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what options there are for handbrake?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by K.Schaefer, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. K.Schaefer

    K.Schaefer

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    What option there are for handbrakes and what is the price?
    Diy
    Fanatec
    What else?
     
  2. ouvert

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    TH8A in analog mode ..
     
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  3. Bez

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  4. K.Schaefer

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  5. Bez

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    I watched a review of the fanatec one and they complained about bad flex left and right, like @ouvert said the cheaper option is th8 in analogue mode which I see as a better option than the fanatec offering.
     
  6. Gary Horneck

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    I have the Fanatec. It does flex if you really yank it hard, but you should not be yanking it that hard anyhow. Its very progressive, a little tap will start the car rotating.

     
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  7. jimortality

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    Analog mode? how do I get that cheers
     
  8. ouvert

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    rotate, activate in settings ..

    you can skip first half of video if you want ..
     
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  9. asteroulis

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    Yes you can use the th8rs/a in analog for handbrake but imho the feel is ridiculous. I own it and it simply wont give any satisfaction. Also I think it's quite expensive to just use it as a mediocre handbrake. I suggest you buy a dedicated one.
     
  10. Dimitry Pappas

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    Another good and affordable option is DimSim handbrake,find his products@ebay.
     
  11. Flying Kefran

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    I ordered this one a few days ago when I saw that they had it in stock. I should get it this week. I will post some coments if some of you are interested.

    I hesitated with Derek Spears hydraulic handbrake (brillant design) but it would have been a too big overkill considering the time I spend on rally games.
     
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  12. Andrew_WOT

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  13. K.Schaefer

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    Is it only via ebay or does he have a website?
     
  14. Dimitry Pappas

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    Only eBay and that I think gives you safety.The handbrake made by Dimsim is a TANK!!!
    You can see his videos@youtube!
    I wish you all a happy new year!!!
     
  15. Fleskebacon

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    I ended up with an extremely simple DIY. Cost me a total of $35. Not analogue, but it wouldn't be too hard to do, just replace the microswitch with a pot. It's rock solid.
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  16. Slalom823

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    Nice work!! ^^^^^

    Could it be easy to use a usb joystick as a handbrake?
     
  17. Moxley6969

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    No real resistance....would technically work....but would feel kinda crappy.
     
  18. Slalom823

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    I don't play rally games too often, but I am thinking I may try one out sometime and if it works well enough then maybe modify the handle somewhat. I doubt the feel would be great, but I think it could be improved.
     
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