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Review: VIRPIL VPC WarBRD Rudder Pedals

Review: VIRPIL VPC WarBRD Rudder Pedals

Rudder pedals (or, in case of helicopters, anti-torque pedals) are another sensitive topic when it comes to rotary wing aviation. Which seems to be a theme when we talk about controlling these machines.
Review: OE-XAM Eurocopter Cyclic Stick EC135 Grip

Review: OE-XAM Eurocopter Cyclic Stick EC135 Grip

In the cluttered helicopter control market – there appears to be some quality that lurks in the shadows!
EASA certifies VRM Switzerland’s VR training system for pilot training, using Aerofly FS2

EASA certifies VRM Switzerland’s VR training system for pilot training, using Aerofly FS2

In a world premiere, VRM Switzerland gets to be the first company ever to certify a device that can now be used in the training of helicopter pilots.
Review: VIRPIL VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle

Review: VIRPIL VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle

After taking a look at one of their joystick bases and grips, it’s time we move on to do some power management.
Review: VIRPIL VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Grip with 200mm Flightstick Extension

Review: VIRPIL VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Grip with 200mm Flightstick Extension

VIRPIL sells their joysticks a bit differently from other manufacturers and you’ll have to select a base and the grip. But you can also add an extension to it, which may help you.
Review: VIRPIL VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Base

Review: VIRPIL VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Base

This article starts a series of reviews I will be doing about the VIRPIL controls. From a joystick base, to the grip, throttle, pedals and mounts to one of their latest developments: the control panel. Let’s start with the bases (no pun intended).
Winwing shows prototype of collective

Winwing shows prototype of collective

Almost a year after showing the project for the new product, Winwing is showing some of the first photos of the actual product.
VIRPIL Collective Controls Mounting – feedback required

VIRPIL Collective Controls Mounting – feedback required

VIRPIL’s entry in the helicopter market is progressing and the company is now asking us to help by providing data… About our chairs.
Komodo Simulations accepting pre-orders on the OH-58D Kiowa controls

Komodo Simulations accepting pre-orders on the OH-58D Kiowa controls

The company is planning on starting shipping of the controls on Q2, 2021, and you can get it for 15% less if you order them right away.
DIY heaven: print your own collective with Valhalla Controls

DIY heaven: print your own collective with Valhalla Controls

Looking for a collective for your sim but the professionally built ones are a bit out of your budget or are you a DIY fan? Check out these controls. You can select from a replica of a Ka-50 or a Kiowa!

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