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Rjel
10-09-2007, 07:33 AM
I recently bought the Saitek rudder pedals. Overall, I'm impressed with them. I'm have trouble adapting to them though. It seems natural enough using them, but I have difficulty keeping the rudder centered. I've tried adjusting the tension and setting up a larger dead zone. There doesn't seem to be much of detent in the center. Am I missing something in the setup or is it more a need to learn the feel of them? I'd hoped there would be a noticable centering point. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

BrotherVoodoo
10-09-2007, 09:04 AM
It will take a few flights to develop a feel for the new pedals. Do note that you should still use rudder trim if available on your aircraft to keep the ball centered on it's own. Otherwise the rudder will require input to keep the ball centered.

Bearcat99
10-09-2007, 09:10 AM
I find that for mine I occasionally have to go to the control panel by right clicking on the pedal icon in the tray... then go to deadzones...

http://star.walagata.com/w/bearcat/pedals2_.jpg

If you slide those sliders their length and back it will recalibrate the pedals. The ones on the outside will dictate the amount of travel... (As in how high the red bar goes when you test them on the opening tab) and the middle ones will set the deadzone.. I have a slight dead zone on mine as you can tell.

buzzsaw1939
10-09-2007, 12:22 PM
Rjel... In the find box, typ in, rudder pedal fix, it's a post I did for that same problem, I would post the link, but I don't know how to do that! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Rjel
10-09-2007, 12:32 PM
Thx all for the suggestions. I'll give them a try.

Lurch1962
10-09-2007, 06:19 PM
Unless the potentiometers are "noisy", I'd recommend NOT using a dead zone. Rather, set up a sensitivity "curve" for the pedal which has a reduced sensitivity near center, ramping up to 100% at the end-of-travel. It's much better to have crisp response from your controls--even a narrow dead zone makes for a sloppy feel, much like poor mechanical construction. But that's my opinion. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

ShaK.
10-09-2007, 07:30 PM
make sure your feet are even. its not like walking, where one foot is infront of the other. I guess, its more like stopping, both feet side by side. Just make sure they are even.