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Hello VIRPILs!

We are pleased to announce our next addition to the VIRPIL Controls grip lineup - the VPC MongoosT-50 CM2!

In the almost 2 years of production, our VPC MongoosT-50 grip has gained incredibly popularity amongst atmospheric flight and space flight sim pilots! Over this time we’ve received a number of comments on changes people wanted to see on this grip design.

We have listened to the feedback and have made some adjustments to create this new evolution on the MongoosT-50 grip:

The most notable change has been that the thumb button has now been replaced with a 4-way + push hat. The face hats have been replaced with 2 x 4-way + push hats, and 1 x 8-way + push hats. The index hat has also been upgraded to include a push function on the 2-way hat.

The flip trigger has also been modified to include a non-tactile sensor to register a button input when it is in the “up” position.

The triggers are now manufactured with an enhanced polyamide material to increase their durability.

All hats found on the MongoosT-50 CM2 grip are now high quality ALPs units for increased control and durability. The number of bindable buttons from the original grip has increased from 23 to 35* allowing for greater versatility no matter what aircraft you fly! The complete control set includes:

  • - 1 x Dual-stage trigger
  • - 1 x Flip trigger (1 x tactile button in the down position and 1 x non-tactile button for up position)
  • - 4 x Momentary buttons
  • - 3 x 4-way + push hat
  • - 1 x 8-way + push hat
  • - 1 x 2-way + push hat
  • - 1 x Brake lever (analogue axis)

* Note: The increased button count will not be detected by the TMW base.

 

The VPC MongoosT-50CM2 grip will be available for purchase at the end of February 2019 restock (more information available here: https://forum.virpil.com/index.php?/topic/142-worldwide-webstore-restock-date/) for 149.95 EUR.

Thank you for your support!
VIRPIL Controls Team

Hello VIRPILs!

The VPC Next Grip Poll Giveaway draw has been completed today at 6PM GMT using https://www.randompicker.com/.

The winners are:

  • ★ Agebot - VPC WarBRD Grip 
  • ★ Twych - First Unannounced VPC Grip
  • ★ Роман-ХА - Second Unannounced VPC Grip

 

Congratulations! We will be in touch shortly via our forums for more information!

https://app.randompicker.com/protocol/577824x58086

Thank you to everyone who took part to help shape the future of VIRPIL Controls. We look forward to everyone's continued support throughout 2019 and beyond!

Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team

Hello VIRPILs!

The "What Grip Should VIRPIL Make Next?" giveaway poll is now closed. We've had 899 entries in total and lots of great comments and discussions!

It is great to hear directly from the community what you want to see - the overall poll winner was the "Upgraded Constellation Space Sim Grip" with the "Modern Western Fighter Grip" coming in at a close second! Don't worry if your dream grip didn't win the poll - we're very excited to build a complete lineup of interchangeable grips to suit every user.

We've compiled a list of everyone who has voted on the poll and we will be using https://www.randompicker.com/ to conduct the draw on the 4th January at 6PM GMT

Three VIRPIL forum users who voted on the poll will be chosen sequentially, at random:

  • • 1st Winner - VPC WarBRD Grip
  • • 2nd Winner - Unannounced VPC Grip
  • • 3rd Winner - Unannounced VPC Grip

 

We will contact the winners over our forums to collect the required information. The VPC WarBRD Grip winner will be sent their prize at the end of January, the other two winners will have their prize confirmed along with a date when these unannounced grips have been revealed during Q1 2019! 

Thank you everyone for your support, comments and suggestions!

Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team

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Hello VIRPILs!

We hope everyone has had a fantastic Christmas, getting all the flightsim gear they wanted!

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of our very first public announcement detailing the MongoosT-50 project. In just two short years we've had many exciting developments including the opening of our own dedicated production factory in Belarus and appointing Baur of BRD fame as VIRPIL Control's Chief Designer!

We've expanded our catalogue to include a new next-generation desktop base - the VPC WarBRD, built to continue on the excellent design work of the proven BRD-DS Base. 2018 also marked the release of our VPC MongoosT-50 Throttle and the creation of the space-sim focused VPC Constellation Series.

We have no intentions of slowing down though! Our production factory is being ramped up to cope with the amazing demand we've been experiencing. We've been scheduling frequent restocks roughly every 2 weeks since 1st October - now we're working to bring the production numbers up even further.

A lot of work has been going into our factory, including new equipment and new staff. We've taken some photos around the new VIRPIL Controls factory to show to show everyone what's going on behind the scenes!

Our product development team are also working around the clock on many exciting new projects. The next product we'd like to reveal today is our third unique grip design to our catalogue - the VPC WarBRD Grip!

It's the perfect addition to our VPC WarBRD base, based on a very successful grip design found in many different types of aircraft over the years. Featuring a versatile selection of controls including:

  • ★ Dual Stage Trigger
  • ★ 1 x 8-way POV Hat (+ Push)
  • ★ 2 x Momentary Push Buttons
  • ★ 4-Way (+ Push) Thumb Hat
  • ★ All Metal Twist Axis with VPC Contactless Sensor
  • ★ Configurable Mode LED


The VPC WarBRD Grip will be available for sale on our webstore on the 23rd January 2019 for 109.95 EUR.

We're continuing to work on other projects behind the scenes which we hope to announce within the 1st half of 2019 so stay tuned for more news on those!

We've received a fantastic response to our forum thread asking the community what grip they want to see from us in the future with a modern western fighter grip currently leading the vote - this doesn't mean the other options won't happen, it just helps us to know what you guys want next! The poll closes on December 31st so be sure to get your vote in for a chance to win one of our next grips to be released in the first quarter of 2019. There will be three winners chosen at random from everyone who has voted. The prizes are:

  • ★ 1st Winner - VPC WarBRD Grip
  • ★ 2nd Winner - Unannounced VPC Grip
  • ★ 3rd Winner - Unannounced VPC Grip


As always we must thank you, the community - without you none of this would even be possible! Here's to an exciting 2019 VIRPILs!

Have a fantastic New Year!

Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team

Merry Christmas VIRPILs!

The VIRPIL Control's Team wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and an incredible New Year!

We're beyond grateful for the fantastic support we've received over the year and we hope the community can help us shape 2019 into a very exciting year for VPC flight sim gear!

Warm Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team

P.S. Don't forget to vote on our What Grip Should VIRPIL Make Next? forum thread before 31st December for a chance to win one of our upcoming grips!

Hello VIRPILs!

We've received some great responses from the community regarding what the next VPC grips should be. To thank you guys for your input and support we're turning this poll into a giveaway!

Everyone who votes in our "What Grip Should VIRPIL Make Next?" forum poll will automatically be entered into a prize draw. There will be 3 winners each winning one of the next generation VIRPIL Controls Grips that will be released in Q1 2019 - but be quick as this poll will close on December 31st!

The poll can be viewed on the VPC Official Forums at:
https://forum.virpil.com/index.php?/topic/137-what-grip-should-virpil-make-next/

Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team

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