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Recommendations on rudder pedals

Postby jpreou » Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:12 pm

The right brake on my Saitek combat pro pedals is stuck on.
I'm not keen on the ProFlight pedals as I don't like the 'heel lip'.
What are others using for pedals these days?
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Re: Recommendations on rudder pedals

Postby emfrat » Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:38 pm

Hello Jeff - My CH pedals gave great service for nearly 15 years until one rudder side failed. I replaced them with a Logitech set, which does the job, but they are very light and I had to screw them down into the floor (holes provided) because they don't grip the carpet like the nice weighty CH ones did.
Hoping the Honeycomb ones appear soon. CH seem to have pulled out of that market.
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Re: Recommendations on rudder pedals

Postby cowpatz » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:51 am

These might be worth keeping an eye on:

Honeycomb Charlie rudder pedals.

They cannot be far from release. I have the Alpha yoke which is great.
I have a set of CH rudder pedals, which are OK, but I find the braking a little awkward when trying to apply them symmetrically. They are also a bit dated now.
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Re: Recommendations on rudder pedals

Postby jpreou » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:27 pm

I don't have problem with slippage as they are screwed into my simulator base.
I'll check out the Honeycomb ones, thanks.
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Re: Recommendations on rudder pedals

Postby cowpatz » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:05 am

When you say the "rudder side" failed on your CH pedals what do you mean? Mechanical failure or a stuffed potentiometer?
I replaced the mechanical pots in mine with Hall effect sensors.
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Re: Recommendations on rudder pedals

Postby jpreou » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:50 am

It isn't the rudder, it is the toe brake. My *guess* is I think the little plastic 'hook' that holds the return spring is broken. I've seen a YoutTube video on how to potentially repair these, but I don't have much inclination and the last set of saitek rudder pedals I took apart were a bear to re-assemble -- and that was when I actually had a workbench and good eyesight! :)
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Re: Recommendations on rudder pedals

Postby emfrat » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:01 am

cowpatz wrote:When you say the "rudder side" failed on your CH pedals what do you mean? Mechanical failure or a stuffed potentiometer?
I replaced the mechanical pots in mine with Hall effect sensors.


CP, I'm pretty sure it was electrical. I posted a more detailed reply about 2hrs ago, but it has vanished. I must have been too slow :rolleyes:

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