View Full Version : CH Pedals woe, can you help?

12-02-2005, 06:14 PM
I've noticed that my pedals have started giving phantom readings. The yaw axis, when left without anyone touching it, goes from 125(raw data) when centered and just "creeps" down to 0 like someone is stepping on the left pedal http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

I've emailed CH but it'll take some time for them to get back to me. I wondered if anyone else has had this problem and found a remedy.

12-02-2005, 06:31 PM
Perhaps you have a dirty potentiometer.

I had the right brake pot go bad and wondered why I kept crashing on landing.


12-02-2005, 07:19 PM
never had a problem with my pedals, but my F16 combat stick had some parts wear out
after several yrs of heavy use, and they repaired it for $25....been working great for 2 yrs since.

The guys at CH are very helpful, but one told me he didnt think it could be repaired while another one told me to send it in and theyd see what happens......so if you dont like the original opinion you get, seek another one.

They do good work.got it back to me in less than a week.

12-02-2005, 08:43 PM
I'll miss them if I have to send them back. I live in the UK though and I don't know wether returning them to CH will be a viable option,could be as expensive as buying new ones http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif. It's a rhubarb of a pickle of a jam!

12-02-2005, 10:29 PM
Ch pedals are dust magnets. After a year my potentiometer was so gummed up it only worked half the time. I had to open the case and clean it thoroughly. After that it worked fine.

A word of caution.

Open the case verrry carefully. Things will fly out all over the place. And putting it back together is a real PITA. Still, it's a better option than buying a new one, if it works.

Mine have been fine ever since.(except for grinding sound due to the roller bearing that jumped out and hid somewhere in the apt.)

12-03-2005, 12:29 AM
How to clean a pot correctly? (No jokes please.)


12-03-2005, 05:30 AM
How to clean a pot correctly? (No jokes please.) Spray liberally with aerosol electronic component cleaner or flush with isopropyl alcohol. Either way, make sure you give it plenty of time to dry before putting it back into service (about 2 mins for the aerosol, half and hour for the alcohol).

12-03-2005, 05:52 AM

Take a look at the site and you can find and order spares (such as rudder potentiometers, etc).


I ordered a set but was away when they arrived and by the time I got to the Post Office they had been sent back. Ch simply posted them again at no extra charge - couldn't ask for better service than that!



PS The advice on disassembling the pedals is spot on - it is an enormous pain in the rear...

12-03-2005, 09:58 AM
The CH-hangar (http://www.ch-hangar.com/) forum has some really great blokes and lassies to help you with any problems.

12-03-2005, 12:58 PM
Thanks everyone for your replies, I'll see what CH technical support suggest as the pedals are less tham a year old so they'll still be under warranty, don't know if they'll reimburse carriage though. Taking them apart myself will be my last option as i have badluck when it comes to fixing stuff.

12-03-2005, 02:42 PM
I've read of people trying to clean pots with WD40 before. Do not do this. Wonderful as WD40 is, it cannot fix everything. Personally my choice for cleaning pots is Servisol, partly because I like the retro 1940s-style lettering on the can.