Heusinkveld Engineering’s Pro Pedals are regarded to as some of the top pedals in the sub-$1,000 range, with a unique design featuring load cells on all three pedals. However, the pedals are notorious for going out of stock quickly, despite the $800 USD price tag. Yesterday, it has been announced that the Heusinkveld Engineering Sim Pedals Pro are back in stock!
As mentioned before, the Sim Pedals Pro are unique compared to other sets on the market, because Load Cells are employed on all three pedals. The reason for that decision is mentioned as:
“Load cells measure throttle and clutch position and brake pressure. Unlike designs with rotary potentiometers, load cells provide true linear output in relation to your pedal input. Their accuracy and durability are unmatched as they do not wear over time.”
The throttle doesn’t have a figure for the pressure, but the clutch is rated at 14 kg (35 lbs), and the brake pedal is rated at 55 kg (120 lbs) of maximum force. The pedals are adjustable, so you don’t have to use the maximum available force.
For more information, check out the store page, or read below. I will also be getting a set of the pedals to review later this month, so stay tuned to the Sim Racing Paddock Youtube Channel, and you’ll stay up to date!
Race simulations are getting more and more realistic. If you want to up your game, standard pedals won’t do the job. Heusinkveld Engineering presents some of the highest quality, most adjustable and affordable pedals on the market: the Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Pro.
Designed with CAD and FEA, all structural parts are CNC precision laser cut stainless steel. The pedals are strong, stiff, compact and durable. Mathematical models were made to calculate pedal travel and operating force, predicting with great accuracy how each pedal feels in all of its many different configurations. Design tolerances have been optimized in order to have a minimal amount of unnecessary play.
Load cells measure throttle and clutch position and brake pressure. Unlike designs with rotary potentiometers, load cells provide true linear output in relation to your pedal input. Their accuracy and durability are unmatched as they do not wear over time.
Custom developed 12bit USB electronics make sure each pedal responds instantly and accurately in your favorite simulator software. Travel is adjustable from 10° to 20° on the throttle and from 14° to 24° on the clutch. All end stops are ‘soft’ for a quality and neighbor friendly sound and feel.
Material surface finish
All stainless steel parts are tumbled before assembly. This results in a smooth finish with a minimum of sharp edges.
Smooth, accurate and greatly adjustable, the throttle pedal gives you excellent control with exactly the travel, pre-load and spring stiffness you prefer. The charts on this page show the various travel and resistance curves for each pedal. The values are measured at the ball of the foot where force is applied.
The dual stage brake system consists of an initial coil spring, simulating the pad to disc gap and progressive rubber springs. The pedal firmness is adjusted by selecting from 10 different rubber stack heights. With 55kg or 120lbs max force, this pedal easily requires 15x more effort than regular consumer grade brake pedals. Braking using muscle memory improves accuracy and consistency.
Clutch pedals often get lighter towards the end of their travel. The Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Pro feature a regressive spring mechanism allowing you to greatly adjust the effort, travel and feel. The maximum pedal effort of 14kg or 31lbs is again far greater than that of regular consumer grade pedals, but lighter settings are easily selected. There are effectively 15 different feel settings to choose from, 10 are drawn in the chart below.
Every set of Sim Pedals comes with a USB-controller and a USB-cable. The controller has 3 RJ-sockets with a load cell amplifier to which the pedals are connected. Additionally, the controller features connectors for 12 buttons and 4 regular analogue axes. This means that you can connect additional hardware such as button boxes, shifters and rotaries to the board.