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…

VIRPIL teases Constellation Alpha

VIRPIL’s next generation space-sim oriented grip is being teased on the company’s website with some blacked out images that provide just enough detail to see what the company has on offer. For some of you, these may end up being your flight stick as well so let’s have a quick look at the what we…

Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS flight pack review

When it comes to flight sim hardware there is a wide range of options from the very cheap to the very expensive and everything in between. One of the products that has been hailed for years as the best bang for the buck is the Thrustmaster T.16000M. The T.16000M comes in a variety of packages…

VIRPIL new control panels and design contest

Where does VIRPIL go after launching joystick bases, grips, throttles and rudder pedals? Control panels apparently! VIRPIL is launching a control panel and button box design contest as the flight sim hardware company looks to bring the community in on their design process for a new line of hardware peripherals. Four distinct lines of product…

New hardware review coming soon: Thrustmaster T.16000M flight pack

I’m putting the finishing touches on my next hardware review and I wanted to let my readers know about it and open up the floor to any questions before I put the finishing touches on the review. Hardware for review I’ve done a few different hardware review articles over the last couple of years. One…

Thrustmaster’s F/A-18C Hornet grip impressions and roundup

Back a couple of weeks ago I was able to get some hands on time with Thrustmaster’s new F/A-18C Hornet grip at Flight-Sim Expo and I thought I would add some of my initial impressions together with a round-up on this new grip that is coming out very soon with commercial availability expected July 25….

VPC rudder pedals and V.F.X grip pre-order live June 21

VIRPIL’s product offensive continues with their new WarBRD and ACE rudder pedals as well as their new V.F.X going up on pre-order. We still lack a few details but today’s announcement reveal a whole bunch of new details about V.F.X including a new Z-axis lock-out option. V.F.X for Tomcat fans Although VIRPIL can’t say it…

Thrustmaster reveals F/A-18C Hornet HOTAS Add-on Grip

The rumours are over and we now have our first official information of Thrustmaster’s newest grip. The F/A-18C Hornet HOTAS Add-on is a all metal grip designed for use specifically though not exclusively with the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet module. Here’s what we know! Authentic Hornet stick experience Thrustmasters new grip is a follow on the…