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BuzZz_WG
07-29-2004, 04:47 AM
After messing around with the twist function on my MS FFB joystick, I decided to buy the Pro Pedals from CH products. Tomorrow I'll go to the shop that sells them. I just can't get used to the twist. I do it to much or to little and I can't keep it in a constant position. It makes me crash on runways and miss my targets.

I'm so excited http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Next stop: Pro Throttle and Fighterstick http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif (due in 2-3 months)

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BuzZz_WG
07-29-2004, 04:47 AM
After messing around with the twist function on my MS FFB joystick, I decided to buy the Pro Pedals from CH products. Tomorrow I'll go to the shop that sells them. I just can't get used to the twist. I do it to much or to little and I can't keep it in a constant position. It makes me crash on runways and miss my targets.

I'm so excited http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Next stop: Pro Throttle and Fighterstick http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif (due in 2-3 months)

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Yellonet
07-29-2004, 05:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BuzZz_WG:
It makes me crash on runways and miss my targets.
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You're not alone http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I'm guessing that the Pro Pedals are a quite expensive piece of hardware?


- Yellonet

BuzZz_WG
07-29-2004, 05:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yellonet:
You're not alone http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I'm guessing that the Pro Pedals are a quite expensive piece of hardware?


- Yellonet<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
In the US they are around 100 US dollars, which is about 90 Euros. Here in The Netherlands they are 170 Euros. I'm being ripped-off and there's nothing I can do about it. Shipping costs would be too high.

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B16Enk
07-29-2004, 05:20 AM
Worth the money http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I coupled mine with a MSFFB2 and Saitek X45, and it's a great combo that doesn't break the bank.

TrackIR finishes the combo off nicely http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

pacettid
07-29-2004, 05:20 AM
They are worth every penny...have had mine for three years and I absolutely love them!

All the best, Don

TgD Thunderbolt56
07-29-2004, 05:47 AM
Pro-pedal owner for over a year here and I love them. The degree of rudder deflection is easily controlled depending on the amount of axis input which I find much easier to control with my feet and while the game doesn't support differential braking, I still like having brakes mapped to my foot pedal.

Let us know how you like them.

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bazzaah2
07-29-2004, 05:52 AM
good move - well built and great for rudder control (to the extent we need it, lol) - got mine a couple of years ago and well worth the dosh.

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JG52Uther
07-29-2004, 05:55 AM
Jealous now http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Freycinet
07-29-2004, 09:43 AM
yeah, they're good. after a while they make a funny sproink-sproink sound though.. - it's the springs...

Targ
07-29-2004, 01:13 PM
You wont regret the purchase.

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yarbles67
07-29-2004, 01:19 PM
I concur with the rest of the pack. Worth every cent. I cured my carpal tunnel issue almost over night http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It does take some time to get used to it. If you're doing dead-is-dead careers, then I wouldn't fly them for a couple of days untilyou get used to the new setup. ONce you do, it's golden.

Udidtoo
07-29-2004, 01:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Freycinet:
yeah, they're good. after a while they make a funny sproink-sproink sound though.. - it's the springs...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I just kicked both my GT formula pedals tricked into believing they are rudder pedals and neither one would make even an amusing noise let alone a funny one.

I must say I'm a little disappointed.

Seriously, you will find it just feels more like the real deal than a twisty. I have the same stick and as soon as I relised I could trick my gas & brake into being rudder controls my gunnery skills improved from horrible to terrible over night.

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XyZspineZyX
07-29-2004, 01:34 PM
A word of caution: I see a lot of people who bought CH Pro Pedals having problems with some software. I dunno why, but they do.

However, the plain old CH Pedals don't seem to have these problems.

The Pro's have the sliding pedal action, while the regular Pedals only two pivoting pedals. If you can do without the sliding function, and the toebrake function (which many games still don't support yet), and want a much less troublesome product, consider the regular CH Pedals.

steve_v
07-29-2004, 02:33 PM
I have the Pro pedals and love them. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/heart.gif

BuzZz_WG
07-29-2004, 02:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stiglr:
If you can do without the sliding function, and the toebrake function (which many games still don't support yet), and want a much less troublesome product, consider the regular CH Pedals.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've seen great support by ch on www.ch-hangar.com (http://www.ch-hangar.com) and I know my way around the computer so I think I'll be alright. And I definately want the toebrake function.

I'm thinking of buying a yoke while i'm at it so I'm all set for FS2004. The stick and throttle are momentarily out of stock.

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RxMan
07-29-2004, 03:03 PM
Actually the regular CH Pedals have only the sliding action and no toe pedal action, but they are also closer together and do have a slightly different feel. They are no lnger available. I've had Pro-Pedals for years, first the analog ones and now the USB and I have never had problems with them. The one time I had problems with a CH stick they immediately sent me a set of springs to replace the stock ones, even though they were well out of warranty. The toe brake is neat once you get used to using one foot braking and both feet ruddering at the same time, for the turn, but after a while you do it automatically without even thinking about it. Don't forget to set the sliders in ACES or they will be way to sensitive.

horseback
07-29-2004, 07:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Freycinet:
yeah, they're good. after a while they make a funny sproink-sproink sound though.. - it's the springs...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No Frey-those are your knees. Of course, given the amount of yelling I do at the AI, I might not hear my Pro Pedals if they were as noisy as an M1A1's sprockets. Do you have a dog who's been 'marking his territory' under your desk?

cheers

horseback

PS-has anyone mentioned the tendency of CH Products controllers to make themselves Controller #1, and the effect it has on the joystick settings?

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BennyMoore
07-29-2004, 09:31 PM
I have them. I love them. Still, they're too close together when compared to real aircraft pedals, and I'm also developing a hunchback from having my butt far enough away from the desk to use the pedals but still having my shoulders close enough to my joystick. And Forgotten Battles stupidly doesn't model the American braking system so my toe brakes are useless.

Of course, if you can believe the twisty stick kids, "they're not worth the money because twist has advantages over pedals."