So far, we have only T-Rudder pedals in permanent stock. The first batch of Gladiator Pro was sold out quickly and we received many questions when more VKB products are to be offered. I would like to update you on the current status.
Gladiator Pro Mk.II
New updated Gladiator Pro with improved grip connector have been manufactured for EU customers and already shipped to FSC store. When all costs are known, we will publish the price and open ordering. It should take 1-2 weeks from now. No harry, Gladiator Pro is produced in sufficient amounts.
The EU production batch is running right now. When testing is completed, joysticks will be shipped to EU store and we will open ordering. Currently it is estimated to be started by the end of April. More details will be published soon.
EU availability for VKB products compared to US and Russian markets
US and Russian customer’s orders are shipped directly from China (so-called dropshipping). It is possible due to liberal tax policies of those countries and low shipping cost to those countries from China. Unfortunately, we can’t afford such way in EU as the related costs and taxes are too high. Therefore, we need to get the items in stock first, pay import duties and fees. Of course, due to that EU market is a bit behind US market in terms of availability of new VKB products but we are trying to get as lower price as possible and avoid any hidden costs for our EU customers.
Modern Combat Grip
It was quite many requests from the community for a grip which fits modern jets and space simulators. VKB is very busy with it and aims to complete design phase soon. We have ambitious plan to have the first batch ready by the end of April. Again, the retail price in EU is not defined yet as we do not know all related costs and EUR/USD rate at the time when the first batch is ready. But it should not deviate from US price too much.
Please, read official announcement for more details about the grip http://forum.vkb-sim.pro/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2558
We are busy with the new website as current one is, indeed, obsolete already. The new one is being tested and will be announced soon.
That’s all for now and thanks for your attention !