Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

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Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby AeroGator » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:58

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1 – Remodelled soft silicone dust cover.
- Authentic military aircraft looks.
- Complete dust and particles protection for the base internals.
- Minimized parasitic load in extreme grip positions.
New dust cover called for a new joystick upper plate and cover ring.
2 - Enhanced electronics.
- Dedicated 32-bit MCU (micro controller unit) for each of X and Y axes. (previous models had one MCU for both X and Y).
Such enhancement allows for extra high update rate and data processing speed without having to share the computing resources between different axes.
This demands some explanation. In fact, one MCU was already plenty enough.
Then why bringing the second one in?
The answer is as simple as it is proud: because we can!
No one in real life would use all horsepowers and N/ms of torque. Still, the more muscular the car is, the more potential it has for handling unexpected road situations. Using the second MCU means double-turbo-charging the fiery motor of your air- or spacecraft.
We want you to be armed for literally everything.
See it for yourself: a GF3 + MCGPro + Blackbox makes a lightning-fast network system with 5 - five - agile MCUs in it!
E for Efficiency. R for Reliability. P for Power. S for Speed. M for Modularity. Learn the new alphabet with us!
3 - All internal modules are fully digital now.
- Taking the number of cables and connectors to their historical minimum: one 3-line, and one 4-line. After all, everyone knows that electronics is all about contacts. Fewer contacts - lower fault rate. You win!
4 - Updated casing for new internals.
- An LED on the front side indicates correct functioning of all digital modules.
5 - HOSAS is a new standard brought in by space sims.
- The main PCB of the new GF3 sports a jumper. Plugging it in different ways you may alter the identification of the base.
In simple words, the BlackBox will now see the difference betwen the left and right hand GFs. This is made to enable plugging more than one GF into the same BlackBox. (this function is in development and will be fully implemented in future through FW updates). Jumper is there for compatibility with future versions of the firm- and hardware.
6 - New cams.
- Linear cams for space sims with soft center
- Linear cams for space sims with hard center
- Revised aviation cams with progressive load with soft center
- Revised aviation cams with progressive load with hard center.
Moreover, we went on and developed a new technology for making cams.
Previous generations of cams were made of steel and had to be chromium-plated for rust protection. New cams are made of special hardened aluminum alloy - extra firm, extra light, extra durable. Moreover, rust-free for eternity.
7 - New springs.
- Spring replacement takes seconds!
New cams called for new springs.
We designed and produced a special spring replacing tool (included in all kits).
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--> How do I upgrade my current VKB setup?

There are different upgrades kits for different Gladiator and Gunfighter models.

1 – Aviation cams kit (soft center cams + hard center cams)
2 – Space cams kit (soft center cams + hard center cams)
3 – Aviation and space cams combo kit (soft center aviation cams + hard center aviation cams + soft center space cams + hard center space cams)
Every set includes springs and spring replacement tool.
Upgrade kits 1, 2, 3 fit models: GLADIATOR Pro 1, GLADIATOR Pro 2, GUNFIGHTER 1, GUNFIGHTER 2

4 – Dust cover kit (dust cover + upper panel + cover ring)
Upgrade kit 4 fits models: GUNFIGHTER 1, GUNFIGHTER 2

5 – Electronics upgrade kit (Y sensor PCB + Cable + Casing with X sensor PCB pre-installed)
Upgrade kit 5 fits models: GUNFIGHTER 2

6 – GF1 kit (Combo cams kit + Dust cover kit)
7 – GF2 kit (Combo cams kit + Dust cover kit + Electronics kit)

As you see, the new GF is more than a facelift. Much, much more.
We put a lot of passion into it. Now it is yours**.
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** Not only this passion is yours, if you hurry up and get yourself one of the first batch bases. An army-style luggage tag will be sent to you as well as a special holiday greeting from VKB!
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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby Stonehenge » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:07

Amazing!!!!!
When can i order for Germany???
Where is the "BUY-BUTTON" :D :D :D :D

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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby dburne » Mon Dec 09, 2019 14:14

Order placed this am for Gunfighter MK III Modern Combat Edition Pro L w/ MCG Pro grip.
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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby KPX » Mon Dec 09, 2019 18:50

Hello,
1. is it possible to by the full base to replace my GF2 current base ?
2. which kit have I to buy to upgrade GF2 to GF3 ?
3. Where to order ?
4. What are the prices ?

Thanks for answers.

Best regards.
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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby Outlaw24 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 19:48

Will there be an electronic update for the orginal Gunfighter I ?

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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby RaiderSix » Mon Dec 09, 2019 21:24

I ordered one this morning too, all excited to see it in stock, but I later got a note canceling it.

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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby rrohde » Mon Dec 09, 2019 21:51

Yep, only because of the stray Gunfighter Mk.III w/ F-14 grip being made available too soon. Human error on my part.
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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby newdok23 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:36

Ordered two space gunfighters yesterday , i need to get mounts for those as well . I assume the mounts which fit gfmk2/mk1 would fit mk3 base as well ?

When are VKB mounts coming btw ? think i might have to go with third party since the product is still not available

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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby dburne » Tue Dec 10, 2019 15:46

Monster Tech Mounts are great with the Gunfighter, albeit a little pricey.
I have an extended one for my GF Pro MK I, and a standard one for my Warthog Throtte.
Easily and quickly attaches/detaches on my desk.

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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby fallout9 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 20:35

newdok23 wrote:Ordered two space gunfighters yesterday , i need to get mounts for those as well . I assume the mounts which fit gfmk2/mk1 would fit mk3 base as well ?


The new VKB mounting system UCM will fit MKIII for sure. While you wait for it to show in stores (which is pretty soon I estimate) check this out for some installation ideas: https://youtu.be/J17JpgfPrpA

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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby KPX » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:38

Ok got answers in VKB FSC forum.

Have fun

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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby PhoenixCNE » Sat Dec 14, 2019 0:09

Well I thought I couldn't find the kit to upgrade my rev A gunfighter but they don't exist do they? Can you only upgrade the dust cover and boot on the Rev A GF and none of the electronics?

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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby Outlaw24 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 0:47

Same here, I thought the only difference between the Mk1 and Mk2 was the pin placement. Maybe, they will release an upgrade board for the Mk1 later. Hopefully.
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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby Daniel » Sat Dec 14, 2019 14:16

no they changed some other things, with the Mk2 they also changed the dry clutch so you can adjust them without completely disasembling the base.
i have seen some translated talk from a russian forum that they might are announcing something next week for the MK1

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Re: Gunfighter III - a new generation of a flag carrier base!

Postby Outlaw24 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 19:06

Daniel wrote:no they changed some other things, with the Mk2 they also changed the dry clutch so you can adjust them without completely disasembling the base.
i have seen some translated talk from a russian forum that they might are announcing something next week for the MK1

Cool, I hope they do have an up grade in the works.


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