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…

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…

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…

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…

VKB Gunfighter ‘Space Combat Edition’ back in stock

Two hardware stories in a row! VKB-Sim North America has the Kosmosima grip and their Gunfighter package available on their online store for the first time in months. The stock probably won’t last so now is probably a rare chance. Kosmosima VKB’s Kosmosima got a lot of positive attention when it was announced and then…

Doing some actual flying, other random thoughts

Things have been so busy both in real life and with all of the new patches, features, and aircraft coming to both IL-2 and DCS that it’s been a while since I did any real flying. Tonight probably only partially qualifies but it was at least reassuring that I still knew what I was doing….

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…