Hello VIRPILs!

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


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. 


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


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. 


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. 



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. 


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. 



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!


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!


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!


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

★ VPC Rotor TCS Plus Base
289.95 EUR

★ VPC SharKa-50 Grip
189.95 EUR

★ VPC Collective Chair Mount Adapter
39.95 EUR

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!


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