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Old 10-21-2017, 08:24 PM   #211
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So overall I'm happy with the rudders

However, I did not say so far but the spring touching the tensioner screw pole causing the high pitch whining sound is very sad (not to say not acceptable) for such a high quality product (in its 4th generation?). Customers should not have to disassemble the device, and file the screw pole or remove it to solve the problem.

Obviously, there was a glitch on the series batch and a lack of quality control. I hope that this will be solved for future customers.

Regarding this problem, I sent an email last wednesday using the webform (Contact Us) of VKB Europe website... and so far no reply. Maybe the webform is not working properly or... wait and see? On the other side I must say that I ordered on a saturday and the product shipped on the same day.

Is there a representative of VKB Europe on this forum (just as rrohde for USA/Canada)?

By default (before assembly) one pedal is higher than the other and the same after assembly. Can I adjust the heights of each pedal so that they are the same?
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:14 PM   #212
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Now that you say this I notice that mine (Mk.II) has ~0,5cm difference.

You can adjust this turning the turnbluckles, to be able to do this will be need remove that nuts that you need fit at start (1).

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Old 10-21-2017, 11:01 PM   #213
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You are incredible and always here Sokol1_br

I appreciate.

Remove that nuts that you need fit at start (1): OK I understand that.

Regarding "turnbluckles", I'm not sure. Can you please take this picture and draw a red arrow on the turnbluckles?
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That pieces similar to this:

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Old 10-22-2017, 12:52 PM   #215
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Many thanks!

I succeeded in equalizing more or less the heights of the pedals.

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For mates who have purchased the Mk-IV recently, be aware that it is NOT RECOMMENDED to calibrate the rudders with Windows > Devices and printers > Game controllers settings.

I did and it messed things up (I lost rudder centering) and I had to dig in the official forum to find that out... Really bad

In case it happens to you, you have to run the VKB config utility. It will detect automatically that changes have been done through Windows and will reset factory settings.

By the way, it is sad that there is no english manual for the VKB config utility
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I will try to answer at least some points.
- For the pedals, you can use a special pedal utility; configurator is a bit of overkill.
You can find the utility here.
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:29 PM   #218
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Thank you Aerogator.

What about the whining sound on the production batch? I know at least 2 other guys who had the problem.
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Does the strange sound remain after you replace springs? Try replacing them (just for the sake of experiment, even if you're happy with the springs you currently have) and use pedals for some short time. Is the sound still audible?
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Does the strange sound remain after you replace springs? Try replacing them (just for the sake of experiment, even if you're happy with the springs you currently have) and use pedals for some short time. Is the sound still audible?
I tested mine back and forth with all the springs, they all have contact with the "tensioner" metal on metal noise and marks.
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