OK, Sapper! I finally found them; those pictures and their links. Sorry it took so long.
I initially despaired that I could never find them again, and I made a drawing explaining what I intended for my RCS Elites - that I sold a while back!
Before we begin, here is the RCS Elite bracket for the pedals;
First here is my drawing (hey I didn't spend all that time on it for nothing!
It is based on RAY's work
The bracket of the Elites and the RCS do not allow for movement, but that is easy to remedy.
If you check THIS PICTURE
, Ray sawed off a section of the brackets of his pedals. In my drawing, the greenish part (again, based on Ray's mod!)
Another modification is the PEDAL PADS
. Ray explains
The pedals have been added onto to increase my foot angle by about 25 degrees and give a larger pad for my big feet.
If you decide to use this mod, there is no way around this. Unless, you sit in a chair, as it could prove to be difficult for you to activate the toe brakes. If you check other pedals - i.e. Simpeds, the F16 rudder pedals - they are almost vertical to the ground. That is needed if you are sitting closer to the ground, i.e. in a simpit.
Unlike the original design, I thought of using torsion springs instead of extension springs, or gas springs - these can be quite pricey for this mod, and the right resistance can be tricky to assess. I also thought of RC car springs, but the right ones are hard to find, and they aren't cheap either. So, I opted for torsion springs; these can be had at any hardware store from cheap SPRING CLAMP
spring clamps. Plus, it's easy to check the tension at the store, and see if it fits your needs.
Another implementation for a toe brake mod I found is HANS KROHN's
while searching for the initial idea, that can be 'easily' implemented without doing any extensive modifications to the pedals. No serious alterations of the pedals are needs, as far as cutting pieces of the original Elites.
on Hans Krohns RCS toe brake mod.
And then of course, there is 9Thumbs implementation. The most ingenious toe brake mod, and IMO the easiest! Why? Well, first it solves the problem of the angle of the pedals, second, you don't have to make any major alterations, other then drilling a few additional holes. And you use the same pedals. How great is that.
The only thing I would change - for convenience! - would be the springs I would use; torsion springs.
With all this said, these are all mods performed to RCS rudders. But they can be easily implemented on the RCS Elite, with one major caveat; the brackets of the RCS Elite are made of ABS, and unless you reinforce them with steel brackets or additional reinforcement you will be limited as far as the tension of the springs you can use, goes.
Other than that, it should be possible mod to the RCS Elite in the same way.