VIRPIL introduces MongoosT-50CM3 throttle

The next generation of VIRPIL’s successful throttle lines for flight and space sim pilots alike has just been announced. The MongoosT-50CM3 is VIRPIL’s latest but what sets it apart from the earlier versions? Let’s have a look!

Having a look at the CM3

The CM3 variant of the T-50 throttle series has a few key updates from the earlier design. Although the button layout and overall appearance of the unit doesn’t seem to have been altered in any significant way. There are, however, some key changes and it starts with the return of throttle axis detents. These were a feature on the first generation of the MongoosT-50 (read my review here) but were removed after due to reliability concerns.

Unlike the previous method of installing detents, these are configurable with several different styles:

  • “Classic” Detents – Lift to pass detents, push return.
  • “Classic Plus” Detents – Lift to pass detents, push return but with an additional tactile bump immediately after crossing the detent range.
  • “Warthog-Type” Detents – Lift to pass and lift to return detents.
  • “Aerobatic” Detents – Push through and push return detents.
  • “CosmoSim” Detents – Push through central detent.

VIRPIL has also released a video detailing the features of this next generation throttle and it includes a better look at how these detents work.

The new throttle also purportedly includes a redesigned lever-locking system. The first generation used a spring loaded tab while later generations used a magnetic system which some have had minor issues with. VIRPIL is, as always, continuing to evolve their peripheral line-up.

Read the full announcement here.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. BlueHeron says:

    Looks like a fine product. For a propeller-head like me it’s inapplicable, but it should make the speed demons happy!

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  2. PHANTOM1 says:

    Agreed – looks like an awesome throttle – actual mechanical detents (for a reasonable price)! Almost ordered a CM2 a couple of weeks ago, but glad to wait a bit now.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I can say that my first gen T-50 is an incredible product. It’s still solid after a couple of years so far. Feels like it’ll go on forever.

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  3. Blue 5 says:

    I bought a CM2 and it is a great piece of kit. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone. Pricey, but good.

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  4. my warthog has satisfied me for this past decade since the cougar it replaced, and ive been satisfied and happy and never looked sideways at any other throttle until this one. this is Sierra Hotel sexy

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