Articles with tag 'Review', 'Hardware'

Review: VIRPIL VPC Constellation ALPHA Prime

Review: VIRPIL VPC Constellation ALPHA Prime

The ALPHA Prime is one of the latest VIRPIL products to come out to the market. But while it’s a grip that seems to be mostly aimed at space/sci-fi games, there’s a particular feature to this model that made me take a second look at it.

Review: VIRPIL VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Joystick Base

Review: VIRPIL VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Joystick Base

VIRPIL launched a new joystick base that builds on its predecessor and comes with a feature designed for helicopter simmers. What is it, what does it do, and does it deliver? Find out in this review.

Review: WINWING F-16EX joystick grip and Hotas Orion 2 base

Review: WINWING F-16EX joystick grip and Hotas Orion 2 base

WINWING has been releasing some very interesting hardware. While this set is clearly targeted at the fixed wing simmer (it is an F-16 grip after all), the company is also winking at the helicopter pilot.

Review: Komodo Simulations EC135/EC145 cyclic

Review: Komodo Simulations EC135/EC145 cyclic

With Komodo products sitting firmly at the top of the product price range – many people think they are ‘overpriced’. So, do you get what you pay for?

Review: VIRPIL VPC ACE-Torq Pedals

Review: VIRPIL VPC ACE-Torq Pedals

A few weeks ago, VIRPIL released a new product which is clearly aimed at the helicopter pilots, even if the design is a bit… Odd. Intrigued? So was I. Fortunately, I got my hands on a unit to tell you all about it.

Review: K-51 damper for VIRPIL rudder pedals

Review: K-51 damper for VIRPIL rudder pedals

How do you improve something that’s already pretty darn good? Can you even do it? Can you turn a 10 into 11? Spoiler alert: yes, you can.

Review: VIRPIL VPC Rotor TCS Plus Base

Review: VIRPIL VPC Rotor TCS Plus Base

Do you want to get a collective with or without a throttle? The TCS Plus Base gives you that extra feature, which is handy!

Review: VIRPIL VPC Control Panel #1

Review: VIRPIL VPC Control Panel #1

You can never have enough buttons, knobs, switches and other stuff to push, rotate nudge or switch, right? But, sometimes, the classy joystick or the almighty throttle we bought simply doesn’t cover all our needs. Well, VIRPIL has you covered with a couple of panels filled with nice, juicy stuff.

Review: Winwing Black Shark Collective System for Cockpit/Chair

Review: Winwing Black Shark Collective System for Cockpit/Chair

As more and more people are getting into helicopters, hardware manufacturers are finally looking at our market with increased interest and new products have been popping up. We have seen a few in the past and today is Winwing’s turn.

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.