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Old 23 August 2007, 07:32   #31
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I'm with Carl on this one - both hands on the wheel, using index fingers for trim and a foot throttle - Verados even have a Digital foot throttle option available now and it's fantastic!
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I'm with Carl on this one - both hands on the wheel, using index fingers for trim and a foot throttle - Verados even have a Digital foot throttle option available now and it's fantastic!

What's the feedback like from it?

The drive by wire systems fitted to a lot of commercial vehicles have practically no feedback and feel horrible
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Matt,

Believe it or not I have drive by wire on my car and it feels just like a normal car. Their is a spring fitted to give feedback and this seems to work fine. I certainly can't tell the difference.

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Believe it or not I have drive by wire on my car and it feels just like a normal car. Their is a spring fitted to give feedback and this seems to work fine. I certainly can't tell the difference.

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A lot have-some feel great and are just right. The first lot of new Transits and LDV vans are horrible though-you have to hold your foot in the air as there's no natural 'resting point'.
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A lot have-some feel great and are just right. The first lot of new Transits and LDV vans are horrible though-you have to hold your foot in the air as there's no natural 'resting point'.
We,ve got loads of new Transits at work and they ain't very well put together in the engine department at all. All sorts of funny things with them. Strange noises etc.

But they are getting more and more like a car. Much bigger as well.

As for LDV. Death traps. Road manners of a Morris Minor.
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What's the feedback like from it?

The drive by wire systems fitted to a lot of commercial vehicles have practically no feedback and feel horrible
As with everything it's down to setup - we changed the cable entry from front to rear so that all of the electronics were hidden from sight and adjusted the spring tension "till it felt about right" and it was no different to a normal foot throttle.

The response was incredible with amazing engine breaking, and the engines themselves are very quiet, so that takes some getting used to when "pressing on"!
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I think what the real issue is though, is to whether it's ever acceptable to have the throttle fixed forward with a lanyard cable, at full throttle, even if its a dead calm day?

So seen on the Alderney cruise on a certain Ribeye...

I've always been taught that you can never know what might happen, and there is no way to react quickly, epecially as we were travelling in fairly close company, and if another RIB cut across, there would be no room for manouverability, let alone powering off...

Also we all know Solents have great speed in the calm, and even if they are about 2 knots slower in the rough than the Ballistic, thay make up for it with a much lighter and more comfortable ride
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One hand on the throttle it will get you out of trouble a lot quicker than the steering wheel will.

I personally think you could swop the engines and the happymaxi would still be faster. I don't bang on about em just cos I am stubborn.

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on the rare occurance that i do take my hand off the throttle i still never grip the wheel with two hands.....i just feels weird to me
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