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So I recently moved to a dual-stick controller configuration, and I'm REALLY liking it... but with the sticks I have and the way I have things set up, throttle control is still a little awkward.

I'm a commercial driver/equipment operator, and I use both feet to operate most of the time, so I've been thought maybe that one possible solution for me could be to re-purpose rudder pedals as throttle control (right foot throttle up/decoupled thrust forward, left foot throttle down/decoupled thrust back), but I have never owned a rudder pedal set and don't know how they work, really.

I've been looking at the Saitek rudder pedals, but what I'd like to know is if the pedals are hooked up in such a way that depressing one pedal causes the other one to push out the other way (so you can't press them both in at the same time, basically). I notice they say "self centering" but I'm not quite sure what that means. Does any of that make sense at all? Lol... Anyone out there have/use rudder pedals and can help me out by answering my silly questions? 

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I can't speak for other pedals but the Thrustmaster ones have it so each pedal has its own axis similar to gas/brake in a car but they also have a slide forward/back (where one foot moves forwards and forces the other pedal back) in essence sort of like a steering wheel if you where to drive with your feet instead of hands ..........


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I don't have any experience with Saitek pedals either I'm afraid but the CH Pro Pedals I have have a joint sliding axis as well as their own axis. The box also came with a pair of chock inserts to stop the sliding and now mine behave kinda similar to gas/brake pedals in an automatic car.

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I have CH Pro Pedals, and the problem with the "gas" pedals (toe brakes) instead of the "yaw" rudder pedals is they only go one direction.  So you can use them to set your forward speed but not to brake or go backwards.  I suppose you could use one for the "gas" and the other for the "brake" i.e. reverse, but I'm not sure what the game does if you press them both at once.  The rudder pedals are fully functional for another axis though.

I still have a problem where I haven't quite worked out how I want to do all 6 axis yet.  My favorite joysticks are both 2-axis.  Adding the rudder pedals gives me 5 of the six I need, total.  So either I need to learn to use the toe brakes for something, or find a twisty stick I actually like.  But I decided I'm not going to worry about it until the game is closer to release to give time for more twisty sticks to hit the market.

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