Introducing the VPC MongoosT-50


#41

► VPC MongoosT-50 Flightstick and Base Pre-order Started!

We’ve opened up the pre-orders directly for purchase on the site! Overall this should make the whole process a lot simpler!

VPC MongoosT-50 Flightstick

VPC MongoosT-50 Base

Any questions or issues, please email [email protected]!


#42

Any news yet on your throttle set up. Looking forward to seeing that


#43

The throttle E.T.A is looking to be around June. We’ll have some in depth announcements on the throttle in the near future!


#44

ED User “Wasserfall” with his beautiful Su-27 simpit. The MongoosT-50 looks right at home!


#45

holy crap!


#46

Yes it does, that is gorgeous!


#47


#48

12th May 2017 // Announcement No. 11
► Introducing the VPC MongoosT-50 Black Edition Grip

Due to popular demand we have created a new evolution on the VPC MongoosT-50 Grip. The VPC MongoosT-50 [B]Black Edition[/B] Grip.

Featuring all black buttons, flip trigger, hats and palm rest, while retaining the primary red trigger and button, the VPC MongoosT-50 [B]B.E[/B] Grip is sleeker and more aggressive than the standard VPC MongoosT-50 Grip. The VPC MongoosT-50 [B]B.E[/B] Grip also includes a customisable name plate to really make it yours!

The VPC MongoosT-50 [B]B.E[/B] Grip will begin shipping from [B]16.05.2017[/B]. Available now at the official www.virpil.by webstore.


► VPC MongoosT-50 Left Hand Grip

The long awaited left handed modern fighter grip is perfect for lefty virpilots or for use in dual-stick setups alongside the standard VPC MongoosT-50 Grip. Perfectly mirroring the standard VPC MongoosT-50 Grip, you won’t miss out on the perfectly crafted ergonomics or extensive feature set with the VPC MongoosT-50 LH Grip.

The VPC MongoosT-50 LH Grip will begin shipping at the [B]31.05.2017[/B]. Available for pre-order now at the official www.virpil.by webstore.


#49

25th May 2017 // Announcement No. 12
► VPC MongoosT-50 Electronics

The components used in the VPC MongoosT-50 control systems are of a proprietary design courtesy of the VirPil Controls design team.

The system consists of:
• VPC-Controller
• VPC 360° 16-bit Digital Sensors (iGMR-Based Angular Sensor)

At the heart of the control system you will find our VPC-Controller. This is based around a modern RISC AVR processor provided by Atmel. Capable of 16 million instructions per second. Data updates for axes positions and button presses are processed at 500 times per second.

Supporting up to 8 axes and 128 buttons, the VPC MongoosT-50 electronics will be able to support any future VPC grips.

The controller is compatible with both Windows and MacOS PCs, connecting via USB 2.0. The controller is automatically recognized without requiring any prior driver or software installations.

The VPC sensors use contactless iGMR (magnetic field) technology, based on the latest ADC chips offering 16-bit precision. The sensor chip controls the DSP processor at a speed of 8 million instructions per second and connects to the controller via a 4wire proprietary comms protocol. The resulting accuracy is a huge 32,000 readings per 360 degrees in 1 count steps (0.01° / count). The resulting accuracy across the joystick’s travel means movements as small as 0.006° are detected!

Our VPC-Config software meets the needs of every player, transforming the VPCockpit controls into a fully configurable professional flight tool. More information on this in our next announcement!

Stay tuned for further announcements at the VIRPIL.COM website.


#50

Looking forward to more.


#51

May 31st, 2017 // Announcement No. 13
► VPC MongoosT-50 Base & Flightstick Shipping Update

In our efforts to remain as honest and transparent as possible with our customers, the VPC Team unfortunately reports the postponement of the previously announced delivery dates for pre-orders including the VPC MongoosT-50 Base and VPC MongoosT-50 Flightstick.

Initially it was planned for all pre-orders before 5th May to be shipped at the end of May, and all pre-orders after 5th May will begin shipping 10th June.
However, the production of the mechanics have taken longer than initially planned. We were presented the choice to maintain our initial timing, or provide superior quality. We ultimately chose the latter.
We will confirm the new pre-order shipping dates in 2-3 days.

We deeply apologise for this delay, henceforth we will be much more restrained with our announced timings to ensure this doesn’t happen again. As compensation for the long wait, the VPC Team is preparing a gift for every pre-order customer.

Thankyou all for your patience and continued support!


#52

June 4th, 2017 // Announcement No. 14
► Ars Technica VPC MongoosT-50 Grip Review

VPC are pleased to announce the first (of many) professional review of the VPC MongoosT-50 Grip.

Check out the review at:
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/06/hand-it-to-the-new-guys-ars-reviews-the-vpcs-mongoost-50-joystick/

More reviews to follow soon!


#53

21st June 2017 // Announcement No. 15
► VPC Pre-Orders Shipping Update

In the last week, the VPC Team had met together at the VPC HQ in Belarus to discuss the status of the current pre-orders including the VPC MongoosT-50 Flightstick & Base production.

As per our previous announcement, there had been a delay on our initial shipping estimate due to some minor improvements being made to the MongoosT-50 gimbal which required some retooling at the production factory. The production factory was then required to fulfil a large state order before moving on to ours. We apologise for this delay and appreciate everyone’s understanding during the wait.

However, we are now pleased to announce that the VPC MongoosT-50 Flightstick and Base orders will begin shipping on July 1st, with orders being dispatched on a first come, first serve basis.

We also have good news for users who have pre-ordered our VPC MongoosT-50 LH Grip and PC MongoosT-50 LH Flightstick. Production has already begun and these orders will also be shipping on July 1st!


#54

Congrats on shipping!


#55

12th July 2017 // Announcement No. 16
► VPC MongoosT-50 Flight Controller —The dream of every virtual pilot

VPC are pleased to announce that the VPC MongoosT-50 Base/Flightstick shipping is now in full swing. After an initial small batch last week, we are dispatching a much larger batch Monday 17th July which should just about cover all existing remaining orders!

To give everyone a sneak-peek, we’ve got an extensive set of unboxing photos to help with the final few days wait!









As a special gift for the lengthy delay, we are including a high-quality, embroidered dust cover for the VPC MongoosT-50!



#56

Cool cover!
I can’t wait for mine… :slight_smile:


#57

Congratulations on bringing this product to the market! It looks gorgeous!


#58

Hi all!

Just to update, we are still on track to fulfil all remaining MongoosT-50 Flightstick pre-orders out this week! The first batch will be sent out today and shipping notifications will be emailed this evening!


#59

17 July 2017 // Announcement No. 17
► VirPil Controls at MAKS 2017

July 18-23 2017, the International Aviation and Space Exhibition MAKS 2017 will take place at the Russian Central Test Base airport (Mikhail Gromov Flight Research Institute). About 800 companies from more than 30 countries of the world are going to participate in this event.

In addition to the demonstrations of aircraft and helicopters from the event participants, eight teams are also expected to participate in a series of aerobatic displays. Undoubtedly, the attention of all aviation specialists and media will be riveted to the town of Zhukovsky over these next few days.

Of course, there will be also something interesting to see for virtual pilots as well.

In Pavilion D9 at the Constanta Design Company Stand #14, where their product lineup (software solutions in the field of image generation for next-generation imaging systems) will be shown, all spectators can try to fly at one of the two experimental setups “Aviadarts VR” which are simulators of the Su-27SM2 ​​fighter.

The proprietary software of Constanta Design (landscape, objects of the world, visualization system, aircraft module), virtual reality helmet (VR) and control system consisting of stick, throttles and tri-axial pedals F2 (Su-35) from BRD, which became already classics and well-known by virpils from all over the world.

We are proud to announce, that together with software and devices with such high-profile names, the VPC MongoosT-50 Grip and the VPC MongoosT-50 Throttle (prototype) produced by VirPil Controls are installed in the simulators!

This is a very exciting moment for us: here, at MAKS, the first official take-off of VirPil Controls to the virtual sky will take place. We are sure that you will all feel how much time, effort and love was invested by the team to the project and we truly believe that VPC’s quality products will take a worthy place in your home cockpits.

During the opening hours of the air show (10:00 - 18:00), VirPil Controls team members will work on the stand. Visitors will be able to get acquainted with VPC products, learn about future developments, ask questions and test the devices.

Welcome to MAKS 2017!


#60

Some photos from MAKS 2017. It’s been great so far, lots of people getting some time on the VR sims equipped with the VPC MongoosT-50 grip and prototype throttle! Including the “Russian Falcons” aerobatic team pilots!