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My Saitek Pro Pedals went kaput recently when the tab holding the spring in the right pedal broke loose. Now I'm without pedals and on the prowl for a replacement. I've read mixed reviews on the CH Products pedals and don't know enough about the ThrustMaster model to make an educated decision.
 

Does anyone know when Logitech plans to start shipping Saitek gear? Everything Saitek from Logitech is 'pre-order only' on Amazon and it's pretty annoying to see the price point much lower than places that still have the original Saitek pedals they haven't been able to sell (almost $100 more than what Logitech is advertising, but at least they have them in.)

 

Thoughts?

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When my Saitek rudders finally give up I am going back to CH, very well put together, I had a set of gameport CH rudders for years and they work fine using a gameport to usb converter, should really drag them out of the loft and try them again.

Slightly narrower than the Saitek but not anywhere near as narrow as the Thrustmaster.

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I had constant toe brake issues with my CH pedals (well documented issue if you Google for it) and went to Saitek Pro Flight Cessna pedals.  Any of them will eventually wear out with use.  My original pedals long ago were Thrustmaster and there is no resemblance in design between them and the current TM pedals.  Those original TM pedals were build like a tank and still wore out.

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Keep checking Amazon.  About 60 days ago fewer than 5 of us found throttle quadrants available and snapped them up. Just last week I believe another member here found one.  Almost like someone found some misplaced ones in a corner of the warehouse.  Have not watched the pedals, but the same could happen.  Have not personally seen any re-branded or co-branded Saitek/Logitech items yet, so likely none of what has shown up is new production.

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The price difference is pretty significant. Logitech has their 'pre-release' price set to something like $170. The original Saitek gear is out there, but at prices well over $200.


Newegg shows Logitech will release a bunch of Saitek gear on 11/12.

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I just bought a set of Thrust Masters pedals at Walmart.com for $89.0 and am very pleased with them.

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I am getting ready to sell a very lightly used set of Saitek Pro Flight Pedals that I bought 2 months ago. PM me if you are interested.

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Have seen some good reviews of  the Thrustmaster Pedals. When my CH pedals finally wear out, I think I will give them a try. 

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Have seen some good reviews of the Thrustmaster Pedals.

 

They are very narrow though.

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I had constant toe brake issues with my CH pedals (well documented issue if you Google for it)

 

What issues?

 

Only issues I have seen is where folk don't leave a sufficient null-zone on the toe brake axes.

 

For the OP I have had a set of CH pedals for over 8 years (I think) and still going strong.

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What issues?

 

Only issues I have seen is where folk don't leave a sufficient null-zone on the toe brake axes.

 

For the OP I have had a set of CH pedals for over 8 years (I think) and still going strong.

 

My CH pedals are at least 9 years old and I use minimum null zone on brakes, and never had an issue with them.

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Should still be several discussions that could be found with web searches. My CH Pedals worked well for several years, then the brakes would stay on despite attempts at calibration. Found via discussions a temp resolution was to insert CD jewel cases under the heel end of the pedals to space them up during calibration. That worked for a while, then the issue would catch up again and something thicker had to be used.  Likely was a wear issue.  Here is one such discussion.

 

http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum/index.php/topic/4323-sticking-toe-brakes/

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I use FSUIPC to assign and calibrate. I don't install the CH software. I rum the sim with the "joystick disabled".

 

Works for me.

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I use FSUIPC to assign and calibrate. I don't install the CH software. I rum the sim with the "joystick disabled".

 

Works for me.

Always did the same. We don't need to get defensive here. I had the issue and the link above is one of just many other links to others who had the issue so the issue was real. Note that my issue was several years ago, as was the discussion at my link.  Perhaps there has been a design adjustment. Don't know. But the issue was real and I too used FSUIPC.

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Got a notice from Amazon that the now Logitech Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals are in stock and shipping.

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I picked up the Thrustmaster pedals, but have yet to use them since they are a Xmas present.

 

As I type this, Amazon has them for $59.

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Crosswinds.  They are pricey but are beautifully crafted from composites, durable and customizable for foot placement and tension.  They use hall sensors for precision flying and will last forever.  I had Saitek before, and went through 2 sets in 5 years.

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Just got my new "Logitech Saitek" pedals in from Amazon today. After extensive research, it was just easier to replace my old Saitek set up with the same model.

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Glad you were able to find them. Interested to know: did they have Logitech branding on them (package or product)?  I purchased a throttle quadrant about six weeks ago. They were listed as Logitech/Saitek but bore no Logitech branding on arrival. On Amazon they came and went very quickly, so wondering if they were simply recently found old stock, or perhaps returns.

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No Logitech branding and it was missing one of the toe extension thingies. Fortunately I kept the two I had from the previous pedals, so it was no big deal. It looks like Logitech is dumping stock before rebranding new models.

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it was missing one of the toe extension thingies

 

Sounds like a return.  Thanks for posting that followup.

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It's not important enough for me to return it given i have extra extensions. I've been waiting 2 months for a replacement, so I'll make do.

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