Are you considering adding a handbrake to your sim racing rig? If you are, then you’re in luck as there’s never been a better time to buy, thanks to the release of Heusinkveld Engineering’s brand-new USB simulator handbrake, the Sim Handbrake V2. The V2’s design overhaul improves upon what was already a fantastic device, the original Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake, with more accuracy and adjustability, and a striking new look.
As you’d expect from Heusinkveld, the Sim Handbrake V2 boasts a solid construction throughout with CNC laser-cut stainless steel used on all the main components, which feature a combination of bead blasted and fine-structured powder coat finishes. Additionally, the preload spring, which simulates the movement of a real-life handbrake cable, is powder-coated in shiny black, and the lever offers a smooth and comfortable grip, giving the handbrake an overall premium feel.
On the technology side, the V2 features two significant upgrades from its predecessor, the first being the integration of Heusinkveld’s SmartControl software, which allows easy calibration, deadzone configuration, and the creation of custom profiles to suit different racing scenarios. Next is the upgraded pressure sensitive 120kg load cell, capable of handling 22kg of force, which delivers an ultra-realistic feel, meaning you can perform precise and controlled drifts. Plus, to offer more user modifications, Heusinkveld’s all-new black elastomers come in three different options; low, medium, and high, providing whatever level of resistance suits your driving.
You can securely mount the Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake V2 with the four integrated mounting points on the unit base. However, if you have an aluminium profile cockpit, Heusinkveld also supplies an adapter mounting plate which allows for even quicker and easier installation. Once mounted, you can decide how to configure the lever, either vertically or horizontally, and then fine-tune its position within a range of 26 degrees.
The Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake V2 comes complete with:
- Handbrake unit
- Adapter plate
- USB cable
- Hex key
- 3 Elastomers
- Mounting materials
- User manual
What do I need to buy separately?
As the Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake V2 is a standalone plug-and-play USB device, you won’t need to buy anything separately to begin using the device immediately. However, if you own other Heusinkveld equipment, you can use the integrated SmartControl software to assign profiles for various devices at once, allowing you to change multiple settings simultaneously within seconds
Q: Can I use the Heusinkveld Shifter Sequential on PlayStation or Xbox?
A: No. Unfortunately, this device is not compatible with any gaming consoles and is currently solely for PC users.
Q: Do I need to install any drivers to use the Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake V2?
A: No installation of drivers is required.