Because I clearly hadn't spent enough on my flight sim setup in the last twelve months, I have bought a set of MFG Crosswind Rudder Pedals.
MFG Crosswinds (bottom), Thrustmaster TFRP Pedals (middle) and Sansa (top)
Up until the launch of the Thrustmaster set in around May of last year, it was just about impossible to get flight sim rudder pedals in the UK as they're such a niche product that no shops seem to stock them with any regularity. When they were released I snapped up a set, and while initial impressions were good, they very quick started to stick due to the rail sliding mechanism getting gunked up with the detritus that lives beneath my desk. I can maybe move them a minimum of 10% of their full range in either direction at a time, which is useless for fine control.
So naturally the best thing to do was spend four times as much money on a made-to-order set from a one-man company in Croatia. There's no cheap, flimsy plastic in these things; it's all CNC-cut composites and steel bearings and hall-effect sensors. They're so smooth that they produce no sound whatsoever when I'm moving them, unlike the TM set which rattled and scraped. They're ultra-customisable, from pedal return spring strength to angle of the toe brakes to the length of the wall spacers at the back. It's like going from an Atari joystick to my Thrustmaster Warthog
I do like to spend money on quality tech stuff when it's worth having, and I suspect these are well-enough built that they'll never need replacing.