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Just wanted to see because it still says 2 weeks on the site which was the case a month ago. I am waiting to order the F14 grip and adapter together due to shipping costs. I may also order a replacement cable and black box to have as spares just in case.

System Specs: i9 9900KS, EVGA 2080 TI FTW 3 Ultra OC'd, 32gb Gskill Trident Z Royal ram(for the bling), Samsung 970 PRO M.2 SSD,. Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog throttle and VKB GF3/MCG PRO stick, MFG Crosswind V2, HP REVERB.

 

DCS modules: F-14, F-18, F-16, A-10, Nevada and PG

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*knock knock* is anyone there?

[Modules] F/A-18C Hornet, Supercarrier, FC3, Ka-50, Huey, A-10 Warthog ||

[Terrains] Persian Gulf, Nevada, Syria

[PC] i7-9700K, 32 GB DDR4, RTX 2080 Ti, M.2 500GB, SSD 500GB, 4TB HDD, HP Reverb

[Flightsim] VKB GF 3 + MCGPRO + Extension, TM HOTAS Warthog Throttle, MFG Crosswind Rudder Pedals

[simracing] Simucube 30 Nm, Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals, Frex H-Shifter, DimSim Shifter & Handbrake, 2x DSD Buttonbox

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Sure

 

Coming pretty soon.

 

:music_whistling::megalol:

 

[Modules] F/A-18C Hornet, Supercarrier, FC3, Ka-50, Huey, A-10 Warthog ||

[Terrains] Persian Gulf, Nevada, Syria

[PC] i7-9700K, 32 GB DDR4, RTX 2080 Ti, M.2 500GB, SSD 500GB, 4TB HDD, HP Reverb

[Flightsim] VKB GF 3 + MCGPRO + Extension, TM HOTAS Warthog Throttle, MFG Crosswind Rudder Pedals

[simracing] Simucube 30 Nm, Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals, Frex H-Shifter, DimSim Shifter & Handbrake, 2x DSD Buttonbox

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On 11/24/2020 at 3:38 PM, reptile92 said:

Got mine yesterday! The best setup is tm grip + vkb gunfighter !

 

Do you mind sharing then from your experience: does the F-18 grip have any issues with centering like the Warthog grip on a Gunfigther base? 

And does the F-18 grip require VKB's 'W' cam developed to solve that issue for the Warthog (or is there another one for the Hornet, or none such needed)? 

Thanks!

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No issue to center, as long as you put the max spring strength (50+40). I use the cam provided with the gunfighter base in december 2019. Not sure of the name.

 

I’m very happy with the F18 grip on vkb. Same as the warthog base. I swap depending on my aircraft. And using the 20cm extension

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For what it's worth, since the F-18 adapters aren't available in the North America store, I bought a Warthog/F16 adapter and slightly modified it to fit.  Just a little filing with a metal file and it fits fine, and the electrical connections also appear to work fine.

 

Here's a pic of the slight filing needed to get it to fit.

 

Warthog adapter on Hornet grip  

 

Also, I don't think the W cams are being shipped anymore.  The North America distributor told me that they are long obsolete.  I'm using mine on a 100mm extension with the pre-installed Avia-S soft center cams and a single 50lb spring on each axis.  I wouldn't want to go much softer, but it returns to center reliably and doesn't feel floppy.  I don't feel the urge to add any more spring tension after a few hours last night doing some Case Is, AAR, dogfights, and air to ground cycles.  It feels very precise and smooth.  Definitely very happy with the setup!

 

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The w-cams weren't needed. I tried it out anyway, and it ruined the distinctively good feel that the VKB stick has crossing the center. I didn't throw them away, but I am certain that I will never install them again.

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