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13 hours ago, Phantom88 said:

We know many of you are eagerly anticipating the launch of the VPC Collective Controls lineup so today the VIRPIL HQ has shared a sneak peek at the upcoming controllers…

Our design team has been flying at our factory with the VPC Rotor TCS and Rotor TCS Plus Base combined with the VPC SharKa-50 Grip. The controllers are attached to our VPC Collective Chair Mount Kit offering a convenient mounting setup to a range of desk chair setups!

We hope you’re as excited as we are! Watch this space for more news soon. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for sharing @Phantom88

 

I wish VIRPIL also gave a sneak preview on the expected price.

 

Just to get a general idea if I should at all wait for this, or don't bother and go for @K-51's design:

 

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2 hours ago, sirrah said:

 

Thanks for sharing @Phantom88

 

I wish VIRPIL also gave a sneak preview on the expected price.

 

Just to get a general idea if I should at all wait for this, or don't bother and go for @K-51's design:

 

I have K51 for some time now. It's rough around the edges, but it works without any hickups. I believe Virpil collective will be higher quality than K51, but I don't think it will have better price/quality ratio.

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Think my hotas warthog throttle just died so i can get this collective

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So, prices:

 

https://virpil-controls.eu/shop/collectives.html

 

 

 

I wonder if there's also a Huey grip in the making... that'd be awesome

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i7-8700K @stock speed - GTX 1080TI @ stock speed - AsRock Extreme4 Z370 - 32GB DDR4 @3GHz- HP Reverb v2 - Saitek Pro pedals - TM Warthog HOTAS - TM F/A-18 Grip - TM Cougar HOTAS (NN-Dan mod) & (throttle standalone mod) - Pointctrl & aux banks <-- must have for VR users!! - Andre's SimShaker Jetpad - Fully adjustable DIY playseat - VA+VAICOM

 

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Very tempted but I’ll wait for reviews first.

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I just pre-ordered the VPC Rotor TCS Plus Base + grip

 

Don't expect it to arrive anytime soon, but when it does, I'll post my thoughts here

 

Pretty confident that I won't be disappointed though.

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i7-8700K @stock speed - GTX 1080TI @ stock speed - AsRock Extreme4 Z370 - 32GB DDR4 @3GHz- HP Reverb v2 - Saitek Pro pedals - TM Warthog HOTAS - TM F/A-18 Grip - TM Cougar HOTAS (NN-Dan mod) & (throttle standalone mod) - Pointctrl & aux banks <-- must have for VR users!! - Andre's SimShaker Jetpad - Fully adjustable DIY playseat - VA+VAICOM

 

~ No war today... the enemy just called in sick ~ GUMMBAH

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I won't be interested in any reviews, just if there are going to be any teething problems or not.  Virpil just put a serious hurt on other more commercial collectives at that price point as I thought they would.

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1 hour ago, sirrah said:

I just pre-ordered the VPC Rotor TCS Plus Base + grip

 

Don't expect it to arrive anytime soon, but when it does, I'll post my thoughts here

 

Pretty confident that I won't be disappointed though.

The Shark, or one of the others? I went for the Alpha; it should be able to accommodate most of the Apache controls.

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The Blackhawk grip is expecting to going for release at the end of this year; by the way can someone please explain the differences between both VPC Rotor TCS, thanks.

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I see, my mistake, I thought the throttle was in the grip ... thanks for answering.

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8 hours ago, cordite said:

The Shark, or one of the others? I went for the Alpha; it should be able to accommodate most of the Apache controls.

One of the others?

 

I'm confused, I only see the "VPC SharKa-50 Collective Grip"

 

Could you please copy a link here to those "other" grips?

 

You went for the "Alpha"?

You mean you bought a flight stick to mount on the collective? 


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System specs:

 

i7-8700K @stock speed - GTX 1080TI @ stock speed - AsRock Extreme4 Z370 - 32GB DDR4 @3GHz- HP Reverb v2 - Saitek Pro pedals - TM Warthog HOTAS - TM F/A-18 Grip - TM Cougar HOTAS (NN-Dan mod) & (throttle standalone mod) - Pointctrl & aux banks <-- must have for VR users!! - Andre's SimShaker Jetpad - Fully adjustable DIY playseat - VA+VAICOM

 

~ No war today... the enemy just called in sick ~ GUMMBAH

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vor einer Stunde schrieb sirrah:

One of the others?

 

I'm confused, I only see the "VPC SharKa-50 Collective Grip"

 

Could you please copy a link here to those "other" grips?

 

You went for the "Alpha"?

You mean you bought a flight stick to mount on the collective? 

 

You can combine the Base with some of there Joystiks, like the Alpha. im kind of liking this idea. Great for the Apache. with all that features im very impressed with the pricing 🙂 will be waiting for feedback with this combination 🙂

 

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39 minutes ago, Grennymaster said:

You can combine the Base with some of there Joystiks, like the Alpha. im kind of liking this idea. Great for the Apache. with all that features im very impressed with the pricing 🙂 will be waiting for feedback with this combination 🙂

 

 

But, the Alpha is a right hand grip, I can't imagine it to be at all pleasant to use with your left hand. (I have both the TM Warthog and Hornet grips and, obviously, they are not meant to be used with the left hand.

 

Or am I missing something here? (I don't yet have any Virpil grips)

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i7-8700K @stock speed - GTX 1080TI @ stock speed - AsRock Extreme4 Z370 - 32GB DDR4 @3GHz- HP Reverb v2 - Saitek Pro pedals - TM Warthog HOTAS - TM F/A-18 Grip - TM Cougar HOTAS (NN-Dan mod) & (throttle standalone mod) - Pointctrl & aux banks <-- must have for VR users!! - Andre's SimShaker Jetpad - Fully adjustable DIY playseat - VA+VAICOM

 

~ No war today... the enemy just called in sick ~ GUMMBAH

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13 minutes ago, sirrah said:

 

But, the Alpha is a right hand grip, I can't imagine it to be at all pleasant to use with your left hand. (I have both the TM Warthog and Hornet grips and, obviously, they are not meant to be used with the left hand.

 

Or am I missing something here? (I don't yet have any Virpil grips)


They have a left version too.  Not sure how the forward tilt will feel as a collective grip though.


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Here is a link to the corresponding Virpil news

 

https://forum.virpil.com/index.php?/topic/3796-vpc-collective-controller-lineup-preorders-open-today/

 

vor 11 Stunden schrieb SkorpioN1606689188:

The Blackhawk grip is expecting to going for release at the end of this year; by the way can someone please explain the differences between both VPC Rotor TCS, thanks.

 

Damn... well Q4 is too long for me... can't wait. So it will be the Ka-50 grip and the Blackhawk will be a christmas gift to myself 🙂

 

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29 minutes ago, Wychmaster said:

Here is a link to the corresponding Virpil news

 

https://forum.virpil.com/index.php?/topic/3796-vpc-collective-controller-lineup-preorders-open-today/

 

 

Damn... well Q4 is too long for me... can't wait. So it will be the Ka-50 grip and the Blackhawk will be a christmas gift to myself 🙂

 

 

Wow all looking pretty sweet!

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Did anyone manage to find a dimensional drawing/footprint of the mounting bracket?

 

(And did Virpil release a drawing with the overal dimensons?)

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System specs:

 

i7-8700K @stock speed - GTX 1080TI @ stock speed - AsRock Extreme4 Z370 - 32GB DDR4 @3GHz- HP Reverb v2 - Saitek Pro pedals - TM Warthog HOTAS - TM F/A-18 Grip - TM Cougar HOTAS (NN-Dan mod) & (throttle standalone mod) - Pointctrl & aux banks <-- must have for VR users!! - Andre's SimShaker Jetpad - Fully adjustable DIY playseat - VA+VAICOM

 

~ No war today... the enemy just called in sick ~ GUMMBAH

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37 minutes ago, sirrah said:

Did anyone manage to find a dimensional drawing/footprint of the mounting bracket?

 

(And did Virpil release a drawing with the overal dimensons?)

 

 

 

some dimensions available here http://www.havoc-company.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1386&p=9242#p9242

 


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59 minutes ago, Wychmaster said:

 

In fact they do. Just placed my order. 🙂 And now my wait begins

 

Lol good for you. I am going to have to resist this time around, have been spending too much on this hobby of late anyway. And if I did I would have to go in and re-learn the KA-50 and right now I have my hands full in learning the Hornet, plus I want to learn the Tomcat next.

Maybe after that...

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12 minutes ago, HC_Official said:

That's perfect! Thanks

 

Now only to find (or wait for) general dimensions of the complete set

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i7-8700K @stock speed - GTX 1080TI @ stock speed - AsRock Extreme4 Z370 - 32GB DDR4 @3GHz- HP Reverb v2 - Saitek Pro pedals - TM Warthog HOTAS - TM F/A-18 Grip - TM Cougar HOTAS (NN-Dan mod) & (throttle standalone mod) - Pointctrl & aux banks <-- must have for VR users!! - Andre's SimShaker Jetpad - Fully adjustable DIY playseat - VA+VAICOM

 

~ No war today... the enemy just called in sick ~ GUMMBAH

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vor 1 Minute schrieb dburne:

 

Lol good for you. I am going to have to resist this time around, have been spending too much on this hobby of late anyway. And if I did I would have to go in and re-learn the KA-50 and right now I have my hands full in learning the Hornet, plus I want to learn the Tomcat next.

Maybe after that...

I see, you have the same problems as I. However, I am currently switching between Hornet, A-10, and all the Helos (except for the Gazelle) a lot and feel comfortable in all of them 😉 . My next learning projects aren't released yet (hind and apache). The Tomcat is also on my list but not at a high priority.

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