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Old 01-07-2019, 11:26 AM   #11
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crosswinds...i cant speak for thrustmaster or other high end pedals...but only because i dont even think about purchasing them...the crosswinds are just awesome.
and yes, Milan has the best customer support i have ever experienced too!

i purchased the f-14 because...well its an f-14...i always liked the looks of it since i was a kid...

im not into jets and my usual business are the prop birds, but since i saw the videos that are popping up on youtube, i get more and more eager to actually really fly that bird, exactly for the reason of finally having a bird where rudder seems to make a difference.
at least from the looks of it, it seems that heatblur finally got rudder effects right. really looking forward to see whether my assumption is correct.

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Old 01-07-2019, 11:30 AM   #12
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Best consumer grade pedals? Slaw RX Vipers

Best consumer value? MFG Crosswinds

Somewhere in the middle? Thrustmasters


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Old 01-07-2019, 03:38 PM   #13
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I have a pair and like them. They aren't small though, so might not work for the OP.
There is an optional adjustment olate, that allows to put the pedals closer together.
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:32 PM   #14
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There is an optional adjustment olate, that allows to put the pedals closer together.
Ah yeah, I mean the OP doesn't specify how big is too big - but even with those plates it'll still be a fair bit wider than a Cessna style set of pedals, that's all I'm saying.
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:42 PM   #15
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Ah yeah, I mean the OP doesn't specify how big is too big - but even with those plates it'll still be a fair bit wider than a Cessna style set of pedals, that's all I'm saying.
I recommend to look at the adjustment
videos and stuff on the MFG homepage.
There is a spec sheet at the bottom, unfortunately only the standard wide measure is shown (49 cm something).
Should be around 40 can give or take, with the adjustment plates.
https://mfg.simundza.com/downloads
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:03 PM   #16
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Those adjustment plates only take 50mm off the width.

Seriously I'm just trying to help by pointing out they're quite wide, what's the matter with you?
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:23 PM   #17
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Depends on your budget. Crosswinds come at $300 USD. VKB about $250 USD. The Thrustmaster TPR is a ridiculous $700.

Because not everyone who sims is a retired pensioner I would also recommend the Thrustmaster T.Flight Rudder Pedals. Cheapest on the market ($70 USD) and for the price you pay, they outclass everything else in the same range. 13.5" by 12" (LxW). Just be aware they are very narrow (which might help you space wise) so if you place your feet directly centered to each pedal you might end up crushing your balls every now and then. The workaround is simple though. Great option if you're on a budget, otherwise I haven't heard anything bad about crosswinds, albeit I can't comment on them personally.

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Old 01-07-2019, 10:37 PM   #18
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Those adjustment plates only take 50mm off the width.
Hmm, I had measured the width between the screwholes.
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Seriously I'm just trying to help by pointing out they're quite wide, what's the matter with you?
What should be the matter??? I just linked to the spec sheet with the measurements and recommended he should take a look for himself to see if the MFG "fit"... and the spec sheet is a bit buried on the page.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:06 PM   #19
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another +1 for the Crosswinds. I upgraded to them a couple years ago, after flying with the Saitek Combat Rudder pedals prior. Quite a step up. Solid, precise, and well built and supported.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:18 PM   #20
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I can vouch for the VKB pedals, got them for about $200 USD. I got them for Helos and they feel great for that, but work well for planes too of course. It's not too hard with Joystick Gremlin to set up a toe brake axis that you can use with a modifier in DCS. They are all metal, feel really well made and precise, and have fairly low resistance (but this can be changed with alternate springs). Also comes with a very small center detent that can be removed by changing cams.

I have everything on default and it has easy movement and a noticeable center bump that does not slow movement through it. Great product.
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