|HEUSINKVELD ENGINEERING Sim Pedals|
Niels Heusinkveld is know as the physics creator of many mods out there and lately know as Reiza Studios head Physics developer, but being an engineer, Niels is introducing his own set set of pedals.
HE Sim Pedals – Professional race simulator pedals.
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The pedals were designed to my best ability, using CAD, finite element calculation and complex spreadsheets predicting all the forces felt by the driver to 95% accuracy.
Before individually looking at the pedals, these are some common features:
Getting the power down requires good throttle control. The pedal should be smooth and precise but also adjustable to the wishes of the driver. Damping, found in more and more real racing cars, improves the throttle application speed for improved accuracy and consistency. There is no damping on the release stroke.
More features of the throttle pedal are:
Almost any pedal effort is achievable. Below are the pedal forces with a 33% preload, with the soft, medium and hard spring, each in the lowest, middle and highest mounting point. The mounting point is freely adjustable, allowing fine tuning of the preferred pedal resistance. The final force is between 1.5 and 5 kg or 3.3 to 11 lbs.
1. A device for slowing or stopping motion, as of a vehicle, especially by contact friction.
Arguably the most important pedal is the one slowing the car down. Brake pedal forces in real race cars can be extremely high. Forces can easily exceed 100kg (220lbs).
Some features are:
The 15 different rubber combinations result in 8 to 48 mm (0.3 to 1.9 inch) travel measured at the ball of the foot:
The clutch pedal may look unusual. It can simulate a modern passenger car or a heavy supercar clutch pedal; adjustable in less than a minute. The curve shapes represent typical clutch pedal feel, where pedal resistance increases, but stops increasing at a certain point, after which it can drop.
The shape of the resistance curves can be anything between the red and green curves below, blue being the average:
For all situations you can adjust the preload: the effort required before the pedal starts to move. All adjustments are fast and easy to do with a wrench and Allen key, and require no disassembly. A high quality adjustable damper damps the return stroke of the clutch pedal according to real data where the
Solid Hardware Required
In order to use the pedals as intended, you need a very solid race frame or cockpit. Each pedal has four 6.5
Buyers from the European Union have to add 21% VAT. Other countries most likely don’t pay VAT to me, but are likely to pay import duties + VAT to the customs. Prices exclude shipping costs.
Note that dampers cost € 130 (ex VAT) each. Wear rate depends greatly on the style and frequency of use as well as the damper stiffness used. I can’t provide warranty on the dampers. Springs, rubbers, load cells and bearings are replaceable, contact me for price estimates.
Heusinkveld Engineering can’t guarantee the estimated shipping date is met, despite it being set realistically. There are many suppliers, leaving the slight chance of complications. You will be notified of the expected actual shipping date the moment I have news. Before shipping, you can cancel your order and get your deposit back. After shipping,
Heusinkveld Engineering can’t accept responsibility should there be personal injury from regular or irregular use or installation of the pedals. Forces on the body and on the simulator can be considerable and injury can’t 100% be avoided. It is the responsibility of the customer to install and use the product with care.
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