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…

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…

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…

VIRPIL introduces MongoosT-50CM3 throttle

The next generation of VIRPIL’s successful throttle lines for flight and space sim pilots alike has just been announced. The MongoosT-50CM3 is VIRPIL’s latest but what sets it apart from the earlier versions? Let’s have a look! Having a look at the CM3 The CM3 variant of the T-50 throttle series has a few key…

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…

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…

Thrustmaster’s F/A-18C Hornet grip impressions and roundup

Back a couple of weeks ago I was able to get some hands on time with Thrustmaster’s new F/A-18C Hornet grip at Flight-Sim Expo and I thought I would add some of my initial impressions together with a round-up on this new grip that is coming out very soon with commercial availability expected July 25….

VPC rudder pedals and V.F.X grip pre-order live June 21

VIRPIL’s product offensive continues with their new WarBRD and ACE rudder pedals as well as their new V.F.X going up on pre-order. We still lack a few details but today’s announcement reveal a whole bunch of new details about V.F.X including a new Z-axis lock-out option. V.F.X for Tomcat fans Although VIRPIL can’t say it…

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…