Help to Silence Hrap4


#1

So, summer is coming and i’m going to be 1 month of vacation in a couple of weeks. Being on vacation means, play lots of figthing games in the night. My biggest problem is that i recently moved from my old house, and this one the walls are made of paper, i can hear everything my neighbors do and first of all, don’t want to boarder the rest of the people in the house since i don’t live alone. I really don’t want to disturb anyone i need to a way to silence my fighting stick and spend little money.
I looked into Foam Washers (i supose they work on the kuro buttons and someone from Europe sells them), and that probably is a nice way to start, still I don’t know if i will like the feel of the buttons after that. I don’t have any ideia how to silence a stick. After all this i still think that will not be enought. I was thinking about a box not closed with the silence foam or egg boxes (almost the same effect).

Any ideias will be welcome.

Thanks.


#2

Get Omron D2RV microswitches, 4 of them, and wire them up manually.


#3

The sanwa silent parts worked wonders for me. If you dont get the buttons, at least get the silent JLF. Its a world of difference in sound.


#4

Yea that’s what the D2RV is for, I think it’s around $30 for a set of 4, and they’re the switches inside the silent JLF. He can wire them up to his Hayabusa and you don’t have to pay and extra $25-30 for the whole joystick. He only needs to replace the switches, not the whole thing. A stiffer spring can be considered considering the D2RV is lighter than the stock Omron switches.


#5

If you need something cheaper then the Omron D2RVs, get the zippy sanwa kit $10 or just x4 Ultra Light zippys @ $0.85each from Paradise Arcade Shop they’re very quiet compared to a stock Sanwa JLF. You’ll have to modify the four switches before installing though if you want similar performance to the Omron switches. Cutting up a credit card to use as spacer between the plunger & metal contact works perfect for me.


#6

Thanks for all the help guys.
I think i can get some microswitches if the only thing i have to do is remove the old ones and the cables and put the new ones without any modification on the hayabusa.
If someone can get me a website that sell them cheap with low shipping cost to Europe and for the Foam Washers too.
Thanks again.


#7

The Omron website shows all official distributors of the microswitch, doesn’t really look like there’s any European distributors: http://www.omron.com/ecb/products/sw/11/d2rv.html
Arcadeworlduk.com should have the foam pads. And yes, no modification to the Hayabusa’s base, just desoldering and soldering on the switches really.