Hey there, I have a couple of stick related queries that I have been unable to resolve through my own research, so I must shamefully ask my questions here.
First off, I recently got a Datel Arcade Pro (Paewang), mostly for tinkering and learning, etc. The stock joystick I actually quite like, in terms of throw and engage distances, as well as looseness. I also enjoy the loud clickiness of the cheap Lema pin microswitches.
However, it has a large neutral zone where it flops about without exerting any pressure on the spring. Does anyone know exactly what in the mechanics of a joystick causes this, and therefore how to mitigate it?
By way of comparison, the JLF in my SCV stick was rock-solid when I bought it, and now has a very minor amount of play after a few week’s use.
My second question relates to the installation of sticks in a Hori EX2 (or FS3 or WiiFS). The simplest options seem to me to be 1) JLF mounted Laugh-style; 2) Hori stick with new microswitches and maybe some tape around the actuator and a different spring; 3) LS-33.
A JLF fits the bill performance-wise, but I’m concerned about the mounting height (don’t mind a bit of dremelling).
Modding the stock joystick seems attractively inexpensive, but might be more trouble than it’s worth.
I’ve seen a few posts around the internet claiming the LS-33 is a direct drop-in for the EX2, but I’ve found no guides which show how this is done - I’m also concerned about the mounting height for this one.
Can anyone offer me any advice about whether these sticks will mount at the correct height, and how to mount an LS-33?
Thanks in advance for any assistance, it’s much appreciated.