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VKB gladiator/speedlink airrow

Postby SYN_Repent » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:47 am

Got one of these yesterday, the speedlink version, coming from a msffb2 and then a logitech g940, it felt wierd without ffb, but to be honest i did play with forces turned quite low in IL2, im getting used to it now, i have changed the sensitivity or the deflection to 1:1, and im blown away by the accuracy of the movements, its just so precise.

The stick feels a little lighter weight wise than the msffb2, and the pull is a little stiffer than what i was used to, theres a few less buttons on the hand grip, but a whole load more on the base, and with the inclusion of a pinkie shift key all the buttons can have 2 functions.

The negative is of course the grip is based on a real kg12 109 stick........feel dirty just touching it, bet theres some of these with gloopy white mess all over them in some people's houses.........(im wrong i know)

To sum it up, i like this stick, and think the mssfb2 will be retired, in europe the speedlink ones are for sale via amazon, i think the VKB's are only for sale in the USA.
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Re: VKB gladiator/speedlink airrow

Postby SYN_Bandy » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:42 am

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Re: VKB gladiator/speedlink airrow

Postby SYN_Mugue » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:52 pm

:lol: That G940 must've had the shortest deployment on record! Sorry if I had anything to do with you wasting your money on it. :oops:
Anyway I'm glad you might have found "THE" replacement for the FFB2. I really like the looks of that VKB Gunfighter w/extension, as my next stick. Just don't think it will be too easy to get.(they seem to have supply issues ie. they can't make enough of them...)
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Re: VKB gladiator/speedlink airrow

Postby SYN_MrWolf » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:46 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if Speedlink will release that exact "Gunfighter " design as well. I would be interested as well. I want some seperate trim wheels and extra buttons.
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Re: VKB gladiator/speedlink airrow

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Re: VKB gladiator/speedlink airrow

Postby SYN_MrWolf » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:22 pm

That's the one Repent...and I also bought. The gunfighter one is with an extra throttle and radials etc.
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Re: VKB gladiator/speedlink airrow

Postby SYN_Mugue » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:41 pm

^I don't think it(the gunfighter) will come with a throttle or radials, Wolfie. But I think you'll be able to hook some other peripherals to it via the orange "plug" box. I think it's just the stick only for that price! :shock: Still, it looks pretty sweet, and would fit right in my cockpit...a man can dream... :wink:

http://vkbcontrollers.com/?product=vkb-gunfighter-pro
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Re: VKB gladiator/speedlink airrow

Postby SYN_MrWolf » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:22 am

Ohh. I thought you were talking about this one.

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It's also called gunfighter.
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Re: VKB gladiator/speedlink airrow

Postby SYN_Repent » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:15 am

The vkb black mamba looks really nice too, although it seems near on impossible to get hold of.

After a long flying session yesterday I'm really getting to grips with the airrow, it's a definite upgrade for the much beloved msffb2
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Re: VKB gladiator/speedlink airrow

Postby SYN_DerHesse70 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:25 am

SYN_MrWolf wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if Speedlink will release that exact "Gunfighter " design as well. I would be interested as well. I want some seperate trim wheels and extra buttons.


Then you need the Gunfighter ECP. Still under development:

http://vkbcontrollers.com/?product=vkb- ... ighter-ecp

They are also making another grip with more buttons for the gunfighter stick. It is called the Kosmosimov grip for modern aircraft and space sim. They are planning a right and left hand version.:

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Or you can by a conversion for the Thrustmaster Wartog grip. :wink:
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