View Full Version : USB Rudder Pedals
02-10-2002, 03:25 AM
I'm getting a set of pedals out of a Cessna and am using them for the computer. My question is if the pedals would have any chance in hell :) of working if run through a gameport-to-USB adapter. My computer lacks a gameport as it sits now, so would it be easier to get a gamecard after I finish building? Would this present any compatibility problems using a USB joystick and Gameport pedals? Any help would be greatly appreciated, as this is my first project like this.
02-10-2002, 09:27 PM
Yes, this will work OK.
I have build my own pedals (see article in the How-To section), with 3 axis (1,2,4: resp. left/right toebrake, and rudder).
This works with a gameport, but also with a gameport-to-USB convertor. I now use the latter, because a gameport takes about 10% fps load.
Make sure you use 100 Kohm linear potmeters.
02-10-2002, 10:12 PM
Thanks for the help, I'm glad to hear that it will work with the adapter. One more question...FS2002 supports variable braking, should I use the same type of 100Kohm linear pots for this or a different type of pot?
If this project goes well, this might get out of hand! A throttle quadrant would be nice!
02-11-2002, 12:18 PM
Yes, Use 100 Kohm pots for the toebrakes as well.
If you need a connection diagram: see my article.
Also available in the download section, file rcbped.zip
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