VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby Numt » Tue Jan 31, 2017 18:49

Is there an option of just buy the base and the extension to go with another stick?

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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby rrohde » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:25

You can get the 'base only' Gunfighter, and buy an extension kit separately (no ETA yet). Or, you buy the Pro and simply not use the grip (assuming that's what you mean by stick), and purchase another one as they become available (or, with adapter use the TM Warthog grip).
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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby skool » Wed Feb 01, 2017 21:21

First post! Really looking forward to the Gunfighter release. I would really like to see some 100mm-150mm extensions for the in between simmers. Not desktop and not full cockpit like the pro you are offering. Any plans for those or would that be aftermarket suppliers?

Many thanks..............

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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby rrohde » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:23

So far, it seems as if only 200mm extensions were planned. But I will ask VKB HQ if they have other ones in mind as well. Stay tuned.

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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby elecsys » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:43

when can we exspect preorders to start?
i thought regular release of gunfighter was supposed to be early march already?

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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby rrohde » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:54

Some time in March.... Not necessarily early March. :)

Ordering will start Soon (tm). In fact, I am preparing an email blast that will spill the beans as to when.
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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby rrohde » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:39

Mark your calendars!

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

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.

PS: EU customers, please check with your VKB EU store for ordering specifics.
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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby Geert » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:51

Does the Gunfighter Pro comes also with the Wide stance base plate from the "normal" Gunfighter?

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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby Sokol1 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 18:42

Geert,

Look at "custom cockpit" edition of Gunfighter PRO

*Custom Cockpit Edition
Includes all content of the Gunfighter (tabletop), plus:
20cm (8″) Stick Extension
Small footprint base plate
Set of #50 springs
Ideal for sim cockpit builders


This "all contend of Gunfighter (tabletop/desktop)" suggest that large base plate is included. :wink:

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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby Highseas » Thu Mar 09, 2017 0:07

rrohde wrote:So far, no further information has been made available to that effect. However, VKB HQ mentioned that some basic maintenance might be required, which includes lubrication.

I hope to have some more information available soon.

EDIT: Got some feedback from VKB HQ:

- Materials used in dry clutches: brass and stainless steel
- Some grease is included

Thanks.


They are now listed as "made from nylon"

Presumably there was a last minute design change? Not grumbling, just curious. !

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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby rrohde » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:22

Correct. Apparently these improved clutches prevent 'sticktion' a lot better - and they also eliminate the requirement for grease! Sounds good to me.
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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby pavsko » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:37

Hi VKB, my first post.
1) I am interested in table top version of gunfighter but I would like to use the small base plate with four holes (the one that comes with Pro version). Would be possible to buy the small base plate separately?
2) Bottom view photo of the base would be helpfull (to see how it is attached to the gimbal housing)
Thanks for answer.

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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby redribbon » Thu Mar 09, 2017 13:30

If not you can easily modd it to your needs, it is just metal plate so you can cut it and drill holes and polish it's edges however before doing that i would remove gimb meganism so vibrations while cutting and drilling don't damage it.

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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby pavsko » Thu Mar 09, 2017 13:43

Of course, I can. But it would be nice to have two options ready for use - small plate to screw it to my chair and large plate for table usage... nontheless, I guess it should not be very difficult to make DIY base plate with holes but why not to use something ready made by the manufacturer? :wink:

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Re: VKB-Sim Gunfighter Announcement

Postby rrohde » Thu Mar 09, 2017 18:59

pavsko wrote:Hi VKB, my first post.
1) I am interested in table top version of gunfighter but I would like to use the small base plate with four holes (the one that comes with Pro version). Would be possible to buy the small base plate separately?
2) Bottom view photo of the base would be helpfull (to see how it is attached to the gimbal housing)
Thanks for answer.


1) Yes, the smaller base plate will be available separately as an accessory soon (tm).
2) http://vkbcontrollers.com/?product=gunf ... asurements & http://vkbcontrollers.com/?product=smal ... asurements (hope this helps)
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