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tonyt1960
02-20-2006, 05:07 AM
I have the Pro's. When i play im pretty gentle on ther controls. But the pedal assembly will have a tendency to "walk" away from you over time as you use it if you dont have it butted up against a wall or something. I have a HTPC so i play in my living room with pedals on carpet (no wall to butt up against). Anyone come up with any good ideas? Or do you just deal with it and grab them with your feet moving them closer when they get too far away.

Right now i have a 25lb dumbell in front of them...lol... but they still seem to walk after using them for a while. Im thinking maybe getting that short fake grass and apply it upside down to the bottom so it "grabs" the carpet. suggestions? TIA

tonyt1960
02-20-2006, 05:07 AM
I have the Pro's. When i play im pretty gentle on ther controls. But the pedal assembly will have a tendency to "walk" away from you over time as you use it if you dont have it butted up against a wall or something. I have a HTPC so i play in my living room with pedals on carpet (no wall to butt up against). Anyone come up with any good ideas? Or do you just deal with it and grab them with your feet moving them closer when they get too far away.

Right now i have a 25lb dumbell in front of them...lol... but they still seem to walk after using them for a while. Im thinking maybe getting that short fake grass and apply it upside down to the bottom so it "grabs" the carpet. suggestions? TIA

ElAurens
02-20-2006, 05:20 AM
Self adhesive "hook" velcro maybe?

x6BL_Brando
02-20-2006, 05:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Self adhesive "hook" velcro maybe? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Thats exactly what I use http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif You can buy the two 'sides of a Velcro fastener-ribbon in various widths and by the metre. A self-adhesive version is available, and I use strips of the hooked side stuck to the base of my pedals. Try a sewing supplies shop.

B

WWSensei
02-20-2006, 06:18 AM
Yep, The Miracle Of Velcro has solved this problem for my Simped-Varios...

Tully__
02-20-2006, 07:48 AM
Drill a small hole in the base and tether them to your chair with a bit of string...

tonyt1960
02-20-2006, 08:26 AM
All excellent ideas guys! Thanks so much...

Old_Canuck
02-20-2006, 09:20 AM
For over a year now, I've been using a non slip rubber shelf liner - also used to hold woodworking pieces so they don't slip under a router. Hasn't budged a centimeter/inch in all that time. This solution needs a hard surfaced floor however, or plywood. Oh what the heck - here's a photo of my solution which attracts a bit of ribbing from family and friends who don't understand that I enjoy my insanity too much to become "normal" like them.

The non-skid rubber is on a hard surface and the blue throw rug has a square cut out of it.
http://www.woodbuddies.com/PF/Pedals.JPG

Velcro might be better - just haven't tried it. But then this solution has not "walked" yet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

horseback
02-20-2006, 11:11 AM
I tried (literally) all those solutions in the first six months I had my CH Pedals, and none of them worked for me; the things would eventually start to slide away.

My solution is simple. My gaming computer is on a desk against a wall (I believe this is true for most of us). I use a sturdy box (in this case, the box my motherboard came in) to get the distance I need between the pedals and the wall, and two large hardbacks (to provide clearance for the cable) between the pedals and the box.

I came up with the books idea after realizing that the cable was getting abused.

The books were sci-fi that turned out to be disappointing; your choices may vary, but I recommend two hardbacked tomes of approximately the same thickness (300+ pages worked for me) that you know you'll never open again.

Believe me, I got much greater value for my money this way than from re-reading them...

cheers

horseback

PS -eventually, I'll get around to building an adjustable frame out of wood or metal, but the box has lasted two years now.

tonyt1960
02-20-2006, 12:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Old_Canuck:

http://www.woodbuddies.com/PF/Pedals.JPG

But then this solution has not "walked" yet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thats awesome. I think you might get award for most creative... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Love your signature quote horseback.

Old_Canuck
02-20-2006, 02:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tonyt1960:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Old_Canuck:

http://www.woodbuddies.com/PF/Pedals.JPG

But then this solution has not "walked" yet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thats awesome. I think you might get award for most creative... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Love your signature quote horseback. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thank you, Sir. Now I only http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gifwish the wife was impressed enough to let me buy those three - 19" ViewSonic LCD monitors

A.K.Davis
02-20-2006, 02:32 PM
If you have it on a smooth surface, just clean the pads on the underside of the base. The thing starts walking when the pads get dusty.

e2michaelb
02-20-2006, 03:18 PM
You might also try cutting a couple of lengths of 1"x4" board to brace the pedal base against the nearest wall base. Use two boards so as not to interfere with the cable which is attached to the leading (i.e.- "far") edge of the base. I am not so gentle when recovering from a spin, but the base does not move since setting this up.

mortoma
02-20-2006, 06:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWSensei:
Yep, The Miracle Of Velcro has solved this problem for my Simped-Varios... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>That's why I like the MC-205 "Velcro" so much. Nice plane and the first in history to be fastened together with Velcro, hence the name. The Italians were ahead of their time. The wings come off easily in a dive because of it though.

stansdds
02-21-2006, 04:04 AM
I use a piece of 2"x4" lumber to keep mine from sliding into the back wall of my desk.

Philipscdrw
02-21-2006, 06:02 AM
I just wear shoes and drag the pedals back into place when they've wandered across the floor. It's not really a problem at all!

mean_mango
02-21-2006, 10:44 AM
While we're on the topic.... how do you keep your computer chair from "wheeling away" from your computer when you push on the pedals? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

tonyt1960
02-22-2006, 06:48 PM
I think i may have found the answer to all my problems...

Playseat (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3308494)

LimaZulu
02-22-2006, 07:25 PM
I've got CH ProPedals and a X-52 and am curious as to how well they would mount. For that price I'd be interested how it works out for you Tony.

LZ

tonyt1960
02-22-2006, 08:08 PM
It is a bit pricey... and you can get them cheaper if you search around... still debating whether i want to pull the trigger on it.

Hawgdog
02-22-2006, 09:08 PM
Well, as I have a supply of 12" sanding discs here, I slapped a 80 grit to the back, they last about a year or so.
I suspect a pair of 5" 40 grits would work equally well.
Or, get a hot glue gun

leitmotiv
02-22-2006, 10:32 PM
Velcro, brilliant! I've had to use my pedals like sewing machine pedals (stamping right down on them instead of pushing them---in other words, haven't been able to use toe brakes, too!). Any suggestions on how to keep a CH yoke from dancing all over the place when I use it for Beaus and Ju 88s? I do not have a table suitable to use the ingenious clamp system CH provides with the yoke.