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Offline Drano

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New VKB stick
« on: June 01, 2020, 10:33:37 AM »
For anyone in the market for a new stick VKB has come out with a new version of their more affordable base that has a pretty good deal attached to it. Thought I'd pass it along.I have a VKB stick and can say it's easily the best stick I've ever had. Check out info here:

 http://forum.vkb-sim.pro/viewtopic.php?t=4320


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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 06:26:54 PM »
Wish they had come out with that 6 months ago!

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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2020, 11:54:52 AM »
Whoa that looks awesome !
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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2020, 12:05:40 PM »
Just checking, as it seems like its obvious so they didn't mention it explicitly, but is that for the full stick?  With all the interchangeable grips and whatnot, I just want to make sure that's for the whole thing?

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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2020, 12:57:36 PM »
It says WITH choice of either regular or pro Kosimo grip. With the pro is $179. Would be $224 purchased separately.

I don't have the Gladiator (have their Gunfighter) but this company makes quality gear. You wouldn't be disappointed with it. The software isn't the easiest to work with but once you get the hang of it it'll do things with a button you didn't think possible! StreakEagle has been peeling back the layers of that onion lately!

The diff between their bases is the Gladiator is more plastic with some buttons on it. The Gunfighter is almost all metal but no buttons and consequently, costs a bunch more. I think if I hit you with the Gladiator it MIGHT break but it'll generally piss you off. If I hit you with the Gunfighter it might kill ya. It's a solid hunk o metal!


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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2020, 02:15:10 PM »
I just got the Gunfighter 3 (modeled off the SU-35) along with their rudders pedals and associated desk mounts.  Everything I received was top quality. I did pay for that quality, though. 

The rudders are extremely sensitive and feel "right" with no dead zones, at least when on DCS.  The one drawback is that they don't have toebrakes, some warbird aficionados may balk at having to slave buttons to those functions......

In flight, all are amazing, at least in DCS...I have yet to make an official comeback here..... I highly recommend the gear if you have the means and are "serious" in the sim aspect.
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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2020, 03:12:32 PM »
The pedals do certainly look awesome and are built like a tank! The lack of toe brakes was a deal breaker for me so I went with the MFG Crosswinds instead. They're composite instead of all metal but the tech is pretty much the same. Super smooth. I have the MCG-Pro grip and found other useful stuff to map to the brake lever anyway.

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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2020, 08:37:08 PM »
I love all my VKB gear. I would go with the Gunfighter 3 base if you can afford it and don't want or need the extra buttons and axes on the Gladiator base. A center mounted GF3 base with an extension is pure gold for smoothness and precision. I have two GF2 bases and bought/installed the full GF3 upgrades for them.
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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2020, 08:54:40 PM »
Literally just pushed the purchase button on a Gunfighter 3 with the extension.
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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2020, 08:55:34 PM »
You're gonna love it.

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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2020, 12:35:46 AM »
You're gonna love it.

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Feels like Christmas, also got a new gaming pc on the way but the stick is the one Iím jumping about.
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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2020, 05:35:11 PM »
I'm just waiting for my new computer and 40" monitor to roll in now....

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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2020, 08:25:12 PM »
Got mine today but I royally screwed up and ordered the left handed grip instead of the right handed grip.  Sending it back tomorrow to exchange it for the right handed grip.
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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2020, 09:40:01 PM »
Doh!

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Re: New VKB stick
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2020, 09:40:55 PM »
Got mine today but I royally screwed up and ordered the left handed grip instead of the right handed grip.  Sending it back tomorrow to exchange it for the right handed grip.

That put in a panic for a second to see if I did the same.

I'm just waiting for my new computer and 40" monitor to roll in now....

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Would be nice if VKB had a throttle to go with it, probably end up going the way you went. Like that throttle? Was looking at Virpil but nothing I was looking at was available, made decision easy.
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