Based on 752 reviews
What an upgrade!

Coming from a x56 and playing DCS this has been a amazing upgrade. Functionality and build quality is excellent and the customization is the icing on the cake. If you are on the fence about upgrading and have the funds you will not be disappointed.

Glad I Purchased Both

I thought about it and researched review after review and in the end I am so glad I made this purchase. Star Citizen is my game and I had much cheaper dual sticks a few years ago which did not last 8 months. I missed having sticks. This store was awesome to buy from as well, one side of Australia to the other and my door before the end of working week. Highly recommend both these sticks and VKB Aus store.

Thrustmaster warthog

I used this to regrease my thrustmaster warthog flight stick. The difference is day and night. Smooth movement and no more unwanted over spring back.

Major step up from X-56

I've used (two sets) of X-56 HOTAS over the past several years. I'll admit to being a bit nervous with respect to mixing different products to make up my HOTAS. However, when I bought a Gladiator EVO Joystick to replace the failed X-56 stick I knew after the first few moments of use that VKB was the way to go. My X-56 throttle was working OK (for a bit) and the new STECS from VKB was introduced so I decided to buy the STECS. I was a bit concerned that there may not be enough buttons for Elite Dangerous in my set up, but I need not have worried at all. The new STECS looks, feels and operates to a very high standard, the HOTAS set up is so good it's beyond what I expected.
I'm now considering Rudder Pedals as the next stage.
I should also note that the communication from VKB was absolutely first class, and Australia Post and New Zealand Post did a great job in delivering my STECS Standard Throttle to me (in the deep South of South Island) in just over a week.

Superb !

I am so pleased that I decided to buy the Premium model - it simply oozes quality. Also, I was able to enjoy the challenge of setting it up and to see that it worked first time - Phew !!
Still getting used to all available settings -enough to keep me busy for a year or two .

Turned my $60 joystick into something that feels like it cost ten times that amount

This is an absolute game-changer. I tried it on one joystick in my twin-stick setup, and comparing it to the other one you'd think it was an entirely different device. The fixed one returns to centre smoothly when you let it go, and the other wobbles about like a bobblehead. The extra damping doesn't just feel better, it gives you a lot more precision, because you need a little more force to move the stick, but a lot less to hold it in place. You don't need to manage the stick's position with muscle force, it feels like it's working with you. I'm now going to try it on dials, throttles, RC controllers, everything, just to see what it's like. Even my old gamepad thumbstick feels better with this applied, and the comparison to the opposite unmodified stick is similarly dramatic. Also 10g seems like it'll last me a long time, you need very little to get a big effect.

Simply Amazing

What can I say, this product is a must for all helicopter sim enthusiasts and center stick jet/plane flyers too. The absolute grace and precision the extension adds to your flying experiences is 2nd to none. Construction is robust and finish is clean, assembly was straight forward and done within minutes.
Great value for money, considering what you are getting out of it.

Value and quality

Really stoked with the product. The price I paid and what I got left a huge grin on my face. It is really well suited to DCS and combined with my f14 gladiator stick had me living out my faux Maverick ambitions

Go for it

What a piece of beauty, smooth operation, correct weight and balance, software is neat tidy unlimited options. It is the stick for all scenarios. Internal access is fine and not too fiddly. What I would like to see to elevate this to the pinnacle, is easier access to damper, springs without boot cover removal. Easy mode for software eg , visual indicator of all pov hats and have one touch choice that configures them for different needs. STecs is next to get. Well done VKB, u deserve the accolades u receive. Davy

So good!

Will I or won’t I? Finally I bought the throttle grip. It feels so comfortable. The buttons are located in great positions to bind things like breaks etc. Another quality product. Don’t wait, just do it.

Thoroughly excellent

I'm really enjoying using my VKB Gladiator EVOs. I've got Omni left and premium right. I use these for Star Citizen and its fantastic. Check out Subliminal or BuzzKiller on Youtube for Bindings etc . Great job VKB! I'm really happy with your products and I will definitely recommend them to all

Thoroughly excellent

I'm really enjoying using my VKB Gladiator EVOs. I've got Omni left and premium right. I use these for Star Citizen and its fantastic. Check out Subliminal or BuzzKiller on Youtube for Bindings etc . Great job VKB! I'm really happy with your products and I will definitely recommend them to all

Very well made

I was impressed by the quality, lovely precise handling

Precision and functionality plus.

Wow. Feels great, looks great, works amazingly well. Only just started venturing into the config and customisation. I think this thing will outlast me.

Amazing for the price

This thing is solid and precise. Now I can actually fly my favourites in dcs and not look like someone let a snake loose in the cockpit. I love it.

Oh damn.

The quality and accuracy of this stick is second to none, plus the ability to get replacement modules included and different lubricants online is an absolute steal! The only downside to this stick would be its plastic construct which can seem cheap however it isin't cheap plastic, that's for sure. It has extremely good build quality for it being plastic and I couldn't recommend this more to any sim enthusiast.

Excellent add on ! But instructions unclear

Getting the important things out of the way why it's 4 out 5 and not out of 5 out 5. *Buyers be aware *

The connection between some joysticks is different than shown in the instructions video. No instructions were in the box to state the proper way to connect to the Omni throttle. Some Omni throtles do not have a 3 pin and only have a 4 pin.

The box come with a 4 pin to 3 pin and a 3pin to 3pin cable, But if you use the 4pin cable (as one would assume you would need to do, it won't work. It requires the 3 pin cable to 3 pin to plugged into a 4 pin connect of the joystick leaving 1 pin exposed. Making sure the pin exposed still is the right one. I had about 5 emails back and forth with support (Which helped me out at the end) but still wasted a good 3 - 4 hours going back and forth. Please VKB update your instructions or include a little print out to make sure people are aware of this.

The module itself is excellent. Super configurable, tactile buttons, good packaging and extras. Like the stickers for changing names and little extra knobs. Good support as well!

Just wish it had a longer cable for the connection itself so you can place it around your desk without needing to be on the left or right of the joystick. I know USB module is available but I don't want another thing plugging in to my limited number of usb ports in my computer. Mind you this is a nitpick.

Absolutely love this thing

Very satisfied

Took 2 weeks to ship to New Zealand. Quality is incredible and fits my Winwing Orion 2 throttle well. Plenty of spares and parts, easy to adjust and very sturdy. Very happy with it. Easy 5 stars after a few weeks of use

Hi Liam! Thank you so much for your kind words. We're thrilled to hear that you are satisfied with your UCM-S WT and that it fits well with your Winwing Orion 2 throttle. We apologize for the delay in shipping to New Zealand, but we're glad it was worth the wait. We always strive to provide top-notch quality products with plenty of spare parts for our customers. Thank you for choosing our product and we wish you many happy flights with your new UCM-S WT. Happy flying!

Very satisfied

Took 2 weeks to ship to New Zealand. However, quality is incredible and feels very sturdy. Easy to assemble and set up. Very helpful to give me more desk space for things such as study when I’m not playing. Fits my Winwing Orion 2 well. Plenty of spare parts included which is very nice.

Hi Liam! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled to hear that you are satisfied with your UCM Short for Warthog Sticks and that it has helped you create more desk space for other activities. We apologize for the longer shipping time to New Zealand, but it's great to know that the quality and sturdiness of our product made it worth the wait. We hope you continue to enjoy your setup and please don't hesitate to reach out if you need any assistance in the future. Thanks again!

Great value for money

The quality of the HOTAS is great, it has smooth control and a good amount of functionality on the stick, the base however doesnt have a whole lot in terms of buttons which if you have the STECS mini it may be a problem if you dont like reaching for your keyboard constantly and the next best thing cost 3x the amount. It also doesn’t use a gimble type mechanism so it has what I call ‘grooves’ on the vertical and horizontal axis’s where it needs extra force to move the stick perpendicular to the direction it already is, for example going full left to left with pitch down (stick up) rather than being the same resistance all around the stick making it hard to formation flight or to complete aerial refuelling but it is something you will get used to.

Hi Heath,
Thank you for your review of our Gladiator EVO 'Space Combat Edition' Premium product. We're glad to hear that you find it to be a great value for money and that you are happy with the quality of the HOTAS.
Regarding the base of the stick, we understand your concern about the number of buttons and the gimble mechanism. We will definitely take your feedback into consideration for future improvements.
We appreciate your feedback and we hope that you will continue to enjoy using our product.
VKB Customer Service Team

T-Rudder Mk.V Pedals
Heath Trimingham
Great build quality but lacking toe braking

The product overall is amazing, completely made out of metal, smooth control, sleek design but the only problem is it has no toe breaking which is slightly annoying, the only reason this is a problem is VKB dont have a substitute with the option added but other than that a brilliant product worth the price with build quality alone.

Hi Heath, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that you are satisfied with the build quality and design of our T-Rudder Mk.V Pedals. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the lack of toe braking option. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our products and will definitely take your suggestion into consideration. Thank you for your support!

A brilliant product for a great price!

So far after 15-20 hours of flying DCS I have had absolutely no problems at all with the STECS, it has a great build quality, is robust and has enough buttons and thumbsticks to do whatever you want with. Works straight out of the box but can be fine tuned with a pretty in depth pc app to set up detents and what not. Overall a great product that I have actually already recommended to a mate that has more experience than me on flight simulators and he also loves it!

Hi Heath!
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for our STECS Throttle System - Mini Plus. We are thrilled to hear that you are enjoying the product and that it has been working flawlessly for you during your flight simulations. Our team takes great pride in creating high-quality and user-friendly products, so it's wonderful to know that it has met your expectations.
We appreciate you recommending our product to your friend and we hope they have a great experience with it as well. If you ever need any assistance with the product, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer support team. Happy flying!
Best regards,
VKB Customer Service

The rudders are great.
The only negative thing I could even possibly find to say was switching to the harder spring setting was somewhat frustrating. Other than that VKB were fantastic to deal with and the kit is awesome. Highly recommend. Feels proper and precise. I use for war thunder sim mode and msfs2020.

expletive love these

I'm not a great pilot by any means but these things have made flying sims amazing enjoyable.

Hi Andrew,
Thank you for leaving a review for our Gladiator EVO Omni Throttle. We're so glad to hear that you love them and that they have enhanced your flying sims experience! We strive to provide products that make gaming more enjoyable. Happy flying!