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HitchHikerHSDWG
07-18-2006, 01:58 PM
Saitek has finally released there rudder pedals for sale on the Saitek store (may be more places selling them I dont know yet). They look sweet but I'll have to wait till next month when I get paid. I just ordered TrackIR 4 so that was $150 purchase for the month!

If anyone has a set, plans on getting a set or knows anything else about them please post it here for others to see.

Oh the link to: www.Saitek.com (http://www.Saitek.com) pick your country and go to the store section. Enjoy!

HitchHikerHSDWG
07-18-2006, 01:58 PM
Saitek has finally released there rudder pedals for sale on the Saitek store (may be more places selling them I dont know yet). They look sweet but I'll have to wait till next month when I get paid. I just ordered TrackIR 4 so that was $150 purchase for the month!

If anyone has a set, plans on getting a set or knows anything else about them please post it here for others to see.

Oh the link to: www.Saitek.com (http://www.Saitek.com) pick your country and go to the store section. Enjoy!

FoolTrottel
07-18-2006, 02:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">pick your country and go to the store section. Enjoy! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif Better pick USA & Canada, or them pedals will never show up! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif
(Oh well, maybe later... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif )
(Direct link to them pedals) (http://saitekusa.stores.yahoo.net/proflrupe.html)

Have Fun!

Haigotron
07-18-2006, 02:53 PM
Pedals still confuse me a little bit...

In this one's case, when I push on one, does the other comes towards me like in RL? or one is pushed back while the other stays in place?

Itll go swell with my x45 tho http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

russ.nl
07-18-2006, 03:11 PM
It looks a bit fragile. I'll wait for someone that buys it and posts about it here.

HitchHikerHSDWG
07-18-2006, 03:19 PM
I doubt its fragile....... but I'll be buying them next month so I'll let everyone know how they feel. As for the motion of the pedals the only other set of pedals readily available; CH Pro Rudder pedals, look like they operate the same way.

Ernst_Rohr
07-18-2006, 03:28 PM
I ordered a set yesterday, so I will report on them after they show up.

It was an easy buy for me, I was looking at Simpeds, but he sticker shock was making me wait. I like the CH pedals, but the unmodded CH's are too close together for me. Quite uncomfortable actually. I hope the Saitek's are the solution. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

HitchHikerHSDWG
07-18-2006, 03:39 PM
Well the fact that they're wider than the CH and are much more compatible with my Saitek stuff than CH are enough for me. It sucks though because I looked on the Saitek site yesterday before I ordered TrackIR and they werent avaible to buy yet and as soon as I buy TrackIR they are avaiable! I wanted both devices but I was psyched on the rudder pedals more since I hate the twist rudder on my X-52 (its just too hard to be accurate, roll and fire guns at the same time).

Ernst_Rohr
07-18-2006, 03:45 PM
I can agree with you there. I find that my X52 tends to "slop" the rudder around in flight as well. VERY annoying when lining up a high speed shot and having an unitentional rudder bounce your shot picture all over the place.

I like the X52 I have right now, but I am really wanting a decent set of pedals, makes a huge difference in flight.

russ.nl
07-18-2006, 05:56 PM
You guys have that X52 twist rudder problem too!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I thought it was just me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

accpps
07-18-2006, 06:27 PM
I think they are just taking people's money right now.

From the saitek boards posted today by uksupport.

"The pedals should be available by the end of August/start of September."

Bandit.426Cdn
07-18-2006, 09:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by accpps:
I think they are just taking people's money right now.

From the saitek boards posted today by uksupport.

"The pedals should be available by the end of August/start of September." </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yup, i asked that question on their board yesterday - Awaiting their availability impatiently myself.

Malik_VII
07-18-2006, 11:17 PM
It's too bad that with an x-52 or x-45 you can't make them appear as one device for some of the older sims that only see one.
I would have set my ch pedals aside as a back if that was the case but, I posted on the saitek forums and was told it wouldn't so I'm thinking about going all CH

alphalvr
07-19-2006, 07:29 AM
if you check ebay ive noticed there are also another set of rudder pedals that you can buy (from china) they are the cheapest by far (half price of ch) i just wondered has anyone got a set, any good??

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rudder-Pedals-USB-port-for-Flight...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rudder-Pedals-USB-port-for-Flight-Simulator_W0QQitemZ250009097459QQihZ015QQcategoryZ 11051QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)



item number 250009097459 if the link dont work



i was about to buy the ch ones and now ive been put off by the `too close argument` grrrrrr


i think ill try to get my MS pedals (ffb wheel) going with my old logitech wingman ffb joystick before i jump in.

they wouldnt work with my cyborg evo ffb stick (well ffb wont work, the pedals do)

grrrrr

Ernst_Rohr
07-19-2006, 07:56 AM
The CH pedals are good, dont get me wrong, I had a set for a long time. My problem is that as a very tall guy with big feet, the CH pedals were uncomfortable for me over long periods of light since they were so close together. I wound up with one foot off the pedals just to be comfortable, which was kind of stupid. Not a thing wrong with them, just my personal opinon. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

As far as the chinese pedals, no idea, I have never seen them before.

Best of the market have to be the Simpeds, but they are EXPENSIVE. You definatly get what you pay for though.

Worf101
07-19-2006, 08:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by alphalvr:
if you check ebay ive noticed there are also another set of rudder pedals that you can buy (from china) they are the cheapest by far (half price of ch) i just wondered has anyone got a set, any good??

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rudder-Pedals-USB-port-for-Flight...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rudder-Pedals-USB-port-for-Flight-Simulator_W0QQitemZ250009097459QQihZ015QQcategoryZ 11051QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)



item number 250009097459 if the link dont work



i was about to buy the ch ones and now ive been put off by the `too close argument` grrrrrr


i think ill try to get my MS pedals (ffb wheel) going with my old logitech wingman ffb joystick before i jump in.

they wouldnt work with my cyborg evo ffb stick (well ffb wont work, the pedals do)

grrrrr </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Man those look closer than the CH's I got rid of last month. I could "live" with the CH Pro's but wasn't happy. My simpeds (my Christmas present to myself) are pure joy. If someone could mass produce the design and bring the price down to about $120.00 U.S. we'd all be in heaven.

Da Worfster

HitchHikerHSDWG
07-20-2006, 12:46 PM
I'm awaiting the Saiteks the Chinese pedals look more like a gas a brake pedal for a driving sim. I guess I should at least check out the simpeds though.

Anyone have a link to simpeds?

gates123
07-20-2006, 03:47 PM
If there anything like their joysticks you can expect their life expectency to be a max 30 days. No thx I'll take CH any day for durability

HitchHikerHSDWG
07-20-2006, 04:16 PM
OK every one has bad experiences but my Saitek has performed flawlessly (but for a few times it was my fault) and is a great stick. I've had it longer than 30 days too so it must be good. In fact all my saitek products have been good to me. You must be one of those few cases that were unhappy since everyone I know that uses saitek has been happy with there purchases.

Taylortony
07-20-2006, 04:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by gates123:
If there anything like their joysticks you can expect their life expectency to be a max 30 days. No thx I'll take CH any day for durability </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


X45 still going strong 4 years on http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Unused by me dust gathering thrustmaster cougar and pedals on desk still after 2 years... tried and pushed to one side.

Ernst_Rohr
07-20-2006, 04:44 PM
I got my X52 several months back, and my only complaint was that the throttle wouldnt zero out, it always hung at 3% to 5%. That was easily fixed in the gamecontoller range band settings. Since then, its been rock solid, and I use it heavily.

My only complaint about the X52 is that I would like a slightly heavier centering spring. Thats it.

I have had the CH sticks in the past and MS FFB sticks. Both were great products. I like the Saitek for its number of buttons, and I would argue that the X52 throttle is the best out there right now, hands down.

Absolutely nothing wrong with the CH pedals, but I find them way to narrow, and uncomfortable. I had a set, and they gave me solid service for years, but I prefer something a little wider set.

Stackhouse25th
07-20-2006, 05:18 PM
how is Saitek support? Ive pretty much torn my Fighterstick to pieces and sent it in and got a complete rebuild for nothing more than the shipping costs.

Thats why i bought my pedals recently was because of their tech support, not how close or how cool the pedals are.

HitchHikerHSDWG
07-20-2006, 05:26 PM
Whoa dont make assumptions. As far as I can see Saitek has good customer support, CH is a smaller company in comparison and probably has fewer customers because of there products cost so that makes it very easy for them to take care of customers needs. Saitek is a rather large company with many PC/Console add ons and are very affordable in comparison which adds to there broader base of customers.

From initial reviews the Saitek rudder pedals look good, feel good and priced right THAT is what matters most to me. The tech support can be fabulous too but at the same time the product can suck complete b@lls! I think the product itself is what matters in the long run.

VFS-22_SPaRX
07-20-2006, 05:53 PM
You guys keep saying the that Saitek rudder pedals are priced better then the CH pedals. I don't get it. Everything I have seen in reference to Saiteks pedal price puts them at around $150 US. You can get the CH pedals for $86.61 + shipping and tax (if required)

http://www.provantage.com/ch-300-111~7CHPP002.htm (http://www.provantage.com/ch-300-111%7E7CHPP002.htm)

I think that pretty much speaks for itself.

Bandit.426Cdn
07-20-2006, 06:47 PM
I have tried out CH pedals for a brief period of time, and IMHO, the too-close pedals alone is a disqualifier for purchase for me. It isn't about cost. I don't want to rework a set of brand new pedals to be wider, out of the box. I'm happy with my X52 setup, and i was happy with my Cyborg Evo. I'm more than happy to give Saitek's pedals a swing at the bat.

HitchHikerHSDWG
07-21-2006, 12:27 AM
Actually I dont think I said they were priced better but "Priced Right". I still dont like the CH because there spaced like a gas and brake pedal for a car THEY'RE JUST NOT spaced right for my tastes. Plus CH gear(although will work) is supposed to work with CH gear not saitek.