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Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Elaphe, Jun 3, 2018.
Are they available anywhere? Thanks.
I've designed this wider brake pedal. It's all solid and I've even added a piece on the base that touches the side of the metal mount and would help preventing rotation or bending when pressing on the left side. I could even screw that piece to the side. Do you think this made as a piece of abs would be strong enough?
If it is a brake pedal, I suspect not on its own on an offset pedal. If it was backed up by a metal plate it would be fine
Hmmm... the idea of the metal plate screwed to the pedal is good and easy to make. That would make it very strong and durable. Then I would only need to stick the pad to it with good double-side tape (no need to use screws). I will leave two holes on the top of the pad to be able to use the screwdriver when tightening the nuts.
That would work - some 3mm aluminium plate would be easy to cut and shape and would be fine
I will consider aluminium, although I think iron is stronger, but a pain to drill.
I have improved my designs, with round shapes. I have also designed pads for the throttle and the clutch, although I will print those later on after the brake. All screwed.
I have my pads printed and installed. I'll post pics soon. The only problem is with the throttle pad, which has too much grip and sticks to my sole when trying to slide (I do not press the throttle like the brake, but use my foot joint to let the pedal slide). Is there any way to make the abs pad very slippery like if it was metal? I have sanded it, but there are still some marks on the surface.
OK, after a very long session sanding the throttle pad, now it works well.
what about using acetone to smooth out the ABS? I've never printed in ABS so I don't know how easy that is. You could also print it on the side so the layer lines are more vertical. I would suspect that you might have adhesion problems doing that (at least I would on my printer) so you might need to add some support.
I've used acetone to 'polish' ABS, but it was not as effective as sanding it. You can get a very smooth surface finish by sanding, and if you want it to be glossy could use acetone afterwards
I have sanded all the pedals throroughly now and the results are good. I will try acetone with the throtle too and see what happens. I suppose I can use a brush and simply apply the acetone on the surface, right? I'm asking this becase all the tutorials for finishing with acetone that I have seen involve using a vapor chamber.