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Yes 49 19.68%
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:43 PM   #81
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:56 PM   #82
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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.
Yes, but that as well means that VKB is limiting the product capabilities because old design of another company, meaning they need to support them forever.

It is just better that TM customers just swap to VKB.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:39 PM   #83
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Yes, but that as well means that VKB is limiting the product capabilities because old design of another company, meaning they need to support them forever.

It is just better that TM customers just swap to VKB.
Not if they are selling a stand alone Warthog compatible grip. That opens up an additional market for them.
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:40 AM   #84
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Just watching some videos on the F-14 it's starting to become apparent that you're going to need some kind of rudder control for flight if you don't have pedals (I don't and I don't think many players do either) this F-14 joystick IMO is going to be near useless in combat without a yaw axis. Thoughts?
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:25 PM   #85
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Just watching some videos on the F-14 it's starting to become apparent that you're going to need some kind of rudder control for flight if you don't have pedals (I don't and I don't think many players do either) this F-14 joystick IMO is going to be near useless in combat without a yaw axis. Thoughts?
Probably a fair assessment. However, since their biggest competitors are the TM Warthog and Virpil sticks, neither of which have twist ability, I expect VKB will be reluctant to add to the cost of their product without a strong customer desire for it. On the face of it, that desire doesn't seem to be there.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:35 PM   #86
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omg ...love it and brilliant idea to have a twist lock so everyone can be happy big + on your engineering and design team ..now just get tit done defiantly hope for rudder control just like my Glatiator MK2 has .
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Old 02-27-2019, 04:04 PM   #87
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Definatly make it Warthawg compatible, but no on the twist.
Absolutely this.

The swapable warthog idea for multiple sticks/planes is a good one.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:23 PM   #88
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Can't wait to give you my life savings for this bad boy!
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:09 PM   #89
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Does it NEED it? No. Would it be bad if it had it ? As long as it's lockable, then ofcourse not, the more features the merrier.

Thus in short, incorperate it and make everybody happy. I'll buy one for sure (if I can actually ever manage to pre-order in time)
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Old 03-02-2019, 12:58 PM   #90
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Thus in short, incorperate it and make everybody happy
We would do it of course but the point of asking was that people don't like to pay for what they're not going to use, ever - I mean really, if I have pedals and don't need any twist at all why would I pay like 20 bucks more with every grip I buy...
Otherwise, I'm with you. Just incorporate, make it lockable, and forget it. Would be a lot easier.
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