Articles with tag 'Review', 'VIRPIL Controls'

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: 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: 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: 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).