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MFG Crosswind COMBAT PEDALS and HYDRAULIC DAMPER MOD


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I developed combat style foot rests for MFG Crosswind rudder pedals, which allow for a much more precise 'heel on the floor' control. After 6 months of re-design and improvement, they now fit all kinds of different requests, high angles, low angles, high position, low position, wide or narrow... my testers didn't go easy on me.

 

They come with re-enforcement mounting plates, braking spring adjusters, new tension wheel, are adjustable in width and height, and even damper mounts for main axis and brake damping:

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You can get them on my webshop for 75$:

https://www.combatpedals.com/

 


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Looks amazing.  Purchased.  Bet I'm not your last.

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Brilliant stuff

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Thanks guys. There is a thread on the forum, with development progress over the last 6 months. Myself and about 30 forum testers hit many dead ends searching for the best solution, until we narrowed it down to what worked best.

 

Me and Milan, the owner of MFG are good friends from the same small country. I'm trying to convince him he should have these injection molded and offered as stock option. We managed to implement damper mounts as stock, on his V3 pedals. But he is very busy making rudder pedals due to the current spike in demand. Until then, these will do. Funny thing is among my 30 testers, I was the one saying this is not a good idea, it'll never work like it should.

 

But now, I would never ever go back to no-damper and German style WWII pedals. These are just so much more precise.

 

I will sent out emails with tracking number to each of your paypal addresses.

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Ordered. I am pretty sure that I need these pedals in my life.

 

To anyone else curious about the forum thread regarding the development process, here goes: 

 

 

It was awesome basically seeing the current-state product come to life with improvements over time to where it is now. Veeery looking forward to it.

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On 1/5/2021 at 11:41 PM, Deep Slumber said:

Ordered. I am pretty sure that I need these pedals in my life.

 

To anyone else curious about the forum thread regarding the development process, here goes:

 

Thanks, forgot to link the thread 🙂 You can see they started as more realistic looking, imitating real life F-16, F-18 and F-14 pedals, as suggested by the testers themselves:

MFG-Combat-pedals.jpg

 

BUT, something you don't really consider with F-16, F-18, F-14 designs until  you get to use them. Then problems of the realistic looking 1:1 designs become painfully apparent:

 

1) About 75% of my testers reported toes falling into the F-16, F-18, F-14 cut-outs. (Real pilots wear heavy boots, not socks or bare skin)

 

2) Then another 30-50% reported flying barefoot so their feet get scratched up on the edges around the F-16, F-18, F-14 cut-outs.

 

3) Then you can't have height adjustment holes (as you can see final version has 12 adjustment bolt holes) because of the cut-outs. So another 50% reported those realistic looking pedals sit too high, and their knees hit the table when braking.

 

4) Further on, the realistic pedals are very vertical so you push forward when braking, and with stock brake spring strength, MFGs slide on the floor, or tilt to one side.

 

In the end, the realistic looking designs were way more troublesome then they were worth in eye-candy. They worked for 10% of people with simpits, and were troublesome for 90% of people flying on dekstops.

 

So we ended up with plain solid pedals, highly modular, that everyone can set up to their liking. Wide or narrow, high or low, vertical or horizontal. New brake force adjusters with 10% - 100% brake force adjustability. These are my personal unit, and while I can make myself any F-14, F-16, F-18 design I desire in 1:1, they were just too much of a hassle to use, so I ended up using the same, plain solid ones everyone else gets, just in special color combo 🙂

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