Anyone have a recommendation for a twist grip stick? My Cobra is starting to wear after about 7 years, and I’m looking at upgrading a bit. At the moment the VKB Gladiator NXT EVO “Space Combat” Premium is the front runner. I am open to other suggestions however, the reviews on the NXT seem good particularly for the price point.
I’m after something that can be used free standing (not clamped or mounted), has a twist grip, throttle, and preferably plenty of buttons.
The Virpil Alpha has a twist function, in addition to a thumbstick, scrollwheel and brake lever, plus a bunch of switches.
Can be used on either the WarBRD or CM3 base.
Pricey, but very durable equipment.
I had thought about Virpil, but the price is just more than I am looking to spend for this particular application. When/if I ever go about rebuilding my sim pit in the man cave… But that will be a few years down the road.
@NEVO thanks for the suggestion on the VelocityOne. I like that it has two sliders (not sure what I’d do with the second at the moment, maybe nozzle angle for the Harrier?), and the touch pad really intrigues me! I need to watch some more reviews to see how usable the touch pad is, it might be a nice solution for view control.
The twist grip is for the rudder. I have a full setup in the man cave, but I do most of my flying in my recliner next to my wife’s recliner.
@smokinhole I had thought about an x56 but I don’t have a good spot for the throttle on a HOTAS setup. I am debating making my own mini throttle I can clamp on my laptop tray. A couple of 4 way hats and a mini analog stick along with the throttle axis. One of those rainy day projects eventually.