Flight sim and space sim hardware maker VIRPIL has announced a new rudder pedal design to join their line-up of available pedals. Introducing the VPC ACE-Torq Rudder Pedals. Let’s have a look!
Based on helicopter pedals
Teased earlier in the week, VIRPIL have taken the covers off and revealed the VPC ACE-Torq Rudder Pedals. According to the announcement, the pedals are based in design off of early helicopter designs with a single axis vertical pedal movement.
The pedals feature an all metal design, two sets of cams, two sets of springs, adjustable cam centering mechanism, adjustable footplate positioning, USB and aux controllers (found on a lot of modern VIRPIL products), and VIRPIL’s now standard contactless sensors.
It’s an impressive package from the looks of things. Although it is mentioned in the marketing materials to be useful to any kind of sim pilot, I feel like these are especially useful for the helicopter simmer who wants an experience similar to that of some helicopter designs. The compact size, relative to other pedals, may also be a useful feature as well.