Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake


The Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake is a pressure sensitive handbrake using load cell technology. It features a firm, progressive feel and is ideal for rally and drifting simulation software. The handbrake features an adjustable lever, allowing the lever to be tilted 120 degrees in infinite adjustable steps in order to offer maximum flexibility. The estimated maximum force which can be put at the lever is 17kg (37lbs).


Product Description

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When driving rally of drifting simulations, accurate control over your handbrake is a must for full vehicle control. Heusinkveld Engineering presents a high-quality handbrake using load cell technology, resulting in a brake that offers a firm, progressive feel with full analog output.


The Sim Handbrake features a strong, stiff, compact and durable design made out of stainless steel. The handbrake system has an adjustable lever, allowing the lever to be tilted 120 degrees in infinite adjustable steps in order to offer maximum flexibility. The lever features a soft grip at the end.

The handbrake can detect forces of up to 17kgs (measured at the soft grip at the lever) and features an overload protection. The load cell is (indirectly) activated by a rubber, which gives the handbrake a firm and progressive feel. The handbrake comes with 2 types of rubber, so the feel of the handbrake can be adjusted.


Suitable Simulations

This handbrake will be an excellent piece of kit for all simulation software which allow the use of an analogue handbrake. Please be aware that not all simulation software do in fact support a fully analogue handbrake. Please refer to the documentation of the simulator software to see if an analogue handbrake is supported.

Simulators known to support an analogue handbrake are:

  • Richard Burns Rally
  • Live for Speed
  • Automobilista
  • Dirt Rally

Controller options

The handbrake comes with a USB controller box (with on-board load cell amp and USB connector). This controller board supports analogue output only (in which it acts as an analogue axis). The wires of the handbrake can be connected to the controller board using screw terminals.

In addition to the load-cell from the handbrake, the controller board also has pins for 7 analog inputs with 12-bit (4096 steps) resolution each as well as 12 button inputs.

While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we apologize for any errors or omissions contained on these pages.

Please verify any information with Simulation 1 Systems.

Additional Information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 35 x 16 x 16 cm


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