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Old 05-10-2020, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default OE-XAM helicopter rudder pedals

Hey, everybody,

Following the construction of my simpit dedicated to the next Mi-24P I'm looking for a new rudder.
I currently use a Saitek Pro Flight rudder, I have it since several years now; I have never had any complaints but I am looking for a new one...


After reading different forums, I've been watching for 3 different models:

The Thrustmaster TPR
The MFG Crosswind V2
The model from the Austrian company OE XAM.

My choice is more on the rudder from OE XAM.
The TPR doesn't seem to fully match the helicopter flight.
It doesn't look like a helicopter rudder either.
The MFG crosswind is very well rated, has many users but doesn't really look like a helicopter rudder either.

The model from OE XAM is the best match.
It is affordable, DCS compatible, full metal, USB connection and looks totally made for the helicopter (Bell-206 model).
http://oe-xam-simulators.blogspot.co...incl.html#more

The rudder of the Mi-24 is quite characteristic because the pedals are well spaced out and the model proposed by OE XAM corresponds to this.
I even see the possibility to change the feet support to make it longer if necessary.
It would also make it possible to make mounts quite identical to the ones found on the HIND.

Only one concern, very little return of this item made by OE XAM on the net.
If a user on the forum are using it, thank you to give me your opinion concerning precision, positive and negative aspects as well as other information which could comfort me or on the contrary make me give up this purchase.

Thank you in advance,
Chris
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Old 05-10-2020, 06:50 PM   #2
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Have you considered the VKB unit ? Much less expensive and a lot of positive feedback on this forum (particularly for helos) .

https://vkbcontrollers.com/?product=vkb-t-rudders-mk-iv
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Old 05-10-2020, 10:16 PM   #3
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For me: TPR or Slaw Device

The TPR maybe are the best because from reddit:
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In my opinion just based on the mechanical motion alone the TRP are superior. I’ve heard the slaw and Crosswinds are described as being very close is feel. The TPR are far better feel than the Crosswinds and I am pretty sure the Slaw as well. The motion of going straight forward and backward vs the rotating motion is the difference.
PS i want change my actual rudder, i have MFG Crosswind but is not perfect for the jet and for the helicopter.

I am in doubt between TPR and Slaw Viper.
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Old 05-11-2020, 08:44 AM   #4
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Have you considered the VKB unit ? Much less expensive and a lot of positive feedback on this forum (particularly for helos) .

https://vkbcontrollers.com/?product=vkb-t-rudders-mk-iv
Yes it was indeed one of my option too (I am using The Gunfighter MKII Pro) and I will probably choose this model if I don't have a positive feedback concerning the OE-XAM model.

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Old 05-11-2020, 02:15 PM   #5
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One potential advantage of the MFG Crosswinds is that they can easily be modified with a damper to give more realistic feel:

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.p...=rudder+damper
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Old 05-12-2020, 08:39 AM   #6
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At the end I followed the advice of Svsmokey.
The VKB T.Rudder is indeed very well rated for helos...
Additionnaly, it's quiet easy to customize and to extend the pedals if necessary.

No need to have a breaking system for helos (Mi-8 or Mi-24).
Nevetheless, I saw on the forum that's possible to assign a breaking system via the T.rudder and the stick with the VKB programmation software.

Just ordered yesterday (T.Rudder in stock on the VKB Europe website)
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Old 05-12-2020, 04:50 PM   #7
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... simpit dedicated to the next Mi-24P
Chris
VirPil war BRD pedals is visually close to Mi-24 pedals, with heels on floor operation.


https://virpil-controls.eu/vpc-warbr...er-pedals.html
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Old 05-12-2020, 05:39 PM   #9
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VirPil war BRD pedals is visually close to Mi-24 pedals, with heels on floor operation.


https://virpil-controls.eu/vpc-warbr...er-pedals.html

Indeed, but my metalworker is going to build me a replica of the pedals of the Mi-24.
They will be fixed on the VTB T.rudder.
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