Gladiator EVO 'Space Combat Edition' Standard

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Gladiator EVO 'Space Combat Edition' Standard

The Gladiator EVO Standard is the basis of a modular VKB flight control system.

For a detailed product description and to find out what's new about the EVO compared to the superseded NXT controllers, please click here.

Gladiator EVO specs

 * EVO with Premium grip depicted here

Important shipping note
This product is in stock at our Australian warehouse and shipped without delay.


  • 1 GNX SCG Standard Grip (Left or Right)
  • 1 GNX EVO Base

GNX SCG Standard Grip

  • Compact grip design – Perfect for tabletop joysticks
  • Lockable Twist (Z-axis) with contactless MaRS sensor
  • 1 Dual Action Trigger
  • 3 Hat switches with centre push (4-way)
  • 4 Buttons
  • Programmable red colour LED
  • Programmable RGB LED
  • 2 interchangeable palm rests (total 3 palm-size adjustments)


  • 2 Contactless MaRS sensors on X and Y axes
  • 1 Auto-centreing 3-position switch
  • 1 Throttle wheel
  • 1 Rotary encoder
  • 3 buttons
  • Gimbal with ball bearings
  • Adjustable dry clutches for user-tunable load
  • 2 Programmable single-color LEDs
  • Tabletop base steel plate
  • Operating manual
  • Set of soft springs
  • Set of strong springs
  • Spring extractor tool
  • Set of screws
  • Screwdriver
  • USB cable (180cm/70inch)
  • Cable holder tool

    General Specifications

    • Base & Grip made from industrial grade ABS
    • Gimbal made from glass-fiber-reinforced PA
    • Tabletop base plate made from steel
    • 32-bit ARM Controllers inside base and grip
    • ALPS buttons (Japan OEM) for extended longevity
    • Contactless MaRS sensors with High Resolution
    • Plug & Play with Driver-Free Installation (Recommended for Most Users)
    • Firmware Upgrade via USB
    • Onboard Memory for Storing Profiles
    • Optional Programming Software Available (For Advanced Users)

    Gladiator EVO base


    • Height table top to top of grip: 23.5cm approx.

    • Base plate length (deep): 18.5cm approx.

    • Base plate width (left to right): 14.5cm approx.


    • 1 Year

    Compatible with



    Please visit the Downloads section for the latest firmware and tools.

    VKB controllers are delivered with the latest firmware installed and flashing is not required for initial setup.

    EVO Product line

    Gladiator EVO product line


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 27 reviews
    No Regrets

    Massive upgrade from my last joystick (Their company rhymes with 'Podgitek'). Almost no flop or dead zone with this stick, the twist is extremely satisfying and the buttons all work with no jiggle or give. Came with a packet of parts for replacement or adjustment, which I was blown away by. My only regret is I didn't buy a throttle with it and didn't get the Elite model in the first place.

    Hi Billie! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're thrilled to hear that our Gladiator EVO 'Space Combat Edition' joystick has been a massive upgrade for you. We pride ourselves on creating high-quality products, so we're happy to hear that you're satisfied with the performance. We're also glad to hear that you're enjoying the twist and buttons. And don't worry, we offer a variety of throttles and models for you to choose from. Thanks again for your support and happy gaming!

    Jack Shanahan

    I love it.

    Hi Jack,

    Thank you for your review of our Gladiator EVO 'Space Combat Edition' Standard! We're thrilled to hear that you love it. If you ever need any assistance or have any feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're always here to help.

    Happy gaming!

    VKB Australia Team

    Great joystick for my gliding set-up

    I wanted a controller that I could customise to the feel of a real life glider… and this is it. To make it perfect I need a yellow button for cable release and will add the 3-lever throttle controller to the left and set up as air brakes, flaps and trim. The controller itself is doing a great job on its own for now though

    Hi there,

    Thank you for leaving a review for our Gladiator EVO 'Space Combat Edition' Standard! We're thrilled to hear that it's working well for your gliding set-up. Adding a yellow button for cable release and the 3-lever throttle controller sounds like a great customization idea. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you continue to enjoy using our product. Happy gliding!

    Best, VKB Australia team

    Mario Lazarov
    Immensely good

    I've owned about 10 different sticks on my time and this just blows anything similarly priced out of the water.

    Additionally, the customer service team is great and dealt with the issues I've had in a professional manner.

    Hi Mario! Thank you so much for your kind words and for choosing our Gladiator EVO 'Space Combat Edition' Standard. We're thrilled to hear that it has exceeded your expectations and that you've had a positive experience with our customer service team. We appreciate your support and hope you continue to enjoy your stick. Happy flying!

    Paul Blackmore
    Springs a bit stiff otherwise great

    The stick is really solid and smooth. The springs as fitted though were way too heavy. Changed with supplied lighter springs and the stick now feels perfect for my flight sim.

    Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for our Gladiator EVO 'Space Combat Edition' Standard. We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that you are enjoying the stick's solid and smooth feel. We apologize for the stiffness of the springs, but we are happy to hear that our supplied lighter springs helped to improve the stick's performance for your flight sim. If you have any further concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Happy gaming!