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Old 08-28-2018, 02:58 PM   #251
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What the grip is modeled on is literally irrelevant except from an aesthetics standpoint, as is whether it matches identically with the grip you see in game. As long as it has capacity for similar functionality and good ergonomics that is all that matters. Unless your simpit is 1-1 you're going to be improvising across the board anyway, and if you are sufficiently skilled to build a 1-1 simpit, then fashioning a 1-1 grip and throttle shouldn't be outside your reach either. You can see more than a few 'homemade' units on these forums as it is.
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Old 08-28-2018, 03:19 PM   #252
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What the grip is modelled on is literally irrelevant except from an aesthetics standpoint, as is whether it matches identically with the grip you see in game. As long as it has capacity for similar functionality and good ergonomics that is all that matters.
And that's the issue. Trying to map a western hotas system to VKB/VPC products is an exercise in creativity. No mode switches on the throttle itself, no western style speedbrake, no analog slew, no CMS HAT on T-50, unrealistic analog slew instead of a regular trim hat in VKB MCG pro, etc. Plenty of weird design choices that leave me puzzled.

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I am sure they are probably appealing to the Russian market first and foremost.
Yeah, just like ED with all those study level Russian airplanes they make.
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:16 PM   #253
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Don't forget that now throttles design need consider the "Space Sims" trend.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:50 PM   #254
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I am sure they are probably appealing to the Russian market first and foremost.
Probably they are. But the money are on the Western market, not Russian, so I guess they can't just ignore it. VKB have great products, but with some weird decisions. As an example, trim hat on their MCG, already mentioned. Another one, slew stick on MCG. It look cool and comfortable to reach, but it works somehow strange. I ended up with using factory slew control on Warthog throttle. Which is terrible, but still feels much more natural.
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