Virpils latest control panel arrived today.
As the SimBox is in turtle mode, I haven’t tested the panel yet, but I have some detail pictures.
This is what you get.
The panel and some extra handles for the levers.
There were also the necessary cables, to connect the panel to other VPC controllers or a USB port, and tools to open it up.
Here’s the guts of the panel.
As with the other panels, you can change the orientation of the top panel so the USB and AUX contacts face the other way.
The lever mechanisms
The handles can be swapped between the ones you saw in the first picture.
I have chosen two red and two blue handles, to act as Prop RPM and Fuel Mixture controllers. You could use this panel as a throttle, if you want to.
In addition to the four levers, the panel has got a bunch of back lighted pushbuttons, regular pushbuttons, toggle switches, a couple of rotary encoders and a mode selector knob.