To control a viper in real life I think there should be:
1 joystick for roll, pitch up and down
another joystick for sideways and upward movements
a throttle lever for the main engines.
maybe a button on a joystick for emergency brakes (and Turbo
Rudder pedals for jaw.
Some buttons for computer help. (for help gliding, and such things)
And of course switches for engine controls, radio, DRADIS, logs, guncams, weapons.
I always lolled at the indicators in the BSG show, there are analog altimeters and stuff like that. For a fighter in space
In WWI there were a lot of different controls. Some airplanes jawed when you moved the stick sideways,
Some pitched up with a lever, and controlled the engine power with the stick.
Because the BSG universe has nothing to do with ordinairy earth like planes the controls could be very different than the planes we have today. I just hope we can change the controls from diaspora and then I'm happy with it