How many here are interested in force feedback?

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How many here are interested in force feedback?

Postby never2dark » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:56

I know it's not very important in modern jets and space sims, but a good stick shaker and feedback on rudder pedals makes all the difference in flight sims for basic single-engine planes, sailplanes, and anything without hydraulics IRL. I'm hoping that VKB has plans for FFB in the future since they otherwise seem to have the right stuff.
I love my VKB pedals, but I'll drop them in a heartbeat if someone comes out with a good set of FFB rudder pedals that don't look too cheap. Short of that, I'll sit down someday with a hacksaw and soldering iron and add FFB to these T-Rudder pedals.
On another note, has anyone tried using an electric bike hub to power force feedback on anything? Seems like they'd have a lot of torque, they're cheap and work on a decent voltage. I'm not sure how they'd handle stall conditions, though.

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Re: How many here are interested in force feedback?

Postby AeroGator » Fri Feb 23, 2018 13:59

never2dark wrote:I'm hoping that VKB has plans for FFB in the future since they otherwise seem to have the right stuff.

Santa heard that.
VKB is on it, but that was good news. Bad news is, FFB is at a pretty early stage of development, so don't start feeding quarters to the pig yet.
So, the official answer is, YES we are going to make it, and we more or less already see how, but NO we are not ready to talk time issues, even "roughly", or "this year or next, or the year after".
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Re: How many here are interested in force feedback?

Postby never2dark » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:33

Hey, that's a lot better than "NO"! Thanks, I'll be feeding quarters to the pig anyway LOL

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Re: How many here are interested in force feedback?

Postby aklambda » Fri Mar 02, 2018 23:53

Would FFB we something that can be installed after into an MCG Pro for example or will this only be available with a brand new stick or even base?

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Re: How many here are interested in force feedback?

Postby AeroGator » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:48

aklambda wrote:a brand new stick or even base?

Inevitably it will have to be a new base (or a line of bases). FFV is not anything like a penny-size add-on to an already existing device, unfortunately.
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