DIY HYDRAULIC HANDBRAKE
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i have not got it mounted to my rig but i know live for speed and richard burns rally work with it as it the same as a potentiometer handbrake i made last year but feels like a real hydraulic handbrake

 

other games work too as its just an analog controller like a clutch or brake ECT

 

i only need it for live for speed (drifting) richard burns rally (rallying lol) and future games 

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I use a DSD hydraulic handbrake which is similar design except it has a slave cylinder and hard nolathane bushing, so it has something to pull against and gives you that sort of squeeze you get on a real handbrake as the calipers clamp down on the rotors.

 

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Here is a video of it in use.

 

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The DSD one doesn't measure the travel. The DSD uses pressure just like yours, it uses the exact same pressure sensor as yours but it just has a better feel, I think yours would be too hard, it is the same reason you see the slave cylinder on all the hydraulic pedals. You need something for the master cylinder to pull against or else the pressure will build up too quickly.

 

Basically yours is the exact same design except you left out the slave cylinder which I believe would give it better feel.

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hi maddrifter,

 

loving all your work,so much so i want to sell my frex handbrake and build your one! i got a total of £103.07 i know its a bit precise lol  but can you tell me your average spend on this handbrake build?,also  see all the parts bar one came from ebay uk which is great for me but did you order the 1000psi sensor from the usa? if yes what was the postage time? just so i can get a rough idea on how long i will have to waitn  for parts as want to build this asap! also if i get stuck along the way would you mind if i picked your brains??

 

thanks

 

jon

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Yes I had to get sensor from u.s.a only took about a week the reservoir was 2.5 weeks from China I will help anybody build anything I can so just message me you email and I'll add you to Skype

Thanks

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I had the idea for a hydraulic handbrake along time ago and I did give credit to him for the links on his website leading me to the Sam sensor and I have not built the gear shifter yet so that's a different story look on my utube I built a potentiometer handbrake and since then I wanted a hydraulic

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DSD does great workim not saying he does not but regards to the handbrake just cos he sells them does not mean he was the first to think or make one he does great work

As for the gear shifter I will give him credit as I have for his site

Thanks

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All good.

 

I made my own DIY handbrake. It was potentiometer based but I converted it back to a microswitch when I got my DSD handbrake for games that don't support analog handbrakes. It was all done on a water cutting machine.

 

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no my reservoir fit perfect but you got a different handbrake than i did but i thought all reservoirs was the same fitting the sam sensor may fit i dont know as i did not try it cos the back port on handbrake is an in port front is out port (back reservoir) front everything else 

 

on the side of the master cylinder mine says 0.7 what does yours say so i can get specs for it so i can help you 

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from what i have found online both are same threads just yours holds a little more fluid so both our front port is 3/8 unf rear port where reservoir goes is 7/16 unf which is what my reservoir is and your reservoir should be as it looks the same as mine

 

when you say it will not fit is it too small or too big or just gets tight quickly? <<<< RESERVOIR

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Madrifter

It gets tight quickly like the thread is not correct. I am waiting for the supplier to see if they will swap the master cylinder out for another.

Thanks for the info madrifter, much appreciated

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ok update i had a 200mm longer handbrake handle made (£20 shipped made from 6mm alloy laser cut to perfection :)

 

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fitted it to handbrake

 

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in place of where it will go

 

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it will be higher once i have design and have made a bracket to attach it to my rig

 

thanks for looking

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Hey! Im currently looking to make a handbrake for my sim racing rig, I saw your post about the hydraulic one, is there any more specific guide I could follow? kinda lost when it comes to the circuit board and some other things
 

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Hi madrifter, great work.

Any chance I can pick your brains about this before I let loose on eBay?

Thanks in advance.

 

What questions did you have?

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