Went out on a limb and picked up this stick, even though there was NO information I could find on it (call me crazy).
Here are a few selected pics:
Some interesting things:
The “Real Wood” is actually more like cheap fiberboard, but the box is very sturdy, weight is lighter than I expected, and the top panel is nice and thick. Can’t see any screws beyond the ones securing the bottom panel, top is totally smooth. Silver finish on the top and sides of panel seems to be an applique/sticker of some kind, but it’s very well applied, no bubbles or seams or anything. Quite a nice textured feel to it, actually.
Buttons seem standard 30mm and 24mm, threaded, vertical switches.
Feet are very thick rubber and well secured with bolt + nut. It’s very solid on a table.
The PCB looks like a PSX digital pad, common ground, buttons and joystick switches are soldered directly (no QD’s obviously)
Stock joystick has large deadzone and engage distance, WAY too far for fighters IMO. Levered microswitches, cylindrical actuator, no restrictor gate. Doesn’t use a c-clip, seems to be a metal pin through the shaft that is holding the spring. Haven’t taken it apart yet to see how to get the stick out. The stick doesn’t “twist” at all, not sure how to remove the top yet. Bat-top handle, shaft cover and dust washer.
Stock buttons are convex, are a little on the stiff side, but smooth action and engages.
[*]Works perfect on my PC - tested on a Win 7 system w/an old Asus P5GD1 board (Intel chipset), SFIV and MAME. Shows as a “USB Gamepad” with 2 axes (X and Y) and 10 buttons.
I think that’s all the important info for now. Obviously the wiring is a complete mess, and there was some excess hot glue I cleaned up before taking pics. The joystick is the least impressive part of the stick, it will definitely need replacing, but overall for a solid (quasi)wood box that will be easy as hell to mod, I’m pleased with it. Probably going to swap the stick, but I think I’m keeping the buttons.