The Hawk-60 Collective grip is the second offer from VIRPIL for a collective set and, you may have guessed it, it resembles the UH-60 Blackhawk collective head.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you want to get a collective with or without a throttle? The TCS Plus Base gives you that extra feature, which is handy!
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.
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.
After taking a look at one of their joystick bases and grips, it’s time we move on to do some power management.
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.