Hello VIRPILs!

It is with great excitement that we can announce the long awaited release of our upcoming VIRPIL Controls Collective controller lineup!

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Helicopter pilots both new and old can rejoice as the VPC Rotor TCS Base, VPC Rotor TCS Plus Base and VPC SharKa-50 Grip are now waiting to get into VPCockpits around the world and start a new era of helicopter sim piloting!

VPC Rotor TCS and Rotor TCS Plus Collective Base

As the center point of the VPC Collective Controls lineup, the VPC Rotor TCS and Rotor TCS Plus Bases offer an accessible and exciting way to get into the world of helicopter piloting. 

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The VPC Rotor TCS Bases feature an adjustable, metal mechanism with 3 swappable cams to limit the travel of the collective to your preferences.

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The Rotor TCS mechanism also features an adjustable clutch - using the access ports on the top and bottom side of the base, you can adjust the clutch without requiring disassembly to easily tune the feel of the base to your preference. This clutch mechanism also ensures that the collective remains in place when it’s not being held. 

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The Rotor TCS Plus base features a twist throttle axis input on the arm of the collective as well as a button input and toggle switch. This button and switch works in conjunction with the twist throttle axis idle stop detent system. The side switch limits the twist throttle’s rotation when engaged, when disengaged the full axis can be used, with a stop at the 90 degree point which can be bypassed by using the engine idle button. 

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Included with the base is a metal mounting bracket. This bracket can be orientated in a number of different ways to accommodate a variety of DIY and custom mounting systems. Additionally, it can be combined with our VPC Collective Chair Mount adapter which enables the Rotor TCS base to be mounted to the underside of a variety of standard desk chairs. 

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We have additionally been working with Monstertech and Obutto to ensure our VPC Collective Controllers can be fitted to as many setups as possible!

VPC Collective Chair Mount Adapter

Collective controls pose an interesting challenge as due to their unique nature it can prove difficult to conveniently mount in a number of setups. Our design team has worked to create an accessible controller setup for anyone wishing to jump into the exciting world of helicopter piloting. An important step to achieving this is our VPC Collective Chair Mount Adapter. 

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This adapter mounts to the underside of a range of common desk chairs, using existing mounting points to affix the mount. This ensures a sturdy and convenient mounting option for those without custom cockpits or DIY skills. 

VPC SharKa-50 Collective Grip

To accompany our Rotor TCS Bases, we will be launching our first grip in the collective lineup, the VPC SharKa-50 Grip!

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This grip is inspired by the collective controls found on the venerable Ka-50 “Black Shark” helicopter. With this we aim to put the feel of a real collective grip in your hands!

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Featuring a metal handle with rubberised grip, you can immediately feel this means business! The grip is equipped with a wide range of inputs to satisfy any helicopter pilot:

  • 2 x 8-way Hats (+ Push)
  • 1 x 2-way Switch (+ Push)
  • 3 x 3-way Toggles (ON-OFF-ON)
  • 3 x Push Buttons

Also included is a sticker sheet so that you can label your grip with either the original inspired Russian or English labels!

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This grip demonstrates some of the latest production advancements within VIRPIL Controls and is something we’re truly excited about!

Our other collective grip previewed earlier this year, the VPC Hawk-60 Grip, is estimated to join the lineup in Q4 2021.


Visit the VIRPIL Controls WorldWide Webstore Today to Pre-Order!

Pre-orders for the VPC Rotor TCS Base, VPC Rotor TCS Plus Base, VPC SharKa-50 Grip and VPC Collective Chair Mount Adapter will open on 14th May 2021 with the first batches dispatching at the end of June 2021. 

★ VPC Rotor TCS Base
189.95 EUR
https://virpil-controls.eu/vpc-rotor-tcs-base.html

★ VPC Rotor TCS Plus Base
289.95 EUR
https://virpil-controls.eu/vpc-rotor-tcs-plus-base.html

★ VPC SharKa-50 Grip
189.95 EUR
https://virpil-controls.eu/vpc-sharka-50-collective-grip.html

★ VPC Collective Chair Mount Adapter
39.95 EUR
https://virpil-controls.eu/vpc-chair-mount-collective-base-adapter.html

When ordering a VPC Collective Base and Collective Grip together in the same order, you’ll receive the VPC Collective Bundle Discount for 10% off both items!

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Additionally, for a limited time only - pre-orders including a VPC Collective Base and Collective Grip will be granted a 10% discount on all other VIRPIL Controls products added to their order! If you’re looking to build a complete VPCockpit from the ground up, now’s the time! But be quick, this promotion will close on 14th June 2021. 


We’re incredibly excited to bring the VPC Collective Controllers to VPCockpits all around the world - we feel that helicopter pilots have been underrepresented in this hobby, but now we’re setting out to change that! 

Thank you everyone for your continuing support which enables us to expand out and cater for every kind of virtual pilot!

If you have any questions regarding our upcoming collective controllers, or anything else about our products, please feel free to contact our support team by emails This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Happy Flying!
VIRPIL Controls Team

Hello VIRPILs!

We know there has been a lot of speculation after we posted our “A New Way to Fly” teaser in August about the throttle unit shown…

Today we’re incredibly excited to announce our VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle!

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The new CM3 variant of our popular MongoosT-50 series features a number of developments and improvements based on feedback we’ve received from the community. As many have likely already guessed, the CM3 features the hugely requested throttle axis detents!

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The VIRPIL Controls design team have been working behind the scenes on incorporating a robust, precise and adjustable detent system that provides that satisfying tactile feedback we all want from our VIRPIL gear. After extensive testing in house, and working in collaboration with a number of testers and content creators we now have something we’re proud to present on the newest generation of the MongoosT-50 Throttle.

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The VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle detent system offers the versatility required by even the most demanding VIRPILs in the community. The system revolves around all-metal finger lift levers with spring-loaded return and smooth contact metal bearings. 

The detent response can be adjusted in a number of ways by using our interchangeable detent plates. Each detent set features a unique response type that determines how the detent needs to be passed going into the detent range, or returning back to the main axis range. Every MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle includes the following detent sets;

★ “Classic” Detents - Lift to pass detents, push return. 
★ “Classic Plus” Detents - Lift to pass detents, push return but with an additional tactile bump immediately after crossing the detent range.
★ “Warthog-Type” Detents - Lift to pass and lift to return detents.
★ “Aerobatic” Detents - Push through and push return detents.
★ “CosmoSim” Detents - Push through central detent. 

Each detent can also be further adjusted by positioning them at different points in the throttle axis range so you can tailor the response to match your needs!

Adjusting or swapping the detent plates is achieved by simply removing a single screw and adjusting the position or swapping the plate entirely before replacing the screw. This simple process ensures you don’t have to settle for just a single configuration!

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The VPC Configuration Software can also offer more advanced programming options by using the throttle detents to implement additional controller states, inputs and LED control.

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The VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle features the same ergonomic CM2 Throttle handles loaded with inputs, but now includes a redesigned lever locking mechanism. Further changes include lengthened throttle levers which now provide a greater range of motion, resulting in increased precision. There is also additional clearance to access the button panel when the throttle levers are in the idle position. The throttle axis mechanism has also been improved and strengthened.

The VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle is now available for pre-order from our worldwide webstore for 369.95 EUR

https://virpil-controls.eu/vpc-mongoost-50cm3-throttle.html

For more information on pre-orders, please visit our webstore: https://virpil-controls.eu/payment-info

The first batches of the MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle are estimated to dispatch at the end of January 2021.

To thank our returning supporters, all existing VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Throttle owners (purchased from the VIRPIL Controls Worldwide Webstore) will receive an additional 10% pre-order discount code! If you are subscribed to our newsletter you will receive this via email, alternatively you can contact our support team with the email address and order number used to purchase your CM2 Throttle.

If you have any queries, please contact our support team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or create a ticket at: www.support.virpil.com

Instructions for the VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle can be found on our Official Support Portal, click here.

We’re incredibly excited to continue working with the community to bring exciting and unique controller options to everyone’s hands. 2020 has been a difficult year for many, but we’ve made it through with the support of this community. Stay safe VIRPILs, we’ll see you in the skies!

Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team

The VPC Constellation ALPHA Grip is our newest addition to our Constellation series of grips. Following on from the popularity of our DELTA Grip - we've paid close attention to the feedback from the community to provide the ultimate grip experience tailored for space combat but with the versatility to be the perfect match for any sim application!

The VPC Constellation ALPHA Grip will be produced in dedicated left and right hand variants allowing for a matching dual stick, or specific mixed/single stick tailored for your VPCockpit!

Hello VIRPILs!

Today we’re excited to announce the results of our community control panel design competition!

We feel incredibly privileged to be a part of this community and having the opportunity to approach this project from the viewpoints of both producers and consumers has given us valuable insight into what the final product should be.

Thank you to all of those who got involved with the competition - both by submitting designs, and taking part in the vote!

All entries can be viewed on our forums:
https://forum.virpil.com/index.php?/forum/21-control-panel-community-vote/

Without further ado, we would like to present the competition winners!


Jet Aircraft Control Panel:

  • ★ 10% Discount Code Winners: №1, №2, №3, №4, №5, №7, №8, №9, №11, №13, №14, №15, №16
  • ★ 20% Discount Code Winners: №10, №12
  • ★ 500 EUR Coupon Winner: №6 (View Entry)

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Spacecraft Control Panel:

  • ★ 10% Discount Code Winners: №1, №2, №3, №5, №7
  • ★ 20% Discount Code Winners: №4, №8
  • ★ 500 EUR Discount Code Winner: №6 (View Entry)

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Piston Aircraft Control Panel:

  • ★ 10% Discount Code Winners: №1, №2, №3, №4, №5, №9
  • ★ 20% Discount Code Winners: №6, №8
  • ★ 500 EUR Discount Code Winner: №7 (View Entry)

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Helicopter Control Panel:

  • ★ 10% Discount Code Winners: №2, №4
  • ★ 20% Discount Code Winners: №1, №5
  • ★ 500 EUR Discount Code Winner: №3 (View Entry)

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Community Choice Award:

  • For receiving the highest number of total votes, Helicopter Control Panel №3 (View Entry) has also won the Community Choice Award and will receive a VPC WarBRD Flightstick!
 

Congratulations everyone! Each contestant will be contacted directly and prizes will be issued by 30th November 2019. The grand prize winners will also receive the final released panel from their corresponding category!

We look forward to developing our lineup of control panel devices and while we do not promise to 100% accurately reflect the winning design of each category, the community competition has been instrumental in letting us know what everyone wants to see! Stay tuned for more news on this project!

Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team

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Hello VIRPILs!

The VIRPIL Controls team has been working non-stop preparing our latest products for dispatch - the VPC V.F.X Grip and the VPC WarBRD, ACE-1 and ACE-2 Rudder Pedals.

We’re pleased to confirm that these items are in production at the VIRPIL Controls factory and we’re incredibly excited to get them out into everyone’s hands. The remaining pre-orders are scheduled to dispatch out on 15th October - keep an eye out for your shipping notification!

We would also like to announce some new additions to the VIRPIL Controls lineup!

Introducing the VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Throttle

This is the latest revision of our popular VPC MongoosT-50 Throttle which includes an all new design with a number of changes based on the feedback we’ve received from the community:

  • - The overall dimensions of the throttle have been reduced and now match the form factor of our upcoming control panels.
  • - The throttle lever arc angle has been increased by 20 degrees to allow for more physical position precision of the throttle levers.
  • - The throttle no longer has a base plate, but instead has removable support legs with rubber feet for desktop use.
  • - The detachable USB and AUX connections from our MongoosT-50CM2 Base Unit have been carried over to the throttle.
  • - The metal toggle switches have been changed to larger toggle switches to offer a more “realistic” response.
  • - The RGB backlighting has been removed and we are using new customisable push buttons which feature direct RGB lighting. The buttons feature a removable transparent cap, so you can insert your own inlays. 
  • - The toggle switch on the left side throttle handle has been changed to a large encoder dial.

More information can be found on our webstore:
https://virpil-controls.eu/vpc-mongoost-50cm2-throttle.html

We have also added an adapter plate that allows the VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Throttle to be attached to mounts designed for the TMW Throttle.
https://virpil-controls.eu/vpc-mongoost-50cm2-throttle-tmw-throttle-mounting-adapter.html

VPC 200mm Curved Flightstick Extension

After much demand from the community and extensive testing, we’re now pleased to add the VPC 200mm Flightstick Extension to our catalogue.

This extension features a s-curve and a slight forward tilt on the grip which makes it excellent for center mount setups with our VPC MongoosT-50CM Base Unit!

The new 200mm extension can also be combined with our existing 50mm/75mm/100mm extensions to create the perfect size for your setup.

More information can be found on our webstore:
​​​​​​​https://virpil-controls.eu/vpc-flightstick-extension-200mm.html

Accepting Pre-orders Now!

With the unveiling of these new items, we’re once again opening the possibility for pre-orders. We had originally started opening infrequent and time pre-order windows based on community demand, but unfortunately due to restrictions with our payment gateways we’ve been forced to use bank transfer payments for these orders.

We’re very happy to announce that we are now able to accept pre-order payments using credit/debit cards directly on our webstore! We hope that this will greatly increase the convenience of the pre-ordering process and allow more people to get the items that they want to complete their VIRPIL setups!

Pre-orders will be opening on 27th September at 6pm GMT and will remain open for 2 weeks until the 11th October.

Pre-Order Information

Pre-orders will open on 27the September at 6pm GMT on our worldwide webstore https://www.virpil-controls.eu! It will be possible to pre-order any 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 11th October.

  • - Pre-orders can now be paid for using credit/debit card on our webstore.
  • - Any VPC product can be pre-ordered. 
  • - Pre-orders will be fulfilled within an estimated 90 days after the pre-order close date. Any changes to this schedule will be confirmed in an announcement. Pre-orders for already available items will be dispatched sooner when the stock is available.
  • - Pre-orders will be dispatched when all items within the order are in stock.
  • - Pre-orders will have stock prioritisation and will be dispatched ahead of standard store orders providing all items are available.
  • - Pre-orders can be cancelled at any time before dispatch without question by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Refunds will be processed within 14 days of request.

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

Thank you for your continued support!
VIRPIL Controls Team

Hello VIRPILs!

Due to our continued growth which has resulted in VIRPIL Control’s reaching further than ever before - it has become apparent that we need to upgrade and modernise our support portal system which has unfortunately been encountering issues.

We’re pleased to confirm that we will be launching our brand new support portal will not only handle support queries and communication with the VIRPIL team, but will also feature a knowledge base hub and file downloads center to keep everything centralised. This will continue to be expanded with more resources as time goes on.

We will make every effort to ensure that no existing open ticket gets lost in the swap, but we would like to request that if you currently have an open ticket and do not hear back from us, to alert us via our new support portal!

We hope our new support portal will prove to be a valuable resource to the VIRPIL community as well as enabling more fluid communication with our customers!

The old support portal will no longer be accessible and the new portal will take over on the same URL - https://support.virpil.com. There may be some downtime during the switch.

If you have any questions, or issues with existing tickets after the new portal has launched, please let us know via https://support.virpil.com or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team

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