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Old 03-27-2020, 12:11 PM   #81
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Just to add my experience here. I got the kit and the SCG and had a hell of a time getting it to work. But Two of the VKB guys stuck w/ me and we got it working. And WOW is this thing nice. There are so many buttons and hats that I still have several I haven't used yet. Flying an FA-18 in DCS w/ a Warthog throttle there has always been a problem w/ the slew. Set it to work on radar attack and it sucks for Mav slew and vice versa. Now I use the warthog throttle slew for radar attack and center black hat on the SCG for Mavs so I can tune each to work well for the different functions..
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:11 PM   #82
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There are so many buttons and hats that I still have several I haven't used yet. Flying an FA-18 in DCS w/ a Warthog throttle there has always been a problem w/ the slew. Set it to work on radar attack and it sucks for Mav slew and vice versa. Now I use the warthog throttle slew for radar attack and center black hat on the SCG for Mavs so I can tune each to work well for the different functions..
Yes, the SCG Pro is very capable and will accommodate just about any aircraft as long as you don't need an analog brake lever. It is very comfortable, and the control arrangement is very similar to US fighters. But as far as running out of buttons and hats... the MCG Pro has even more, and I never leave any of them unassigned. The SCG Pro is more comfortable and the controls are arranged better, but the MCG Pro's extra hats/switches/axes allow it to be used for everything the SCG Pro does and more, especially if you retrofit it with the twist axis. If you fly Russian aircraft with brake levers (or the Spitfire Mk IX), you should consider the MCG Pro.

In many aircraft, I try to reserve a spare hat switch. I use that hat for: kneepad open/close, page left/right, current position mark, and to show pilot, which is extremely useful when flying in VR.

As for the Warthog throttle analog slew control, I highly recommend buying the replacement slew stick sold on the Thrustmaster subforum. It vastly improves the control in every way (shape/size/feel/precision) to at least equal if not beat the VKB analog hats.
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Old 03-31-2020, 11:17 AM   #83
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Of all my stick grips for flying DCS World, this is my favorite one for flying US aircraft. I bought the basic version because I intend to use its guts to make a real B-8 stick grip into a functional VKB grip, but I am going to get the advanced version the next time I see it in stock.

The shape and button/hat placement makes this grip capable of substituting for most US grips with reasonable size/shapes/positions.

The MCG Pro has more of everything, but its size and shape are not as comfortable to me as a B-8 style grip. So, if I don't need an analog brake lever, the Kosmosima is a better fit for me. But the basic version I have only had the single button on the side which can't match the functionality in the F-5 stick grip or most other later grips. With the extra options on the advanced version, I can't imagine many US stick grips that couldn't be emulated with the Kosmosima. It is easily a match in functionality for the Thrustmaster Warthog and F/A-18 grips (which I also have), but it is simply more comfortable and closer to the arrangement and feel of the real B-8 grip I prefer.
I'm the same and find the Kosmosima the best "all around" grip for many different uses/aircraft, not just space sims.
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Old 04-01-2020, 03:33 AM   #84
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Thanks guys it is quite inspiring to read your opinions. Seriously.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:28 PM   #85
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Thanks guys it is quite inspiring to read your opinions. Seriously.
Yes I love your Kos grip. Now I just need that VKB throttle.
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Old 04-03-2020, 08:22 AM   #86
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Yes I love your Kos grip. Now I just need that VKB throttle.
We are working on the throttle but let's see what happens. 7 mln newly registered jobless in the States are no good sign for any business.
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Old 04-12-2020, 12:44 PM   #87
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How are people finding the build quality on these grips? I have owned the VKB gladiator mk2 since February i love the stick but my thumb button keeps getting jammed
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Old 04-12-2020, 01:20 PM   #88
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The Gladiator is VKB's lower end offering. The Kosmosima is a high end stick with quality electronics and ALPS switches. The harshest environment for a joystick is arguably a good WW1 or WW2 sim (like Rise of Flight) where you need sudden and violent maneuvering. Elite Dangerous is about the same. I have used the Kosmo for about six months now and it #$%^$#! rocks.
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Old 04-12-2020, 03:23 PM   #89
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How are people finding the build quality on these grips? I have owned the VKB gladiator mk2 since February i love the stick but my thumb button keeps getting jammed
The tactile micro switches under VKB Gladiator Mk.II plastic caps is good quality, some are OMRON, but are a flaw in the design of the rubber/silicone pad between buttons cap and switches (for mute their click), this piece is articulate only in one side, so the buttons cap - specially A1, A2, A3 moves tilted and became stuck/jam pressed.

In my Gladiator Mk.II I fix this putting small pieces of silicone tube (RC fuel lines) cut in lengthwise in one side (forming a closed "C") for clamp in the PCB board that have the switches, this align the caps and they don't stuck/jam anymore.
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:40 PM   #90
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Default Top left mini-stick?

I am curious the top left 4 way plus push is this the mini-stick I see mentioned once in a while? What do you use it for? I see that the push illuminates a red light next to the blue one and another push turns it off so I am thinking this is more than just another 4 way plus push that is shaped differently. I am mostly flying the FA-18. Ideas for using it?
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