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Thread: Virpil WarBRD and Mongoos T50 Throttle are now up for pre-order.

  1. #61
    Hi guy’s,

    With regards to the screw heads stripping when changing the cams on the Virpil flight sticks, I think I may have found an out let, that will be able to supply suitable replacements.
    The company is called ‘Accugroup’ there is a .co.uk address.
    You guys that already have your Virpil sticks, & the offending screws, are better placed than me, when searching for replacements, as you know exactly what size, length etc is required.
    If anybody does find a suitable replacement on the Accu site, I would be interested in the product code, so I can order the same.

    Accu.co.uk

    Hopefully ordering my Mongoos t50 tomorrow.

  2. #62
    Originally Posted by Cruise View Post (Source)
    Hi guy’s,

    With regards to the screw heads stripping when changing the cams on the Virpil flight sticks, I think I may have found an out let, that will be able to supply suitable replacements.
    The company is called ‘Accugroup’ there is a .co.uk address.
    You guys that already have your Virpil sticks, & the offending screws, are better placed than me, when searching for replacements, as you know exactly what size, length etc is required.
    If anybody does find a suitable replacement on the Accu site, I would be interested in the product code, so I can order the same.

    Accu.co.uk

    Hopefully ordering my Mongoos t50 tomorrow.

    My guess would be this one: https://www.accu.co.uk/en/hexalobula...7-SHK-M3-10-A2
    Not sure about the length though. But the manual says it's 2 x M3 screws that holds the cam in its place.
    You should wait for someone who actually knows the length and if the one I suggested works before ordering anything. We can always hope that Virpil has replaced those philips screws for torx or allen ones.

  3. #63
    Originally Posted by Forcit View Post (Source)
    My guess would be this one: https://www.accu.co.uk/en/hexalobula...7-SHK-M3-10-A2
    Not sure about the length though. But the manual says it's 2 x M3 screws that holds the cam in its place.
    You should wait for someone who actually knows the length and if the one I suggested works before ordering anything. We can always hope that Virpil has replaced those philips screws for torx or allen ones.

    I was going to wait for one of the guys who already have the screws in hand, to see what would be the best replacement, before I order.
    I don’t think Virpil have changed the screws yet, as Tortorden, has only just had his delivered, & he has noticed the screw issue.
    I know Virpil are aware of the issue, as they recommend heating the screw heads before removal, maybe the next batch will have different screws.
    I agree, torx or allen would be a better option.

  4. #64
    The screws in question are M4 7mm with flat or sunken heads.

    The length varies a little, but inside of 0.5mm.
    That's measured from tip to end, so including head.

    If not counting the head. It's m4x5mm and countersunk.

    This would possibly be my candidate.
    https://www.accu.co.uk/en/hexalobula...85-SHK-M4-5-A2
    Funnily I couldn't find that on their site but Google seemed to.
    After 30 or so results for m3's.

    I said m4 for a reason Google.

  5. #65
    well look at that, I wasn't even close. I must have misread the pdf completely.
    Good thing that others with the actual gear in question comes and saves the day .

  6. #66
    Actually as they seem to measure the head as well on the spec sheet I would go with the m4 x 8mm.
    https://www.accu.co.uk/en/hexalobula...87-SHK-M4-8-A2

    The shortest screw I have from the bag of spares included, is 7.65 mm, the rest seem closer to 7.8-7.9 mm
    And I'm just using my old analog slide rule, not an actual micrometer, we don't need to be that precise

    Head size also seem dead on.

    I ordered a couple of dozen.
    I did find similar here in Norway, but apparently they wanted something like 60 for shipping, accu total came to 13, well within tax limit.

    Will still need to find a heat gun and an extractor for the shredded one though.

    I'm a singel PC-nerd, so even though I have some mechanical training I don't actually need any tools.
    In short I don't even own a blow dryer.

    That said.

    If I am changing cams before the extra cosmo sims arrive, it would be to switch the roll axis back to the lesser center detent.
    Changing just the springs made a huge impact to ease, and of course adding an extension as would ease even more.
    I don't necessarily mind the center detent, but I don't exactly love it either.

  7. #67
    I’ve just ordered my Virpil Mongoos t50 flight stick, & Monstertech chair mount.

    I’m quietly hoping my Virpil throttle, will dispatched earlier than July 9th.

    It’s always exciting when new kit is on the way

  8. #68
    If you've ordered recently (since the the new EU Store went live), you can claim a discount code for a future order. Please send an email to Virpil Support referencing the 'VPC PRE-ORDER AND FACTORY UPDATE' blog post and your order number/s. Take care and Elite!

  9. #69
    The screws from Accu.co arrived today and they should be a perfect fit.
    Quick pics in the spoiler.
    https://imgur.com/a/5p722tz

    Original screw to the right, new torx screw on the left.






    Again these are the M4 x 8mm Torx Countersunk screws.

    Part no: SHK-M4-8-A2

    Just did a quick measure with my old slide, and they seem to be a little more precise in length as well, the included seem to vary between 7.6mm to 7.9mm, measured a few randoms from the bag and they seem to be around 7.9-7.95mm two out of three where 7.95.

    Certainly not important for these screws and their use, but precision is always nice.

  10. #70
    Originally Posted by TorTorden View Post (Source)
    The screws from Accu.co arrived today and they should be a perfect fit.
    Quick pics in the spoiler.
    https://imgur.com/a/5p722tz

    Original screw to the right, new torx screw on the left.






    Again these are the M4 x 8mm Torx Countersunk screws.

    Part no: SHK-M4-8-A2

    Just did a quick measure with my old slide, and they seem to be a little more precise in length as well, the included seem to vary between 7.6mm to 7.9mm, measured a few randoms from the bag and they seem to be around 7.9-7.95mm two out of three where 7.95.

    Certainly not important for these screws and their use, but precision is always nice.
    That’s good to hear, I thought that they would have the required screws, I will be ordering the same.
    Thanks for sharing Tortorden.
    o7 Cmdr

  11. #71
    Originally Posted by INaeem View Post (Source)
    If you've ordered recently (since the the new EU Store went live), you can claim a discount code for a future order. Please send an email to Virpil Support referencing the 'VPC PRE-ORDER AND FACTORY UPDATE' blog post and your order number/s. Take care and Elite!
    Hi INaeem,
    Thanks for that info, it is much appreciated,I will be following that up.
    o7 Cmdr

  12. #72
    Originally Posted by Forcit View Post (Source)
    well look at that, I wasn't even close. I must have misread the pdf completely.
    Good thing that others with the actual gear in question comes and saves the day .
    I wouldn't discredit yourself to much.

    I think I have found where in the pdf this was mentioned. And granted I was using Google translate to read the bullet point.
    It looked to med that the person writing it, or themselves didn't know or hadn't decided what size screws they would go with.
    It clearly mentions "M3 or M4" screws used.
    Perhaps there is an m3 version out there?

    I have yet to test the new ones, it would mean dismantling everything again and I figured I might as well keep that for when the new low resistance cams come and extension kits come.

  13. #73
    Originally Posted by TorTorden View Post (Source)
    I wouldn't discredit yourself to much.

    I think I have found where in the pdf this was mentioned. And granted I was using Google translate to read the bullet point.
    It looked to med that the person writing it, or themselves didn't know or hadn't decided what size screws they would go with.
    It clearly mentions "M3 or M4" screws used.
    Perhaps there is an m3 version out there?

    I have yet to test the new ones, it would mean dismantling everything again and I figured I might as well keep that for when the new low resistance cams come and extension kits come.
    The pdf I was looking at was from the virpil eu site.
    Either they have changed something at some point and not updated the pdf or they made it wrong from the start.
    Well, however the case, we now got the right dimensions from you so all is good .

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