They’re here! We are very happy to present you our new Sim Pedals Ultimate+ powered by Heusinkveld SmartControl – available now in our webshop and at our resellers.
The Sim Pedals Ultimate+ represent a significant update over the classic Sim Pedals Ultimate. As many of you have noticed it took us quite some time to get this product ready.
Although the Sim Pedals Ultimate+ have retained the overall geometry of the previous version, a long process of design calculations, sourcing suppliers and materials, determining the optimal production method and a lot of automated durability testing have resulted in a comprehensive revision of most subassemblies and a much improved product overall.
We would like to thank our partners and suppliers for their support over the past months, as well as thank you, our fans and followers, for your loyalty and patience.
We at Heusinkveld set high standards for ourselves. We look at our products from the point of view of enthusiast and professional simracers and ask ourselves the question “would we buy this product ourselves”. We certainly would and we hope you feel the same.
We invite you to take look at the improvements and wish you a lot of simracing fun with the new, vastly improved, Sim Pedals Ultimate+.
How much + are Sim Pedals Ultimate+ ?
The Sim Pedals Ultimate+ feature the following key improvements:
SmartControl compatible controller
The Sim Pedals Ultimate+ are powered by Heusinkveld SmartControl. You can now easily calibrate your pedals, adjust output curves and deadzones and create, store and share multiple profiles. In this video Enzo explains how this is done.
The controller has a new all metal casing. The complete pedal system including the electronics has passed EMC compliance testing, guaranteeing a stable output signal under all circumstances.
All new progressive brake springs
New custom made Heusinkveld injection molded thermoset elastomers are installed on the brake pedal. These new springs are a Heusinkveld-specific development and have been tested to have zero performance degradation even after one million duty cycles. You can look forward to an unprecedented progressive brake feel, a smooth and responsive operation and firm bump and rebound characteristics.
Hard and soft elastomers of different lengths are supplied. You have a total of 9 possible resistance settings on the brake, ranging from extremely hard to very soft. We also added a knurled knob to the brake spring stack for easy adjustment of the pedal preload.
The Sim Pedals Ultimate+ retain their realistic linear brake force measurement, just as seen on real cars. You have the option to set nonlinear output curves in SmartControl.
Improved smoothness and durability
We have added slide bearings to major load bearing pivot points (spring rod pivots) in order to improve pedal smoothness, reduce unwanted noise and greatly enhance the durability of the pedals.
Bespoke hydraulic dampers
Heusinkveld now uses custom made 1-way (throttle) and 2-way (brake, clutch) dampers to simulate the hydraulic damping effect as seen on real clutch, brake and (sometimes) throttle assemblies. The option to adjust the amount of damping is still present.
These new dampers, having gone through extreme durability testing, further enhance reliability and retain their maintenance-free characteristics. Even in the unlikely case of a damper failure, because we use a separate load cell to measure force or position, the pedals will still retain their core functionality.
Revised sensor mounts
We’ve implemented black mounts of a more durable material for the load cell actuator springs and the load cell mounts on the throttle and clutch. These replace the former acrylic mounts and improve long term reliability.
At Heusinkveld form (almost) always follows function. We now however do provide black powder coated metal coil springs, black brake spring elastomers and black bearings on certain pivot points. It makes the integration of the Sim Pedals Ultimate+ onto your own sim rig just look that bit better.
You will find all further details about the improvements on our product page for the Sim Pedals Ultimate+
Much awaited Upgrade Kit
For all of you who are looking forward to the Upgrade Kit for the classic Sim Pedals Ultimate: it will be available appr. Tuesday July 27th. With the Upgrade Kit you get the main technical upgrades of the Sim Pedals Ultimate+, including the SmartControl controller and the new brake spring elastomers. Everything you need to know about the Upgrade Kit will be communicated early next week.
Who is there for you if you have any questions or need help with the installation?
It is important to us that you are as well informed as possible. That’s why our Customer Service Team is available to answer your questions and provide feedback via email at firstname.lastname@example.org from Mon-Fri from 9am-6pm CEST.
Your HEUSINKVELD Team