If any of you still play on Happ Perfect 360 controls for games like MvC2, this may interest you. Some of you children out there have probably never seen this stick, but don’t worry I’m a school you real quick.
A lot of you know that the Happ P360 sticks are a crap shoot. Lots of variables can affect the quality of these things. Some are garbage, while others play silky smooth. The ones that are nice are highly coveted. Well, if you have a P360 that grinds and squeaks, I may have a really cheap solution for you. A long time a go there was a guy who commissioned special washers made out of some NASA grade material. I missed out on that, but I came up with something else. IMO the problem with the stick comes from the hard spring grinding against the top of the hub assembly. As you play on the stick, the hard spring rotates, grinding the plastic. These are not the most refined parts ever produced, which is why the quality and feel of these sticks can be so random. However, this is my low budget fix for those of you who have a nasty P360 that grinds.
- Acquire a half liter water bottle. Cut a hole in the cap.
- Keep trimming the cap until it fits over the shaft hole of the assembly hub.
- Now you can simply jam the hard spring into the cap. Be sure the spring is able to rotate freely, if it doesn’t, trim your bottle cap some more.
- Assemble your stick, and the grinding will be gone. MvC2 for life.
I know masters like Kowal have some kind of fix for actuators that are too wide, which could also cause some grinding/squeaking, along with inaccurate diagonal inputs. I myself have never had that issue. My low budget fix is for a problem that I have experienced frequently, and so far it works.