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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 12:27 AM
Hi, I tried searching rudder pedals as I'm sure this topic has been broached a thousand times, but the forum's as reliable as ever (search isn't working today).

Anyway I want some rudder pedals, but am not sure which way to go. Any suggestions? Horror stories? Helpful hints? Good designs for make your own (that will self centre), or places where I can buy some for a reasonable price (in the UK to save extortionate shipping).

Any help would be much appreciated.

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 12:27 AM
Hi, I tried searching rudder pedals as I'm sure this topic has been broached a thousand times, but the forum's as reliable as ever (search isn't working today).

Anyway I want some rudder pedals, but am not sure which way to go. Any suggestions? Horror stories? Helpful hints? Good designs for make your own (that will self centre), or places where I can buy some for a reasonable price (in the UK to save extortionate shipping).

Any help would be much appreciated.

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 01:49 AM
There have been people who've sucessfully made their own, but to do it right requires a lot of knowledge and hard work. I could have made my own but decided to just buy a
set of CH products Pro Pedals. I got mine from http://www.fscentral.com and they come in USB or 15 pin analog gameport. They aren't cheap, but they last a long time and I've had no trouble and just love them. Be prepared for the $100.00 mark or there abouts.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin - 1755



Message Edited on 09/28/0312:50AM by mortoma

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 03:11 AM
i made myself a rudder but didnt recenter properly.
but it was cheap, fun to do and changed 3 times the potenciometer when it started failing
i used it a lot with cfs2,but when trying the dead zone (inoperative zone) option of il2 irealized that it just didnt work

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 09:57 AM
If you are mechanicaly competent and have a broken or dodgy USB joystick to break for parts - it should be easy enough - that way you have the electronics & drivers.

Just make sure that you build it twice as strong as you think - legs are strong and simers get excited.

Make sure you engineer in some kind of click to let you know you're centered.

But I couldn't be bothered, bought CH Pro USB pedals. They're well made and problem free so far. But $$$

I got them via www.cimw.com (http://www.cimw.com) - they do have an UK outlet.

Before you order phone and chech they have them physicaly in stock - otherwise you could end up waiting a month.



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