Unveiling the Long Awaited VPC MongoosT-50 Flightstick Base Successor!


#1

Hello VIRPILs!

The VPC MongoosT-50 Base was our first flightstick base announced in December 2016, it targeted the professional flightsim pilot offering a wide range of adjustments including independently swappable cams, springs and adjustable axis pre-tensioners.

With a 15 degree deflection angle from the center, the VPC MongoosT-50 Base provided an excellent experience with extreme levels of accuracy when combined with extensions and center-mounted using our VPC Desk Mounts - forming the VPCockpit, or in a custom cockpit mount.

In less than a year and a half, thousands of VIRPILs became proud owners of the VPC MongoosT-50 Base including representatives of the best aerobatic teams and combat squads. We received an incredible amount of feedback regarding the design, electronics and operation of the base from the community which we are very grateful for!

Today, it is with extreme excitement that the VIRPIL Controls team presents to you the much requested, and long awaited successor to our hugely popular VPC MongoosT-50 Base unit!

Meet the VPC MongoosT-50CM Base!

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After carefully reviewing all the feedback we received previously regarding the VPC MongoosT-50 Base, the entire mechanism has been beautifully redesigned from the ground up while still maintaining the focus on use in mounted setups with extensions.

Axis deflection from center has been increased to 16 degrees. This slightly increases the total arc length for finer control and precision, while still maintaining suitability and practicality when using 50mm-150mm VPC Flightstick Extensions.

The VPC MongoosT-50CM continues to feature an all-metal gimbal, constructed from high quality, high strength D16T duralumin.

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The redesigned mechanism allows for much faster and easier cam and spring changes without requiring complete disassembly. By simply completely loosening the axis pretensioner the axis springs can be changed:

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The bottom plate can then be removed and the axis arms can be accessed to change the cams:

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Included as standard with the VPC MongoosT-50CM Base are:

Springs:

  • Light Springs
  • Medium Springs
  • Heavy Springs

Cams:

  • AviaSim Soft Center (Increasing deflection force)
  • AviaSim No Center (Increase deflection force)
  • CosmoSim Soft Center (Linear deflection force)
  • CosmoSim No Center (Linear deflection force)

The USB cable to the base is now detachable via a quick-connect port. For future expandability, the base also features an auxiliary device quick-connect port, more details on this will be revealed soon!

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The VPC MongoosT-50CM will of course maintain full compatibility with all existing and future VPC Grips as well as the TM Warthog and TM Cougar Grips.

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Alongside the new VPC MongoosT-50CM Base, we would also like to reveal our redesigned second-generation VPC Desk Mount!

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The VPC Desk Mount is now angled to allow better clearances with the mounted controller and now comes in 2 form factors - a longer length for extended flightsticks, and a shorter length for unextended flightsticks and throttles.

We will also be offering additional mounting plates for keyboards, mice and other flight accessories. More details will follow in our next announcements! Release date is scheduled for April 2019.

We would also like to announce news regarding the re-introduction of pre-orders due to popular community demand.

We understand that due to the incredibly high demand we’re experiencing, there can be difficulties acquiring our products. We certainly do not wish for anyone to experience any sort of disappointment so we will be introducing a limited run pre-order when a new product is first announced. The pre-order period will be both time and quantity limited and automatically closed.

During the pre-order period any of our products can be purchased along with the newly announced item ensuring a complete order. After the limited pre-order run, no further pre-orders will be accepted and our products can be purchased as normal from our webstore during our scheduled restocks.

This system will allow people who are happy to wait for pre-orders to go with that option, and people who would rather order from available stock will have the opportunity after the limited pre-order run!

For full terms and conditions on our pre-order system, please visit: https://virpil-controls.eu/payment-info

The next pre-order period will open on the 15th March 2019 with the scheduled delivery date to follow 90 days after payment receipt.

The VPC MongoosT-50CM Base will be available at a discounted pre-order price of 269,95 EUR ex VAT. Pre-orders will close on 31st March 2019 or when the quantity limit has been reached.

The standard store price for the VPC MongoosT-50CM base will be 289,95 EUR ex VAT.

We’re incredibly appreciative of all the support we’ve received over the previous 2 years, we hope to continue to work with everyone in the community to help us develop the best flight sim and space sim controls and accessories to bring real happiness to the virtual skies!

Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team


#2

Oooo. Very interesting!


#3

I’m very happy with my MT-50, but I will buy this one, even so… :slight_smile:


#4

How much would you need to let go of your old one?


#5

Oh… Probably not a lot.
Let’s see when I get the new one.
Then I’ll pull the old one apart and have a look at how it’s held up.
Looks like it will be some months though…


#6

Everything worth ordering is perpetually out of stock. Must have written a great business plan :smile:


#7

Hi chipwich!

We restock our webstore roughly every 2 weeks, but unfortunately (or fortunately?!) demand has been very high, so most stock gets purchased up very quickly as they come in.

As mentioned on the second half of the announcement, to make it easier for people to get their orders in, we’re opening a limited pre-order run whenever a new product is announced :slight_smile:


#8

Ok that Web Store was one I REALLY didn’t need to visit. WOW! I love that t50 throttle…


#9

Hello VIRPILs!

We’d like to confirm a slight change in the schedule of our next restock and pre-order opening dates.

After discussing with some users we’d like to make things as simple as possible - our next restock is still scheduled for 15th March 6pm GMT, however pre-orders will open separately on 17th March.

Pre-orders cannot be combined with orders placed on the 15th March - if you would like to pre-order anything, please complete the entire order after the 17th March!

There will also be some adjustments to the pricing of existing items on the VPC WorldWide Webstore effective today:

  • VPC MongoosT-50BE LH Grip: 159,95 EUR
  • VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Grip: 159,95 EUR
  • VPC WarBRD Base: 169,95 EUR

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]!

Regards,
VIRPIL Controls Team