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Old 12-10-2017, 02:28 PM   #1
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►Introducing the VPC WarBRD

VPC and BRD are pleased to announce our first collaboration project - the VPC WarBRD!



The VPC WarBRD is the newest generation of desktop flightsticks perfect for piloting any warbird to it’s highest potential! Featuring the latest iteration of BRD’s world famous compact, all metal, dual-cam mechanics and VPC’s own highly versatile electronic systems.

Being equipped with the same connector standard and electronics as the VPC MongoosT-50®, ensures the VPC WarBRD will have complete compatibility with VPC’s existing and future grips without requiring any adapters or modifications.

The VPC WarBRD will be positioned below the VPC MongoosT-50® in the VPC product lineup to become the ultimate desktop joystick at an affordable price.

Targeted for a release in Q1 2018, more information including a full overview of the VPC WarBRD features, specifications and pricing will be released in the near future.

Stay tuned for more news on the VPC WarBRD!
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:05 PM   #2
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Looks interesting. A few questions if I may:
- Any functionality changes when compared to the T50 base? e.g. the number/type of buttons on the grip
- What's it made of?
- Your thoughts on how it "feels" when compared to the existing T50 base
- Does it have swappable springs and cams?
- Can you tighten/loosen the tension as per the T50 base?

and on a more joking basis, do you need a UK based tester?
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:17 PM   #3
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Looks interesting. A few questions if I may:
- Any functionality changes when compared to the T50 base? e.g. the number/type of buttons on the grip
- What's it made of?
- Your thoughts on how it "feels" when compared to the existing T50 base
- Does it have swappable springs and cams?
- Can you tighten/loosen the tension as per the T50 base?
Great questions!
  1. Functionality regarding the grip support will be the same as the MT-50 Base.
  2. It's made from the same all metal construction as the MT-50 Base.
  3. The VPC WarBRD will have 2 spring types and 3 cam profiles.
  4. Nope - the spring pre-tensioner design is unique to the MT-50 gimbal.


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and on a more joking basis, do you need a UK based tester?
Gunning for my job?

But in all seriousness, we already have a large team of testers
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:29 PM   #4
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Damn! I was pumped, as I had been waiting for a VPC and BRD partnership to buy a stick base, then I saw that this will be positioned below the MT-50...and it is designed for Warbirds, while I only fly modern aircraft.

Nonetheless, congrats to VPC on the announcement and I'm happy for the guys that will have great interest in this.


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Damn! I was pumped, as I had been waiting for a VPC and BRD partnership to buy a stick base, then I saw that this will be positioned below the MT-50...and it is designed for Warbirds, while I only fly modern aircraft.

Nonetheless, congrats to VPC on the announcement and I'm happy for the guys that will have great interest in this.


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It is just the name, it is suitable to pilot all the same aircraft as the MT-50
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It is just the name, it is suitable to pilot all the same aircraft as the MT-50


Understood, but I just spent $725 on my pedals + damper...so I'm looking to round my pit out with the top of the top of the line gear for my HOTAS. Not trying to understate this quality of this product as I am certain it's top tier (it is, after all, a product of the dream partnership of Baur and Virpil), it just sounds like MT-50 would still be the better match for me from the VPC product line. I would absolutely want the spring tension control.

Best of luck with this, I'm still waiting for VKB to show their throttle before making any decisions anyway, maybe VPC and BRD will have a new bar setter out by then


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Does this base make the T-50 stick more suitable for desktop use? How tall would the stick + this base combination would be?
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Curious about the differences. I would love to see a side by side breakdown of the two bases.
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Is this better for flying helicopters than the other base? I'm looking for something for fixed wing and helicopters.
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Old 12-10-2017, 06:07 PM   #10
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Does this base make the T-50 stick more suitable for desktop use? How tall would the stick + this base combination would be?
Guys, my English is very bad. I did not understand the question and gave the wrong answer.

Cyph3p will answer your questions.

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