VKB announces the Gladiator K (read below), thus effectively replacing the now discontinued Gladiator Mk.II. We here at VKBcontrollers.com should be able to start selling the Gladiator-K on June 4th. Stay tuned.
The Gladiator K
It is made with a well established Gladiator base, a pre-installed Lite Upgrade, and 4 different Kosmosima grips to choose from: Standard L, Standard R, Premium L, Premium R.
- Gladiator K with Standard L or R Kosmosima grips – 149 US Dollars;
- Gladiator K with Premium L or R Kosmosima grips – 179 US Dollars.
Let’s compare these prices to those of all parts purchased separately:
- Gladiator joystick (84 bucks) +
- Lite Upgrade (21 buck) +
- Kosmosima Premium grip (119) =
- 224 dollars earned in the sweat of thy brow. Buying a Gladiator K you are saving 45 dollars which is quite a chunk.
Are grips interchangeable?
- YES they are. You may first buy one joystick with a Kosmosima Right. Then, as you progress, you buy a GunFighter base with a Kosmosima Left, swap the grips, and you now have a pretty solid setup of a Kosmosima Gunfighter on the right, and a Gladiator K on the left. Поди плохо. ?לא טוב 可不好。
Ha, great! Interchangeable grips mean I can mount an MCG on the Gladiator??
- YES but NO. You can. But you should not. This joystick is NOT meant to be used with a MCG, period. You can mount it on this base, and it will fit. But in case of any problems we will not offer free repair or replacement, and will not guide you through any setting up or fine tuning procedures. Could we disable using MCG by the means of firmware? – yes. But we respect users’ curiosity and creativity. Some may want to experiment, and we don’t want to limit you. Just do it at your own risk.
Wait wait…. Replaceable grips, all this… are you saying Gunfighter bases will be sold separately?
- YES you read my lips right.
Shut up and take my money!
- I will, don’t worry…. but not all of it! ALL Gladiator K owners will enjoy 10% off on Gunfighter base 🙂 You will need the serial number of your Gladiator K to claim the discount. Don’t trade the serials, there is one discount for one serial number.
(Shocked): That’s it?
- Roughly. Except, June 4 we will have a free Gladiator K draw at our Youtube channel. Not only the winner will get the device but we will also cover shipment fees. Customs duty, if any, on you.
Now, this is it. 🙂
Stay safe, take care, and enjoy flying to its fullest.
Until next time,