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Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals

Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals

Great Value Rudder Pedals for Flight Sim

Are you looking to ramp-up your flight simulator experience? Once you’ve upgraded your joystick or got yourself a fancy new control yoke, the next step I would take is to purchase a set of rudder pedals. Combined with a yoke these help to give you a much more realistic experience akin to flying a real plane. Rather than having to rely on the auto-rudder of FSX, or the ‘twist action’ of some flight sim joysticks, you can now control the rudders directly with your feet, like you would on a real plane. This means that you’ll be able to yaw the plane, improve your crosswind landings, sideslip into land and just simply undertake co-ordinated turns.

You might be asking which rudder pedals you should choose for your specific flight sim? The Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals are a great choice being at the reasonable end of the price spectrum, and offering a range of useful features for the price. They have excellent reviews (currently 4.1 out of 5 stars when I wrote this) and work with most types of flight simulator including Microsoft FSX and X-Plane.

Rudder Pedals with Toe Brakes

You’ll no longer need to reach for the keyboard when you need to hit the brakes on your flight sim aircraft, just like real rudder pedals, the Saitek Pro Flight rudder pedals incorporate toe brakes and allow you to undertake differential braking. This means that you’ll be able to steer the aircraft on the ground just using the rudder pedals and combination of braking independently on each side using both the left and right toe-brakes.

These Saitek rudder pedals allow you to accurately control your heading / rudder / brakes as they offer a smooth and accurate experience. Constructed partly of metal they are sturdy and quite attractive when considered against most other flight simulator hardware, the rudder pedals are definitely an asset in the virtual cockpit rather than an inconvenience.

There is a fully adjustable tension dial that allows you to customise the rudder pedals to the experience that you are after. All you need to do is rotate the dial to increase the resistance / tension in the pedals, and it will take more or less effort to make the rudder pedals move. For example if you’re finding that the pedals slide too easily, and you have difficulty in maintaining a constant rudder pressure, then tighten up the dial and you shouldn’t have any more problems.

If you are worried about having particularly big feet then worry no more as the Saitek Pro rudder pedals have adjustable toe grips so you can change the sizing of the pedal to suit your shoe size.

Click here to view the Saitek rudder pedal reviews and purchase on Amazon.

Here’s a review on Youtube of the Saitek pedals:

February 26, 2013 This post was written by Categories: Flight Simulator HardwareRudder PedalsSaitek Tagged with:
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