Podum Advanced Paddle Module - anyone know if Fanatec has plans to upgrade it to 3mm carbon paddles?
Andrew Herd Member
The header says it all, really (-:
I see that the Clubsport Magnetic Paddles have 3mm carbon and it would trigger a purchase from me if the Podium Advanced Module went up from 2 to 3mm too. Anyone here heard anything?
I have seen reports on Reddit that new APMs already have 3mm plates, but not every unit. Seems you need a bit of luck to get the thicker version..
I've seen the same, I just had a set I sent back for a different issue, and really wish I would have measured them.
The set I had before had no flex and I remember thinking "whats all the fuss about, these things are great!"
Does seem like the kind of thing you could request from service if necessary.
Thanks very much for the replies, both of you!
I've worked with carbon fibre on and off for years and 2mm is just a bit optimistic - the stuff is incredibly tough, but it is brittle, and if you build it too thin even a tiny imperfection, or a scratch can cause it to fail.
3mm provides enough extra margin of safety to be confident of the paddles, but I am sure that 2mm is mostly okay.
So, I will see how I get on with requesting a unit with 3mm paddles!