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#1 Lipfert

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:28 PM

Kameraden,

Having had the pleasure of unpacking and setting these up, how long before Hotlead has to explain to his family why he has such a big smile on his face?

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#2 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:37 PM

Haha! Milan's website said that the delivery date for new orders would be February 20 when I ordered. I have yet to receive a notification that the pedals are ready and awaiting payment however. Also considering that they come from Croatia, I assume I'll be unpacking them around early March. I'll keep you posted!  B)


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:54 PM

Tick, Tock....


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 06:24 PM

Got an email from Milan saying that my order was ready. In 48 hours, I should get the invoice so I can make my payment. Then, he should have them shipped a few days after that. 


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:48 PM

I had intermittent rudder response the other night and my first thought was, "Maybe it's time to get myself some Crosswinds." LOL

 

Seriously, though, I'm hoping it was the same interference that knocked my throttle out for a few minutes. 


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#6 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 12:28 AM

Just got an invoice for the pedals and sent the payment. They should ship within 7 days now. 


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#7 Luftritter

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 01:20 PM

Just got an invoice for the pedals and sent the payment. They should ship within 7 days now. 

 

Nice!

 

Do they look different now than the old white ones I have?  I heard they were going to update them; they were asking customer opinions a long while ago.


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Posted 25 February 2018 - 02:15 PM

They had black or light grey as options. I chose light grey. Maybe they are the same as the old white ones? I’m not sure. We’ll see when I unbox them! :)

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 04:39 AM

Got a shipping email with tracking info today! They are on the way!  B)


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#10 Lipfert

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:06 PM

How close now?


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:33 PM

They’re in France now. Here’s the tracking info for those who are interested: https://tracking.dpd...68&locale=en_DE
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#12 Lipfert

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:53 PM

France, a country that can slow down a shipment  :P

 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 11:09 PM

They’re in! :D
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 11:41 PM

Awesome!
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 01:32 AM

Fantastic news!


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#16 Lipfert

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:07 AM

They’re in! :D

 

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:17 AM

Haha you'll surely love them.
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:17 PM

If you're unhappy with the spring tension adjustment range, it's possible to change the spring to one with a different wire diameter and/or different winding diameter (same length).  Many good hardware stores stock a wide variety of springs, and they don't cost much.  You can take your original spring with you for comparison.

 

I changed mine out for a lighter spring.  For centering, I used the most defined cam profile available.  I found the center detent action much less defined than what I was used to.  You get accustomed to the new feel with time, of course.

 

The amount of travel lock-to-lock is a lot.  I set the pedal width to less than the full width.  It still provides a LOT of accuracy, but gives you somewhat faster rudder response that way.

 

The physical adjustability of the MFG's is awesome!

 

Also, the DIView software is great, too.  You can see ALL of your controllers (even keyboard and mouse) actions, for testing and analysis.  Also it is cool that the Crosswinds apparently never need any kind of calibration, as far as I can tell.  I think that might be because they use Hall Effect sensors instead of potentiometers.  They just work perfectly, all of the time.....at least for me, in RoF.

 

Enjoy!


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:56 PM

I had to recalibrate them in DIView after my move, because they felt a little off. Opened up DIView and boom 30 seconds later they were recalibrated, and I've never had any issues since except when I had to open them up and replace my brake sensors. My dog decided that they were in the way of his ball haha! Anyway Milan shipped the sensors very quickly, and I was able to put them in no problem.
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:48 PM

Very good news Hotlead !


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