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VIRPIL Controls Announces VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle

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Hardware developer VIRPIL Controls has announced their latest product, the VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle. 

The announcement came via a post to VIRPIL’s website forum, which includes some preview images, as well as an in depth look at the features of the new piece of hardware.

According to the post, VPC MongoosT-50CM3 throttle was actually first teased back in August, via a post to the r/hotas Reddit forum titled, “A New Way to Fly.” The Reddit post featured just one shadow covered image of three pieces of unannounced hardware, as well as a brief statement from VIRPIL teasing the new products.

The VPC MongoosT-50CM3 throttle is the newest edition to VIRPIL’s MongoosT-50 series of flight simulation hardware, and was developed based on community feedback from the VPC MongoosT-50CM2.

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Further Details on Honeycomb Aeronautical Future Controls

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Back in October, we reported that Honeycomb Aeronautical is worked on a range of new controllers that will further enhance your flight simulation experience. They include a brand new flight stick and throttle, a closer look at the Charlie Rudder pedals and also a revamped version of the Alpha Flight controls which will include Xbox Series X|S support. In the
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Honeycomb Aeronautical Bravo Throttle Production Delay

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Honeycomb Aeronautical has confirmed there is a small delay to the production schedule. This delay statement was issued by Honeycomb on Facebook and is due to an issue at one of the factories producing the units. Whilst the delay news is unwelcome by some, it has only resulted in a minor delay with the first week of units due to
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Total Controls Multi-Function Button Box Announced

A brand-new Multi-Functional Button Box from a company called Total Control is currently in a Kickstarter and hopes to help simmers looking to improve their flight simulation hardware experience. The Multi-Function Button Box will give users access to a range of buttons, handles and knobs to help them overcome the need to rely on a keyboard and mouse – particularly important when flying combat simulators.

In a video by Jonas, founder of Total Controls, he talks about the various control functionality the button box has and how it would benefit simmers for all types of simulators. Whilst he does single out fighter aircraft, such as the F/A-18C and the F-16C Viper, the controls can be mapped to your liking. In total, there is 40 buttons and switches, a gear and hook handle, jettison button and other rotary functions for the radio stack. The Multi-Functional Button Box has been designed to be simple to plug-and-play whilst giving users complete control over the input mapping.

The control box weighs a hefty 1.8kg with the unit measuring at 272 mm (10.7″) x 153 mm (6″) x height: 45 mm (1.8″) (excluding buttons).


As mentioned, the TotalControls Multi-Function Button Box is currently on a Kickstarter campaign to raise £65,069 (local currency will vary) and is so far at an impressive £24,026 with 91 backers. With 27-days left of the Kickstarter, there is still plenty of time for simmers to take a look at the offering and decide if this is a project they wish to back. There are various tiers (some of which are already sold out) which include a variety of rewards as a thank you to those who back the product. The video above will also give you a good idea on how the Multi-Function Button Box works and integrates with DCS.

Providing the Kickstarter is successful, Total Controls hopes to start shipping in the middle of 2021.

You can find out more and back the project from Total Controls right now on Kickstarter. They also have a website, Facebook page and an Instagram account you can follow.

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The Journey to Virtual Fly: The FSElite Original

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Let's take a journey to Virtual-Fly, in Spain, using the Xcub and Virtual-Fly hardware(YOKO+, RUDDO+, TQ6+) in Microsoft Flight Simulator.   PC Specs Case: Lian-Li 0-11 Dynamic XL Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master CPU: Intel i9 9900K (Stock Clocked) GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080Ti RAM: 64gb G.Skill Trident Z Royal DDR4 @ 3600 850W Platinum certified power supply, 280mm
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Honeycomb Aeronautical Shows off Bravo Throttle In Action

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Whilst pre-orders for the Honeycomb Aeronautical Brave Throttle controls happened a few weeks ago, customers are now just waiting to get their hands on the hardware for their simulator. Despite some initial hiccups with the process, Honeycomb Aeronautical has shown off how the hardware can be used in Microsoft Flight Simulator. To be more specific, Nicki from the team has
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Next Level Racing Introduces New Flight Simulation Hardware

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Whilst the name of the company implies that flight simulation isn't their speciality, this is far from the case as Next Level Racing has introduced a new series of products designed specifically to enhance flight simulation. The all-new F-GT Flight Simulator and the GTtrack Flight Simulator are both designed to offer a premium experience for enthusiasts with a desire to
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