We already know about companies having issues with parts that tend to force manufacturers to keep their products on backorder. Among other companies, VIRPIL has been living through that situation.
Nonetheless, they seemed to have been able to source the materials needed to build their most recent product for the helicopter pilot: the VPC Hawk-60 Collective Grip.
[UPDATE: Only a few hours after this article was published, the grip seems to be in back-order now!]
This grip is a ”replica style grip based on the famous Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk collective controls” and it comes with quite a few controls:
- Single-Stage Trigger
- 4 x 8-way Hats (+ Push)*
- 1 x 2-way Hat (+ Push)
- 1 x 3-way Toggle (ON-OFF-ON)
- 1 x Push Button with RGB Lighting
(* 8-Way hats can be configured as 4-Way hats)
An interesting note: the red push-button features an RGB LED and it can be configured by either displaying a static color or changing according to the mode of the grip or other inputs. Quite cool!
The grip is currently selling for 189,95 EUR and you can find it at the VIRPIL Controls Worldwide Webstore!