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Introducing VPC – About Us

 

VPC (VirPil Controls) is a team comprised of designers, engineers, software developers and virtual pilots with the goal of bringing in a new class of high-end, high precision flight controllers to the consumer market. 

 

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VPC MongoosT-50 Flight Controller —The dream of every virtual pilot.

 

Even yesterday this was just a dream, but soon, you could be one of the first virtual pilots to take to the skies with our brand new flight controller based on the fifth-generation of Russian fighter jets.

 

Today, VIRPIL.COM are proud to announce our debut flight controller; the VPC MongoosT-50, which consists of a flight stick, dual lever throttle unit and singe-axis rudder pedals. All of which are built with our very own high precision, fully adjustable and all-metal mechanisms.

 

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Using a combination of unique engineering solutions, high-tech equipment and materials, alongside the fastest and most precise electronics available, VIRPIL.COM can help virtual pilots realize the true potential of their aircraft.

 

To compliment our flight controllers, our revolutionary VPC desk mount can transform your computer desk into a full blown simulator cockpit—the VPCockpit, in just a matter of minutes. Allowing ergonomic placement of the flight controls, you will minimize the need to use the keyboard, allowing you to concentrate on the action!

 

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VPC products will be available in the official web store from February 2017.

 

Stay tuned for further announcements at the www.virpil.com website.

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How not to give someone else a good development for their .....

Even without the author's consent.

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Looking really good. I'll be sure to watch this....

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MongoosT-50 Stick Grip - When design becomes art.

 

For a very long time it has been the grip that many virtual pilots have dreamed of. Some have tried to create it, but none have succeeded; it eventually became legend.

 

And now, that long awaited moment is finally here, we present to you the VPC MongoosT-50 Russian fighter jet grip!

 

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Like a sculptor chipping away at marble, we have skillfully worked on our design to create a masterpiece; A true work of engineering art.

 

Featuring a wide array of controls, including: 

 

• Dual-stage Trigger

• Folding Trigger

• 5 Buttons

• Two 4-way Hats

• Two 2-position Switches

• Analog Brake Lever 

 

 

The ergonomic design also includes an adjustable wrist rest catering for a wide range of hand sizes, allowing long play sessions without experiencing discomfort.

 

After enduring extensive testing by experienced virtual pilots across the most popular simulators, we are confident in our design.

 

The VPC MongoosT-50 stick grip will be released February 2017 at a price of €159,00 which includes the TMW adapter. 

 

Stay tuned for further announcements at the www.virpil.com website.

 

I would also like to invite all to follow us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/VirPilControls/

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Nice 

 

had me at :Analog Brake Lever  ;)

Will the gimbal mec be adjustable as to make it non return to centre for Helicopters ??

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Nice 

 

had me at :Analog Brake Lever  ;)

Will the gimbal mec be adjustable as to make it non return to centre for Helicopters ??

 

We will showcase all the details and capabilities of our gimbal mechanics in our next announcement which will be in the first week of the new year!

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Wish you all the best, I like this so much that I hope to buy your grip and place it on my maxflightstick I will contact them and see if they can make one for me . I really like those russian grips

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Your (expensive) Maxflightstick stick is controlled by (I guess) Leo Bodnar BU0836, if the case this card don't handle Shift Register,

what is necessary for use T-50 (or Warthog, Cougar, VKB and Cobra-M5) grip.

Anyway ask their manufacture if they use Diode Matrix or Shift Register in grip - the installed CH grip use Diode Matrix.

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No it got a CF grip and is not connected to leobodnar USB card. It might be on the one without CF grip. I am perfectly alright with CF grip. But in my mind I will be able to do this

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► VPC MongoosT-50 Mechanics - innovative, adjustable, precise

 

The mechanics/gimbal are often the most criticized component of any joystick. Even with many different designs and approaches, it has been impossible to please everyone. However, with our design we believe we are closer than ever.

 

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Our engineers have designed a compact and elegant solution that allows virtual pilots to control their aircraft with unmatched levels of precision. Both the X/Y axes operate on their own independent cams, with co-axially mounted springs which provide completely separated loading forces. Made from aircraft-grade duralumin, the mechanism is both lightweight and durable.

 

Our mechanism provides a huge range of adjustability. Each axes spring tension is adjusted via hex socket bolts, which can even be adjusted on-the-fly through the access ports on the top plate, negating the need to disassemble the joystick or replace any springs.

 

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Included are 2 different cams; hard-center and soft-center, which can be combined to create your desired stick feel.

 

The maximum stick deflection is 15º+15º on both axes which provides a sufficient travel range for high levels of accuracy without compromising practicality.

 

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Complete instructions on how to adjust the stick perfectly for your needs will be available on VIRPIL.COM.

 

The joystick can be used in a number of configurations: on the desktop with the VPC base plate, center mounted/side mounted with the VPC desk mount, or floor mounted which will require DIY fitting to your own setup. 

 

The VPC MongoosT-50 flight stick (base and grip) will be available from March 2017 for €289,00.

 

Stay tuned for further announcements at the www.virpil.com website.

 

I would also like to invite all to follow us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/VirPilControls/

And also on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/VirPilControls

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I am very interested as well, especially in that center mount setup.

I look forward to hearing more on this!

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10th January 2017 // Announcement No. 04

► Join the VPC Community Today!

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Today we are pleased to announce our website virpil.com is open for registration!

 

Registering will give you access to our Community Forums where you can discuss VPC Products, flight sims, DIY projects and everything inbetween.

 

All registrations before 23:59 (GMT) February 1st, 2017 will also enrolled into the VPC Founders Club. The VPC Founders Club will give users a special forum rank, access to an exclusive VPC Founders Club sub-forum and a lifetime 5% discount off all VPC products!

 

After 23:59 (GMT) February 1st, 2017 entry to the VPC Founders Club will be permanantly closed! However registration as a regular user will still be possible to access the VPC community.

 

See you on the Forums!

 


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Nice gesture.

I hope it will blossom into something great.

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Getting a 404 error when trying to access the page.

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Same here - 404 error.

 

I am very interested in the design (is the thumb button acctually a hatt switch like on the warthog?...)

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Same here - 404 error.

 

I am very interested in the design (is the thumb button acctually a hatt switch like on the warthog?...)

 

Those come and go, try again in a few minutes. I occasionally get them but eventually can get signed on.

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I am very interested in the design (is the thumb button acctually a hatt switch like on the warthog?...)

 From what I can tell it's indeed a 4 way hatt.

The back of the stick looks like this:

 

Red Button          4 way hatt                Gray Button

4 way hatt            2 position switch     Gray button

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• Dual-stage Trigger
• Folding Trigger
• 5 Buttons
• Two 4-way Hats
• Two 2-position Switches
• Analog Brake Lever 

 

 

 

5 Buttons, the round ones : 3 on the head, 1 for the thumb, 1 for the pinky

Two 4-way Hats : 2 on the head

Two 2-position Switches : 1 on the head, 1 on the side

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What a project!  Looking forward to more.  Seems those Russians are in a position to dominate the world joystick market if they can get proper distribution happening.  First VKB, and now this.  Beauty.

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Will the gimbal mec be adjustable as to make it non return to centre for Helicopters ??

 

In the russian helicopters in DCS there are a trim and reset trim button, makes it easier to fly choppers with centering sticks, I have a non centering and it make it easier

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14th January 2017 // Announcement No. 05

► VPC Pre-Orders Opening on 16/01/2017!

 

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VPC are pleased to announce that on Monday 16th January 2017, our official website will be open for pre-orders!

 

Available for pre-order will be:

 

• VPC MongoosT-50 Grip & TMW Adapter - €159,95

• VPC TMW Extension (50mm/75mm/100mm) - €24,95 

• VPC Desk Mount - €34,95

  - TMW Mounting Plates (Base or Throttle) - €9,95

 

We will also be offering a huge 15% grand opening discount for our pre-order customers.

 

VPC Founders Club members will also receive a 5% discount on all virpil.com orders including pre-orders. Want to become a VPC Founders Club member? Sign up at http://www.virpil.com before midnight February 1st!

 

Finally, we are very excited to announce that all pre-order customers who have liked and followed the VirPil Controls Facebook page will automatically be entered into our grand opening prize draw. 

We will be giving away 1x MongoosT-50 grip, 1x VPC TM Extension, 2x VPC Desk Brackets to customers who have pre-ordered the respective product. Customers who pre-order all 3 products will have a chance to win any or all of the prizes!

 

Complete information on pre-orders and the prize draw will be available on 16/01/2017 at http://www.virpil.com.

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17th January 2017 // Announcement No. 06

► VPC Pre-Orders Now Open! (And a Special Announcement!)

 

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VPC are now accepting pre-orders! 

 

Available to pre-order:

 

• VPC MongoosT-50 Grip & TMW Adapter

• VPC TMW Extension (50mm/75mm/100mm)

• VPC Desk Mount

- TMW Mounting Plates (Base and Throttle)

 

We are offering a huge 15% discount for our pre-order customers. VPC Founders Club Members also receive an additional 5% discount on all purchases - including pre-orders! Sign up at www.virpil.com before February 1st to join.

 

We would also like to remind all our pre-order customers that liking and following the VirPil Controls Facebook page will automatically enter you into our prize draw for a chance to win your pre-order!

 

All pre-order customers will be contacted in the near future to confirm their order.

 


 

Pre-orders close on 31.01.2017!

 

 

**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT**

 

Due to a high volume of requests - and our determination to provide the Flight Sim community with the best solutions possible, VPC are very pleased to announce we will be providing a TMW Grip adapter and cams set for the VPC MongoosT-50 base! 

 

The TMW Grip adapter and cams set will be available in March just in time for the release of the VPC MongoosT-50 base!

 

Stay tuned for more info at www.virpil.com

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Right now I am interested in a new throttle.  My Thrustmaster Warthog one is not working and you must go through a lot of testing to prove that their product is defective.  The instruction that come with their Bootloader method is rather intimidating, and if it does not work try again.  In the mean time it may screw up my working Thrustmaster stick, oh well?  

 

I guess what I am saying will your set up be easy as just plugging it in and using it?  If so you have another customer.

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What sort of specs will the throttle have, i.e., number of buttons, rotaries, etc.?

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- Still no info about electronic/software...

- Still no info about VAT/customs/delivery fees...

- Only one picture of the real joystick model on your official website...

- No video...

 

To me, it seems too early to preorder anything. The appealling discount price (-20%) does not make everything.

Hope you release more info about your products before preorder campaign ends.

 

Some other questions:

- Will there be preorder for throttle?

- Will there be preorder for gimbal?

 

Cheers,

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Before i gonna order i have to wait for users reviews - it's to early and i can't make my mind there is gunfighter to :/ If i could try it before then i would be sure...

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Before i gonna order i have to wait for users reviews - it's to early and i can't make my mind there is gunfighter to :/ If i could try it before then i would be sure...

 

No kidding, I am torn between the two as well.

It is however nice to have quality sticks to choose from these days.

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No kidding, I am torn between the two as well.

 

Same here. I have to say, that since VPC announced an adapter for the TMW grip I tend towards the T-50.

 

I don`t have a problem with the old plastic TM base, but being able to adjust friction in a simple way from the outside of the base would be a very nice feature. (And knowing you have some solid steel between your legs will surely raise your confidence :biggrin: )

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I follow carefully your job. I want to buy a solution as the playseats air force, but now i doubt.

Your system seems to be conveniant.

I'm waiting for the first benchs and some money :)

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