound to Throttle. It should be controllable with a mouse or direct keybind, and have a custom output, say "A", which in turn can be used to control other things.
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