Having a look at Total Controls Multi-Function Button Box

One of the things I love about flight simulation as a hobby is the wide range of ways that you can access the controls for a variety of aircraft. A $50 joystick with an integrated throttle is a great starting point and adequate for just about any flight sim, however, when you want to take…

VKB announces Gladiator NXT

The VKB Gladiator is one of my favourite joysticks. Supply, however, has dried up for the venerable Mark II edition of the stick and it’s clear now just why that has happened as VKB-Sim has been busy working on a successor. Gladiator NXT and its peripherals seems to be tailor made for this moment in…

Thrustmaster announces the TCA product range

TCA or Thrustmaster Civil Aviation was announced by Thrustmaster today as part of a new line-up of hardware that the company is releasing that is aimed at the civil aviation flight simulation market. These are the details and how I see this as a connection to several other things happening in our hobby right now…

Thrustmaster is teasing… something

On Thursday, Thrustmaster is going to reveal… something. The company posted a tweet yesterday that teased something flight related showing off a multi-monitor setup, some table mounts with nothing on them, and a tag line saying “Get ready to fly.” Interest piqued? Best guess There are a few things to note within the teased image…

VKB sales delayed due to Coronavirus

VKB-Sim has slowly been releasing new products recently and making an effort to put more stock into their various international stores over the last several months. Their new F-14 grip has certainly had some people looking at it for their next grip. Now, however, it appears that the Coronavirus outbreak in China is directly affecting…

Hardware news round-up from VKB and VIRPIL

There’s been a fair bit of news in the hardware area of the flight simulator industry recently and I’ve been very behind on keeping tabs on things. Today I do a round-up from two companies pushing forward with some new products, offering sales, and looking to the future. I am of course talking about VKB-Sim…

Thrustmaster goes modular with HOTAS Magnetic and F-16 grip

The Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS system has been a go-to for many flight sim pilots for a long time now. So long in-fact that it’s been 10-years since the release of the Thrustmaster Warthog and Thrustmaster felt it was time to launch a special 10th anniversary edition as well as change some of the way that…

Heatblur and VKB announce Tomcat grip pre-order

It’s been a while since we’ve heard much from VKB-Sim but today they and Heatblur jointly announced a new joystick grip named simply the ‘F14 Tomcat Grip’ which will be compatible with that company’s Gunfighter joystick base. Here’s what we know! Millimeter accurate An update on the VKB forums reports that they worked with Heatblur…

VIRPIL announces a major pre-order update, new throttle, extension, more!

VIRPIL continues to iterate on their now fully featured product line with everything from grips and bases to throttles, extensions, and now some new mounted controls. They are also improving their pre-order experience so that people with credit cards can pre-order without more difficult bank transfers. Let’s check out all of the new things coming…