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Cockpit Master CS 737X CDU: The FSElite Review

COCKPIT MASTER CDU REVIEW

Product Information
Developer
Cockpit Master
Purchase From
Aerosoft
Price
€630.24
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Version Reviewed
1.0.0
Press Copy Provided By
Loaned by Aerosoft
SimMarket
FSElite's preferred Flight Sim vendor is SimMarket. (Why?)

As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

As simmers, we are always looking to find new ways to make our simulation experience as immersive as possible. Whether that be through great software products or improving our PC hardware to push the simulator to visual limits. Another way many choose to enhance that experience is through the use of hardware that simulates real aircraft parts. We often see yokes, throttles or sticks as the primary bits of kit, but there are also specialist pieces of equipment that simulate very specific parts of hardware. One such piece is the upcoming Cockpit Masters CS 737X CDU. We were sent a pre-release unit ahead of its upcoming release later this year. Let’s dive in.

Checking out the CDU

The product itself is packaged in a secure fashion, with plenty of protective foam and material ensuring that your new purchase is safe from marks and scratches throughout transit. From a presentation standpoint, there is a lot left to be desired since there is no nice branding or design to make it feel worth the money spent on the hardware. That said, if the cost was cut due to having a less fancy box, then it’s perfectly justifiable.

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Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant: The FSElite Review

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The Honeycomb Aeronautical Bravo Throttle Quadrant is the second release from the hardware manufacturer following on from the extremely successful Alpha Flight Control Yoke. The Bravo Throttle Quadrant looks to give users a multifaceted approach to a throttle quadrant, which allows customisability for an endless amount of aircraft. After experiencing Honeycomb’s Alpha Flight Control unit, I was very excited to
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Thrustmaster TCA Thottle Quadrant: The FSElite Review

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Virpil WarBRD Base and Grip : the FSElite Review

VIRPIL WarBRC Grip And Stick
Product Information
Developer
VIRPIL Controls
Purchase From
VIRPIL Controls
Price
€99.95 for Grip, €189.95 for base
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Version Reviewed
N/A
Press Copy Provided By
Manufacturer
SimMarket
FSElite's preferred Flight Sim vendor is SimMarket. (Why?)

As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

VIRPIL is a relatively recent newcomer on the market of flight controls. Founded in 2016, their first products left the factory in 2018 with the creation of the MongoosT-50, a reproduction of the Sukhoi PAK-FA fighter joystick. The company, originating from Belarus, targets the combat and space simulation users and quickly established themselves as quality manufacturers. For the purpose of this hardware review, VIRPIL provided FSElite with the WarBRD Grip, Base, and VPC Deskmount V3 – L size. The specific WarBRD devices we are reviewing today were designed in cooperation with Roman Dorokhov, aka “Baur” who uses BRD as a trademark. Baur is famous in the world of custom high-end joysticks for flight simulation. He is now the Chief Designer at VIRPIL. This collaboration with VIRPIL puts his designing skills at a more affordable and wider scale. We will see how this goes for the simmer in this review.

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Virtual-Fly Yoko the Yoke PLUS: The FSElite Review

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9.2
Building on the success of their 2013 model, the Yoko the Yoke, the new PLUS edition is the next version of the popular yoke. Virtual-Fly has been manufacturing flight simulation hardware for years, gathering feedback from commercial and entertainment customers alike. With years of refinement up their sleeves, they are back with the Yoko the Yoke PLUS. Let’s dive in
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Stay Level Avionix Model 10 Cockpit Panel: The FSElite Review

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9.3
Introduction Stay Level Avionix is a relatively new company that was founded in 2018. They offer an excellent solution to desktop cockpit panels by providing strong and easy to use panels that do not require any mounting. These panels come in a range of hardware styles and colors. They are compatible with Saitek/Logitech, Simionic and Real Sim Gear hardware, with
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