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buzzsaw1939
08-08-2007, 10:51 PM
I don't know if anybodys done this, but, I thought I would share it with you. I've spent half my life in aircraft, and I can't seem to adjust to no motion senses while flying in the sim, every time I look down, the slip and skid ball is way out of trim, I don't have T-IR yet, so it's a pain! you can feel a slip in the real world, then check the ball for reference, I realized that I was puting in to much rudder in turns, instinctively looking for that feeling.

Sense the pedals on my Saitek pro are so mushy, (very little spring back) I thought maybe stronger pressure would help get the feel for centering the pedals. Guess what, it works like a charm! It was a simple fix so I wont go into detail, just this picture.
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa103/buzzsaw1939/pedals2.jpg

buzzsaw1939
08-08-2007, 10:51 PM
I don't know if anybodys done this, but, I thought I would share it with you. I've spent half my life in aircraft, and I can't seem to adjust to no motion senses while flying in the sim, every time I look down, the slip and skid ball is way out of trim, I don't have T-IR yet, so it's a pain! you can feel a slip in the real world, then check the ball for reference, I realized that I was puting in to much rudder in turns, instinctively looking for that feeling.

Sense the pedals on my Saitek pro are so mushy, (very little spring back) I thought maybe stronger pressure would help get the feel for centering the pedals. Guess what, it works like a charm! It was a simple fix so I wont go into detail, just this picture.
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa103/buzzsaw1939/pedals2.jpg

GreyFox5
08-08-2007, 10:54 PM
You have cranked the big knob in the middle down right?

But I bet the springs feel a hell of a lot betterhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

buzzsaw1939
08-08-2007, 11:12 PM
Yup... all the way down, still wasn't enough for this old lead foot! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

WTE_Ibis
08-08-2007, 11:15 PM
Looks good might try it on my CH pedals, they're too soft as well.


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Crash_Moses
08-09-2007, 07:18 AM
Dood! I was going to ask you about that after I watched that track you sent me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Now I know...good tip. I'm going to try that with my pro pedals.

S!

buzzsaw1939
08-09-2007, 07:42 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Crash... your too polite, after you said you watched it from the cockpit, I went back and looked myself, as I never do that, it was glaring! so I built those last night, what a difference! now I can put the bomb down the smoke stack. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Crash_Moses
08-09-2007, 10:59 AM
lol...that's not what I meant!

Actually, I was going to ask how you compared flying planes hither and yon around Alaska to flying planes hither and yon in the sim?

Especially rudders as these seem to cause the greatest consternation with us non-pilots. I mean, how much rudder is too much? Am I kicking to hard? Not enough? That sort of thing.

jakethesnake214
08-09-2007, 11:14 AM
For us less inclined, can you go through how you went about doing that. I have CH Pro pedals so pictures of those with something like this installed would be great. Great idea!

Crash_Moses
08-09-2007, 11:17 AM
Looks like all he did was drill some holes in the base and install large bolts and then drilled some smaller holes in the footpedals and then hooked springs too 'em.

Hey, Buzz...what weight are those springs? 6#? 7#?

buzzsaw1939
08-09-2007, 12:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Crash_Moses:
lol...that's not what I meant!

Actually, I was going to ask how you compared flying planes hither and yon around Alaska to flying planes hither and yon in the sim?

Especially rudders as these seem to cause the greatest consternation with us non-pilots. I mean, how much rudder is too much? Am I kicking to hard? Not enough? That sort of thing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thats the problem, there is no comparison, other than the rudder moves, ya just have to keep the ball centerd through all manuevers, without the feel of motion, you have to watch it all the time, then ya get kilt!

I just went to the hardware store and found some that I could stretch between 4" and 9", they are 1/4 " dia.

I just used the 1/4" bolt holes that were already in the base plate, and drilled a small hole in the edge of the pedal for the spring, you will have to open the spring enough to get it into the hole, just don't open it too far! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

buzzsaw1939
08-10-2007, 10:18 PM
I just discoverd a disturbing glich, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif I just made a demo recording to show how your supposed to use a rudder, it was a great aerobatic show with the ball centered at all times at all speeds,and attitudes.

When I played it back, the ball laid to it's bottom stop in every turn! I wonderd why my rudder work in dogfights was so bad in the recordings, now I know! it wasn't me at all. But my springs still make my flying better. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif