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The progression. DIY Pedal system from scratch

Discussion in 'DIY peripherals' started by kanuk, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. kanuk

    kanuk If it ain't moving, it ain't simulating... Gold Contributor

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    Here is the pot cover I designed

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    So now Mr Potentiometer can feel all snuggled and safe!

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  2. kanuk

    kanuk If it ain't moving, it ain't simulating... Gold Contributor

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    Heel Toe plate and Base plate installed (please excuse the shitty excuse of a wrap for the heel toe plate as apparently one may or may not have the natural skills required to apply anything down with a glue backing.... :oops:)

    Rest Assured that the final finish on the HT Plate will be chromium or anodised or maybe even the new black chrome type powder-coat... Has anyone got any experience with the new powder-coats that are available?


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  3. EvanMelanson

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    Care to share the specs on the springs you used? (ID, OD, Guage)

    As well, I saw in an earlier post that the clutch used someone else's design for inspiration. Any chance you can send me in the direction of those specs?
  4. kanuk

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    @EvanMelanson

    The clutch design was from ProtoSimtech. Take a look at his pedals... and in regards to the spring specs I will look for the spec sheet and push that data towards you...
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    what are the red plastics you used in your pedals (inside the springs)? i have seen them in some other builds but i have never understood what they are. :(

    fer
  6. kanuk

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    They are spring retainers that I designed and 3D printed myself. When I get back I'll post some pics for you
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    really spectacular
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    The work is very good sir :thumbs

    Can I ask for its 3D print master file? Because I also want to make a model like you make :)

    Thanks
  9. kanuk

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    Thank you for your kind praise. Unfortunately there is no one master 3D file. this was a culmination of notes, umpteen design changes, on the fly mods and so on. To collate it all into one file would be a mammoth undertaking on its own and I don't quite have the time to put it all together to the point where someone could build it without interruptions or questions unfortunately. However I would be more than happy to answer any PM's along the way guiding you should you wish to attempt building one as ferslash is doing. More than happy... :)
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  10. kanuk

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    As promised sir

    Here they are

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    This was the design in Fusion....

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    Refer to this photo from a previous post... See how it's used? They stop the spring from moving sideways and allows it to stay in its intended spot

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  11. dualclick76

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    congratulations for the work done, a very professional level
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    Amazing work, absolutely top notch

    I am a fellow Melbournian, and just about to start my own project using a set of Tilton 600's as the base of my pedal box. Doing this is still way cheaper than a set of HPP's... after usd conversion and import costs they are just too much. plus making you own is good fun.

    Just wondering if you could help me out with a couple of parts for the brake Hydro stuff. I am going to be using a wilwood clutch pull slave system.

    Just using pots for my throttle and clutch (still have to work out my clutch system, not sure yet)

    I am trying to track down what Load sensor to use for the hydro line of the brake, can't seem to find a clear answer, any chance you can point me in the correct direction.

    Also braided cable and the connectors, do you just have to pre-order the length or did you work out a way to cut and crimp your own? any idea on good local suppliers?
  13. kanuk

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    Welcome to the board! @Slugga

    I am more than happy to help bud. Where in Melbourne are you based? I'm out east...

    :)
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    Hi there!
    Nice work, well done!
    What type and parameters of resistance You have in caliper? Is it just piece of cast iron or some kind of plastic?