My joystick is back in action!

For the last couple of years I’ve been very happily flying with a WarBRD base and grip as my primary flight control system. VIRPIL sent this unit to me for review and I gave it high marks for its robust construction, solid feel, and precision controls. From the warbirds of WWI and WWII to advanced…

VKB reveals new TECS throttle details

Details of VKB’s TECS throttle came out in 2018 and was one of my most read articles that same year. After that, VKB said very little about TECS and many wondered if the project was cancelled but that has changed as VKB has now released new details on the product just a few days ago….

VKB teases new ‘Ultimate’ grip

VKB-Sim are teasing a new joystick grip that they are calling VKB. ULTIMATE in a teaser trailer released earlier today. The Ultimate appears to be an update of their Modern Combat Grip with some notable new features. Here’s what we know! Metal grip for VKB Undoubtedly plugging into their Gunfighter series of joystick bases, the…

Have a Reverb G2 and want better performance in DCS? This might help

I’ve seen quite a few discussions across the DCS World community over the last couple of weeks from HP Reverb owners who are trying to get better frame rates out of DCS World. With higher resolution, the Reverb G2 offers the best visual sharpness and the partial elimination of the so called “screen door effect.”…

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…