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  1. Hello all, not sure where this belongs so posting in here as its the best place I can tell at the moment. I am running a VPC LED Tool on my machine, which grabs certain exported arguments and allows me to set triggers and LED states based on certain events in cockpit. For example, A/S turns my stick LED green/red depending on safe/armed, I have also programmed my Master Caution reset button to flash when its triggered and then return to green when reset. The way VPC LED works is that there it has the standard telemetry available for every DCS module, that it looks for. Then a second module dependant LUA file for each aircraft specific data. In this case the AH64 has Master Caution as I mentioned above, but not Master Warning. There are a few others missing which I would like as well like Tail Wheel lock. How/Where do I find the list of all exported cockpit arguments for the AH64 please, so I can add them to the LUA to programme the LEDS from Thanks
  2. Hi, Selling my VPC ACE Torq Rudder Pedals that I purchased in February, and only used a couple of times in March. I am based in EU (Germany). Happy to offer them for 50 EUR less than the new asking price, and the shipping should be cheaper than from Virpil. Original box and shipping box with full contents included.
  3. Greetings Pilots, Hope you all had a great start into the new year and keep staying healthy! I have started a new build, making a Collective Damper System for my Virpil VPC Rotor TCS Plus Base. The problem I have encountered with my base before starting this mod was that the collective moved downward by itself. I had to re-adjust the force adjustment bolt after a week or two flying my heli in DCS. This became quite annoying as I had to keep my hand constantly on the collective. If I moved my hand off to switch something on or off on my SharKa control panel my heli was going wild. The solution was to stop flying and re-tighten the force adjustment bolt. Tedious doesn't quite cut it, especially while trying to achieve the same tension on that bolt as I had it set before to make it feel the same. Now, I started this project to remedy the issue and I am about 3/4 there. Besides the damper I purchased from Ali, I also will be integrating a counter weight to see if it makes any different in the feel of things. I'll make it removable in case I was to ambitious and got carried away I attached the video what I have filmed so far and would love to hear from you on any suggestions you may have. I hope I get the second video part up within the next 10 days. If there is any interest I will add some images I have a bit further along from the video above. You all have a great day! See you catching air.
  4. Hi to all Pilots, hope you are all doing well and having a great day! My new project is to install a steering damper to the VIRPIL WarBRD Rudder Pedals. I have seen a video somewhere here or on YouTube featuring a Ka-50 cockpit walk through but can't find it anymore. It showed in detail on how the rudders work. If someone has seen this video as well, please add a link. I also have looked at a MI-8 heli with a similar system and wonder if this system carries over to other models. How it worked was: If the Pilot pushes a button on the left side middle panel the rudders a dampened, pushed again the rudders are free (non-resistive) in movement and I want to duplicate that. In my new project I started out by making a damper mount to attach to my WarBRD rudders for use on my T-Slot profiles. I am currently trying to work out on how to achieve the button actuated system as I saw in this video. I have some ideas but if you have some input on that I would appreciate you comment. I had a lot of fun building this within the last two weeks. Please check it out and let me know what you think.
  5. Wife says the simpit can't commence until I get rid of some of the toys. Excellent throttle, I am the second owner. Works flawlessly. Ships in the original box. Paypal only. Please see my Facebook ad for more information/pictures. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/340554614899656/
  6. If anyone interested, I am sharing my little DIY rudder pedals dampening mod. I've used a cheap washing machine dampener (13.00 Eur) to do the job. It's not perfect, and requires both tension springs to be present, but I find it much better than the stock version as the mod adds "greasy" feeling to the pedals. I can also share details upon request.
  7. Hey everyone, I know the world is a mess right now. A couple days before the invasion of Ukraine my wife ordered me a full setup of controls from Virpil. Then war broke out... Anyway. I was wondering how badly I'm going to get screwed... Kidding, but we all know that Virpil is headquartered in Belarus, and ships from Lithuania. Of course, getting anything from Virpil is always a waiting game, so... Anyway, I went on their forums looking for answers, seeing what's going on, etc. My wife ordered me the following products. Alpha Conny Grip, right. Mongoose base Mongoose CM3 throttle VPC ace collection Rudder Pedals. and some mounts. (Free shipping!) It's been a week, and the order hasn't shipping, which of course is COMPLETLY normal for Virpil from what I understand. On the forums a company rep posted this... "Posted Saturday at 07:43 AM Hello everyone, I can confirm that we are still operating as expected per our usual order process. Orders are still being dispatched daily from our worldwide distribution center in Lithuania and successfully delivered! If you have any questions about an order please feel free to get in touch with our support team who will be more than happy to help with any questions." Here's the link to the post. Safe to order equiment - General Discussion - VIRPIL Controls So, that's the word from Virpil, and I'm not expecting anything to arrive at my house for at few more weeks, at the soonest. I will keep everyone updated as Virpil updates me and I encourage anyone to share how they are doing if they have controls on order from overseas. The world shipping market is taking a big hit as commercial carriers are seeing an increase in fuel prices and insurance rates. I currently have a Winwing Orion set, which I'm very happy with, but it did come from China. I know VKB also ships from China. So lets keep one another up to date. ~See you in the skies.
  8. This is my first impressions of 2 very high quality set of rudder pedals, the MFG Crosswind V3 Graphite with ME109 footrests, and the Virpil Ace Collection rudder pedals. Virpil first impression: "Holy cow these things are big!" MFG First Impression: "HOW MUCH DAMN TAPE DID THEY USE!" As some of you know, the saga of trying to find the perfect rudder pedals for my use, has been a thing... I have a condition called "drop foot" on my left leg, a result of gunshot wound caused compartment syndrome in 2005 while in the United States Army. I can't seem to adapt to flying with a twist grip, and so, I struggle with finding with good rudder pedals. My left ankle is partly fuzed, and I can't pull my toes up, I also have limited sensation, and some hyper sensation in my left leg. This means that I don't always know exactly where my left foot is, only the general area. Alright, so that's the preamble, let's get too it. We'll start with dealing with each company as a first time costumer. Since I ordered from Virpil first, we'll start there. Virpil is always back ordered. You won't get anything from virpil in under 3 weeks unless the Gods are with you. Considering my foot problem, I wanted rudder pedals with as much adjustment as possible. I might have my left pedal in a very different position to my right, because of my stupid leg. Adjustments are important to me. Thus, i was more than a little annoyed that I couldn't buy just the footrests from virpil. I could buy rudder pedals one way, the other way, or more expensive set with 2 sets of footrests. But the foot rests themselves are not sold separately. Why? Next, it was Virpil sending my rudder pedals with Fedex, who promptly lost them for a week. (*sigh...) oh, and I didn't know that with some...some virpil stuff you can plug one device into another virpil device, and daisy chain them together. Guess which device you can't daisy chain? Pedals. That's fine, I have a USP thingy... but Virpil didn't ask if I wanted the special cable to do that when my wife ordered a full set of stuff from them for my birthday. They didn't simply throw the 7$ cable in with the 1500$ + order. Which I'm going to be salty about for awhile. Because if I want that cable, I've got to pay something like 50$ shipping from Virpil. Sure, I can probably find something on amazon, but it really bugs me. MFG ordering.: The first time I looked at the MFG website I muttered "WTF" and went back to the Virpil site. Not lying. However, I looked closer. It's actually pretty simple, but I was worried about accidently ordering parts that weren't compatible or something. Okay, so I'm not a huge fan of the MFG website, but it's really fine, it just pushed me away for a bit. The more research I did on rudder pedals, the more the name "MFG" came up when people talk about quality. Oh, and they shipped DHL, so I got the MFG pedals 4 days before they promised them, as opposed to 7 days late when Virpil shipped Fedex. (Pay for DHL whenever you order international, this isn't the first Fedex screw up I've dealt with.) The packaging of the MFG pedals was secure bordering on OCD. You can open something from virpil without a knife. You can't do anything about the shipment from MFG without a knife, 4 buckets of profanity, a snowstorm of Styrofoam, and 19 separate cuts to open each idem in the shipment, including the hex wrench. I do not joke when I say that they bubble wrapped and used 3 separate kinds of tape just on that hex wrench. OCD bordering on murder inducing is how I'd describe the shipping packaging from MFG. I'm willing to bet you could drop a set of packaged for shipping MFG crosswinds into an EOD bomb disposal tank with a grenade, and you'd still have working rudder pedals at the end of it. (I've used grenades, I'm kidding.) The virpil packing was secure, but after MFG it seems almost careless. (it wasn't, MFG just way over secures the packaging.) Virpil packages are a box inside a box, secured with "VIRPIL" logo tape. Inside the smaller box is a load of bubble wrap a couple pieces of tape which are easy to pull off without using a hydraulic spreader, and there are your new virpil pedals. Let me put it this way, I had the ace collection pedals out and assembled in about half the time it took me to remove the shipping and packing material from the MFG crosswinds. Assembly: Guess which company provided easy assembly instructions in the shipping box? If you guessed "NEITHER" you'd be right. Sure, I can go to either website and look, but I can't do that easily while taking pictures with my phone and operating a chainsaw to open the packaging. No instructions on either. Assembly difficultly: Both pedals resulted in at least one "WTF" moment while trying to get them together. Both times it was a result of 2 different hex bolts being close in size, but not perfect, which caused a momentary delay. That being said, once the pieces were all laid out, either pedal were assembled at least remotely correctly within 10 minutes without moving to the computer to look up assembly instructions. There was a little annoyance on the MFG pedals. First, there is one spring, on the left side of the base of the V# crosswind pedals. This spring connects to a threaded rod and the centering cam on the front. For your own sanity, put that together in this order. 1) Remove nut from threaded rod. 2) slide threaded rod through hold in base from the front towards the back. 3) screw nut back on rod from the back. 4) attach spring to the rod FIRST, then hook it to the centering cam. 5) adjust spring tension by turning nut on rod until desired tension is achieved. Comfort of ACE collection pedals VS. MFG Crosswind v3 ME109. First let me say that there is Zero doubt in my mind that both of these pedals are extremely high quality. Both use the same connection cable. Both are very smooth and comfortable to rest my feet on. Both are wide and have good travel distance. Both have adjustable spring tension and cams. In a size comparison, there are differences. The ace collection pedals are taller, like much taller. The angle of the footrest is adjustable on the MFG crosswind, and the factory setting it much lower of an angle. This might be a good thing, might not be for my leg, I don't know yet. The travel distance on the brake axis of the MFG crosswind seems about 10% less than the Ace collection pedals, but that it using the factory settings, and they are adjustable. The ace collection pedals are how they are, as far as I know. The Crosswind pedals are also a little wider than the Ace collection pedals, like 2-3 cm (1-1.5 inches) if I had to guess. I have an old rug under my desk to dampen vibrations and sound which I tend to hear through my leg. On that rug, once I set the Ace collection pedals down, they do not move. If I want to move them, I'm climbing under my sim pit and picking them up to move them. (the little rubber feet are very good at their job). On the MFG Crosswind pedals, they will slide a bit on the rug, but they don't move much, and no where near as much as my old Thrustmaster T16000 pedals. However on hardwood floors, the Ace pedals slide easier than the MFG crosswinds. (I tested both sets in the dining room when I opened them.) If you are mounting your pedals on a crossbar or something in your simpit, either can be mounted, but beware of the height on the Ace collection pedals and beware of the width of the Crosswind pedals if you are space limited. Both can be mounted, but I don't currently, so that's on you. I will be doing more in-depth testing on both of these pedals. However, these are my first impressions. Feel free to ask me any questions, I'll do my best to answer them. EDIT: here are links to both companies. I also post links to every manufacturer of quality flight sim gear I can find on my squadron page. "Arrorian Imperial Navy" (AIN) VIRPIL Controls - Rudder Pedals - Shop (virpil-controls.eu) MFG Crosswind V3 graphite (mfg-sim.com) Here is a link to the AIN discord if you have any questions. We'll be glad to help you in any way that we can. https://discord.gg/JuBydbsfDn
  9. I have just today received my new "Ace Collection Rudder Pedals" from Virpil Controls. These pedals are a replacement for Thrustmaster T16000 pedals I've been using for a few years. Above: The 2 pedals in question. I've spoken some about my disability in a post in the Virpil Controls section. I wouldn't rehash it all again, but in short, I have a disability called Drop Foot on my left leg. (See images) This is a result of a gunshot wound while in the Army and serving in Iraq. The GSW caused compartment syndrome, which crushed the muscle, nerve, and connective tissue in my leg with pressure as the blood flowed into the leg but could not pump out because of a severed vein. (Femoral Vein) I can't lift my toes, and my ankle is sort of fused, and only moves if I move it with my hand or press it against something. I also lack proper touch sensitivity. It's either hypersensitive, or can't feel anything, depending on the time of day, Barometric pressure, how much I've used the leg today, and a whole bunch of other things. Okay, so that's the problem. (Don't bother to comment saying I could fly with a twist stick, that's just trolling. I can't. Doesn't work for me. I fly with pedals. and I own a manual transmission 1985 Jeep and as well as my other car. Yeah, I can drive a stick.) While I can fly with rudder pedals, some pedals are easier than others. For example in the pictures you can see the comparison in width of pedals between the Virpil pedals and the Thrustmaster T16000 model. So apart from overall build quality, which the Virpl pedals win hands down without question by a mile... The wider pedals are much more comfortable. The virpil pedals are about 2-3 inches taller in overall height, and about 4 inches wider throw, maybe less, but it feels like double. Each footrest on the virpil is much more comfortable as the pedal angel at which it sits in the resting position is higher on the ThrustMaster. When I rested my left foot on the TM pedals, it sort of pinched something in my ankle or leg. I don't know because My leg lies to me all the time, but it didn't feel good. I found myself removing my foot from the pedals during flights, which involved lifting my leg with my arm and setting it on the floor. I have not yet done any long flights with the Virpil pedals, however there is no pinching sensation when i put my feet on them. They are comfortable. My Wife sat in a chair and put her feet on both, she commented that the Virpil pedals are like a nice footrest, the TM pedals were uncomfortable to her. (She has properly working legs, so I wanted her take on them.) The comfort level is HUGE. Furthermore, the throw distance and design is important. I can hook my right foot and pull back, effectively adding left rudder, without using too much of my left leg, something that was technically possible, but actually near impossible with the TM pedals. The brake axis on the Ace pedals is a night and day difference. I plan on updating this post, as my wife sometimes feels bad for her cripple of a husband and also ordered me the MFG crosswind ME109 pedals with their adjustable footrest. I have not concerns about the quality of the Ace collection rudder pedals, and I haven't heard many complaints about the build quality of the MFG crosswind pedals. It's just going to come down to which pedals are more comfortable for me to use with my disability. Whichever pedals are a little less comfortable on my leg (Virpil or Crosswind) I'm going to sell off to someone in my Squadron (AIN). I'm going to do full reviews on both the Ace collection, with both foot rests, and the MFG Crosswind ME109 pedals. While this might be interesting to some of you, I must assume that there is someone else out there who is struggling with painful rudder pedals as well, and is too stubborn to use a twist grip. It is for those people, and the manufactures of these controllers that I am writing this for. If you're intresting in talking about this with me, or just someone to fly with and help you learn your aircraft in DCS, feel free to drop by the AIN discord server. We've got a great group of sim pilots, and we're always willing to help people learn and fly with new people. https://discord.gg/JuBydbsfDn Stay tuned, and if you've got any questions on the subject of rudder pedals and disability, please post it here so that we can try and work out solutions together. here's my Youtube, and Ill be doing video reviews of pedals in the near future when I've had a chance to play with them longer. But I did just review a pretty cool head tracker, so check that out in the mean time.
  10. [SOLD OUT]
  11. https://forum.virpil.com/index.php?/topic/7563-virpil-controls-price-adjustment/&do=getNewComment
  12. Howdy all, I have a problem with the Virpil throttle working in the A10-C cockpit. I assigned the throttle levers to Throttle Left and Throttle Right. After this assignment, when I move the throttles, the little white line shows that DCS is getting the signal from the Virpil throttle, BUT the throttle in the cockpit does not move when I move the thrust levers on the Virpil throttle. Also, I've assigned the six push buttons to Taxi and Landing lights on and off as well as APU Start and APU Off and they work, so I know the throttle is communicating with the A10-C II. I've uninstalled DCS ... then reinstalled it and then installed the A10 from scratch. I had high hopes for this but the solution evades me. Otherwise this is $811 down the drain. Thanks, C. T. Blankenship
  13. Hi everyone, Just finished my latest project. It's an extension for my Virpil CM2 base for flying the MI-24 in DCS. I am pretty new to DCS (including the forum), used to do just X-Plane but absolutely love DCS after just a mere 20 hours in it. I made a video about it, my first YouTube ever! Had to do some serious research me being 60 and a bit (more like a lot) out of the loop, I must admit that I could not have done it without my sons help. Let me know what you think about that Heli Cyclic Extension. Working on a force trim project as well, still waiting on a bunch of parts. Hope this is OK here to post, just really excited about DCS and building my sim pit out. Happy Holidays everyone!
  14. Curious if anyone else has had problems with the Virpil throttle. Here is what I see: 1. One day - fine, no problem. 2. One day all lights B1-B6 - all Yellow (random, at MODE-1 not programmed, see photo). Throttles RX, RY, RZ work, nothing else (no other switches T1-T7, throttle switches, etc) works. X, Y, Z levers do not work. 3. Next day - all B1-B6 modes dark. No other switches work. (Normally MODE-1 is dark, MODE-2 Blue, MODE-3 Green, MODE-4 Red, MODE-5 Yellow) No other switches work RX,RY, RZ work. But RX, RY, RZ, are at an extreme reduced range of throttle movement - the physical throttles are good, but the virtual throttles have 50% of their range and require extreme tuning to work. 4. Same day, B1-B6 and other switches working again. Same day, all switches out. Same day, they work again. As of today I went through 3-4 cycles of working/not-working in the space of 45 minutes. It's a pattern of on-off-on-off-on-off. Very strange. I am sending help requests to Virpil, but have been slower than usual to respond during the week due to my job. I am hoping someone on here has experienced the same and has the solution directly or what Virpil did. I am thinking problem is either cord (fairly easy to fix) or circuit board (a little more work, but need the board). (YES I HAVE TRIED : Resetting/reloading the Firmware, several times.) Thanks! Ben null
  15. Hey all, looking at offloading some sim gear I bought early this year but now don't have the time to use! I'm looking at selling the following, happy to ship within the UK and EU, but will need to discus shipping costs with buyer outside of UK. The Virpil stuff was bought in Jan of this year and probably has 50 hours of flight time on them. The desktop mounting plate, cams and springs will be included, they aren't pictured but are in the box. The Track IR bought new in Feb from RCSimulations in the UK. The TWCS throttle was bought used in Jan and I have since fitted a bearing sled mod for smoother operation. I will include the original sled, if for some reason you wanted to change it back. For Sale: Virpil WarBRD - £200 Virpil Constellation ALPHA-R - £200 TWCS Throttle - £100 Track IR with pro clip (and basic hat clip) - £170 shipped DM me if there's any further details you want to discuss etc. Cheers guys.
  16. Hello everyone, I'm in the middle of my simpit update.. just purchased VKB gunfighter III ( combat pro Grip). Now I’m looking to upgrade my throttle. So asking for feed back. Just as an FYI, upgrading from tmw. And mostly fly F-18 and the F-16. ( thinking of later flying the AV8) thank you
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