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

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!

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.