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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the load sensor mod also work with the Logitech G27?

Yes!

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Why is a load sensor or load cell better than using a potentiometer?

I assume if you are visiting this website you understand the concept of threshold braking and it's importance in driving a real or simulated race car at it's limits. Maximum braking before lockup can be easier attained when the driver need not worry about how far to press the pedal but how hard to press the pedal. For some reason it's easier to modulate pressure. Unfortunately, most mass produced sim racing pedal setups use potentiometers or pots as the sensor to modulate the brakes. When pots are used for the brake, the pedal needs to travel a certain distance to register a difference in braking effort. But we don't stop a real race car by pushing the pedal a certain distance and then gently holding it there. The pedal in a real car travels a small amount and then reaches the point where more pressure on the pedal means more stopping power but with minimal extra travel. Pots are great for the throttle and clutch but when it comes to braking they are unrealistic. A load sensor measures the force applied to the pedal, not the distance the pedal travels. Just like a real car, you can press on the pedal harder to achieve more braking force when using a load sensor.

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How much force is required to actuate this brake pedal?

The force required to get a full scale actuation is determined when you calibrate the controller in your racing sim. You can calibrate it so the tires will lockup if you just rest your foot on the pedal or up to over 100 pounds of force. I personally set mine up so it's almost difficult to get the wheels to lockup. This does require a firm mounting scheme of your seat and the pedal assembly but makes for a more realistic setup.

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Is it possible to heel and toe with this modification?

Absolutely! Heel and Toe braking and down shifting is not just a fun thing to do in a car to make you feel sporty, it's pretty much required in real life racing to help the driver make transitions on the race track without upsetting the car. Using as realistic a pedal as possible will allow you to properly modulate the braking force while blipping the throttle to allow smoother downshifts. This is great for real life racers looking to practice their braking and downshifting techniques. It'll help you turn the process of entering a braking zone into a well rehearsed routine instead of a "fear induced spasm" (as it used to be for me!) Fortunately, there are a couple racing simulations that are so realistic, some form of throttle and brake dancing is required to be fast. Heel and Toe or left foot braking is a necessity.

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Do I need to solder?

Not on this thing...but you should learn how just for the heck of it!

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I have a Leo Bodnar USB controller. Will this modification work with his controller? Do I have to use the Bodnar controller?

Yes. Leo's controller works well with my G25 mod and no, you don't have to use the Bodnar controller.

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How difficult is it to install?

You will need a couple allen wrenches(x mm and x mm) a screwdriver and a xx mm wrench. The modification is a direct drop in replacement for the orange spring holder on the G25 pedal. See the step by step instructions on this website. It's so easy to install that most people will put it in before they read the instructions!

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Why don't you make a complete set of pedals?

Good question. I was originally planning on making a pedal set available and used the G25 pedals as a test bed for some ideas. I came to realize that the G25 pedals are actually very well made. They serve the purpose at a great price. I've seen less sturdy pedal setups in real cars! The only major problem with the G25 pedals in my opinion is the brake. While there are other manufactures that make great pedal assemblies, I figured I could fill the need for a realistic pedal feel at an affordable price for the rest of us that can't spend a great deal of money on the ultimate setup.

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