VIRPIL teases V.F.X grip

Expanding their available grip options appears to be just as high a priority as is releasing a series of new rudder pedals and upgrading their MongoosT-50 base and grip. Now, VIRPIL is teasing the next grip they are calling it V.F.X. Coming this summer! Too close for missiles, switching to guns The V.F.X, from what…

Flight sim hardware upgrades: MongoosT-50 throttle

Having the right controls can make a big difference when it comes to the flight sim experience and I want to share some hardware related stories in this third year of the Stormbirds blog. My newest purchase is VIRPIL’s MongoosT-50 Throttle Control System which has just arrived and I’m excited to tell you more about…

VIRPIL announces WarBRD and WarBRD ACE rudder pedals

VIRPIL has completed the trifecta of flight sim hardware by offering two new sets of rudder pedals alongside their already established base and grip combinations and their throttle system. The new WarBRD and WarBRD ACE are slated to come later this year and offer a couple of options depending on your setup and your budget….

Hornet VR cockpit tour

If you’re a flight sim pilot then you’re probably already a real enthusiast of aircraft, flight, and maybe combat aircraft but some people take that enthusiasm to truly dedicated levels and none more than this F/A-18C Hornet home cockpit setup for VR. Let’s check it out! Full immersion A new video on the STING TV…

VKB makes “Kosmosima” grip official

VKB-Sim’s new space combat oriented grip is now official and we’ve got plenty of details about the two different versions that VKB is offering, pricing, features, and everything that you need to know about this new controller. For flying in space and air If your simulator experience is oriented towards flying in air only, don’t…

VIRPIL reveals WarBRD Grip

An announcement on VIRPIL’s forums started off with 2-years in review detailing the growth of their company making sticks and grips for flight and space sim enthusiasts. Then there was the surprise announcement of a new twist-grip compatible with their WarBRD base! Let’s get to the details! Warbird enthusiast grip The new WarBRD Grip is…

VIRPIL wants your feedback plus new grip coming Q1

VIRPIL Controls wants to know what grip you want them to make next. After successful releases of their MongooseT-50 and Constellation Delta grips, VIRPIL wants to know what you want from them next as they prepare the next generation of their air and space combat series grips. You can also win a prize! Plus, we’re…

VKB is looking for testers for their new KOSMOSIMA grip

VKB-Sim is looking for testers for their new KOSMOSIMA grip and that could be you if you meet their criteria. I’ve got all the latest on VKB’s newest product! Twist grip and modular controls for space sim pilots, and flight? The new KOSMOSIMA is  the first VKB stick to be designed without a real world…

VKB Gladiator Mk II in North American store stock

If you were looking for a new joystick and had a budget set around $100 there are very few contenders that I would be able to recommend outside of the VKB-Sim Gladiator series. Now, after a long wait, the Gladiator Mark II (non-Pro) is back in stock on the North American online store so if…