VIRPIL USA webstore is now open

VIRPIL, the makers of high-end flight sim peripherals have just announced that their new USA webstore is open. Here are some details you might want to know if you’re looking around at new flight sim hardware. New storefront VIRPIL makes some really great gear. I’ve had the opportunity to review several pieces including their excellent…

VIRPIL Controls opens US distribution center

VIRPIL Controls is opening up a North American distribution center according a news update from the team. Located in the United States, the new center looks set to make it easier to get access to VIRPIL hardware on this continent. Let’s have a look! The big news VIRPIL Controls have, up until now, been a…

VKB Gladiator/GNX Dual throttle combo full review

As a follow-up to my VKB Gladiator NXT review, the folks at VKB also sent me out a throttle combo to check out and review as well. This is a unique product with a wide variety of potential uses depending on the configuration that you want to have on your sim setup. What does the…

Upgrading the Gladiator NXT to NXT EVO? It can be done!

VKB-Sim Gladiator NXT owners can now upgrade their NXT to the new NXT EVO standard with an upgrade kit. Here’s what you need to know! Upgrade now available For $50 USD, current Gladiator NXT owners can upgrade their stick to the new NXT EVO standard. The upgraded system includes ball bearings and an adjustable dry…

Full Review of the VKB Gladiator NXT

Every day in the flight sim community the question “What joystick should I buy?” gets asked by a myriad of both seasoned and new sim fans in search of new hardware. Over the last two years we’ve seen an explosion of new people coming to the sim world or returning after a long absence and…

VIRPIL announces VPC ACE-Torq Rudder Pedals

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…

Printable Spitfire Chassis Lever from AuthentiKit released

The folks at AuthentiKit, the DIY flight sim controls group, have just released the plans for their Spitfire Chassis Lever control. This will give you an authentic Spitfire landing gear controller. Here are some details VR oriented DIY For those of you who play in VR and want a control setup that feels authentic to…

A look at AuthentiKit, the future of flight sim hardware?

When it comes to flight sim hardware, most of us look to a variety of sources for our hardware. Thrustmaster, CH Products, Saitek and Microsoft have all offered big, mass market hardware options over the last couple of decades. VKB-Sim, VIRPIL, Honeycomb, and others are newer on the scene offering some slightly more specialized factory…

VPC’s new helicopter gear sure to delight sim helicopter pilots

The flight sim helicopter market has been underserved by hardware makers over the years but that all seems to be changing as various companies start offering new gear that appeals to the helicopter enthusiasts. The newest, the VPC Hawk-60 Collective Grip has just been offered for sale. Let’s have a look! VPC Hawk-60 Collective Grip…

VIRPIL hosting a DCS Helicopter Racing server

DCS has really leaned into helicopter flying this year and hardware makers VIRPIL have seen which way the wind has been blowing and have been busy releasing helicopter oriented hardware to match. To raise the profile of helicopter flying (and their hardware) even more, VIRPIL is now hosting a competition server for helicopter pilots. Here’s…