Help with joystick ( stick is moving 1-2 seconds longer )


#1

Hello I’ve recently bought CROWN 303-FK KOREAN JOYSTICK CLEAR WHITE and I’m having a issue where the stick would move towards the direction but even after my hands are off the stick it would still go to that direction 1 - 2 seconds longer.

Also anyone having issue moving UP LEFT , UP RIGHT ? cause when ever i move UP RIGHT OR UP LEFT 30% of the time it would only register the UP movement .

If anyone can help ty!


#2

it sounds like one of your microswitches is sticking. The crowns are really tight and harder to hit diagonals until the rubber is broken in.


#3

Mine stuck a bit at first, the problem went away after an hour or so of use.


#4

I haven’t used a crown before (used fanta though). It would seem that softer rubber would make it stick, not harder. wouldn’t you think? at any rate, I hear @wazwuz is the guy to talk to for custom crown rubbers.


#5

Crown sticks are infamous for inconsistency along the production line.

Suffice to say, his experience with this particular 303-FK may be different from the experiences we have all had.

I would say ensure it was installed properly, try breaking it in for a few days, if all else fails, try returning it.


#6

I have bought the Crown upgrade kit from @wazwuz and it is good. I would get medium rubber, hard is really REALLY hard. Literally hurts your wrist after an extended play. The upgraded microswitches did make it easier to hit diagonals.

@frostydb pull the crown apart make sure nothing is sticking, it is all seated correctly etc. If youre not sure take pics and post them here.
-n


#7

@niku13 ty for mentioning sticky T___T now i just feel totally stupid. I thought vaseline will lube the stick so when i was installing it, i lubed it with vaseline. Now I found out where the stickyness was coming from. However in the process of taking the stick apart. The E-Ring just flew somewhere in my room and is no where to be seen.


#8

I don’t think you want to use vaseline. Something about it eroding the plastic\rubber. I think you want this stuff:


#9

Vaseline is petroleum based and will act as a solvent for many plastics.
Petroleum products will melt/erode many plastics

You want to use a non-petroleum, non-water and non-conductive lubricant for joysticks, preferably “dry” silicone based grease and Molycote 44 fits the bill.