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Hello VIRPILs!

The VIRPIL Controls team would like to invite the community to participate in the creation of a new line of control panel/button boxes!

We are looking to develop control panels in 4 distinct categories:

  • - Jet Aircraft
  • - Piston Aircraft
  • - Helicopters
  • - Spacecraft

We will be running a competition where members of the community can submit design proposals for control panels in these categories. Every participant can send in an unlimited number of entries for any category. All entries must comply with the design requirements which include:

  • - The design must fit inside the enclosed case.
  • - All controls and features can only be located on the top panel.
  • - Panel labelling and LED implementations are permitted.
  • - A description of the design choices and exact functionality of the features implemented.

The competition will be broken down into multiple stages:
In the first stage 10 applications for each category will be selected by the VIRPIL Controls team.
In the second stage these applications will be compiled and submitted for community discussion and voting. Three finalists will be brought forward from each category.
In the third stage, the VIRPIL Controls team will review the finalists and select the winners from each category - there will be an additional “Community Choice Award” which will be awarded to the entry which won the highest amount of votes in the second stage.

3D models, drawings, diagrams or sketches are accepted in any format, however applications sent in SolidWorks compatible formats are preferred.

All entries must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject “Application for Competition”. Please also include confirmation of the submission category. *

IMPORTANT: It is necessary to study the dimensions of the device and all control parts (buttons, switches, etc) which can be found HERE.

Competition Dates:
1st Stage: from 5th August, 2019 to September 15th, 2019
2nd Stage: September 16th, 2019 to October 15th, 2019
3rd Stage: October 16th - 29th, 2019
Announcement of the Winners: October 30th, 2019

Prizes:
The winners of each category (jet aircraft, piston aircraft, spacecraft and helicopters) will receive a 500 EUR gift voucher to use on the VIRPIL Controls webstore, and a final production device from their category! **
The 7 first stage applicants who do not pass the community vote will receive a 10% discount code to use on the VIRPIL Controls website, and the 2 finalists of each category who were not selected will receive a 20% discount code!
The Community Choice Award will receive a VPC WarBRD Flightstick (base and grip)!

We are incredibly excited to work with the community on these new devices, good luck!

Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team

* - All copyrights for any submitted designs, files and works are transferred to the organiser at the moment the participant submits their entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
** - The appearance and functionality of the final production devices may differ from the original entries.

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Hello VIRPILs!

We’re extremely excited to announce the upcoming pre-order availability of our VPC WarBRD and ACE Rudder Pedals, as well as the VPC V.F.X Grip! In this announcement we would like to introduce you to these new items as well as provide information on the pre-ordering process.


VPC V.F.X Grip
The VPC V.F.X Grip is our latest addition to our expanding lineup of interchangeable grips and our first Western fighter grip! This grip is based on controls found in the aircraft developed for the Naval Fighter Experimental program. The VPC V.F.X Grip features a number of unique features and developments:

Features:

  • ★ Dual-stage trigger
  • ★ 4-way weapon select w/ push
  • ★ DLC thumbwheel axis - spring loaded return to the center (Contactless digital sensor)
  • ★ Paddle lever axis w/ physical push button at 100% (Contactless digital sensor)
  • ★ 8-way ungated POV hat w/ push
  • ★ 3 x momentary push buttons
  • ★ All metal twist axis (Contactless digital sensor)
  • ★ Twist axis lockout
  • ★ Compatible with all VPC bases
  • ★ Compatible with TMW base (Twist axis, Paddle lever and DLC thumbwheel will respond as buttons)

 

During the development of the V.F.X Grip, we’ve built on past feedback we’ve received from the community to provide the best grip experience to date! This includes using digital contactless sensors for all grip input axis, providing unparalleled input accuracy.

We also wanted to satisfy as many VIRPILs as possible regarding twist axis input - after discussing with members from the community we know that a twist axis can be quite a divisive addition! The VPC V.F.X Grip includes our all metal twist axis mechanism (with VPC contactless digital sensor) for those without pedals, however we have now implemented a twist lockout for those who wish to block this axis entirely.

We’re also aware that many VIRPILs use our grips on their existing TMW base units, because of this we’ve done our best to ensure that the grip will operate on the TMW base with the caveat being that all grip axis (twist axis, DLC thumbwheel and paddle lever) will respond as button inputs instead due to limitations with the TM base units. For full grip functionality it will be necessary to use a VPC base!

Product pages and pricing information will be posted on 21st June!


VPC Rudder Pedals
We’re pleased to confirm that our long awaited VPC Rudder Pedals lineup will also be available to pre-order!

Our rudder pedal line up will include the VPC WarBRD Rudder Pedals and the VPC ACE Rudder Pedals. These pedals are developed from the highly successful rudder pedal platform designed by our Chief Designer Roman Dorokhov (Baur) - creator of BRD devices.

Featuring all metal construction, cam centering mechanism and cast aluminium footplates with large solid rubber feet, the VPC Rudder Pedals provide an incredibly solid and enjoyable rudder input experience!

Each VPC Rudder Pedal set will have hard-center cams and soft springs installed as standard but will also include soft-center cams and heavy springs for extra adjustability, allowing you change the pedals response to your preference.

By utilising the latest VPC electronics, including our high precision contactless digital sensors with input accuracy of 0.006 degrees, the VPC Rudder Pedals offer a new level of rudder input precision.

The line up is as follows:

VPC WarBRD Rudder Pedals
The VPC WarBRD Pedals are the entry level 1-axis pedal set. Perfect for looking for a simpler pedal set or helicopter pilots!

VPC ACE-1 Rudder Pedals
The VPC ACE-1 Pedals are a 3-axis pedal set which includes an adjustable full foot pedal platform with toe brakes.

VPC ACE-2 Rudder Pedals
The VPC ACE-2 Pedals are a 3-axis pedal set which includes a pedal accessory to convert the ACE-1 full foot pedal into combat-style pedal platform with toe brakes.

Product pages and pricing information will be posted on 21st June!


Pre-Order Information
Pre-orders for the new VPC Rudder Pedals and VPC V.F.X Grip will open on 21st June at 6pm GMT on our worldwide webstore https://www.virpil-controls.eu! It will also be possible to pre-order any other VPC product to form a complete order.

Pre-orders will be both time and quantity limited. Pre-orders are currently scheduled to run for 2 weeks and close on 5th July at 6pm GMT.

We’ve listened to feedback from the community regarding pre-orders, and made changes to our logistics processes to handle future pre-orders. Pre-orders will be now ran with the following rules:

  • ★ Any VPC product can be pre-ordered.
  • ★ Pre-orders will be fulfilled within estimated 90 days of the pre-order close date. Any changes to this schedule will be confirmed in an announcement.
  • ★ Pre-orders will be dispatched when all items within the order are in stock.
  • ★ Pre-orders will have stock prioritisation.
  • ★ If your order includes any pre-order items, the order must be paid for using bank/wire transfer and any transfer fees must be covered to ensure that the correct amount is received. Based on previous feedback, we would recommend using https://transferwise.com/ to avoid any high fees, delays or transfer errors.
  • ★ Payment must be sent in EUR.
  • ★ Pre-orders can be cancelled at any time before dispatch. Refunds will be processed within 28 days of request.

 

Pre-orders including the VPC Rudder Pedals and VPC V.F.X Grip will be dispatched in approximately 90 days from the closing of the pre-order period. Pre-orders for already released VPC products will be dispatched as they come in.

To clarify the stock prioritisation of pre-orders - a pre-order will only be dispatched when all items are available at our distribution center. If there is any item within the pre-order out of stock, other items within your order may be actively sold on our store while awaiting full order item availability. In the case where all items within the pre-order are available, pre-orders will be prioritised before stock is added to the webstore.

For further information on pre-ordering, please visit: https://virpil-controls.eu/payment-info and scroll down to the Pre-Order Information section.

Product pages and pricing information will be posted on 21st June!

As always, we will continue to strive to meet every VIRPILs expectation and build from the feedback we receive! If you have any questions, comments, requests or suggestions, you can get in touch with us directly by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stay tuned for more information!

Thank you for your continued support!
VIRPIL Controls Team

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Hello VIRPILs!

We would like to update everyone on the current status of VPC pre-orders:

The majority of pre-orders have now been dispatched! The remaining open pre-orders include either the VPC MongoosT-50 Throttle and/or the upcoming VPC MongoosT-50CM Base.

As mentioned in one of our recent announcements, pre-orders for the VPC MongoosT-50 Throttle have been automatically upgraded to the new VPC MongoosT-50CM Throttle free of charge and will begin dispatching next week!

Pre-orders for the upcoming VPC MongoosT-50CM Base are currently being prepared and the VIRPIL production factory is working around the clock to produce the MongoosT-50CM Bases for dispatch! While we are striving to complete these pre-orders before the end of June, there may be a delay dispatching all pre-orders (est. mid July). We will keep everyone posted, and of course you can contact us directly for an update regarding your specific order.

We’re also very excited to confirm that we will be opening pre-orders for the highly anticipated VPC Rudder Pedals lineup on our webstore in the very near future! 

Our next announcement will confirm the final details of the VPC Rudder Pedals launch including pre-order availability date and pricing!

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your support!
VIRPIL Controls Team

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Hello VIRPILs!

We’re excited to confirm that the VPC MongoosT-50CM Throttle will be available ahead of schedule and can be purchased from our official worldwide webstore at tomorrow’s restock:

https://virpil-controls.eu/vpc-mongoost-50cm-throttle.html

This of course means that throttle pre-orders which were upgraded to the new VPC MongoosT-50CM Throttle will also begin dispatching next week!

Since the reveal of the VPC MongoosT-50CM Throttle we have been paying close attention to comments from the community. We would like to confirm the following:

  • ★ We’re pleased to confirm that the VPC MongoosT-50CM Throttle will be available for 319,95 EUR instead of the previously announced price of 349,95 EUR. The upgraded design and functionality of the new throttle grips remains as announced previously.
  • ★ We are reviewing the possibility of an upgrade service for previous MongoosT-50 throttle owners. After sending the throttle to our service center it will be upgraded to the MongoosT-50CM Throttle grips. More information on this will be confirmed in the future.

VIRPIL Controls is committed to continue product development based on customer feedback - we will continue to research and develop controls that satisfies the high expectations of all VIRPILs!

Thank you all for your continued support, suggestions and feedback!
VIRPIL Controls Team

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Hello VIRPILs!

The VIRPIL Controls WorldWide webstore will be running a WarBRD Spring Sale from 00:00 (GMT) 24th May 2019. The discount includes:

 

By purchasing the WarBRD grip and base together, the VPC Flightstick Bundle discount will also be applied for a further 10% discount!

But be quick as this sale will end 23:59 (GMT) on the 27th May 2019 or while stocks last!

Furthermore, we’re pleased to confirm that we have now updated the shipping costs on our webstore on a trial basis - with shipping to countries all over the world, including USA, Canada and Australia being up to 40% cheaper than previously available!*

A further restock of VPC products is scheduled for 18:00 (GMT) 24th May 2019.

Visit https://virpil-controls.eu to place your VPC Spring weekend sale order!

Thank you for support!
VIRPIL Controls Team

*Shipping costs are dependant on the total size/weight of your order and the destination. Example price reduction is for shipping a VPC WarBRD Grip to the USA. Shipping costs are subject to change.

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Hello VIRPILs!

The VPC MongoosT-50 Throttle announced in October 2017 was VIRPIL’s first entry in the throttle controller category. With help from the community and testers, the initial design developed into the final version which was released in mid-2018.

We’re incredibly pleased that the MongoosT-50 Throttle has proven to be such a popular addition to many VIRPIL’s cockpits! Since it’s release we’ve been closely listening to feedback provided by the community and owners…

Based on that feedback, we’re excited to introduce the VPC MongoosT-50CM Throttle!

The grip handles on the VPC MongoosT-50CM Throttle have been completely redesigned to offer unparalleled functionality. The full feature list of the grip handles:

  • ★ 1 x 8-Way Hat + Push
  • ★ 3 x 4-Way Hat + Push
  • ★ 1 x 2-Way Hat + Push
  • ★ 1 x Encoder Dial
  • ★ 4 x Momentary Push Buttons
  • ★ 1 x Toggle Switch
  • ★ 1 x Slider Axis
  • ★ 1 x Analogue Ministick

The base design and feature list remains the same as the standard VPC MongoosT-50 Throttle:

  • ★ 9 x Buttons
  • ★ 6 x Toggle Switches (2 x Latched, 4 x Momentary)
  • ★ 1 x Mode Dial
  • ★ 2 x Axis Dials
  • ★ 3 x Encoder Dials (+ Push)
  • ★ 2 x Throttle Axes (VPC Contactless)
  • ★ 1 x Auxiliary Axis (VPC Contactless)

However, to simplify the mechanics the throttle axis detents have been removed.

Today, the VIRPIL Controls WorldWide webstore will be stocked with the final batch of the standard VPC MongoosT-50 Throttle and will be offered at a discounted price of 284,95 EUR.

The VPC MongoosT-50CM Throttle will be available in July 2019 for 349,95 EUR.

We would also like to confirm that everyone who has an open pre-order for the standard VPC MongoosT-50 Throttle has been contacted directly via email and will be upgraded to the new MongoosT-50CM Throttle!

Thank you to everyone who has provided us with feedback on our devices - as always this have proven to be invaluable to help us shape our product lineup!

If you have any questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team

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