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Introducing the VPC MongoosT-50 Throttle


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48 minutes ago, tkcamp56tkcamp said:

Not happy here either, ordered about a month and 1/2 ago when I ordered the Mongoose stick. I have received the stick and I love it so far. I also have the crosswind pedals on the way.

I now am thinking of getting a refund and getting the thrustmaster throttle. anyone have an opinion on how it compares? your opinion. I really don't want to wait another month till the nest delay.

  

I guess a better question might be, will I be giving myself problems with setup by combining three different manufacturer's products. I.E. Virpil Stick, Crosswind pedals and Thrustmaster Throttle?

 

Well no one will be able to really tell you how it compares as there are no Virpil throttles out in the field.

 

I have always been happy with my Warthog throttle myself. In fact I wanted to go with Virpil on their new offering, but just could not justify that cost especially as I have a working Warthog throttle now.

 

Absolutely no problems with different brand devices. I run a Virpil Mongoose T-50 stick, Warthog Throttle, and CH Throttle Quadrant ( just for a few extra axis/buttons). Don't really use the CH all that much , mainly for Elite Dangerous to have the extras.

 

I don't want to discourage you as I am sure the Virpil will be really good whenever it does come out, just saying if you really need one now the Warthog is a decent choice.

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Originally, I was set on pre-ordering it as soon as it was available today do so, but the price kind of made me rethink the whole thing. The old CH Pro Throttle and Throttle Quadrant  are still chugging along quite nicely so I’m pretty contented. With Joy2Key, they give me button assignments more than I could remember. I think I’ll let the bugs get sorted out first and wait for the next Russian New Year sale. 

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F/JG300_Gruber

9th of July is confirmed as the definitive mark for starting dispatching the pre order. No more delays to fear. 

 

I'm getting excited to get mine !

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8 hours ago, tkcamp56tkcamp said:

Well is tomorrow the day? been waiting two months

 

 

No they announced another little delay.

From another forum:

 

► VPC Pre-Order & Production Update

Once again we would like to confirm the current pre-order production status with the community.

As stated in our last announcement - we had tentatively scheduled the dispatch of our new pre-order products on the 9th July.

While we are happy to confirm that production has already been in full swing and we are now right on the cusp of sending orders out for dispatch. While we unfortunately won’t be able to start dispatches tomorrow, packaging and final preparations have begun. VPC WarBRD and Constellation Delta pre-orders should be in the courier’s hands by the next week (starting 16th), with MT-50 Throttle pre-orders following shortly afterwards.

Now - we understand the frustration with a delay of any scale. So with this extra time, we’ve actually been working on an additional gift on top of the previously offered dust cover/discount code.

We’re pleased to confirm that due to many requests from our pre-order customers, we’ll be including a set of specially designed cosmosim cams for all VPC WarBRD pre-orders, completely free! The WarBRD cosmosim cams will be available for future orders as a separately available accessory.

As we are now at the end of the pre-order period, this is the last opportunity to take advantage of our 10% discount pre-order sale! This sale event will close on the midnight of 9th July (GMT +3).

As always, for anyone who has any questions, concerns, is unhappy with this announcement, or simply wishes to cancel for a refund (no questions asked!) please contact us at support@virpil.com.

Thank you for your continued support,
VIRPIL Controls Team

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BroGrimm1tkcamp

Yes, I saw that over on DCS forum. Very poor communications here from Virpil. This is the second time delay is announced  the day before expected shipment. And no cut in stone date this time. Shortly? really? That could mean 2 more months. Boo, Hiss!!!

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335th_GRMultiDoc

Yet another delay.... 😫

 

 

Slowly but steadily it becomes a joke unfortunately, a bitter one. I'd much rather have a "pessimistic" date announced to start with, than having to wait repeatedly for the very final date to read another "announcement" that shipping date is again pushed back. Please Virpil note that you're dealing with adults in this market (at least the vast majority), so no one will believe that you only realized a delay is inevitable on the final day... twice so far...

 

The 5% or 10% discount doesn't do much to the customer base gentlemen, not in this product market at least. I'd prefer to have kept the funds and order when ready than going from delay to delay. Preordered and paid in full on 18/4 going by the initial release date. And here we are 3 months later with an obscure "shortly after..."

 

I am sorry if I sound bitter but while I am glad and appreciate Virpil's products so far, the communication and customer handling is a bad joke.

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F/JG300_Gruber

😒 while a couple weeks aren't much it is indeed not pleasing to hear.

 

Between the flood in my basement I just discovered and this, I can't decide which one bother me the most...

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1 hour ago, dburne said:

...previously offered dust cover/discount code.

 

??  I guess I missed that.

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41 minutes ago, VBF-12_Stick-95 said:

 

??  I guess I missed that.

It was a few weeks back when they announced the delay to July 9th. If you pre-ordered you could e-mail them and ask for either the discount code, or the dust cover. I e-mailed them and asked for a set of the new cams, since they are cheaper then the dust cover, and I got a reply a few days later that they would send the cams. Not a happy camper seeing that the throttle is being delayed again, but since it will complete my set-up to my liking, I'll wait it out.

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TWHYata_PL

Preordered Today Throtle + WarBRD Delta and found this thread too late as now I see some ppl get axtra 5% off  ( 15 % tottaly) . What was the procedure for obtaining the discount code ? It was for existing customer only ?

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VBF-12_Stick-95

There was a 10% sale on which ended today.  I think the extra 5% may have related to customers that order prior to the last delay. (Maybe June 16th?)  I ordered on the 25th and only received the sale 10%.

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Well I'm sad I missed the discount. I think I'll pick one of these up. Anyone know if I should just buy it from Belarus or wait for US store to have stock?

 

I'm in Canada. 

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56 minutes ago, GridiroN said:

Well I'm sad I missed the discount. I think I'll pick one of these up. Anyone know if I should just buy it from Belarus or wait for US store to have stock?

 

I'm in Canada. 

 

I would order direct from Belarus, don't think they have established a timeline yet for a US store so may be a while.

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41 minutes ago, dburne said:

 

I would order direct from Belarus, don't think they have established a timeline yet for a US store so may be a while.

 

Yea, I figured. 

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2 hours ago, VBF-12_Stick-95 said:

It's the day before and no word.  Could no news be good news?

From the Virpil posting: VPC WarBRD and Constellation Delta pre-orders should be in the courier’s hands by the next week (starting 16th), with MT-50 Throttle pre-orders following shortly afterwards. 

 

So not yet for the throttles....

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question is when they start delivering bundle ? I orderd from EU-shop WardBrD base +Constelltion Delta + MT 50 Throttle.

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VBF-12_Stick-95

I too ordered a T-50 joystick and throttle and was wondering if they would wait to ship it as one when the throttle was ready or ship what they could as it was ready.

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BroGrimm1tkcamp

I had an order in and they split it up for me. Cost me extra for the shipping but it was my choice, they worked with me. I received my stick and mount about a month ago, but still waiting on the throttle. Eagerly!!!

At this point it may be that its not worth splitting up the order. But who knows when the throttle will ship. I think its a secret

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F/JG300_Gruber

They stated that they were packing stuffs for dispatch on the 8th, and that actual dispatch for sticks and bases were to start on the 16th. 

I'm expecting something like another week or so to pack the throttles and start dispatching them, probably with the bundles. 

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My friends,

 

New products from smaller companies are always like this, I bought a guitar amplifier that was announced in 2010, I finally got in around 2013 with all the same delays. On top of that I had to send two of them back because they were faulty.

At the same time as mine another amp was announced, I believe it's still not out and probably never will be. (And this is actually from one of the biggest companies in industry.) 

 

Have patience and be thankful it's only a few months. (Well, hopefully...) 

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9 hours ago, Soilworker said:

My friends,

 

New products from smaller companies are always like this, I bought a guitar amplifier that was announced in 2010, I finally got in around 2013 with all the same delays. On top of that I had to send two of them back because they were faulty.

At the same time as mine another amp was announced, I believe it's still not out and probably never will be. (And this is actually from one of the biggest companies in industry.) 

 

Have patience and be thankful it's only a few months. (Well, hopefully...) 

 

Cool! Which boutique amp is that? I have a Dr Z and a Swart that have been with me for the longest time. Been gassing for amps lately.

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17 hours ago, BP_Lizard said:

 

Cool! Which boutique amp is that? I have a Dr Z and a Swart that have been with me for the longest time. Been gassing for amps lately.

Ha ha, no boutique amp, it's a Bugera Trirec (from Behringer), basically a copy of a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier with some refinements.

Next amp will be a Revv Generator 120 though! 😄

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Jade_Monkey

I've tried twice to order the throttle and the transaction has failed both times.

Virpil said to contact bank since they might be blocking the transaction. Just got off the phone with the bank and tried placing an order while on the phone while the specialist was monitoring the requests to my card. Nothing was even requested to the card.

At this point I'm going to stop trying to jump through hoops just to buy a product, they need to figure out their store. I had no problem buying the T50 a few months ago.

 

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VBF-12_Stick-95

Ya, the banks freaking out.  I will always call my bank first in the future.  My first attempt failed, fraudulent activity.  Called the bank and they reset it and said try again.  Failed the second time.  Called them back and the guy stayed on the line for the third try and it worked.  When I looked at my Virpil account though I had one "confirmed" order and two "pending".  I shot them and email and they cancelled the first two.

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update:

 

VPC Pre-Order Dispatch Update

Hello VIRPILs!

We would like to issue a new update regarding the status of the pre-order dispatches. Anyone who has requested an update via email/ticket will already know - but we would like to confirm via announcement also!

We’ve been working through the pre-order queue (which opened in mid-April) from the start. There was a very large number of day one pre-orders, so progress through the queue has been slower than we would have liked up till this point. 

As some of you have already noticed, the VPC MongoosT-50 Base has recently been marked out of stock on both webstores - this is due to our entire team, production efforts included, being shifted entirely to focus on catching up with the pre-order dispatches ASAP.

We are very pleased to confirm that a large batch of pre-order stock has been prepared and scheduled for dispatch next week - Monday, 30th July. After this batch the total number of pre-order dispatches completed to date will be around the following:

  • VPC WarBRD Base: 70-80%
  • VPC Constellation Delta Grip: 70-80%
  • VPC MongoosT-50 Throttle: 40-50%


The remaining pre-orders will be sent within the following 2-3 weeks (to mid-August).

Thank you to everyone for being patient with us as we've caught up! As always, for anyone who has any questions or concerns please contact us at support@virpil.com. 

Thank you for your continued support,
VIRPIL Controls Team

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VBF-12_Stick-95

I only order on June 25th so I doubt I'm in that batch but it's still exciting to see things moving along!

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Can anyone tell me what the wait would be if I order now? Gotta say I'm very interested. 

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2 hours ago, Soilworker said:

Can anyone tell me what the wait would be if I order now? Gotta say I'm very interested. 

 

I can only provide an estimate at this time - but we're aiming to have all pre-orders shipped by mid-August. So any new orders would be mid-late August! 

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On 7/27/2018 at 5:47 PM, VIRPILControls said:

 

I can only provide an estimate at this time - but we're aiming to have all pre-orders shipped by mid-August. So any new orders would be mid-late August! 

Awesome, thanks for the reply! 

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