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slo_1_2_3
04-12-2006, 07:21 PM
Well does anyone have any directions for some simple wooden rudder pedals that I preferably wouldn't have to rip apart the stick for? Any help would be apreciated and needed.

Thanx
slo_1_2_3

blakduk
04-12-2006, 08:08 PM
This thread might help.
I've managed to make a workable set of pedals based on FooTrottel's first design. They work but they're far too ugly to post a picture.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/3881052714

WTE_Galway
04-12-2006, 08:48 PM
i made an ok set for gameport using a couple of slider pots and some model aeroplane control linkages based on a design i found online

they were sort of ok but the gameprt interface was a nuisance ... in the end i trashed them and bought commercial USB ones (CH pro)

Sokol__1
04-12-2006, 08:59 PM
slo_1_2_3

In spite of not liking of the solution cables and pulleys, I suggest to take a look in
Perils Pedal Mk IV:

http://www.raafwarbirds.org.au/pedals.htm

The electronic part describes the connection through gameporte or USB.

A better(IMO) aproach, slippery pedal:

http://www.62ndfightingfalcons.asn.au/62ndff/projects/r...ls/rudder_pedals.htm (http://www.62ndfightingfalcons.asn.au/62ndff/projects/rudder_pedals/rudder_pedals.htm)

For eletronics use Perils options.

Any of them is a good starting point.

S!

Sokol1

slo_1_2_3
04-13-2006, 12:21 AM
Are there any that you guys know of that I could make from superly ready materials? and junk ?
Although I may make them like the last set just smaller . And maybe better pivots becuase the last ones were greasy nails with 2 washers on them.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c110/slo123/p3.jpg


just for reference http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

F19_Orheim
04-13-2006, 05:47 AM
10p for "cr@p feel" LOL, looks like something that Fred Flintstone would have madehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Vuco1
04-13-2006, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
10p for "cr@p feel" LOL, looks like something that Fred Flintstone would have madehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Plus 5 more points for dirty clothes on picture.

CyC_AnD
04-13-2006, 08:44 AM
It wouldn't be better just to buy a driving wheel with pedals? I know they not work like pedals from plane (you can push both at same time), but I use mine, and they work great for me... I bought mine Microsoft wheel for less then 20 euros.

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/4300/pa160069k8lj.jpg

Professor_1942
04-13-2006, 09:29 AM
I take pride in the fact that my pedals only took 20 minutes to build.

The Logitech gamepad (found for $20 in a bargain bin) has a built in motion sensor which works perfectly for this purpose.

http://www.user.dccnet.com/prof/pedals.jpg

rnzoli
04-13-2006, 09:34 AM
Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
10p for "cr@p feel" LOL, looks like something that Fred Flintstone would have madehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Nah, you are too negative, the Flintstones would have made them from rocks... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Irish_Rogues
04-13-2006, 09:40 AM
Viva! Rock Vegas! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

notamuppet
04-13-2006, 10:44 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/3821084134
Have a look in here! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Akronnick
04-13-2006, 06:15 PM
I was just wondering, is the Dirty Sock a bug or a feature?

F19_Orheim
04-13-2006, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by Akronnick:
I was just wondering, is the Dirty Sock a bug or a feature?

I would think it works like ammonia for the weightlifters.... when the going get's tough, just grab it and give it a sniffhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I would consider this cheating though... doping..

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_VR_ScorpionWorm
04-13-2006, 09:20 PM
*shudders* How can ya'll fly with the stick on your side?

slo_1_2_3
04-13-2006, 11:19 PM
I fly with the stick on my right thigh and the soc its definetly a super deature you should feel special that you seen it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

WWMaxGunz
04-14-2006, 12:22 AM
This can get you started for info.

One potentiometer and resistor in series plugged into the game port is all you need for an
axis. Cut your pedals down to a flat base with, well you know how the steering bar on a
sled is? You want to then put feet holders on pivots at the ends. Make that turn the pot.

RadioShack still sells both crimp and solder type connectors. I haven't done this in so long
I forget if the soundcard stick/midi port is a D-15 mini or not, and IIRC you want male plug.
Details with pictures are on the net, try searching with 'joystick make project game port' for
just a try.

Loads of people use salvaged connectors and parts. I find the wires in most to be too thin
and easily broken plus a bear to solder back when I could even see that small. I have crimped
pins (the male connector) or sleeves (the female connector) on wires and slid them into or onto
connectors on the PC then used hot glue and plastic back a bit to make quick and dirty bodies
but such won't stay in at much of a tug and you'd better know which pins to use if you plug em
back in. No biggie to me, I tie the wire between the plug and device as strain relief.

That will make you a decent cheap, simple set of pedals. If it won't calibrate then replace
the pot and/or the load resistor. Pot(entiometer) is a volume dial but don't use an old one.
Find one that only turns perhaps 1/2 way since your pedals will move only so many degrees.
Mount the pot right and you won't need a load resistor if the far right move of the pedals
is not full turn. Use a meter, check for ohms (resistance) and somebody would a low of 330
ohms suffice?

Before you cut wood, play with a pot and resistor plugged to the game port and watch using
the generic stick calibration.

Taylortony
04-14-2006, 04:21 AM
http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/howto/rud/rud1.htm

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/howto/pedals.htm


http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/howto/rudped.htm

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/howto/ez-rudr.htm

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/howto/cessrud.htm



http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/howto/rudtoe.htm

http://mypage.direct.ca/b/bsimpson/fvrt.html

http://www.errthum.com/troy/warbirds/controls/index.html

http://mypage.direct.ca/b/bsimpson/byoc~1a.html (http://mypage.direct.ca/b/bsimpson/byoc%7E1a.html)



Those help?


oh and

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/howto/throt.htm

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/howto/dualthr.htm

RxMan
04-14-2006, 01:56 PM
Maybe if you cleaned up your room, your mommy would buy you some.
Check your PMs please, concerning PE-2 and future add-ons.

Pig_Mac
04-14-2006, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by CyC_AnD:
It wouldn't be better just to buy a driving wheel with pedals?


Don't you go almost numb in your legs and get a feeling your knees are dislocated after a few hours of use? I can hardly drag myself to the toilet after a day playing IL2 with my MOMO wheel pedals.

smatchimo
04-14-2006, 04:55 PM
Just dont do what I did. After numerous "low-budget" attempts at building rudder pedals that all failed in the end (could never solve the centering issue,ie. effect of airflow over the rudder). I realized I spent about $120, obviously enough for a set of CH pedals, I totally suck.


-Cheers!