If I run QGoundControl on a Windows PC, I can connect my XBOX gamepad controller and QGC recognizes it and I’m able to configure it using QGC and use it to fly-by-wire then.
If I run QGroundControl (4.0.10) on MacOS (Mojave 10.14.6), the same XBOX gamepad controller is not being recognized by QGC. Hence, I can not use it on MacOS to operate through QGC.
Does anyone have an idea what the reason might be and how I might be able to solve that?
Is it recognized by the OS? Can you run an app like Joystick Show and see it there?
Thanks so much for the hint @DonLakeFlyer! That was the missing tip … kind of
This is how I solved it in the end:
download the 360Controller driver from: https://github.com/360Controller/360Controller/releases
The “alpha 6” pre-release worked for me.
restart the Mac and check the controller in System Preferences -> Xbox 360 Controllers
If the controller shows there, it should also work in QGC
go to QGC and setup the controller in the joystick settings
Voila! Joystick control works like a charme!