for all that are very aware of how their P360’s operate, i have noticed that ALL new happ P360s have a very rough frcitional feel after they are broken in. And hate it!!! :mad: When they are new they are as smooth as silk but after a little break in period they seriously suck asss and are very rough as the joystick is rotated around. I think that happ has gotten cheap and went with some third party manufacturer once they got the copyrights to make the perfect 360s.
anyways after many attempts, i finally found what and where the problems are occurring. if the P360 is taken part on the hub assembly there is a “washer bearing” and a hub plate that are suppose to rub together in a circular motion. this is where the P360 gets its perfect circle as the joystick shaft is moved about. Thus the washer bearing and hub plate interact. There is initially a clear plastic coating on both parts that allow it to glide smooth, but once this coating wears off you GET THAT ROUGH AZZH FEELING :mad:This coating last anywhere from around 100 games or so then it wears off. happ just got cheap and instead of making the enitre parts made out of this slick coating material they just coated the outside of it.
I tried many attempts from teflon tape, graphite powder, moly, tungsten disulfide, other lubricants-- some of them did work but only temporarily and others did not. i got sick and tired of taking my joystick apart. so i finally broke down and went to a lubrication/plastic engineering company. anyways they custom made the “washer bearing” out of some proprietary PTFE and carbon fiber composite and some other high tech stuff. i got all the specs on paper. This company makes stuff for aircrafts and even NASA. This company did a material analysis of the happ part and told me what this part should be made of, anyways long story short, these new “washer bearings” HAVE CURED THE CURSED ROUGH P360S!!! :encore:
i don’t know why Happ has let this go on, i even tried contacting them multiple times about this matter and no response. fockin bastards take my money so easy but no support!
anyways my P360 is smooth like butter and has the new feel every damn day. I only was able to order four of them which costed me $50 bucks a pop which is the only downside. I think if i made a larger order i could prolly get it cheaper. anyways the 2 of the 4 i got are going into our local arcade mvc2 (paid/donations by the players) and the last 2 are put to good use in my two sticks. I’ll be making another order real soon as these parts are “godly” in the P360s:bgrin:
I thought i’d share this with the community and any questions you may have hit me up