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    VKB Gladiator NXT

    Modular "entry level system" MS 2020 GA planes, WWII planes, and left hand persons friendly:

    Quote Originally Posted by UIV View Post
    A New Member of VKB Family


    Here Cometh VKB Gladiator NXT, a Next Generation modular desktop control system.

    A totally new entry level solution for desktop use, expandable to suit practically all needs of a virtual professional/commercial pilot.

    Gladiator NXT with a choice of 4 grips is here. Add-on modules are around the corner.



    Modules?
    Modules. The joystick itself (including a fully new base, and a well known VKB SCG) is the core of an open architecture project that you will custom build for yourself using different modules!

    Grips: SCG Standard in right and left hand variants, plus SCG Premium, also right and left.

    The base is symmetrical, so lefties will have exactly the same layout of the base righties do.

    Compact, comfortable, flexible, expandable. Ergonomic design, a blend of innovation and tradition, VKB's trademark meticulous engineering.

    Extremely tactile. Once you touch the controls and roll those wheels, you will forget popping bubble wrap. Whenever facing a serious choice or having a decision to make, you will just roll those wheels back and forth. Trust me, you will.

    Radically new gimbal. Sturdy, strong, wear-proof. Made of a glassfiber reinforced PA plastic.


    Laconic layout: only 2 cables inside the whole thing.

    Solid metal baseplate with silicone non-sliding feet.

    High quality materials and parts.

    Why we call it modular? Because of the modules, that's is why!


    SEM - Side Extension Module.
    THQ - Throttle Quadrant Module.
    FSM - Front Switchboard Module - another highly customizable part of the system. Will be marketed in 2 versions:
    a - FSM-DIY, for those whose best friends are Soldering Iron and Screwdriver. Internal PCB supports up to 32 buttons. Can work with buttons, toggle switches, encoders.
    b - FSM-GA, for General Aviation.
    Also we will later roll out FSMs for Commercial Aviation, WWII Piston Airplanes, Modern Combat Aviation, and Space Sims.

    All modules can work independently or as parts of the system, by connecting one to another. They can be plugged into the Gladiator NXT, or directly into USB port.
    [YOUTUBE]femU0-UB-8g[/YOUTUBE]

    Now, honestly, does it still look like an "entry level" device??

    A few words on compatibility.
    To make sure the grip mount stands up to structural strength and integrity of the new gimbal the grips are not meant to be replaced on the fly. However once you feel you're ready to upgrade to Gunfighter base, you will still be able to transfer these grips to your new base by replacing one single plastic part in its mount.

    RRP:
    GNX standard - 120 USD
    GNX premium - 150 USD

    Available 17 August 2020, orders will be mailed out in about a week. You will help us mail your order out faster by visiting your dealer's site and using Notify Me function.

    Modules will be available in 4th quarter 2020 (all preparation done, on the way to mass production, just need to wait up in line). RRP: starting at 50 USD.
    And by the way, if you don't want to buy the new VKB Gladiator NXT - no problem. Win it!

    12 Aug, on VKB Youtube channel. The winner will be picked 18 Aug. As usually, not only we will send you a free device, but we will also take care of shipment.

    That's it, pilots. At ease. Enjoy your day.
    Last edited by 1lokos; Aug-11-2020 at 15:57.

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    Re: VKB Gladiator NXT

    I own the Gladiator with KG12 stick. That quadrant will make it a nice set.

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    Re: VKB Gladiator NXT

    Review do MaksimSavelev.


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    Re: VKB Gladiator NXT

    Ahh, damn.. wanted to buy one on Black Friday but they're sold out for now. Next time.

    Thanks for the hint.

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    Re: VKB Gladiator NXT

    I've posted a review of the NXT Standard:

    https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.c...ad.php?t=34684

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