Gladiator upgrade kit

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Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby fallout9 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 20:09

Could someone from VKB please confirm if the upgrade kit for the Gladiator MKII would become available soon or not? I have a Gladiator MK2 and I ordered a SCG for it, planning that, if the upgrade kit doesn't show up on sale soon, to get a Gf base. But this morning I've found out that VKB won't be selling a base only package so I really don't know what to do.

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby fallout9 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 20:58

An news on this piece of hardware getting available gentlemen? I'm really worried I won't be able to get a GunFighter soon because of the high demand and I'd really try a Kosmie, if not on GunFighter, at least on the Gladiator.

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby elmar01 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 17:53

Waiting on this too :(

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby Joker » Fri Mar 08, 2019 17:11

Any chanche to have an upgrade kit for the Gladiator MK II to mount a MCG PRO EN on it? In Europe?
Or I must switch to another solutions (company) even if until now I bought only from VKB?
Thx.

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby fallout9 » Sun May 05, 2019 10:00

Looks like the adapter kit will show up on Ali by the mid of May, please make it available for shipping to NA and EU too.

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby nyvn » Sat May 11, 2019 14:48

Do you have a source for this?

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby fallout9 » Sat May 11, 2019 17:20

I've seen one of VKB's officials making this statement, but I don't remember if it was on DCS or IL2 forums.

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby nyvn » Fri May 31, 2019 0:52

I found the link, However as tomorrow is the final day of May and there has been no sign in their Ali Express store, perhaps May was optimistic on their part.

https://forum.il2sturmovik.ru/topic/691 ... ent-694294

uiv wrote:After the May holidays, it will be possible to order an upgrade to Gladiator-X for aliexpress. We conducted tests and recommend installing Cosmosim on Gladiator-X handles. The cosmos is much lower than the MTF, the load on the plastic mechanics is lower. MTSG is nevertheless tall, a decent lever is obtained. Cosmos has a lockable twist, there are much more buttons than KG12. And a dual-mode ministik is available.

ZY The main controller of the Gladiator is designed taking into account the specifics of the Gladiator body. L-shaped elongated shape of the PCB is not very convenient for installation in other joey. The best option for installing VKB handles on other mechanics would be a bunch of BlackBox + sensors from Gunfighter.

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby AeroGator » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:56

The upgrade kits have been produced.
They are now in hands of public testers.

Installation of the upgrade kit requires full disassembling of the grip which is more than regular maintenance would take.
Therefore, we will make an installation manual after the tests are done.
Before the tests are done there is no manual. Before the manual is done, no sales.
Might take some time, but it is already around the corner, so please bear.
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AeroGator

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby Jay_Le_Chardon » Fri Jun 07, 2019 18:16

Hiya, a while ago I bought a pair of VKB Gladiator mkII's for playing elite dangerous, I'd like to now upgrade them to "kosmosima" grips, when the gladiator upgrade kit is released, would a pair of those and a pair of kosmosima's give be all I need to buy? Is there also any plans on releasing the metal gimbal upgrade for the gladiator mkII, converting it to the mkII Pro

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby Sokol1 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 21:53

A kit for upgrade this was announced in USA store for a while, but never became available and was removed... :(

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby solomonisleboy » Tue Jun 18, 2019 17:00

AeroGator wrote:The upgrade kits have been produced.
They are now in hands of public testers.
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Might take some time, but it is already around the corner, so please bear.


This is fantastic news! Thank you guys for continuing to follow through on this!
I'm very much looking forward to this and the twist adapter.
Keep up the good work. I know it has not been quick - some of us have waited quite a long time - but I would rather have solid quality in the end, rather than a quick released product that fails early.
Looking forward to the result of all the hard work!

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby hlfritz » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:25

Any updates on this kit?

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby Sokol1 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 20:11

Nope, "all quiet in the western front".
BTW - Back in January (2019) a tester did a how install guide:

https://forum.il2sturmovik.ru/topic/821 ... %B8%D0%B9/

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Re: Gladiator upgrade kit

Postby hlfritz » Sun Jul 07, 2019 21:58

Thanks, the how to is nice but does not get me the kit. :( 6 months. what is the typical amount of time for items to be in test?


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