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New pedals question

xvalue

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Up until now I've been rolling with my Thrustmaster TMX (same as the TX) pedals. They are as basic as you can get.

Finally, my Fanatec CSL Load cell pedals came in, but I'm away on vacation, missing the Montreal race and will be getting back Sunday night before the Imola race on Tuesday.
Question: should I be trying to use my new pedals for this race considering that I will only have about 2 hours of total practice with them and and track before the race, or just use what I'm used to and switch over for the following week? Ive heard that going from weak pedals to load cell takes time to get used to.

Thanks.
 

SharkV

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I stongly suggest that you have more that 2 hours of pratice. I went form G27 pedale to T3-PA pro with the brake mod, and it took me lots of time to be back at what I was before I moved
 

SharkV

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Best thing is to do the race with the old one, then practice with the new one for the next race....I am sure you gonna like the new ones, once you get the feel of them
 

jeromef1

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Yeah like Dany said, it took me a week of practice to get use to my CRS Elite pedal from my G27 pedal when I was racing F1 2013.
 

xvalue

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I tried posting this in general discussion, but got nothing :) I'll try in here...

I recently upgraded my pedals from the Thrustmaster TX (very basic), to the Fanatec CSL Elite load cell pedals. I don't have a rig (yet), and just have them attached to the floor (we're ripping it up soon anyway :) ).
So far, I am doing alright and I think that I'm getting the hang of them, but before I get too used to them, I wanted to get some help with setting them up.
1. When I calibrate them within iRacing, should I be setting the 100% range at the actual end of the travel, or just where I can manage to depress the pedal to?
2. The braking force slider in the game says that it should be set to 0 for load cell pedals, I've done that and I'm assuming this is correct?
3. The Fanatec driver software has a slider for strength (or whatever they call it). It came set at 60 out of the box, but at that setting, I can't even get the car to come to a stop, so I've put it down to 30. Could this just be that I'm not used to having to work that hard? Does it matter what this is set at to get the most out of the pedal?

Thanks for any input.
 

jeromef1

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I don't have the same pedal than you, I have the CSR Elite. When I setup my pedal, I always keep everything to default in iRacing. I press full brake when I calibrate on iRacing. After, if I need to tweak, I'm using the cell to adjust the pressure!
 

mclachlanol

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How did the pedals work tonight? I was thinking about upgrading my wheel and pedals but I haven't decided if I want to invest in it right now.
 

xvalue

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mclachlanol said:
How did the pedals work tonight? I was thinking about upgrading my wheel and pedals but I haven't decided if I want to invest in it right now.

I really like them...I had a horrible race tonight though...unrelated.

I'm way more consistent with braking with them. My biggest issue now is not having a rig to attach them to.
 
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