Mounting Plate: necessary?


#1

I’m totally new to the stick business and I’m planning to make a shoebox joystick.

So I ordered a JLF and some buttons from laugh, and a cthulhu board, but his stick doesnt come with a mounting plate.

My question is, is the mounting plate necessary for installation? Is it possible to make my joystick without having a mounting plate there?


#2

It’s possible, but it’s a bit of a hassle. With the mounting plate, its easier to use a screw and nut, which I assume you’re doing because it’s a shoebox.

Anyway, you can still mount through to those two tabs on the left and right in this picture. I don’t know if that 2mm from the mounting plate will drastically effect the height.

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4976/sv102208as6.jpg


#3

Are you mounting to wood or metal? Either way it’s optional but can help depending on your box really.


#4

I was searching through my stuff today and i found a Shadowblade stick for the PS2. LOL this stick was so horrid, but maybe its possible to mount a JLF onto this thing? I don’t know, ill have to find some time to crack it open


#5

Anything’s possible, but realistically, no. Not at all. None of that looks like standard parts or standard part knock-offs.