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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 12:28 PM
Hello to all of you /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I have an X45 stick and I would like to get rudder pedals (I heard that they are much better than hand-rudder - are they?).

Could you please advise which ones to take?

Thanks /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 12:28 PM
Hello to all of you /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I have an X45 stick and I would like to get rudder pedals (I heard that they are much better than hand-rudder - are they?).

Could you please advise which ones to take?

Thanks /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 12:35 PM
I got ch pro usb - expensive, strong - no problems.

As with IL2 they sit as second USB device and you just point at them from the Hotas section they will run with any stick.

Far better than a twisty stick.

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 12:37 PM
Zen_Fighter wrote:
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- Hello to all of you

- I have an X45 stick and I would like to get rudder
- pedals (I heard that they are much better than
- hand-rudder - are they?).
-
- Could you please advise which ones to take?
-
- Thanks


I have CH Pro Pedals USB. They have a heavy baseplate and a good feel to them. They also allow you to have the wheel brakes set as well as the rudder.
I never got on with the rocker rudder on the X45, but would now keep the pedals no matter what stick I had. It just feels right to be using them.
If you are in the UK then RC Simulations of Bristol were the cheapest when I bought mine a few months ago.

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 12:42 PM
CH products, about $150.00, the better way to fly, why not make your own like me? Here is the CH product:

http://www.chproducts.com/shop/page0.html

Lot of pages on building your own.

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 12:50 PM
I have a pair of pedals from a racing wheel, cost â£15 second hand - result!

So much better than twisty wristy syndrome.




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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 01:29 PM
Hi I have the best rudder peddles in the world /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Cost $0 dollers
Smashed up my old 4 year old flight yoke, cut a base and two pices of wood nailed them to the base and used string to attach them together. Then attached the 'Potentemeter' to one and done! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I dont understand why you need to pay so much for a one axis joystick.

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I have had these for about 3 monthes now, the main job is to taxi on the runway and keep the ball centered, and aircraft flying strate. I usualy only stall with the ball not centured and seem to get a grate deal of extra speed too.
I still use my Sidewinder Pro 2's twist function for rudder trim. But you do not know what you are missing untill you get a rudder!




Message Edited on 09/30/0311:17AM by HD_Erik30023

XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 02:10 PM
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Go here for the product details:

http://home.t-online.de/home/d-hofmann/homeeng.htm

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 02:19 PM
i am happy with my CH-PRO USB


i did lose one brake pedal for a while ... but when i pulled them apart it was just a matter of a wire comin loose no big hastle to fix

other than that one minor problem they have been brilliant

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 03:19 PM
Pedals are the way to go. I use the CH ProUSB ones and they are great. I also use the X45...my flaps are on the rudder rocker though. Go to Provantage... http://www.provantage.com/buy-110CHPU-ch-shopping.htm

You can get a set for $98 there...or $107 if you include a copy of IL2. I would also suggest you get a MSFFB2 stick while you can. FB works well with 2 sticks. I only use my X45 stick as a button bay.

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adlabs6
09-29-2003, 05:34 PM
I've been looking at the CH pedals too.

What's the deal with the "don't mix USB and gameport"? CH goes so far as saying that gameport pedals don't even work on WinXP. Why is that? Is it the driver that won't work, or the actual hardware? I've just figured that CH designed the drivers so that the USB and gameport products won't interface together.

I simply cannot imagine that the hardware WON'T work at all, especially if you just let WinXP ID the pedals as a single axis joystick or assign it in game without the CH driver.

I only wonder because the USB pedals are over $100, I can get the gameport version for $50. No way I'm paying a C-note for a single axis controller (plastic to boot!).

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 05:46 PM
I always used gameport pedals, with a USB stick. Just get the driver from Stickworks? (can't remember URL, but I can find it if anyone wants).

Worked fine for me until me pedals finally died.

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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 12:30 AM
Just because someone mentioned it, is there a chance that the CH PRO pedals (gameport) won't work cause I have an X45 with USB?
I have win98se.

And I cannot understand how this online shop sells the CH PRO cheaper if it includes the IL2 game than if not (not that I care, cause I have it and don't play it anymore).

XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 01:50 AM
Pedals rock. Ive never seen a plane without pedals in it. Twist grips are for ponces http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 03:14 AM
Pedals are WAY better than twisting. Plus, you get another degree of realism by using them.

XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 03:19 AM
the CH USB pedals are 3 axis not single



i mixed USB pedals and a analog stick under XP OK .. but i am not sure about the other way around

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adlabs6
09-30-2003, 05:06 AM
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- the CH USB pedals are 3 axis not single

By three axis your referring to the toe brakes and heel steering? With an actual axis, I'd have analog braking? I read the box at Fry's some time back when I looked at the USB pedals, I couldn't remember reading that the brake and steering were actual axis, as opposed to switches. Not such a bad deal in that light.

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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 05:07 AM
I have Win Me Ch Pro gameport pedals & a logitech wingman force (the old one with the big base) The pedals are calibrated thru the joystick in game controlers, other than that i've not done anything special.

i thought WinXP only alows USB or rather i'd heard that.

thinking about getting the X45 but can't decide yet; sure could use the extra buttons & thingie for prop pitch /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

But don't wanna sleep outside now as its getting cold....

XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 11:17 AM
I decided to take the Hofmann's SIMPED vario/proUSB.

Could anyone please tell me what is the difference in PRO and non-PRO?

Thanks

XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 04:39 PM
I use the CH Pro peddals with my X45 , and they are great..

I will say this what ever type you get make sure that they are USB.
The new OP systems do not use the old ports very well at all . That does not mean they will not work , Just not the best.