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lbhskier37
02-13-2004, 01:15 AM
Hey, I need something to burn my tax return on, so I decided it would be rudder pedals. What do you guys recommmend? I hear all about CH Products pedals, but are there other brands out there that are anygood? How about toe brakes, do I need them, do they even work in IL2?

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lbhskier37
02-13-2004, 01:15 AM
Hey, I need something to burn my tax return on, so I decided it would be rudder pedals. What do you guys recommmend? I hear all about CH Products pedals, but are there other brands out there that are anygood? How about toe brakes, do I need them, do they even work in IL2?

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02-13-2004, 01:44 AM
Simped!

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Tully__
02-13-2004, 04:42 AM
CH or Simped, get the USB versions rather than the gameport.

Differential toe brakes aren't (directly) supported because the sim uses the UK/Russian braking mode. In aircraft of those nations, the common method was to have a brake lever on the control column (you can see it move when you apply brakes on Russian a/c in the game) with left/right balance controlled by the rudder pedals.

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ptthome
02-13-2004, 05:21 AM
Simple answer is CH PRO USB pedals

At least in my part of the world there is no competitive choice.

Thrustmaster used to do some but they're out of production.

Fortunately they're also good robust pedals.
The toe brake does work in IL2 FB

Only disadvantage is $$$

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Bearcat99
02-13-2004, 05:39 AM
Wise move Ib.... you wont be sorry..... I have the CH pedals and they are great..but from what I hear the simpeds are better in quality and about 30% more in price. Pedals will definitely add to the immersion. I got my CH pedals here..
http://www.provantage.com/buy-110CHPU-ch-shopping.htm

A review of the Simpeds..http://www.provantage.com/buy-110CHPU-ch-shopping.htm

simpeds can be found here... http://www.joy-stick.net/reviews/other/simped.htm

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lbhskier37
02-13-2004, 09:31 AM
Those simpeds look interesting, but I can't find anywhere accept to order them directly from the manufacturer. It also seems like it wouldbe be a good deal right now with the dollar being so weak over there.

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Slammin_
02-13-2004, 11:30 AM
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The only rudder pedels I would rate higher are the Simpeds, but the Simpeds are nowhere near as durable as the RCS, but then again, the RCS are all aluminum and built like a tank. Note that the RCS is gameport only though. Great for Cougar owners!

boohaa
02-13-2004, 04:08 PM
Cant you just buy a gameport to usb converter from Radioshack?

Here is my recommendation.Get yourself ahold of CH rudder pedals.Not the pro's but the regular one.Then buy two blue handballs.I placed them behind each pedal and used a strap screwed into the base to keep them squeezed in as far as they will go.

It gives a nice tight feel and you defenitly know when your applying pressure.Than just go and play with the axis settings till it feels goodhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Korolov
02-13-2004, 04:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tully__:
CH or Simped, get the USB versions rather than the gameport.

Differential toe brakes aren't (directly) supported because the sim uses the UK/Russian braking mode. In aircraft of those nations, the common method was to have a brake lever on the control column (you can see it move when you apply brakes on Russian a/c in the game) with left/right balance controlled by the rudder pedals.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah but the Fw-190 has toe brakes. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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steve_v
02-13-2004, 04:30 PM
I have a set of CH PRO USB pedals and am very pleased with them. Also, run CH Products Control Manager Version 3.00 with a small script to enable toe brakes. They are not differential but work very well. Good luck making a decision. Whichever you choose, I'm sure you're going to be very happy.

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BM357_Raven
02-13-2004, 04:50 PM
I have the CH Pro Pedals and I love them even though I have had the wires inside break twice. My toe brakes no longer work as a result of the last break. The first time the broke I took them apart to repair them. Taking them apart is not a big deal but getting them back together with the springs and the plastic glides is a real pain.

Tin had the same problem with his. CH uses these really thin wires (like the kind you find in telephone cords) which are prone to snagging on the inner workings and eventually wearing them apart.

This being said, I happen to have great product loyalty and somehow I still love them. And simply put I love them. Having said that twice, I think one thing I notice about the Simped product is that it is made in Germany. And somehow, for me, that single factor makes me believe they are probably better quality than the CH Pedals...but who knows... :S

Just so you know I am not bashing CH I own more of their products than any other.. My setup in rank of importance:

1) Microsoft FFB2
2) CH Rudder Pedals
3) TrackIR
4) CH Pro Throttle
5) CH Flight Yoke
6) Chair that swivels
7) Place for drinks
8) Wireless Headphones and Mic
9) Chiller mini fridge
10) Alarm clock set for 6am in case I dont make it to bed.

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Cable 2 meg d/l 384 up

This system gets kinda hot so sometimes I have to turn the A/C down to 68 degrees. I live in Orlando where it can get kinda warm. For some reason it seems to make it run better than 75-78 degrees.. Tells me it's right on the cusp of overheating at room temperature I spose :S

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