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Gunfighter Delays – Some News

I learned that we can expect another 2-3 weeks of delay until the Gunfighters finally start shipping. We’re very sorry about these delays and VKB HQ works their tails off in order to get the Gunfighters ready for delivery!

This delay is the result of a single supplier who had to re-design the PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards), and these will still have to be FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and CE (Conformité Européene) certified. This overall process is what’s taking so long currently.

Again, feel free to contact me for a refund if you don’t want to wait any longer for your Gunfighter order to ship!

Until next time,


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Modern Combat Grip (MCG) Newsflash

VKB has been looking at feedback on the various discussion forums regarding the lack of a pinky switch on the MCG.

Because of your feedback, the MCG will now receive that much desired extra button. However, due to the design of the MCG’s grip handle, it might have to move up and to the side, but you will get that extra button on the grip!

Also, the 2-way switch on the right side of the MCG’s head (meant for your index finger) will be redesigned as 4-way switch!

PS: The (tentative) ordering date for the MCG is April 30, 2017.

Until next time!


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Introducing the VKB-Sim ‘Modern Combat Grip’ (MCG)

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(Shenzhen, PRC / Norman, Oklahoma USA / Utrecht, The Netherlands) – March 16, 2017

VKB-Sim ‘Modern Combat Grip’ (MCG)

VKB is proud to announce the production launch of the VKB-SimModern Combat Grip’ (MCG).

This controller was developed by AVIAAVTOMATIKA in Russia for Sukhoi’s modernized ‘Flanker’ series of fighter jets, as well as their 5th generation prototypes.
VKB engineers adapted the ergonomics of the real ‘Flanker’ grip for the use in flight simulations with only minimal design changes.

The VKB-Sim Modern Combat Grip (MCG) is compatible with the following controllers:

  • VKB-Sim Black/Fat Mamba Mk.II/Mk.III
  • VKB-Sim Vintage Mamba
  • VKB-Sim Gladiator Pro Mk.I/Mk.II
  • VKB-Sim Gunfighter
  • Thrustmaster® Cougar™ * **
  • Thrustmaster® Warthog™ * **

* To ensure compatibility with the Thrustmaster® controller base, the MCG’s axes controls (ministicks/brake axis) will function as hat switch/buttons only

** Via adapter, sold separately

MCG Grip Characteristics:

  • Made from ABS plastic (injection molding)
  • OMRON” Buttons
  • Contactless Ministicks (analog or digital) for Slew Control w/ integrated Push Button
  • Trigger #1: Dual Stage Trigger
  • Trigger #2: Metal Trigger
  • Metal Wheel Brake Lever with Contactless MaRS Sensor
  • Adjustable Palm Rest
  • Quick Release Fastening
  • External Twist Adapter (currently under development)

VKB-Sim ‘Modern Combat Grip’ (MCG) Production Status:

  • The development phase has been completed
  • The production run of the injection molds is slated for April 2017
  • We’re aiming to start shipping towards the end of May, beginning of June, 2017


  • MSRP $99 (plus shipping and tax (where applicable))

For more information, please contact:
Until next time,

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Damaged Parcel from DHL (or other carriers)?

We had a couple of reports of damaged parcels delivered to VKB customers; in light of these events, here are some notes for you to consider if that’s the case:

Please do not simply accept any obviously damaged packages from DHL (or respective carrier used); instead:

  • Sign the delivery receipt as “DAMAGED”
  • Take note of all damages; if only one item is notated damaged, more than likely the carrier will only refund that one item; be specific as to what has bee damaged
  • Take photos of the damage
  • In cases where the driver will not let you sign or check for damages, refuse the parcel!


  • File a claim with your local DHL (or respective carrier) office
  • The local carrier should then provide you with a damage claim reference number
  • This reference number can be send to VKB to get a replacement shipped out to you asap

Thank you!

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Your Gunfighter Orders

Hi guys,
Just a quick status update on your Gunfighter orders:

  • All of your Gunfighter orders have been submitted to VKB HQ, and VKB are currently processing these; it’s now in their hands.
  • At the time of this writing, the shipping status hasn’t changed, and everything is still on track for a March 2017 delivery. I will keep you informed as soon new information presents itself.
  • NOTE: Please be aware that your order will remain in “Processing” status until I receive a DHL tracking number from VKB HQ! I will then update your ordering status with that tracking number and complete your order-in-progress.

Thank you!

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Quick Update on the Gunfighter Ordering

Hi Guys,

just to let you know – I will take the Gunfighters offline at, and will have them automatically come back online with the option to order on Feb 28, at 00:01 CST (Central Standard Time). So don’t worry if you don’t see them until then – nothing has changed! 🙂

From there on out, go ahead and place your Gunfighter orders as you would order any other product there.

Available for ordering will be:

  • Gunfighter Base Only
  • Gunfighter (tabletop)
  • Gunfighter Pro
  • TM Warthog Adapter for Gunfighter


  • MSRP prices are listed without delivery cost in the webshop; delivery cost is added during the checkout process for your respective country!
  • All deliveries will be made with DHL, unless otherwise mentioned later in the process (usually I know by the time I have your tracking numbers).

Few pointers to consider:

  • Gunfighter shipping is still slated for some time in March
  • VKB HQ will drop ship from China directly to your door when shipping starts – signature usually required
  • If unforeseen delays are encountered by VKB HQ for any reasons that will impact Gunfighter delivery, I will let you know asap
  • If any potential delays are longer than expected, feel free to request a full refund of your purchase cost; I will act quickly and you will get your money back asap for you to reorder at a later date

Until next time!

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VKBdevCfg – Lite

VKB provided a lite version of their in-depth VKBdevCfg software for those among us who do not need (or want) the full set of options and tools available in that device configuration software.

The VKBdevCfg-Lite version allows you to perform the following, basic functions for your VKB Device:

  • Load/Save Profiles
  • Run the Boot Loader
  • Calibrate your VKB Device

Download it here:



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Gunfighter Ordering – Updated Info

Mark your calendars!

On February 28, 2017 ordering of the VKB-Sim Gunfighter series will begin here at

This includes the Gunfighter (tabletop), the Gunfighter Pro, and the Gunfighter Base Only variants. In addition to the Gunfighter sticks, the TM Warthog Adapters for Gunfighter will be available at this time as well.

The shipping for these Gunfighter variants and adapters is still on track for a March 2017 date; specifics as to when exactly will follow in due time.

Note: If you reserved your Gunfighters and/or adapters with me, simply place your order as you would in the online shop. The reserved list fulfilled its purpose by giving VKB HQ an accurate estimation on how many units to produce so that nobody would miss out – and for your participation in this, we thank you!

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Gladiator Mk.II & Gladiator Pro Mk.II Now Shipping!

Those of you who ordered a Gladiator Mk.II, a Gladiator Pro Mk.II, and/or a TM Warthog Adapter for Gladiator Pro, will be happy to hear that they will start shipping this week directly from VKB HQ now that the Chinese New Year vacation is over.

I will be updating your order status with a DHL tracking number as soon as I receive them from VKB.


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Updated Software for VKB-Sim T-Rudder Mk.IV

VKB-Sim has released updated software to enable the virtual toe-brake option for their new T-Rudder Mk.IVs. These updated software items include:

  • New VKBdevCfg configuration utility
  • New T-Link software to configure virtual toe-brakes (beta version)
  • New BlackBox USB Controller Firmware
  • New T-Rudder Profiles (default, and T-Link enabled)

You can find these new software downloads on the T-Rudder Mk.IV product page.