Coming out of seemingly nowhere, VIRPRIL has come onto the scene in the last year with a very strong MongooseT-50 Flightstick. Now, VIRPIL is at it again with the T-50 throttle breaking cover earlier today. Let’s have a look!
The throttle system is aimed at modern aircraft enthusiasts with a series of features that are more jet oriented than propeller aircraft.
Constructed with aircraft-grade duraluminum, these parts are likely aiming to feel the part of something that might be found in a fast jet fighter. The T-50 flight stick is apparently based on Sukhoi’s Sukhoi’s Su-57 stealth jet fighter which was designated T-50 by Sukhoi during the early prototype phases.
Buttons, hats and switches
Here’s what VIRPIL is saying the T-50 throttle will have:
VPC MongoosT-50 Throttle Base
- 9 x Buttons
- 7 x Toggle Switches
- 2 x Axis Dials
- 3 x Encoders + Push
- 2 x Throttle Axis
- 1 x Auxiliary Axis
VPC MongoosT-50 Throttle Handles
- 4 x Buttons
- 2 x 2-way Switches
- 1 x 4-way + Push Hat or 1 x Analogue Mini-stick
- 1 x 4-way Hat
- 1 x Wheel Axis
Configurable using software, VIRPIL is saying that the 8 buttons on the base can be assigned 40 different bindings via shift key.
Naturally, this throttle system is meant to be the counterpart to the T-50 Flightstick.
Here’s where things appear to get complicated a bit. It appears that VIRPIL’s products are now available via Amazon in the EU which is great for European readers as apparently that saves you from having to pay added customs/import and VAT.
For those of you (like myself) in North America there doesn’t appear to be a way to get these without doing some trickier import stuff. I haven’t heard if that will change in the future. Nonetheless, I’ll be keeping an eye on any new hardware popping up!
Price is listed at 239.95 EUR and existing owners of the T-50 grip will receive a 15% discount!
Find out all of the details on the VIRPIL website.