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FatBoyHK
05-24-2004, 01:45 AM
just got my first rudder pedal from Simped... it works great, but I have a very newbie question:

wouldn't it be more logical if it is operated by, let's say, if you want to yaw left, you step on the right pedal? Just like you pull back you stick and you go upward...

I know I can config FB to invert the axis, but i really want to play as it should be.... however, I do feel weired, and need to "think" for a split second before I step on the pedal...

FatBoyHK
05-24-2004, 01:45 AM
just got my first rudder pedal from Simped... it works great, but I have a very newbie question:

wouldn't it be more logical if it is operated by, let's say, if you want to yaw left, you step on the right pedal? Just like you pull back you stick and you go upward...

I know I can config FB to invert the axis, but i really want to play as it should be.... however, I do feel weired, and need to "think" for a split second before I step on the pedal...

LEXX_Luthor
05-24-2004, 01:51 AM
Understood. You want to push the nose left or right with your foot.

Think instead that because the rudder is on the tail, you push the tail with your foot.

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lindyman
05-24-2004, 02:46 AM
Logical or not logical... it's either and neither.

If you want your nose left, press your left foot. That's the way it works in a real world aircraft.

Historically it's not so strange to understand why. Control lines were/are connected directly from the pedal to the rudder, so that if your left foot goes forward, the left side of the rudder goes forward, which pushes the tail to the right and thus your nose to the left.

Don't think of the pedals as a bicycle handle bar.
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/Bjorn.

FatBoyHK
05-24-2004, 03:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Don't think of the pedals as a bicycle handle bar.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

that is exactly what I was thinking.... I think I really need some time to get used to it :P

tigerroach
05-24-2004, 09:05 AM
Just a few missions and it will be second nature.

FatBoyHK
05-24-2004, 09:25 AM
I guess so, after one night of flying I suddenly found that hammerhead has became my favorite move!!! It eats Zeros for breakfast!

FI-Aflak
05-24-2004, 09:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FatBoyHK:
I guess so, after one night of flying I suddenly found that hammerhead has became my favorite move!!! It eats Zeros for breakfast!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Its my favorite energy fighter maneuver.

When, say, I'm attacking lots of bombers, I dive down at a ridiculous speed, climb straight up out of their gun range, hammerhead, and repeat.

Its the fastest way to safely kill large numbers of bombers.

And when you use it against a fighte (make sure you have LOTS more energy than the fighter does, or else you = porked) it leaves them utterly defensless when you are coming back down at them.

In twins like the P-38, you can cut an engine to get that extra snap. Fun stuff.

lil_labbit
05-24-2004, 10:51 AM
Just watch it when you step in your car again next time... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif FB pilots are known to drive very strange - especially when in a bend...

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Taylortony
05-24-2004, 11:57 AM
and dont forget the secondary effect of yaw is roll

[This message was edited by Taylortony on Mon May 24 2004 at 11:44 AM.]

leadbaloon
05-26-2004, 11:11 AM
How do you configure FB to invert the rudder axis? I've just got a pair of rudder pedals (CH Pro), but they're working back to front, i.e. push left, yaw right.

I'd like to sort it out before I get used to operating them back to front.

leadbaloon
05-26-2004, 11:17 AM
Okay, scratch that last question, I figured it out already.

BaldieJr
05-26-2004, 01:23 PM
I've been flying with my pedals backwards since I got my pedals. I tried to change, but it doesn't click for me.

Luckily, its only a game.

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FatBoyHK
05-26-2004, 11:26 PM
After one week, I am being converted, now it is a second nature for me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hiriyu
05-27-2004, 01:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lil_labbit:
Just watch it when you step in your car again next time... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif FB pilots are known to drive very strange - especially when in a bend...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL lil_labbit! Being more an auto racer and just getting back into flight simming, I find I do the opposite in FB. "Why am I not accelerating? - I've got the pedal to the metal!"

I have to *very deliberately* lift my right foot every time I catch myself doing this http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif