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Yes 49 19.60%
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:50 PM   #21
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I guess I’ll be the jackass by posting what is best for me specifically.

1) No. I use pedals and don’t want to pay more for a feature I am not going to use.


2) No. I do not have a WH base, and I do not want to lose functionality of the stick in order to make it compatible with one.


Honestly (since only one of the two can be yes anyway), I will probably still buy the stick if it has lockable twist. I will most likely not buy the stick if it is WH compatible. At that point I am paying only for aesthetics over the MCG, and that isn’t worth the cost to me. I want the Tomcat stick to be a 1:1 replica, with 1:1 functionality included.
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:35 PM   #22
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1. No twist version please.

2. Yes for a WH version
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:39 PM   #23
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2) No. I do not have a WH base, and I do not want to lose functionality of the stick in order to make it compatible with one.

The VKB F-14 Warthog-compatible grip would be a distinct/separate version (if they will make it). Special for the Warthog base. It will not work on a VKB Gunfighter base.


The VKB F-14 grip version for VKB bases would not have those limitations.
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:47 PM   #24
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Ask them if F14's grip had twist, while you are at it
You know what, there are some people that lost their legs. Or ability to control their lower body. Car crashes, you know. Sport injuries. Shиt happens. Some of them are virtual pilots. They can't use pedals. We are happy that with our help they will be able to fly legendary plane without pedals.
We are thinking about it, and it is a serious consideration.

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That should be enough to cover the third party bases. Any grip which works on Warthog base should also work on the other ones.
I see no point in this argument. VKB guarantees correct functioning of our grips on our own and on WH base, period.
Case closed.
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:54 PM   #25
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The VKB F-14 Warthog-compatible grip would be a distinct/separate version (if they will make it). Special for the Warthog base. It will not work on a VKB Gunfighter base.
Exactly!
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:02 PM   #26
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Personally I don't need the twist I prefer to use the twcs throttle lever when I am on my mobile rig. I did notice that the space grip has got the twist built in and did not appear to be too expensive when it gets released.

The VKB gunfighter gymbal is far superior to the Warthog one so I would not bother with a Warthog compatible grip as long as you can make the bases available, at the moment they are kind off like rocking horse shit.

I have 2 Gunfighter mk1 bases one for Home and one for my mobile rig . It does cause some questions going through security due to the MCG PRO'S metal triggers. Will there be any support for those of us with Gunfighter mk 1's

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Old 01-04-2019, 03:24 PM   #27
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So is there a middle option for those who use a Virpil base? I currently use a Warthog grip with a VPC base. That base controller and software CAN detect axes on the grip, so the DLC switch should function normally, provided the mounting hardware is compatible.

It’ll be a day-1 purchase for me, if so
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:27 PM   #28
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Will there be any support for those of us with Gunfighter mk 1's
Uh, have I missed anything?
What sort of support you think we have failed to provide?
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:50 PM   #29
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1. No twist for me.
2. Warthog compatibility will make the grip accessible to more users. This means more customers for VKB. Could the grip have a wheel that works as buttons on a WH, and axis on the VKB? Perhaps the same grip for both WH and VKB, but an adaptor for the WH base? The adaptor could have its own USB port so that the grip becomes a USB controller of its own, and the WH base is used for the X&Y axes.
+1 Great idea.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:54 PM   #30
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Warthog's controller can only handle buttons, not axes. Hence, this version of the grip will be limited in its functionality compared to standard version: the self centering thumbwheel will work as two buttons, effectively cancelling precise analog mode.
What will be the use for an analog axis in this thumb wheel, since the wheel is spring back to center position, or work like a "Momentary-OFF-Momentary" switch?
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