Hello VIRPILs!

With the recent closure of our limited pre-order period, the VIRPIL Controls manufacturing team has been working around the clock on the production schedule to get all pre-orders fulfilled.

We’re incredibly happy overall that we’ve been able to offer this option for those who requested it and the support we’ve received has been fantastic - we’re confident that with this community we will be able to continue to expand and provide an exciting, fully-fledged, flightsim controller catalogue!

We’re pleased to confirm that pre-orders will start dispatching in May - ahead of the 90 day time frame, starting with pre-orders consisting of the following products:

  • ★ VPC WarBRD Base
  • ★ VPC WarBRD Grip
  • ★ VPC Constellation DELTA Grip
  • ★ VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Grip

 

Updates on the remaining pre-orders will be posted in the near future.

Pre-orders opened on the VIRPIL Controls WorldWide webstore as a limited run from 15th March to 27th March. Pre-orders were offered due to the huge number of requests we had received from the community asking us to do this, however we understand that not everyone wishes to pre-pay for an order, so this was only offered for a limited timeframe.

Pre-ordering allowed users to easily purchase any VIRPIL Controls product ensuring that a complete order could be placed without having to attend our webstore at a scheduled restock, having to place multiple split orders over different restocks or miss out entirely due to stock availability.

Everyone who has a completed pre-order with us will also receive a discount for our upcoming VPC Rudder Pedals! More information can be found here: https://virpil.com/en/blog/158-introducing-the-final-part-of-the-vpcockpit-vpc-rudder-pedals

To further reward those who have chosen to pre-order, these users will be upgraded to VIRPIL Controls Founder’s Club members granting an additional 5% lifetime discount on all VPC products!

There are additional surprises in store for our pre-order customers which will be announced shortly!

During the pre-orders we received a number of messages from community members who were unable to pre-order items and were disheartened by the inability to purchase any items from our store. In an attempt to satisfy these users as well, we will now be running two separate production schedules - the main schedule focused on the completion of pre-orders, and another smaller schedule to maintain limited stock on our webstore (with the usual caveats of purchasing on a scheduled restock). These restocks may not include all VIRPIL Controls products potentially preventing a complete order. Only after all pre-orders have been fulfilled will full stock availability be directed towards our webstore.

Pre-orders can of course be cancelled no-questions-asked (more information on our site: https://virpil-controls.eu/payment-info) and if anyone has any questions about their order, please contact us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once again we must thank everyone for their support!

Happy Flying!
VIRPIL Controls Team

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Hello VIRPILs!

Pre-ordering on our webstore is coming to close - after 23:59 GMT 27th March 2019, no further pre-orders will be accepted. Complete your pre-order now to also receive a bonus discount on the future release of our VPC WarBRD and VPC ACE Rudder Pedals!

We’re incredibly appreciative of the amazing support we've received during the pre-orders! Now is your last chance to secure a complete pre-order for any VIRPIL Controls products including our newly announced VPC MongoosT-50CM Flightstick Base.

All VPC MongoosT-50CM Base pre-orders will include a free small footprint baseplate mount to allow easier mounting into custom setups.

As a thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered with us, we will be issuing a discount code which can be used on a future order for our new VPC WarBRD Rudder Pedals and VPC ACE Rudder Pedals!

More information on the new VPC Rudder Pedals can be found on our last announcement:
https://virpil.com/en/blog/158-introducing-the-final-part-of-the-vpcockpit-vpc-rudder-pedals

Visit https://virpil-controls.eu/ to place your pre-order! Pre-order payment information can be found here: https://virpil-controls.eu/payment-info

Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team

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Hello VIRPILs!

Pre-orders on our webstore have now been running for a week and even in light of the restricted payment options, the reception has been fantastic! We’re happy to be able to make changes to our ordering system based on community requests and we appreciate all the support that we’ve received!

We will be releasing a video in the near future clarifying the simplicity of adjusting our new VPC MongoosT-50CM base in the same style as our VPC WarBRD base cam change video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ6_0N7uRKc

The quick and easy cam and spring change process on the VPC MongoosT-50CM base means that for the first time, sim pilots have the practical means to adjust their setup to suit individual games (swapping between atmospheric flight sims and space sims) and even between aircraft (quickly swapping to lighter springs for helicopter flight for example). This unprecedented level of adjustability means you get to fly exactly how you want!

We’ve also been listening to feedback from the community regarding the VPC MongoosT-50CM mounting requirements. We know that there are people who wish to this base but already have some custom mounts or simpit that means they cannot easily use our deskmounts or the included u-bracket.

To help these users, we’ve made some changes and designed a small footprint baseplate to allow easier mounting onto all setups. All customers who have pre-ordered the VPC MongoosT-50CM base will receive this mounting plate as a free gift! This mount will also be available as a separate accessory and can be used with the VPC WarBRD base and the original VPC MongoosT-50 base.

For those of you who have been with us from the start, you may recall our very first announcement (https://virpil.com/en/blog/41-mongoost-50-every-simmer-s-dream), showing our proposed VPCockpit setup. In just 2 years we’ve released all the components for this setup; flightstick bases, grips, throttle and mounts… except for the rudder pedals.

Today is that long awaited day!

The VIRPIL Controls team is proud to present our latest development - and something we know has been requested for some; introducing our new range of VIRPIL Controls Rudder Pedals that include 1 and 3 axis devices!

First in the line up are the VPC WarBRD Rudder Pedals! The VPC WarBRD Pedals are a single axis design developed as a continuation from the highly successful and sought after platform designed by our Chief Designer Roman Dorokhov (Baur) - creator of BRD devices. Featuring a sturdy all metal construction, cam centering mechanism and cast aluminium footplates.

For more advanced setups we have our VPC ACE Rudder Pedals, featuring the same WarBRD heritage but now features toe brakes for a total of 3 axis of control.

The VPC ACE-1 Rudder Pedals include full-foot cast aluminium pedals which can be adjusted for different foot sizes and pedal angles.

Finally - we have the VPC ACE-2 Rudder Pedals which include a footplate accessory addon to convert the full-foot pedals found on the VPC ACE-1 Rudder Pedals to a heel-less design more commonly found on modern fighter jets.

Both the VPC WarBRD Rudder Pedals and the VPC ACE Rudder Pedals include the latest VPC electronics, including our high precision contactless digital sensors for accuracy of 0.006 degrees!

For the first time, the full VPCockpit is now available using VIRPIL Control’s devices!

The VPC Rudder Pedals are scheduled to open for pre-orders in July 2019, pricing will be confirmed in the near future. To thank our amazing supporters, we’ll be issuing a 10% discount applicable to any VPC Rudder Pedal set to everyone who has pre-ordered with us since 17th March.

Due to the immense popularity of our current pre-orders, the pre-order period will be closing ahead of schedule now on 27th March 2019. Pre-order now to secure your VPC gear including our newly announced VPC MongoosT-50CM Flightstick base and 10% discount on our upcoming VPC Rudder Pedals! Please check our payment information page for more details on completing your pre-order payment: https://virpil-controls.eu/payment-info

Stay tuned for more news!

Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team

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Hello VIRPILs!

The VPC MongoosT-50 Base was our first flightstick base announced in December 2016, it targeted the professional flightsim pilot offering a wide range of adjustments including independently swappable cams, springs and adjustable axis pre-tensioners.

With a 15 degree deflection angle from the center, the VPC MongoosT-50 Base provided an excellent experience with extreme levels of accuracy when combined with extensions and center-mounted using our VPC Desk Mounts - forming the VPCockpit, or in a custom cockpit mount.

In less than a year and a half, thousands of VIRPILs became proud owners of the VPC MongoosT-50 Base including representatives of the best aerobatic teams and combat squads. We received an incredible amount of feedback regarding the design, electronics and operation of the base from the community which we are very grateful for!

Today, it is with extreme excitement that the VIRPIL Controls team presents to you the much requested, and long awaited successor to our hugely popular VPC MongoosT-50 Base unit!

After carefully reviewing all the feedback we received previously regarding the VPC MongoosT-50 Base, the entire mechanism has been beautifully redesigned from the ground up while still maintaining the focus on use in mounted setups with extensions.

Axis deflection from center has been increased to 16 degrees. This slightly increases the total arc length for finer control and precision, while still maintaining suitability and practicality when using 50mm-150mm VPC Flightstick Extensions.

The VPC MongoosT-50CM continues to feature an all-metal gimbal, constructed from high quality, high strength D16T duralumin.

The redesigned mechanism allows for much faster and easier cam and spring changes without requiring complete disassembly. By simply completely loosening the axis pretensioner the axis springs can be changed:

The bottom plate can then be removed and the axis arms can be accessed to change the cams:

Included as standard with the VPC MongoosT-50CM Base are:

Springs:

  • - Light Springs
  • - Medium Springs
  • - Heavy Springs

Cams:

  • - AviaSim Soft Center (Increasing deflection force)
  • - AviaSim No Center (Increase deflection force)
  • - CosmoSim Soft Center (Linear deflection force)
  • - CosmoSim No Center (Linear deflection force)

 

The USB cable to the base is now detachable via a quick-connect port. For future expandability, the base also features an auxiliary device quick-connect port, more details on this will be revealed soon!

The VPC MongoosT-50CM will of course maintain full compatibility with all existing and future VPC Grips as well as the TM Warthog and TM Cougar Grips.

Alongside the new VPC MongoosT-50CM Base, we would also like to reveal our redesigned second-generation VPC Desk Mount!

The VPC Desk Mount is now angled to allow better clearances with the mounted controller and now comes in 2 form factors - a longer length for extended flightsticks, and a shorter length for unextended flightsticks and throttles.

We will also be offering additional mounting plates for keyboards, mice and other flight accessories. More details will follow in our next announcements! Release date is scheduled for April 2019.

We would also like to announce news regarding the re-introduction of pre-orders due to popular community demand.

We understand that due to the incredibly high demand we’re experiencing, there can be difficulties acquiring our products. We certainly do not wish for anyone to experience any sort of disappointment so we will be introducing a limited run pre-order when a new product is first announced. The pre-order period will be both time and quantity limited and automatically closed.

During the pre-order period any of our products can be purchased along with the newly announced item ensuring a complete order. After the limited pre-order run, no further pre-orders will be accepted and our products can be purchased as normal from our webstore during our scheduled restocks.

This system will allow people who are happy to wait for pre-orders to go with that option, and people who would rather order from available stock will have the opportunity after the limited pre-order run!

For full terms and conditions on our pre-order system, please visit: https://virpil-controls.eu/payment-info

The next pre-order period will open on the 15th March 2019 with the scheduled delivery date to follow 90 days after payment receipt.

The VPC MongoosT-50CM Base will be available at a discounted pre-order price of 269,95 EUR ex VAT. Pre-orders will close on 31st March 2019 or when the quantity limits have been reached.

The standard store price for the VPC MongoosT-50CM base will be 289,95 EUR ex VAT.

We’re incredibly appreciative of all the support we’ve received over the previous 2 years, we hope to continue to work with everyone in the community to help us develop the best flight sim and space sim controls and accessories to bring real happiness to the virtual skies!

Regards,

VIRPIL Controls Team

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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!

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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

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