Hey guys, I’m hoping you can offer some advice for a problem I’ve been wracking my brain over.
So I have a Panzer Fightstick Widebody Case, with a JLF-TP-8YT in it. Whenever I try and do a fireball motion from the 2p side, I don’t get the diagonal motion. I just get a clean, down and left input. I also noticed that sometimes when I try to jump forward from the 2p side, I’ll just get a neutral jump instead. At first I thought it may be the microswitches, but I tried 3 different microswitches and I experienced the same problem.
I then tried switching the square gates out, after a friend told me that they can get worn and eventually make it harder for the actuator to activate the switches. I don’t know if this is true, but I tried it anyways… but still had the same problem. I had a Kowal Actuator on it, and I switched it out for the stock JLF actuator. Though I didn’t really think this would fix the problem, I was getting really frustrated.
After that, I took a look at the Shaft Cover and Dust Washer I had on the stick. I decided to take them off and lo and behold, the fireball inputs felt normal again. However, I still don’t know what the deal is and how the shaft cover and dust washer affect the stick.
Can someone shed some light on this issue, or maybe I’m just going crazy? If I move the stick around with both these items on, it doesn’t look like it’s touching the sides or anything to keep the switches from activating. I really don’t know what the problem is…I’d really like to be able to keep the Cover and Washer since it fits the color scheme of the stick.
Any insight guys? I have no clue why this is happening. Any help would be greatly appreciated.