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Piaggio108
01-06-2004, 05:14 PM
I have been looking at geting rudder pedals, but it seems like most of them are incompatable with lots of games. Which ones will work with Il-2? I my computer is xp. Also, who here has made there own? Where are there instructions and how hard is it?

Piaggio108
01-06-2004, 05:14 PM
I have been looking at geting rudder pedals, but it seems like most of them are incompatable with lots of games. Which ones will work with Il-2? I my computer is xp. Also, who here has made there own? Where are there instructions and how hard is it?

Piaggio108
01-06-2004, 05:15 PM
Oh, forgot, it is FB.

pourshot
01-06-2004, 05:33 PM
As far as I know they all work with IL2

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horseback
01-06-2004, 06:00 PM
I have the CH Pro pedals in USB, and as long as they don't start sliding around on the foor or carpet(I tend to kick my rudder a little too enthusiastically sometimes), they're very nice. I'm told they're also applicable to several other games beside flight sims, but I'm a one-trick pony. I don't do other games.

Cheers

horseback

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Old_Canuck
01-06-2004, 07:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by horseback:
I have the CH Pro pedals in USB, and as long as they don't start sliding around on the foor or carpet(I tend to kick my rudder a little too enthusiastically sometimes), they're very nice. I'm told they're also applicable to several other games beside flight sims, but I'm a one-trick pony. I don't do other games.

Cheers

horseback

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Made a little platform for my CH Pro pedals (bare plywood) no skidding now.

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steve_v
01-06-2004, 07:26 PM
CH Pro pedals in USB for me also. Have only had them a few weeks, but really like the fine control.

T_O_A_D
01-06-2004, 07:50 PM
CH is what I have Very relaible. I have no sliding but I have it pushed agains my cabinet. If you ar on carpet you could get some velcro just the hook part of it and stick it to the bottom of pedals, that way the hooks could grab the carpet. If on wood or vinyl flooring you can get those rubber sticky pads from the hardware store so it will be less apt to slide. Or just vecro it to floor the list goes on and on. But if your the crafty type and like building things then yet I'm sure you wouldd get alot more satisfaction building a set yourself.

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MR.Reah
01-06-2004, 10:11 PM
If you have a controller with a twist handle for rudder control you might consider building a simple set of pedals- I took the twist potentiometer out of the handle on my MS Precision 2 and mounted it in a set of home made pedals - modeled after 'Perils Pedals' Just do a search for Peril's Pedals (I believe it is part of a Warbirds RAAFF site.) These things are remarkably durable... Once you get the potentiometer out of the handle it is not hard at all to get things working. There are lot's of designs out there- I just went with the simplest to construct. By simply MOVING the potentiometer out of the handle there is no other software or wiring up of cables- and it gets the rudder control on the floor, where it really should be...

Bearcat99
01-06-2004, 10:21 PM
I got my CH pedals here... http://www.provantage.com/buy-110CHPU-ch-shopping.htm

You might want to try these... http://combatsim.com/htm/dec98/pedal-hoff.htm

http://www.joy-stick.net/reviews/other/simped.htm

A bit more costly but the price has come down from a year ago and from what i hear they are the best out. I am happy with my CH pedals.

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jetset_
01-07-2004, 01:00 AM
Thrustmaster Elite Pedals here... they work great with a serial/usb converter from RadioShack.

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GoodKn1ght
01-07-2004, 01:24 AM
i got ch pedals and im very happy with them. the one thing about ch products is that everything from them is very durable. I also ordered from provantage and saved some money (thanks to bearcat).

Rajvosa
01-07-2004, 01:26 AM
I have a bit different system. You see I've got a Logitech stick with 12 buttons and a Logitech FF steering wheel. Both devices are connected via USB. So, when I play FB, I use my brake and accelerator as left and right rudder. It works brilliantly! It took me a while to figure it actually worked, but now I really have surgical precision control over my a/c... Or would if I took the time to properly trim the plane http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Fehler
01-07-2004, 04:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
CH is what I have Very relaible. I have no sliding but I have it pushed agains my cabinet. If you ar on carpet you could get some velcro just the hook part of it and stick it to the bottom of pedals, that way the hooks could grab the carpet. If on wood or vinyl flooring you can get those rubber sticky pads from the hardware store so it will be less apt to slide. Or just vecro it to floor the list goes on and on. But if your the crafty type and like building things then yet I'm sure you wouldd get alot more satisfaction building a set yourself.

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I ran 3/4 inch lag bolts into my tile floor to keep my Ch's from sliding. (Just Kidding)

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bazzaah2
01-07-2004, 04:16 AM
CH - they've been great for me and as someone else said above, very durable and reliable.

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PF_Talus
01-07-2004, 07:12 AM
My pedals don't slide on my hardwood floor as long as you clean the ddust off of the foot pads every once in a while.


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Udidtoo
01-07-2004, 07:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rajvosa:
I have a bit different system. You see I've got a Logitech stick with 12 buttons and a Logitech FF steering wheel. Both devices are connected via USB. So, when I play FB, I use my brake and accelerator as left and right rudder. It works brilliantly! It took me a while to figure it actually worked, but now I really have surgical precision control over my a/c... Or would if I took the time to properly trim the plane http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Belive it our not you can actually use the Gram Tourismo wheel by Logitech that was made for PS2's with XP Home. My Xp recognises it as a Logitech Formula Force GP. You just have to set it up properly in the control panel configuration.
If you or your kids have something like these laying around unused you may already own your rudder pedals, give it a shot.


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Jambock__01
01-07-2004, 09:40 AM
I use this brazilian solution http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://www.joystick.com.br/wbigsim_gspedalclassicusb.gif
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Aluminum made, heavy, great pedals!

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BM357_Raven
01-07-2004, 09:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Rajvosa

posted Jan 07, 03:26 AM
I have a bit different system. You see I've got a Logitech stick with 12 buttons and a Logitech FF steering wheel. Both devices are connected via USB. So, when I play FB, I use my brake and accelerator as left and right rudder. It works brilliantly! It took me a while to figure it actually worked, but now I really have surgical precision control over my a/c... Or would if I took the time to properly trim the plane<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I always wondered if that would work.. And it moves the rudder in increments according to the pressure on the pedal?

Well, the big advantage to something like the CH pedals (which I also own) is that they the pedals pivot against each other, so when you push with your right, the left pedal comes back.

I had the problem of the pedals sliding as well. If you prop a box or book or board between the wall and your pedals, that should do the trick.

I have a corner computer armoir so my legs actually go inside it and my pedals are neatly secured by an angle bracket which I have screwed to the floor of the unit.

I think some people I fly with learn to use a lighter touch on the pedals and have in essence 'learned' not to make their pedals slide. Of course, they arent industrial strength so a relatively light touch is probably better. Having said that, their mechanical (not electrical) but mechanical strength is decent compared to what I see of the car racing pedals... (i think) ... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

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Udidtoo
01-07-2004, 10:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BM357_Raven:
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I always wondered if that would work.. And it moves the rudder in increments according to the pressure on the pedal?


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Not sure about the ones he has but with this one,a Gran Tourismo wheel for the PS2 it reacts accordinly with the yaw settings from hotas configurations. When you let up the pressure the rudder returns to center depending on the amount of force applied gradually or quickly.

It should be the same as this wheel& pedals is also made by Logitech


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Rajvosa
01-08-2004, 07:35 AM
Yes, of course it works that way, the harder you press, the more you turn. Since I play a lot of car games, I've developed quite a light "touch", I almost never press the rudder all the way down. No need really to kick your pedals around!

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Deathsledge
01-08-2004, 07:50 AM
i got my Ch Rudders where Bearcat got his http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Piaggio108
01-09-2004, 02:53 PM
Ok, thanks. It will be a while before I have the money for them, but they sound good.

pourshot
01-09-2004, 03:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jambock__01:
I use this brazilian solution http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://www.joystick.com.br/wbigsim_gspedalclassicusb.gif
http://www.joystick.com.br

Aluminum made, heavy, great pedals!

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They look the same as the ones I made http://members.optusnet.com.au/~andycarroll68/Pour's%20Pedals%20004.jpg

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