VIRPIL Announces Mongoose T-50 Throttle

Coming out of seemingly nowhere, VIRPRIL has come onto the scene in the last year with a very strong MongooseT-50 Flightstick. Now, VIRPIL is at it again with the T-50 throttle breaking cover earlier today. Let’s have a look! Serious equipment The throttle system is aimed at modern aircraft enthusiasts with a series of features…

Heatblur teases new VKB stick

Third party DCS contributor Heatblur is working hard on their F-14A/B Tomcat module for DCS World and it looks like they have been busy working on a hardware partnership too. The Phoenix? The image is named simply Phoenix.jpg which could be the name or codename for the project or it could have been chosen to…

VIRPIL MongoosT-50 now shipping!

It’s been a long wait for flight sim fans who have wanted to get their hands on VIRPIL’s MongoosT-50. The official word is that this stick is starting to ship after some initial delays. MongoosT-50? There is a sort of renaissance of medium and high end flight sticks these days with VIRPIL being another company…

VKB-Sim’s announces new MCG versions, Gunfighter delayed

In March we heard that VKB-Sim’s Modern Combat Grip (MCG) was coming and that it would be a stick modification that could be used to modify a variety of sticks including VKB’s own Gladiator Pro, Gunfighter, and Black Mamba series joysticks. Since then news has come in that the stick is delayed. But it will…

VKB-Sim announces the ‘Modern Combat Grip’

VKB-Sim, the makers of the Gladiator and Black Mamba series of joysticks, has announced their new Modern Combat Grip product. Compatible with a whole series of joysticks, this is a new VKB product for people who fly more modern combat aircraft. It’s a grip? So this isn’t a joystick announcement but rather an extra feature…

Our first look at the VKB Gunfighter series

A year ago I had not heard of VKB-Sim but that has changed with my recent acquisition of the VKB Gladiator. For a while now we have been hearing about another product in the VKB portfolio and now we have our first look at it: Presenting the VKB Gunfighter. So what am I looking at…

Review: VKB Gladiator

A few weeks ago, my trusty old Saitek X-52 started to act up. After 9-years of service, the twist sensors were spiking and causing all kinds of trouble so I started my research project on what stick I should get to replace it. I was faced with a difficult decision to go with what I…

My X-52 is getting a little old…

For 9 years I have been flying the virtual skies with my trusty Saitek X-52 joystick and HOTAS (Hands on Throttle and Stick). Through its not a perfect setup I’ve had a great time using it, however, age seems to be catching up to it. When I started test flying the Yak-1B I noticed that…