"Realism for your Flight Controls!"4.5 starson by simtim
Pros: sturdy, easy setup and use, functionality
Cons: price is expensive
Summary: Forget twisting your joystick! Control aircraft the way real pilots do; with realistic rudder pedals!
This fine USB product is most often used with flight simulation games, and can be configured to offer rudder control to the pilot. In addition, each pedal sinks a few inches to allow for toe brakes - the way real wheel brakes are controlled on aircraft! The package also includes "stoppers" for both pedals to prevent them swinging in case the user wants to use this package for automobile simulations. In that case, the pedals can be set to be your gas pedal and brake!
Setup is a breaze since it is USB plug-and-play. Software is included, but I have found the in-game setup for controllers is quite adequate.
The base and pedals are very sturdy. I've had my set for 4 years without a problem. It is composed of a combination of hard plastic and medal. The bottem contains rubber feet to prevent slippage.
My only con is the price. It is expensive, but in my opinion the durability and longevity will offset this negative.
Overall, this is a must for flight simulation enthusiests! This product works well with flight simulators (including Microsoft Flight Simulator X and other combat flight simulations) and is very well received for use with civillian aircraft, military aircraft, helicopters, and even cars/trucks. If you own one of those twisting joysticks, I would recommend still purchasing this and disabling the twist axis on the stick. The control is much more realistic and smooth! When combined with the CH Products Flight Sim Yoke USB, this product is very nearly perfect.