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…

VIRPIL tease new hardware

A teaser posted to VIRPIL’s social media and forum is teasing a new piece of hardware that might of interest to flight sim pilots. A contest is underway to guess the new hardware’s purpose and win a chance to get the first production model. What is it ? A new piece of hardware is coming…

IL-2 (re)introduces recon GUI features plus GPU poll

Two interesting bits of information coming to us in this latest Friday developer diary from Jason Williams and the IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles team. The first is a reveal that they are (re)introducing a feature into the flight sim that was previously available in Rise of Flight – a dedicated recon GUI. They are also…

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…

Battle tested: VIRPIL VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle Full Review

Having precise throttle control and being able to manipulate as many aircraft functions as possible without reaching for the keyboard is one of those goals that a lot of flight sim pilots look for as they get more seriously into simming. Flight sim and space sim hardware makers VIRPIL are on to their fourth generation…

VIRPIL MongoosT-50CM3 review part 1: The unboxing

As some of you know, VIRPIL was nice enough to send me one of their latest pieces of flight sim hardware, the VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle for review. I’ve decided to break my review of the unit into three pieces which gives me a chance to spend more time reviewing the unit for the full review…

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….