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Old 01-20-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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Thumbs up MFG Crosswind - Review

I've just replaced my Saitek rudder pedals with MFG Crosswind pedals from here: http://mfg.simundza.com/mfgcrosswind.php

The difference is amazing. The sensors seem very precise, and mechanically they're heavy and well built. Pedal movement is extremely smooth with a progressive increase in force at extreme left/right, and there is no centre bump like with the Saiteks (I fly light aircraft and the centre bump found in most controllers (pedals or otherwise) has always felt very unrealistic). It's great to find a controller that's solved this problem.

That said, if you like a centre bump, you can swap out the CAMs for a different profile that has one, as well as adjust spring tension to your personal preference (more detail on the website). Pedal force and angles are also adjustable.

While they're not cheap, IMO they represent good value for money and I wish I'd got them earlier. If simming is your thing and you can afford them, get them; you won't be disappointed.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:17 PM   #2
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Dammit guys, stop posting such positive reviews. I'm itching to order the Crosswinds even though my Simpeds are still perfectly fine...
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Do they suffer center detent like Saitek's pedals? No. - /me runs to turn calendar back to rewrite Santa's letters
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These and the Slaw Device pedals are quite high up my list of priorities for toys in the future.

They just look so good and I can't wait to be fully rid of any Saitek hardware I still have.
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Got these pedals a few months back and got rid of the Saitek Pedals and they are a huge step up in terms of quality, feel, and performance - Milian's done a great job and has continued the development of his supporting firmware and utility.

If you have the $ - couldn't suggest any other pedals
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:14 AM   #6
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These Pedals are the best Pedals i've ever owned. i use these for like a month, and i will never give them back.

The precision, smoothness, lack of stickyness and all the things you can adjust are simply amazing. And to mention the best thing: wallspacers!!!
I mean fsck yeah, why did no vendor ever think of that? How was I living without them?

Yes, they are a little costy, but I really enjoy these pedals!
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+1 Using them for just under a month now. Smooooth.
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I was in contact with Milan the other day and if I order the pedals now, I could have them up and running in March and I'm really itching to get them.

But before I order them I have a question: do you lucky s.o.b's that already own the Crosswinds have anything negative to say about them? Something that annoy you? Or is it just roses and strawberries all over?
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I've not lived with them for any length of time, but so far its roses and strawberries.
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Dammit guys, stop posting such positive reviews. I'm itching to order the Crosswinds even though my Simpeds are still perfectly fine...
Im the same, I have only recently updated my simpeds with a bodner board and some strengthening of the weak spots but I want these badly
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