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mynameisroland
08-21-2006, 06:33 AM
Ive read reviews all over the place but have a few questions for IL2 CH owners

Is it worth buying these pedals?

If I buy gameport ones will there be any issues with drivers or compatibility If I am using a USB stick?

Overall is their build quality enough to make it worth buying a second hand pair?

Thanks

JG52Uther
08-21-2006, 06:40 AM
I love my CH pedals.Apparently some people can have problems with gameport versions.I have a usb set so cannot comment on that.

Woof603
08-21-2006, 06:51 AM
I've used both gameport and USB CH pro pedals for seven or eight years and never had a moment's trouble with them. They're simply the best.

mynameisroland
08-21-2006, 07:11 AM
Originally posted by Woof603:
I've used both gameport and USB CH pro pedals for seven or eight years and never had a moment's trouble with them. They're simply the best.

May I ask why you have both ? Did the you buy the USB ones to replace the gameport ones due to wear ?

Woof603
08-21-2006, 07:53 AM
Originally posted by mynameisroland:
May I ask why you have both ? Did the you buy the USB ones to replace the gameport ones due to wear ?

No, I started with Red Baron on an old Dell with no USB. The gameport pedals, with a game card 3, worked just fine for three or four years. When I got my present rig with USB I bought the USB Pro pedals. They also work well.

Grue_
08-21-2006, 08:02 AM
The CH pedals are fairly robust and are fairly priced for the gamer/casual flight simmer.

I had a broken solder in my left brake pedal and just repaired them myself and support is very good from CH Hangar.

The next step up is the precision flight control gear which is very expensive:

Edit: I would recommend the CH as they really enhance virtual flight http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.aviationsimulation.co.uk/acatalog/_Pedals.html

http://www.avsim.com/pages/0503/pfcpedals/pfc_pedals.html

Beuf_Ninja
08-21-2006, 08:41 AM
I've actually had nothing but trouble with my CH Pedals. They regularly become slow to respond to input and have to be unplugged and replugged to return to normal function. The CH control software allows you to switch them off with the software, unfortunatley the software can't seem to wake them up again when I need to use them. This maybe a compatibility issue with nForce mainboards but CH don't list this as an incompatiblity issue on their site, however VIA chipstes may experience compatibility issues.

Also if you have to return them to base expect to wait two months to get them back!

Everyone else has never had a problem with them though, I seem to be in the minority.

SithSpeeder
08-21-2006, 09:08 AM
I love my CH pedals.Apparently some people can have problems with gameport versions.I have a usb set so cannot comment on that.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

Bought my USBs second hand and they performed perfectly.

I would consider spending the extra dough and getting the new Saitek rudder controls, though.

* _54th_Speeder *

x6BL_Brando
08-21-2006, 09:40 AM
I've actually had nothing but trouble with my CH Pedals. They regularly become slow to respond to input and have to be unplugged and replugged to return to normal function. The CH control software allows you to switch them off with the software, unfortunatley the software can't seem to wake them up again when I need to use them. This maybe a compatibility issue with nForce mainboards but CH don't list this as an incompatiblity issue on their site, however VIA chipstes may experience compatibility issues.

I've run my USB stick and pedals on an nF2 mobo, and they're now on an nF3 - so I don't think there's an issue there. For the most part they are always on, as the CHCM kicks up at boot and loads the last profile used. It doesn't have a big memory footprint either. I'd be more inclined to think it may be an IRQ problem or a power management setting. Do you use Standby mode on your rig? Are you using an external USB hub?

Try looking in Device Manager/ U...S...B... controllers/ USB Root Hub. There will be 3 or 4 instances. Under properties, make sure that the "Allow the computer to turn off this device..." box is unchecked. Do that for all instances.

It does sound more like 'puter settings than hardware.

B.

Early VIA chipsets did have USB issues ... but there is a fix.

Beuf_Ninja
08-21-2006, 09:58 AM
I've unchecked the power management "Allow the computer to turn off this device..." thing on all the root hubs in device manager, my devices go directly into the mainboard ports. I've never checked the IRQ's though I'll do it when I get home from work tonight.

Thanks for the tip x6BL_Brando http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Divine-Wind
08-21-2006, 10:07 AM
For those of you who've used both Saitek and CH pedals, which would you say is better, overall or in specific areas. They're both the same price, so I can't really go with the cheapest price there. :P

Bearcat99
08-21-2006, 10:07 AM
CH pedals are great... but dont go gameport. Think future... and go with USB.

WOLFMondo
08-21-2006, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by mynameisroland:
Ive read reviews all over the place but have a few questions for IL2 CH owners

Is it worth buying these pedals?

If I buy gameport ones will there be any issues with drivers or compatibility If I am using a USB stick?

Overall is their build quality enough to make it worth buying a second hand pair?

Thanks

Why not get a USB hub which costs very little? Gameports will probably die off before the pedals do.

Jirozaemon
08-21-2006, 11:06 AM
Simpeds could be an alternative for you...

SIMPED-vario/proUSB maybe.

http://www.dhs-electronic.de/home.htm

Cheers,

Jiro

JG54_Lukas
08-21-2006, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by Divine-Wind:
For those of you who've used both Saitek and CH pedals, which would you say is better, overall or in specific areas. They're both the same price, so I can't really go with the cheapest price there. :P

The big difference for me is the width and adjustable tension that come with the new Saiteks. To be sure, the CHs are made very well, but they are/were too narrow and the sliding action was a bit too "loose" for me. With the Saiteks I've found it's easier to taxi on the ground and keep the ball centered while in flight. About the only thing I don't like about them is the shallow heel rest, but then that's probably why Saitek included the optional foot rest extensions.

mynameisroland
08-22-2006, 06:03 AM
Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mynameisroland:
Ive read reviews all over the place but have a few questions for IL2 CH owners

Is it worth buying these pedals?

If I buy gameport ones will there be any issues with drivers or compatibility If I am using a USB stick?

Overall is their build quality enough to make it worth buying a second hand pair?

Thanks

Why not get a USB hub which costs very little? Gameports will probably die off before the pedals do. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was thinking gamepost because they are cheaper second hand than USB. I have a CH combat stick USB and was wondering if a USB stick and gameport pedals would be a workable combination? If I do buy gameport pedals the I have to get soundcard with gameport socket because I dont have one on my computer at the moment.

If It was down to me I would spend the cash and get new ones but my girfriend would be cross if I did that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Divine-Wind
08-22-2006, 08:36 AM
AFAIK, mixing USB and Gameport is a big no-no. According to CH (to name 1 source), anyways.

mynameisroland
08-22-2006, 09:08 AM
Just read that off of their site too, wonder why its a problem ?

Oh well if I buy new then I may go for the Sim ped vario depending on postage or maybe these ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rudder-Pedals-USB-port-for-Flight...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rudder-Pedals-USB-port-for-Flight-Simulator_W0QQitemZ260021320607QQihZ016QQcategoryZ 11051QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

The_Upsetter
08-22-2006, 11:26 AM
Hmmm.....
I was looking at these as well. Are they any good?