If you're going to spend much time flying
flight simulators, you should know that reaching for the
keyboard can be the kiss of death. We've simulated the major
flight controls with the HOTAS (Hands On Throttle And Stick)
approach used in modern jet fighters. However, you're still
forced to use the keyboard for rudder control, which can be a
deadly distraction when lining up for a difficult strafing run
or landing approach. A set of rudder pedals solves this problem
by giving your virtual cockpit a set of authentic rudder pedals.
There are several sets of rudder pedals
on the market and new units are being added. The modern rudder
pedal set is usually USB for compatibility but there are still
systems that use the game port. Some of the available units are
CH USB USB Pro Pedals are very popular. The combo drivers allow
the pedals to work with most older games, and many of the
leading simulators on the market have native support for
multiple controllers. The realistic motion of the rudder pedals,
coupled with the separate toe brakes make for a flight
experience second to none on the PC. When paired with the CH
Flight Sim Yoke or Fighter joystick and Throttle you have complete control over the aircraft.
Price is approximately $129.00.
These pedals are an upgrade in quality and realism from plastic
rudder pedals? They are all-metal and FAA-approved. They may be
a bit pricey for the average desk top simmer but for serious
flight simulation work they are very realistic. Price
Rudder Pedals (USB)
ELITE Pedals are expertly casted in solid metal and feature
pneumatic dampening for precision and realistic feel as in the
real aircraft. They are FAA-approved for use as part of the
ELITE, Jeppesen and On Top Personal Computer Aviation
Training Devices. Price is approximately $625.00
There are several other rudder pedal units
available from various companies at various prices. The CH USB
pedals seem to be the best deal at present for the average
simmer. Search the internet and you're sure to find a unit to
suit your needs at a fairly reasonable price.
Driving simulators are very popular, even more so than Flight
Simulation considering the various types of driving simulators
available. There are racing games that simulate Nascar, Grand
Prix, Dirt Track Racing, Street Racing, Demolition Derby and
more. For these games the KwikPit design is the perfect
solution. The KwikPit is shown here with the Thrustmaster
Grand Prix 1 racing wheel.
The plans built KwikPit is perfect for your racing simulator
needs, the KwikPit is designed to support a steering wheel unit
and pedals as well as your Flight Simulator gear. The plans are
simple to follow and the KwikPit is very easy to build.
KwikPit supports most of the currently available steering
wheel and pedal units. These units come in everything from plain
vanilla wheels with built in levers to the more exotic with
programmable buttons and gas and brake pedals. There are also
units that use force feedback to mimic the jolts and bumps
experienced in racing. Forget about a desk top, with the KwikPit
you'll as if you're in the cockpit.
matter what your needs may be, the KwikPit is the all in one
to build, inexpensive, and compact. "The cockpit that will meet
all your racing
and flight simulation needs".
Order your plans today!
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