VIRPIL hosting a DCS Helicopter Racing server

DCS has really leaned into helicopter flying this year and hardware makers VIRPIL have seen which way the wind has been blowing and have been busy releasing helicopter oriented hardware to match. To raise the profile of helicopter flying (and their hardware) even more, VIRPIL is now hosting a competition server for helicopter pilots. Here’s…

VIRPIL MT-50CM3 first impressions and your questions answered

This is part two of my three-part series reviewing the VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle throttle. I’ve been using the new throttle for a couple of weeks now and it’s time to put together some of my first impressions. From out of the box to first flights The first thing that strikes me about the CM3 throttle…

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…

Gearing up to review a new piece of hardware!

It’s been a while since I did my last hardware review but I have a few reviews that I’d like to do starting off with VIRPIL’s latest throttle – the VPC MongoosT-50CM3 throttle. A review unit just arrived at Stormbirds HQ and here’s a little teaser of what I’m going to be thoroughly testing. Battle…

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…

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…

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…

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…