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#41 SharpeXB

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 01:25

I was considering both the CH and Saitek pedals and have decided to order the Saitek since they have a tension adjustment. I haven't tried pedals with a flight sim yet but imagine without some tension in the pedals they will be too difficult to control. Is that a valid concern?
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#42 Viper69

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:50

I weigh 300lbs and leg press 720lbs 20 times and the CH pedals are perfect. They have just the right ammount of tension I even use them as a footrest when I am not flying. I have heard the saitek ones feel cheap, this is not the caase with the CH ones they are super solid and fit my wide hooves as well.
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#43 LukeFF

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:22

I have owned both the Saitek and CH pedals. For me, the Saitek ones were just too spongy for my liking. CH's pedals, even though they are a bit narrowly-spaced, just "feel" better to me.
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#44 SharpeXB

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:55

Thanks for the feedback. So the CH pedals do have some tension, it's just not adjustable, correct?
I also get from reading reviews that the CH are heavier. The Saiteks need to be attached to a piece of plywood or something.
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#45 Viper69

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:56

They have their own built in resistance, yes. They dont freefloat and they spring back to center. They are heavy as well. I have never handled the saitek ones but the CH ones are heavy and solid feeling.
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#46 TX-Thunderbolt

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 13:34

I'm always leery of controller tension adjustments. Adding tension adds friction. Friction speeds up wear and decreases life expectancy.
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#47 SharpeXB

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 23:48

Got the CH pedals hooked up this morning. These thing are great!
Yes they are very solid and the action is quite smooth. The only tiny thing that bugs me is the klunk when they center but I'll get over it. The installation could be more of a no-brainer, just plug and go. The amount of tension they have in them seems just right.
For some reason RoF wouldn't recognize them right away but when I re-assigned the mapping via the in-game wigit menu they worked fine, oh yeah and checked the invert setting so they behave correctly for an aircraft.
They are weighty but not enough to keep them from sliding during the action. I figured out a good solution. Put a piece of shelf liner under them, the kind that is like a rubber mesh. That will stick 'em to the carpet so they don't budge. Now I just have to learn to fly all over again without the twisty stick but the extra realism factor is extremely cool.
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#48 Proccy

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 00:32

Ch peddles are great I fly useing only my big toes to control the peddles small movements only and thats all you need in Rof :lol:
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#49 Viper69

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 17:05

Ogres have big, big toes, and layers.
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#50 Jaws2002

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 17:31

Ch here too. For about eight years. I did have to get a second set in 2006 as some axis and buttons were showing the abuze my FW-190 got over the years. (turn damit!!Image) :lol:
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