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Offline Stalwart

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Anyone building pedals these days?
« on: October 13, 2010, 04:20:01 PM »
Back in the day of the gameport, I used to build my own pedals.

Anyone having any success with this project in the USB age?

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Re: Anyone building pedals these days?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 08:14:51 PM »
I'd start here
http://www.leobodnar.com/products/BU0836/

Use good pot/s from an old joystick and build away.

I keep thinking that eventually I'm going to turn those couple boxes of Sidewinder parts into a 4 throttle quadrant with seperate  rpm and start/stop engine controls. But I'm still stuck trying to figure out a cheap easy way to  do the linkages.

Offline Krusty

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Re: Anyone building pedals these days?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 08:26:29 PM »
Yep, that's the way to do it in USB (or gut an existing stick and use that USB board, but clip the pots and put your rudder pedal pots on those wires instead).

I seriously thought about building some for a while (I even began a lego throttle unit before I got my quadrant), but overall it's a lot of work, a lot of space taken up on the floor, and I think I'd rather go pre-made.


I do have a hot-wired CH gameport rocker-pedal set that I rigged to be standalone (it normally requires a piggy-back gameport stick). I've modified my previous stick. A bunch of folks on the forums have modified something or other. We're a very handy/technically-minded group here.

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Re: Anyone building pedals these days?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 05:29:39 PM »
(I even began a lego throttle unit before I got my quadrant
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Offline JHerne

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Re: Anyone building pedals these days?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 07:51:08 PM »
Bah - Lincoln logs and duct tape got ya both beat!

I got a set of Red Green rudder pedals!! :-)

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