We've designed an e-brake from the ground up specifically for drifters. The DRIFTpro handbrake features a load cell that responds to how hard the handle is being pulled, rather than how far. "Feeling" the brakes is intuitively done by feeling the brake pressure and not by how far the handle moves, so we designed a handbrake around that principle. Neoprene bushings lend a realistic rapid progressive sensation that simply cannot be achieved with springs alone. The resulting sensation mimics the hydraulic sensation of calipers clamping down on brake rotors.
The e-brake, or handbrake, is designed to require real forces to activate, so it can be set up to use up to 80lbs of force on the handle at its maximum calibration. Of course, you may choose to set it less. In either case, a rigid mounting is required. The unit features four mounting holes suitable for attaching to your sim chassis.
The brake handle is fixed in a vertical orientation as you would find in purpose-built race and drift cars and can also be adjusted to various starting angles like a real handbrake. In fact, the DRIFTpro handbrake only allows adjustment to the extent that a real handbrake can be adjusted insuring you always have a proper feeling handbrake regardless of the adjustments made to it.
The DRIFTpro handbrake works with all PC games that support analog handbrakes via the included stand-alone USB interface box. This controller allows simple min and max settings for the handbrake to quickly get it working with your favorite PC game. When the handbrake is paired with the GTpro Gen2 pedals, adjustability of handbraking parameters is elevated to another level. The GTpro Gen2 pedal controller has a connection for the handbrake and lets the user dial in dead-zone, linearity curves, and attack rate just like is available with the pedals.