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…

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…