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Rudder pedals

Post by :FI:Bluebell » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:38 pm

Gents, my CH rudder pedals are becoming a bit twitchy (had them 8 yrs) and re-calibrating them makes no difference, even tried swapping usb ports. Looking to get another set of pedals. Does anyone have the Saitek pedals and if so how are they?




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Post by :FI:Sneaky_Russian » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:14 pm

Saitek pedals are great (- but IMO yoke is shyte)

PS just bagged 6 lever CH quadrant off ebay.
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Re: Rudder pedals

Post by :FI:Wolfhound » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:29 pm

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I have saitek pedals , they are fine as i have nothing to compare them too,as these are the only pedals ive used, resistant adjusting and foot size adjustment also i screwed mine to the floor because i noticed the grips on the bottom of the pedals were not the greatest,mind ya that could be the deep shag carpets lol :^o
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Re: Rudder pedals

Post by :FI:Bluebell » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:36 pm

Thanks guys.


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Post by :FI:Sneaky_Russian » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:01 am

:FI:Wolfhound wrote:Vin
I have saitek pedals , they are fine as i have nothing to compare them too,as these are the only pedals ive used, resistant adjusting and foot size adjustment also i screwed mine to the floor because i noticed the grips on the bottom of the pedals were not the greatest,mind ya that could be the deep shag carpets lol :^o
Yeah I've screwed mine to a board that butts against the wall , and far end is ramped up with a bit of 4x2 just to give a more comfortable angle.
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Re: Rudder pedals

Post by :FI:Scott » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:24 pm

I've had both. The CH set dies after a couple of years and I have had the Saitek ones since. Far more comfortable than the CH's and so far have proven to be very robust.
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Re: Rudder pedals

Post by :FI:Armitage » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:36 pm

I have none. :-(
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Post by :FI:Nellip » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:12 pm

:FI:Armitage wrote:I have none. :-(
Ditto - but what you've never had you never miss, right? :lol:
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Post by :FI:Sacktime » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:59 am

:FI:Sneaky_Russian wrote:Saitek pedals are great (- but IMO yoke is shyte)

PS just bagged 6 lever CH quadrant off ebay.
I agree.........about the "great" and the "shyte" stuff.
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Post by :FI:Sneaky_Russian » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:21 pm

:FI:Sacktime wrote:
:FI:Sneaky_Russian wrote:Saitek pedals are great (- but IMO yoke is shyte)

PS just bagged 6 lever CH quadrant off ebay.
I agree.........about the "great" and the "shyte" stuff.
Actually - just done a quick mod and replaced the elevator axis spring with a lighter tension one (7.1mm x38.1mm from Rolson 150pc assortment 61298), and it feels a whole lot better. The stock spring increased tension the more it stretched,but using a spring with more coils reduces this effect + lower tension makes the yoke pleasant to use.
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Re: Rudder pedals

Post by :FI:Bluebell » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:18 pm

In the end I stripped down the CH pedals and soldered a broken wire and generally gave it a good clean out, and its as good as new.



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Re: Rudder pedals

Post by :FI:Sacktime » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:49 pm

:FI:Ardmore wrote:In the end I stripped down the CH pedals and soldered a broken wire and generally gave it a good clean out, and its as good as new.



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