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Heavy brake pedal affecting lap time ?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat Room' started by richard thompson, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Hi folks will having a heavy brake pedal affect your lap time ? I'm using fanatic clubs port v2s has anybody got any good setting suggestions for the pedal and the ingame assetto settings . Ta :)

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  3. Yes, it will likely affect it (to a point). Personally, it slows me down on the brakes a bit, but it's more realistic than being able to brake with the exact same maximum force every time. If you look at real telemetry, the max brake pressures achieved per braking zone can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. There's no maximum in real life (unless you have a pressure blow-off valve which is practically unheard of) as any extra force always means extra pressure. That's not the case in sims so you have to trade speed for realism.

    As for the CSPs, use a relatively light pedal if you want the load cell to last any appreciable amount of time...I've gone through three of them.
    richard thompson likes this.
  4. Thanks for such a concise answer . I bodybuild and my pedal strength was near max lol I had to really press the pedal thru the floor in heavy braking zones so I'm thinking maybe it's a bit much lol .
  5. Serge M

    Serge M Alien

    I’m using the same pedals with an upgraded shock. Load cell is set fairly light as they are sitting unmounted on the floor and I use them with socks (about 9 on the adjustment knob). Brake gamma in game is 2.41

    Have found this prety good. If racing with shoes I would want more resistance. I have found that more resistance helps with being able to modulate the brake pedal but until I mount them I can’t really go too much heavier
  6. PhilS13

    PhilS13 Alien

    You can move the brake pin up a notch on the V2s. It reduces the lever action on the load cell and you can then run it at a much lower setting and give it a longer life with still more foot force needed than the highest setting on the original pin hole. It also removes the weird soft too big deadzone at the top. I use it so that I have a hard time reaching 100% and so that my lower back is on the edge of hurting after long sessions. It's what seems to be giving me the best laptimes. Make sure gamma is 1.00 in the AC menu.
  7. Serge M

    Serge M Alien

    Why gamma to 1.00?
  8. Andrew_WOT

    Andrew_WOT Alien

    So it's linear, no reason not to be for load cells.
    Just adjust max force in driver to comfortable level, no reason to go crazy there. Invest into some racing shoes if you haven't yet.
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  9. Serge M

    Serge M Alien

    I found the gamma helps with trail braking a bit. Brake pedal is a fairly personal preference thing so it comes down to what you are use to and comfortable with.
  10. Brakes should be linear, don't use additional gamma - it makes very little sense to do so.

    I actually ended up trying this but found there was too much play in the pedal before it reached the load cell (might be a way to adjust this but I never attempted to).
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  11. Mike Kadlcak

    Mike Kadlcak Gamer

    Yea gamma is for old pedals with no load cell. If you have a load cell use gamma 1.0.

    Also for older 270deg wheels the steering gamma helps those too not to be so twitchy at the center. If you have a 900+deg wheel use gamma 1.0 again.

    gamma 1.0 means linear.
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  12. PhilS13

    PhilS13 Alien

    Weird, the hole above the default one should have less play, not more. It's what it did here, I was actually worried load cell would always see something with such little play but it's just right.
  13. Andrew_WOT

    Andrew_WOT Alien

    Most load cells always see something, you need to adjust deadzones in driver or DIView
  14. MrDeap

    MrDeap Hardcore Simmer

    Try it, you'll figure. :D
  15. Serge M

    Serge M Alien

    Think if I change it now I’ll be locking the brakes all over the place
  16. unknwn

    unknwn Alien

    Are you getting original replacements or 3rd party sellers?
  17. "Original replacements" are made in China (for bathroom scales) and sold to Fanatec, who then resells them at a ridiculous price. I've been getting replacements from a third party seller who used to work for Fanatec. The load cells are historically quite fragile - this isn't the intended use for them.
  18. Serge M

    Serge M Alien

    What’s ridiculously expensive? Just had a look and Fanatec in Australia charge all of $30 for a replacement. Doesn’t really scream “iPhone accessories pricing” to me
  19. PhilS13

    PhilS13 Alien

    If load cell costs them around 5$ then 30$ is expensive no?

    But that's absolutely fine for me. People buying parts with big markup are helping Fanatec sell everything else at a lower price.
  20. You can buy a four pack (minus plugs) on Amazon for $10 with free shipping. It would cost me $40 to get a replacement from Fanatec last time I checked.
  21. Serge M

    Serge M Alien

    No doubt you can get it cheaper if you are happy sorting the plug yourself. Just had a look on the US site, $20. Far from unreasonable

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