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I know this is off-topic but is there any more info / renders on the VKB-Sim “Kosmosima” Space grip? I'm curious about this grip

 

 

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Not yet. Most of VKB's energy is focused on the Gunfighter and the MCG (+ sekrit). ;)

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Ok. Hurry up and release so I can put a ffb motor on it

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I look forward to pre-ordering. I really can not wait anymore.

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Hmm, anyone know why the MCG is removed from sales page? I hope it's still going to be release. I am getting a bit paranoid :(

 

Yeah, took it off because the current info on the MCG and the render is now obsolete; waiting on new info and photos (rather than renders) of the mockups for the website. Stay tuned! :thumbup:

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My question is can you swap the PCB and joysticks from the MCG into a higher quality Virgil grip? That would be just about perfection.....

 

swapping grip shells? LAME. Attaching it to a MS FFB2? NOW YOU'RE COOKING.

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My question is can you swap the PCB and joysticks from the MCG into a higher quality Virgil grip? That would be just about perfection.....

 

Very unlikely, VKB electronics is proprietary and their MaRS sensor work only in VKB Njoy32 controller.

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Once the Gunfighters shipping frenzy over there at VKB HQ has slowed down a bit, I expect more MCG news to hit me shortly after. As soon as I have news on the MCG, MCG-T and MCG-Pro, I will update everyone via newsletter accordingly. :)

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Re-Introducing the VKB-Sim MCG - 3 Variants

 

Introducing the VKB-Sim ‘Modern Combat Grip’ (MCG) Range of Flight Control Grips

 

(Shenzhen, PRC / Norman, Oklahoma USA / Utrecht, The Netherlands) - April 28, 2017

 

VKB-Sim ‘Modern Combat Grip’ (MCG) Range of Grips

After VKB’s initial announcement of the MCG Grip back in March of 2017, VKB HQ has gathered a lot of useful feedback from the simulation community across the web. This feedback changed the course of the MCG development and VKB has decided to expand the Modern Combat Grip range to include a total of three variants.

 

‘Modern Combat Grip’ Design

 

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The real grip was developed by AVIAAVTOMATIKA in Russia for Sukhoi’s modernized Flanker series of fighter jets, as well as their 5th generation prototypes. VKB engineers adapted the ergonomics of the real Flanker grip for the use in flight simulations with only minimal design changes.

 

All MCG variants share the following design features:

- Made with OMRON and ALPS buttons and switches

- Grip made from ABS plastic (injection molding)

- Contactless ministicks (analog* or digital modes) for Slew Control w/ integrated Push Button

- Trigger 1: Dual-stage trigger

- Trigger 2: Metal trigger (foldable)

- Metal analog* wheel brake lever with contactless MaRS sensor

- Adjustable palm rest

- Quick release fastening

- Optional external twist adapter** (currently under development)

 

* Except for MCG-TM; Thrustmaster® bases only function in digital mode

** Except for MCG-TM; optional twist adapter not compatible with Thrustmaster® bases

 

Specific ‘Modern Combat Grip’ features:

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MCG:

- 14 Programmable Buttons

- 5 Analog Axes

- MSRP $99 (plus shipping)

 

-MCG-TM

- 23 Programmable Buttons

- Compatible with Thrustmaster® Warthog and Cougar bases; no adapter needed

- NOTE: To ensure compatibility with the Thrustmaster® controller base, the MCG’s axes controls (ministicks/brake axis) will function as digital hat switch/buttons only

- MSRP TBD*

 

MCG-Pro

- 24 Programmable Buttons

- 6 Analog Axes

- Trigger 2: Metal Folding Trigger with two position sensors (flipped up or down)

- Swappable thumb button (push button or 4-way switch with push)

- MSRP TBD*

 

*To Be Determined

 

‘Modern Combat Grip’ Production Status:

 

- Currently in the mock-up production phase for final ergonomics validation and testing

- Order availability, shipping date, as well as final MSRP for MCG-TM and MCG-Pro to be determined and announced at a later date – stay tuned!

 

For more information, please contact:

http://www.VKBcontrollers.com

http://www.flightsimcontrols.com

http://www.VKB-Sim.pro

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Are there any plans to sell a complete joystick with this grip?

 

P.S. On MCG and MSG TM, the 2-way switch on the top right side of the grip will not be very comfortable. I've got VirPil's version of this grip (not sure what is going on there, but grips are identical visually) and I would have preferred them placing it where Warthog's 'CMS Switch' position is and just a button on top right side (so basically swap places from the setup they and VKB have).

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Decisions decisions...

 

MCG or MCG Pro, going to be hard to choose, guess I will wait and see what price of the Pro is.

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Introducing the VKB-Sim ‘Modern Combat Grip’ (MCG) Range of Flight Control Grips

 

Awesome news! :thumbup:

 

Are there any plans to sell a complete joystick with this grip?

 

VKB Gunfighter Joystick. And, little bit later, VKB Gunfighter ECP Joystick.

 

P.S. On MCG and MSG TM, the 2-way switch on the top right side of the grip will not be very comfortable. I've got VirPil's version of this grip (not sure what is going on there, but grips are identical visually) and I would have preferred them placing it where Warthog's 'CMS Switch' position is and just a button on top right side (so basically swap places from the setup they and VKB have).

 

the 2-way switch is more authentic based on a Su-35 grip :)

And there is a "push-button" in the Pro version.

 

Decisions decisions...

 

MCG or MCG Pro, going to be hard to choose, guess I will wait and see what price of the Pro is.

 

MCG Pro rulez! :)

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Will the MCG Pro be compatible with the WH (or BRD-N)?

 

Good question.

 

I thought the initial plan was to have some adapter which would convert the axis commands into buttons for TM bases. Offering separate grips is more practical for VKB, but less flexible for the customer as you'd need another grip if you get the VKB base later on.

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Plug and play. That's the biggest thing for me. What's the grip made of? When can we expect pre orders to start?

 

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Plug and play. That's the biggest thing for me. What's the grip made of? When can we expect pre orders to start?

 

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Most likely plastic, just like VirPil's grip.

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Plug and play. That's the biggest thing for me. What's the grip made of? When can we expect pre orders to start?

 

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According to his post , the grips are made out of ABS plastic.

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