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Darkbluesky
03-18-2004, 12:35 PM
Hi,

Now I'm asking myself about some basic things of planes. About rudder pedals I've seen that many of them are handled with the feet put over the floor and not resting over the same pedal itself (as in german planes). So I think that for adjusting yaw you should push the appropiate pedal, sliding your foot over the floor.

BUT, to apply the correspondant toe brake, I wonder if it is necessary to lift the feet to the lower edge of the pedal and then press to apply them. Or if is normal to press the brake (pedal) from the foot resting over the floor.

I'm planning to make my own pedal set,

Thank you very much!!

Regards

Darkbluesky
03-18-2004, 12:35 PM
Hi,

Now I'm asking myself about some basic things of planes. About rudder pedals I've seen that many of them are handled with the feet put over the floor and not resting over the same pedal itself (as in german planes). So I think that for adjusting yaw you should push the appropiate pedal, sliding your foot over the floor.

BUT, to apply the correspondant toe brake, I wonder if it is necessary to lift the feet to the lower edge of the pedal and then press to apply them. Or if is normal to press the brake (pedal) from the foot resting over the floor.

I'm planning to make my own pedal set,

Thank you very much!!

Regards

JG7_Rall
03-18-2004, 01:14 PM
err..not too sure of what you're asking...

to apply brakes to rudder pedals irl, you simply roll your foot forward to apply pressure to the upper part of the pedal. not sure if that helps you too much though http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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Darkbluesky
03-19-2004, 12:56 AM
Tx for repply and sorry for my english http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I post here an image where you can read what to do to apply toe brakes according to the manufacturer of Cirrus pedals, (look at the text at bottom left side). It seems you can't apply toe brakes when your feet are just over the floor, you should lift them and put them over the pedal itself. Is this way the real way? Tx!!

http://www.avsim.com/pages/0503/pfcpedals/instructions.jpg

Regards,

lindyman
03-19-2004, 01:24 AM
You move your foot forward to reach the brakes. When not breaking, you rest the foot on the floor with the toes on the lower part of the pedal, well clear of the brakes. The reason is to avoid unintended braking during taxi (not dangerous, unless snowy, but unnecessarily expensive,) takeoff and landing.
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/Bjorn.

zugfuhrer
03-19-2004, 02:35 AM
I have made my one pedals.
I can send you a blueprint of it if you want.
mail to perca_perca@hotmail.com

ELEM
03-19-2004, 03:47 AM
Not all a/c had toe (or even heel) brakes. Some had a lever on the control column that applied the brakes, but with the use of rudder pedals to make the braking differential.

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

http://img35.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Elem_Klimov/I-16_desktop.jpg

Darkbluesky
03-19-2004, 07:13 AM
About new pedals, what do you think of a U-shape layout. So you have not any obstacle between the pedals (so it is possible to use this space for a center console).

What do you think?

Tx

Darkbluesky
03-19-2004, 12:45 PM
bump