VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

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VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby AeroGator » Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:58

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They are marching in.

THQ - an incredibly customizable device with truly unique versatility. Created primarily with WWII warbirds and GA in mind, but will instantly fit in any jet cockpit or spacecraft control bridge. Limitless.

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Compatibility problems? Forget it. THQ will work alone, or with any device of any brand as long as there is a USB connection. This said, of course it is primarily created with the GNX line in mind. It is in combination with other GNX devices and extension modules that THQ will fully open all its potential.
8 buttons. 3 axes. Adjustable height of all levers. Interchangeable lever heads. VKB trademark clutch on all axes to suit your choice of load.

Oh I forgot. You really need THQ if for some reason your airplane has 12 engines... because you can put as many as 4 THQs together. You don't even need to place them side by side in a line, because THQ comes in horizontal and vertical versions, the latter to be supported by a special holder (read on, it's below).

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Side by side with THQ is SEM, Side Extension Module - a mighty helper that is always at hand, ready to be at your service with all its 24 buttons (or, if you so configure, 17 buttons and 2 axes).

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Two rocking K-switches. They rock, because it's the way they work, and boy they rock because they are so tactile you simply can't mistake them when flying in VR, or simply operating your controls blindly. Originally, 3-button switches, they can be turned into virtual axes. Depressing the ends would in-/decrease the value, while the central button would return everything back to default/zero.

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LEDs - programmable, sure.
A 4-pos rotary. Always coming in handy.

Some buttons are protected by elevated rims so you won't push them by mistake. Our testers spent hundreds of hours flying, and their verdict was unanimous: rims are better than flip covers.

There are two levers... one marked as Landing Gear, and the other - Flaps. Both levers work as switches. However. If. You. Open the back cover. You will see REMOVABLE DETENTS. Take them out, and these switches will become axes. Don't want axes but want a different number of detents? - replace the detent bar. Two or three detents on gear lever, two to four on flaps. Easy. You configure your device.

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One GNX line turns in fact into a full ecosystem, a complete fully functional cockpit on your desk (however these devices can also be placed on Stronghold supports). All you need is T-rudder pedals under the desk, and the whole gaming world is at your feet.

Definitely, same as the THQ, the SEM is compatible with everything, as well as capable of working as a standalone device.
SEMs are also made in horizontal and vertical versions, and the choice is yours. Why not get both, in fact.

Then, comes the FSM. Front Switchboard Module.

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Just take it as your personal organizer that would manage your flight like a skilled secretary (sorry it doesn't make coffee; maybe in later firmware updates but no firm promise). A solid switchboard whose name speaks for itself. General Aviation fliers will appreciate it the most, but honestly it's hard to believe others won't.


The fourth module is in fact the holder bracket itself, a Multi Functional Holder (MFH).Not only it holds the units it is designed to hold - this would be too obvious and not VKB enough. Thanks to its smart design it provides sturdy support to smartphones, tablets, keyboards... no, beers - no.

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VKB controls of GNX family can be arranged in mind-blowing 1000+ combinations. Cutting off some absurd just-for-fun setups, we shortened this list to over 600. I leave it to you guys to try them all out.

OK. Enough teasing.
These.
Four.
Modules.
Are ready.
In shops from 20 October.

(please note, some devices you may see in the pictures that are not mentioned in this announcement are now at different stages of readiness, and will be served when ready).

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Please remember. With VKB controls the Universe is yours.

Before we go, a few words about leaks.
I have on several occasions mentioned that we don't communicate through "planned leaks", rumors, or alike. If we have something to say, we do it straight and direct.
In fact, we're pretty good at keeping our secrets. Recently however some pirates managed to acquire some intelligence by abducting a storage robot sorting VKB luggage at a spaceport in a faraway corner of the Galaxy, and hacking its plasma brain.
Our security squad was of course immediately set to deal with the matter, but we aborted the chase, and decided to let it go. Anyway, the information they stole had already been declassified. See it for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHTIoumemUs

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Re: VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby Dom » Wed Oct 06, 2021 17:56

These look amazing! :o

(however these devices can also be placed on Stronghold supports)

How will they mount to the Stronghold? Will the mount be available to purchase at launch? Hoping so!

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Re: VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby LukeFF » Wed Oct 06, 2021 18:14

Nice! And I see a WWII throttle grip is in development.

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Re: VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby kissTheSky » Thu Oct 07, 2021 0:11

Good eye! I completely missed it.

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Re: VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby spydersky » Thu Oct 07, 2021 14:04

@AeroGator would you mind sharing EU prices?

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Re: VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby fallout9 » Thu Oct 07, 2021 19:22

Wait a bit for the prices please, they're still being worked on.

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Re: VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby apar.dspaede » Thu Oct 07, 2021 20:24

The only thing I am interested right now is.. https://imgur.com/a/XldcABi <---- this can be released like right now, no need to wait til Mid Oct. Please VKB

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Re: VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby fallout9 » Thu Oct 07, 2021 21:18

Actually that will come in the second wave; for first, just the modules.

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Re: VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby maatz » Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:39

This is very good news! I am really looking forward to the FSM, Front Switchboard Module. I hope it will be available in Europe aswell starting Oct 20th? :-)

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Re: VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby Juicebag85 » Fri Oct 08, 2021 18:37

So cool. The SEM is exactly what I need. :)

One thing I'm really interested in is how you put those things together.

They look like they're one unit. I tried to figure out what I need to remove at my GNX to accomplish that but I was too afraid of breaking something.

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Re: VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby fallout9 » Fri Oct 08, 2021 20:07

Worry not, you'll find out how to install/connect them before they hit the stores.

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Re: VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby Kanok » Sat Oct 09, 2021 15:51

What about the lever head of THQ, will you sell separately (blue, red, black, twin)?
For SEM the flap and gear lever looks good. But what should I do with K-Switches given I have buttons
box handled AP functions already.

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Re: VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby james340 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 21:53

100% looking forward to getting my hands on an SEM!

Thank you so much guys, VKB are legends!

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Re: VKB EXTENSION MODULES: FOUR GOOD GUYS

Postby AeroGator » Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:20

james340 wrote:Thank you!
At your service Sir!
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Re: VKB TECS: MODULARITY FULL AHEAD

Postby OldGangster » Mon Oct 11, 2021 20:20

Wich kind of potentiometers are used in the THQ ? Magnetic field or standard pots ?


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