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TC_Stele
05-19-2006, 01:31 AM
They were apparently unveiled at E3 and well, they just look like spruced up CH pedals. Another set to add to the market, though.

http://saitekusa.com/usa/info/e3.htm

http://saitekusa.com/usa/info/press/Pro_flight_rudderpedals.pdf

WOLFMondo
05-19-2006, 02:07 AM
They look pretty cheap and made of flimsy plastic to me. They don't look anywhere near as solid as CH pedals.

Vike
05-19-2006, 02:39 AM
Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
They look pretty cheap and made of flimsy plastic to me. They don't look anywhere near as solid as CH pedals.


I disagree. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

These rudder pedals have the same aesthetic as the allmighty X-52 HOTAS. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://www.compax.ru/katalog/joy/saitek/x52.jpg

http://saitekusa.com/usa/images/product/pcp/rudderpedals.jpg

I find them quite pretty.Moreover,as i use home-made rudder pedals,i think i'll buy those one when they break,in order to complete the X-52 Hotas i already have.

I would also add...That those pedals,in a way,reminds me those we find in the Me109G/K (http://109lair.hobbyvista.com/walkaround/10639/bk6.interior.8.jpg) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

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TC_Stele
05-19-2006, 10:15 AM
Ah, you're right, they do. I can't tell how big they actually are, but the pedals do look like they're spaced further apart, than the CH pedals. I actually prefer them further apart....to make some room...ahem.

NonWonderDog
05-19-2006, 12:03 PM
They don't look flimsy at all to me -- they look like a good solid inch of high impact nylon! What are the CH pedals made of?

The Saitek pedals definitely look better from 3/4 view than head-on, though.

Chivas
05-19-2006, 12:08 PM
The Simhq guys who seen them at E3 were very impressed with the rudders.

Akronnick
05-19-2006, 01:15 PM
What are the CH pedals made of?


Granite.

well not really, but CH pedals are heavy duty kit. I took mine apart to remove the center detent and they are hard core. The pivot points are .25" crome plated steel pins. The Pots are large and encased in metal, and the wiring doesn't make me think that they'll break if you handle them rough.

On the other hand, I've dissassembled my Saitek X45 and while not the worst I've seen, they could use some improvement.

ronison
05-19-2006, 06:34 PM
On the other hand I cut open an Orange and Apple. The Orange looked better constructed to me, maybe Im wrong.

_VR_ScorpionWorm
05-19-2006, 07:59 PM
I take it nothing has surfaced about how wide the pedals are spaced apart? I would buy these when/if my CH pedals go out but my main issue would be pedal width, if you have CH pedals you know what I'm talking about.

If they have a good space between them then these will become top notch over the CH Pedals IMHO.

slo_1_2_3
05-19-2006, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
They look pretty cheap and made of flimsy plastic to me. They don't look anywhere near as solid as CH pedals.
THere srill probably more study than mine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

ivankuturkokoff
05-20-2006, 12:51 AM
Some more detailed images

http://saitek.ru/news/?attach=179.25

http://saitek.ru/news/?179

Vike
05-20-2006, 02:20 AM
Originally posted by ivankuturkokoff:
Some more detailed images

http://saitek.ru/news/?attach=179.25

http://saitek.ru/news/?179

Thanks!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

OMG,THAT is Ergonmics:

http://saitek.ru/news/?attach=179.13

http://saitek.ru/news/?attach=179.11

Fittable pedal length http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
Perfect for my big feet!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ok,now i want them to complete my X-52 Hotas http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

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ps:
Hmm,i'm really thinking about some Me109 customisation for these pedals... (http://109lair.hobbyvista.com/walkaround/410077/410077as-37.JPG) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

TC_Stele
05-20-2006, 11:48 AM
Did some more searching at the Saitek site and apparently the rudder pedals will be available come July06 for $149! Same price as the CH Pedals.

http://store.yahoo.com/saitekusa/proflrupe.html

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-20-2006, 12:17 PM
More diversity in the flight-sim peripheral market can only be a good thing. I'm stuck on CH stuff meself, but welcome the additional items on the menu.


TB

horseback
05-20-2006, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by TC_Stele:
Did some more searching at the Saitek site and apparently the rudder pedals will be available come July06 for $149! Same price as the CH Pedals. I got my Pro Pedals for $90 USD on sale at a local Frys' about three years ago. Last I looked, they're selling for $99.00, same as the Pro Throttle there. CH seem to prefer to distribute their products via retalers, so they charge more if you order direct.

If the suggested retail for the Saitek pedals is $149, they'd have to be pretty danged good to beat CH or get a chunk of their market share...and I 've been thinking about getting another set of controllers for the living room computer.

cheers

horseback

SithSpeeder
05-20-2006, 03:22 PM
Anyone know the spacing between the new Saitek pedals?

My CH ProPedals are 8 inches apart, foot centerline to foot centerline.

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ivankuturkokoff
05-20-2006, 04:11 PM
Vike.

Ref 109 Customisation of the pedals I was thinking the same http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Tator_Totts
05-20-2006, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by SithSpeeder:
Anyone know the spacing between the new Saitek pedals?

My CH ProPedals are 8 inches apart, foot centerline to foot centerline.

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Here is a little from Jason Go gamer he is envolved with the testing.

Guys,

I will tell you that these pedals are really nice. I have been "consulting" Saitek on them for a few months and believe it or not they took my comments and other simmer's comments to heart. I'll explain some of the features.

1. Yes, there is a tension adjustment. You can twist that big knob to set it where you want to fit what you like.

2. The length of the foot pedals themselves are adjustable. You can make them short or long simply by pushing a button and pulling on the end. Really cool.

3. Toe Brakes are there. They are working to get the right travel on them. They can be programmed for differential braking as well.

4. They are wider than the CH set. More like the old Thrustmaster ones.

5. The unit is not flimsy at all. Much more sturdy and heavier than the CH set. Lots of rubber feet to help with grip.

6. Actual eyelets are at the corners for those that build pits and want to screw theirs down.

7. Optional Heel Extensions are there as well so you can rest your foot more comfortably when on long distance flights.

This unit will send CH back to the drawing board on their pedals.

The price that is suggested seems close to what we'd pay for a vast improvement over the CH pedals.

GoGamer should have them first in the States and possibly exclusively for a time. We'll be taking pre-orders soon. I can't wait to pick up my own set as well.

Saitek isn't done with simmers either. They have more stuff coming in the future.

Good times!

Link
http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb....=144;t=004841#000000 (http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=144;t=004841#000000 )

_VR_ScorpionWorm
05-20-2006, 05:33 PM
Even then that doesn't help any with the question about pedal width. Its like telling an aeronautical engineer "I need something yey wide" and using your hands as reference. I have never seen Thrustmaster pedals so that comparison is a weak arguement. If perhaps someone can that reviews these can take a few seconds to measure....


Anyways, still sounds good in the pedal width department, looks like I'll be ordering mine from Jason when he gets his pre-order forms ready and Saitek is in distribution.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SithSpeeder
05-20-2006, 06:27 PM
I posted my query to the Saitek User Forums. They are pretty good about responding (albeit not on weekends).

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ivankuturkokoff
05-21-2006, 01:52 AM
Thrustmaster Elites the dimension from the centre of each pedal to the centre of the other is 32Cm or 12.5 inches.

CH Pro pedals the same Dimension is 20cm or 8 inches.

SithSpeeder
05-21-2006, 09:13 AM
An actual Boeing 767 is 36 cm (14+ inches) center to center (figured out from http://www.simpit.de/b767dim/index.html)

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stelr
05-21-2006, 03:35 PM
I loved the spacing of my old Thrustmaster pedals, but sold them to get the CH complete HOTAS.

I'm definitely interested in these, but wonder if they are compatible with my CH equip (stick and throttle)?

v/r
Stel

Vike
05-22-2006, 01:33 AM
Originally posted by TC_Stele:
Did some more searching at the Saitek site and apparently the rudder pedals will be available come July06 for $149! Same price as the CH Pedals.

http://store.yahoo.com/saitekusa/proflrupe.html

Okayy,thanks for this info http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Originally posted by ivankuturkokoff:
Vike.

Ref 109 Customisation of the pedals I was thinking the same http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

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SithSpeeder
05-22-2006, 02:34 PM
OK, got the answer in the Saitek forums...


Hi,

Oh it's definitely wider - anyone who tried them at E3 who had experience of the CH Pedals said how much they preferred the width of our pedals; they have a 12" separation between the centre lines of the pedals.
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