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    Default Best rudder pedals?

    Ok, what is state of the art rudder pedals nowdays? My Simped Vario-C just broke (spring and one of the plastic hooks that holds it). It might be fixable, temporarily at least, but I think it might be time to start looking at options. I'm a bit fed up with plastic constructions and would love to get something metal if it could be had without selling a kidney (I kind of need my good one, and no-one would want the other one). Brakes would also be nice but not 100% necessary.

    So, what is my options?

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    Default Re: Best rudder pedals?

    MFG Crosswinds
    Thrustmaster TPR Pedals - the brand new ones.

    Neither is cheap.
    Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.
    "That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed.
    "It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.

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    I found the Cross Wind pedals yesterday and while nowhere cheap I could imagine spending that kind of money on them.
    The Thrustmaster pedals looks kind of funky, not sure how good they would work on my floor (I would at least have to mount them on a plate and put some rummer on the bottom of that I think), and the price!!!

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    They're really heavy and have rubber on the bottom, they're meant to be superb and fully adjustable. I'd get a set if they would fit in my simpit, but they don't.
    Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.
    "That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed.
    "It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.

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    Default Re: Best rudder pedals?

    Have you had a chance to try them?

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    No, just watched a load of reviews on YouTube and read a few others. I have tried the CrossWinds though and I thought they were amazing. They also don’t fit in my simpit!
    Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.
    "That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed.
    "It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.

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    MFG Crosswind!
    They are amazing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by EAF79_OD
    I have tried the CrossWinds though and I thought they were amazing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmi EAF51 View Post
    MFG Crosswind!
    They are amazing!
    They are at the top of my list at the moment! I will try repairing my current pedals tonight, but I might end up buying new ones eventually anyway, just not is quite as much of a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikke View Post
    They are at the top of my list at the moment! I will try repairing my current pedals tonight, but I might end up buying new ones eventually anyway, just not is quite as much of a hurry.
    Consider usually you have to wait a little for MFG...


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    Default Re: Best rudder pedals?

    I have had the crosswind for a year+ and they work perfectly.
    The floorplate for the Crosswind is a bit funky and I had to screw them on to a bigger plate in order not to tilt them during flight.
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