View Full Version : Rudder Pedals

01-16-2008, 10:09 AM
hi all,

Presently i'm not flying with no Rudder peddals, but next week, i'm guess i will buy ones from Saytek. I was thinking the "Pro Flight Rudder Pedals" model, but i need same advise from the people u knows best. Can anyone give same tips on the mather ???



01-16-2008, 10:14 AM
Go CH dude!

Saitek sux00r http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

01-16-2008, 10:26 AM
The problem with CH is that in europe they are nearly twice the price of that of the USA. Thats why saitek sells!



see what I mean

01-16-2008, 11:34 AM
Go CH dude!

My Saitek Pedals lasted 6 months, I have had these CH pedals for about 5 years and they are still going strong.

01-16-2008, 11:38 AM

01-16-2008, 11:49 AM
I am well pleased with my ch pedals. But mine are gameport used via ebay (I could not justify full price).

I have no experience with the Saitek pedals. Love the X-45/X-52 and do not think poorly of their products (so far). But I don't think much of the pedals. Not for any reason. Just a feeling - an irrational personal prejudice.

To stir up the mix a little you might want to consider simpeds. They have an excellent reputation.


01-16-2008, 12:02 PM
Bought my CH pedals in Europe (overpriced Norway even), and found them to be worth every crown I gave for them.

01-16-2008, 12:48 PM
The price difference between the saitek pedals and the CH pedals is not that great.Wait a week or two more and get the CH.I would rather spend £100 on something that lasts 'forever' than £70 on something that lasts for 6 months to a year.

01-16-2008, 12:55 PM
Maybe it is an idea to make your own rudder pedals like this Brazilian guy did. Just kidding but it looks good in my opinion.



The related videos on the right side are about Saytek Rudder Pedals by the way.

Before you buy the pedals I would advise you to have a look on Ebay, it can be a lot cheaper even with the costs for the shipment because of the currency of the U.S. dollar compared to the euro.

Boa sorte com o seus rudder pedals! I keep using my fingers to turn my crate.

01-16-2008, 12:57 PM
If you are in Europe you can buy Simpeds I had thrustmaster and had a try on saiteks.
There's no match the simpeds are of another class, even if I have the original varios (1999). They worked flawlessly for 8 years and they are still working. They are Infinitely smoother than saiteks . I know it's quite difficult to have them because they are sold in small quantities but they are worth the wait...

01-16-2008, 12:58 PM
When I first started PC flight siming, I went through joy sticks every month or so. I've had my CH Fighterstick, Pro Throttle, and Pro Pedals now for seven years!

Sietek makes gaming controlers, while CH makes flight controls for real aircraft and flight sims. They developed a gaming division in within their company in the late 90's for us hard-core flight simmers. CH are hardy product with a solid software manager.

Take it from a retired Naval Aircrewman, Comercial pilot, and Flight Instructor... Spend the extra few duckies. You'll save money in the long-run by not having to replace them every so often.


01-16-2008, 01:11 PM
I have CH but the pedal sizes were designed for keebler elves.

01-16-2008, 01:47 PM
Few questions:

Have you got a link for Simpeds website and roughly what price are we talking here?

I have (yes really) UK Size 13 shoes, that's 14 in the US and 48 in Europe. Do pedals actually fit these shoe sizes?

A lot, and I mean a lot! of people I speak to talk about using the pedals from Racing wheels, as they are much cheaper, but do the job perfectly.

Which racing wheel is it worth punting for to get a good set of pedals, from user experience?

That's about it. Cheers, MP.

01-16-2008, 02:00 PM
I forgot these is the link of thier site

01-16-2008, 04:26 PM

This is the link

01-16-2008, 04:31 PM
A lot, and I mean a lot! of people I speak to talk about using the pedals from Racing wheels, as they are much cheaper, but do the job perfectly.

When I first started flying I used my logitech pedals for rudders. I found they did work fine but did not have toe brake functionality. The also did not "feel" exactley right because the two pedals were shaped a little differently for gas and brake.

01-16-2008, 05:23 PM
I own both... I prefer the Saiteks... but CH is good...

01-17-2008, 12:48 PM
HI guys,

tanks for the amount of info.

well, i think ( i dind't made my seach yet) i never saw a CH pedals in the stores here. I like the Saytek produts, but i'm guess i cam check the CH pedals also. Maybe they r $$$, i don´t know that yet.

waldo, como é que está o teu português ??? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Space-bandit, the adress u post it r the CH site???

Anyways tanks all http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


01-18-2008, 04:53 AM
It is easy to convert CH Pro gameport pedals to USB.

Get hold of a broken logitek Wingman II joystick.

Open it up and remove the circuit board - noting which wires are connected to the pots.

Open up pedals and replace existing circuit board with that from wingman - solder wires then close pedals.

I did a set for a squad mate - they work perfectly two years later.

TgD Thunderbolt56
01-18-2008, 06:50 AM
Simpeds are the best but almost 3 times more expensive than even the CH pedals and there is a ridiculous lead time on their availability as the "production line" is one dude.

For availability, durability and great customer support, I can speak VERY highly of CH. I've never had the Saitek pedals but my CH Pro's have been ridden hard for over 5 years without a single issue and I've used them in IL2, LOMAC, GTR, NASCAR...to name a few.

Skoshi Tiger
01-18-2008, 07:08 AM
Originally posted by Blood_Splat:
I have CH but the pedal sizes were designed for keebler elves.

I know I shouldn't ask, but what exactly is a keebler elf?

I've got a game port Thrustmaster Elite pedals and they've been going great for about 8 years. No thought of upgrading, but may try to get them working through my BU0836

01-18-2008, 09:00 AM
Originally posted by Blood_Splat:
I have CH but the pedal sizes were designed for keebler elves.

Thats why I went with the Saitek's(okay I love my X-52 so it was a somewhat of a no brainer)
CH may be "better quality" but they are far too close together for my liking. Saitek's move like rudder pedals. CH just feel like my G25's pedals more car like than plane like.

01-18-2008, 09:47 AM
I have both.
And trust me, I've been a long time Saitek basher.

But about rudder pedals, Saitek is way better in mechanism & ergonomics.
I've been using Saitek one for about 14 months and no problem so far. (Used CH pedals for 3 years. I don't use it anymore.)
Axis sensitivity is still so precise that it feels like a new one.

For me, it is a masterpiece in rudder pedals market.

01-18-2008, 10:14 AM
Have never tried Saitek so I cannot comment on them. Mostly because I bought my CH pedals years ago and they are still going strong. Good quality and last forever! I would recommend them.


01-18-2008, 10:54 AM
Well, after much searching,with lots of help ond helpful opinions of u guys, i decided for Saitek.

For 2 reasons:

1-i've never tryed neither CH or Saytek, so as far as i concern, they r both excelent, and the posts from u guys r 50-50.

2- The price here in Portugal helps, decide in favor of Saitek. Just For a bit of information: CH - 135 EUROS = 199 USD ; Saitek - 86 EUROS = 126 USD - Current currency

So, i guess Saitek it is.

Tanks all.


01-19-2008, 10:39 PM
Where can you find saitek pedals at only 86€ and ch at 135€ here in Portugal? In FNAC saiteks are 155€ and CH are 190€ which is a big stretch from USA prices.

2 years ago I went with simpeds to replace a pair of thrustmaster elites (são de porta de jogos, é complicado usá-los sem um Cougar ou setup completo gameport), since rudders are WAY overpriced in Portugal. A pair of gameport Vario/Pros for my über Cougar went for roughly ~150€, and despite the lack of toe-brakes, I'd guess both CH and Saitek can't match them for the same price practised in here.

01-20-2008, 04:47 PM
Papa, ès Tuga?

vê na PIXMANIA. só online.Vale a pena, para os Saitek. quanto aos CH,onome não me ocorre agara, mas se pesquisares por CH ruddder pedals. paginas de portugal vês logo. é també tb online.


sorry for this "Bilingue" stuff, guys, bu i'm provinding same info. to a portuguese(???) menber.