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    Not sure if this has been discussed but why isn't IL-2 set up to allow seperate toe brakes? I mapped the brake function to one of of the toe brakes on my CH Pedals, but it doesn't feel right at all and makes stopping much more awkward than it should be!

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    Not sure if this has been discussed but why isn't IL-2 set up to allow seperate toe brakes? I mapped the brake function to one of of the toe brakes on my CH Pedals, but it doesn't feel right at all and makes stopping much more awkward than it should be!

    Jarg
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    Agreed. Separate toe-brakes would be great..
    (And I have 1 axis I can't use anywhere, it's annoying

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    It was mentioned in the past I can only remember vaugley byt it was something to do with that most aircraft in IL2 origianlly when built by manufacture didn't have them. And someone mentioned it wasn't worth the effort to put in the code of the game.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
    It was mentioned in the past I can only remember vaugley byt it was something to do with that most aircraft in IL2 origianlly when built by manufacture didn't have them<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Most Soviet and British aircraft used differential braking by design not technique.

    That is, a lever on the control column (animated in many IL2FB aircraft) was pulled aft to apply the brakes. The amount the pilot pulled the lever aft controlled the amount of brake force.

    In a situation where the rudder pedals were neutral, this braking force would be applied evenly to both wheel brakes.

    When the pilot pushed his boot on a pedal, more braking force (hydraulic or pneumatic) would be applied to that (left or right) wheel brake via a differential braking valve. Side note on pneumatics - the sound bite you hear in IL2FB in any aircraft when operating landing gear or flaps is replicating the sound of a pneumatic system - common to this day in Russian aircraft of that size.

    Toe brakes are a German and American thing.

    Note that today the term "differential braking" refers to the technique whereby a pilot will pinch the brakes on one side to help tighten up his turn by pushing down on a toe brake. "Help" for the most part is in addition to a steering "tiller" or steering via the rudder pedals themselves.

    In some cases the differential braking technique may be the only way to turn the aircraft when taxiing.
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