First of all, I tried asking in the n00blar-thread if it was OK to make project-threads, I didn’t get an answer, so I don’t know if this is kosher. If it isn’t, and I’m being an idiot, feel free to delete this post and call me names. I tried to do a search for this particular question beforehand though, and I didn’t really find any answer.
I’m going to (rather briskly) jump into making a couple of custom sticks. I was thinking about buying a control panel from the gamingisnow-site, but after I called the local glass-shop, I’m not so sure. I’m getting a good deal on polycarbonate and acryl panels, and they can fix the holes as well.
So, I’m probably going to bottom-mount a Sanwa JLF under a thick polycarbonate panel, then jam some art between that panel and a thinner acryl one on top. Thus, the plan is to ditch the mounting plate business.
The thing is, I know for bottom-mounting, you need heavy duty stuff, so I was wondering how thick the polycarbonate panel should be?
My guy can give me from 4mm to 8mm. I mean, I know 8mm will be enough, hell it can probably hold a roundhouse from Chuck Norris, but will 6mm be sufficient? I’m also thinking about how much length I’m effectively taking off the stick itself (since it’s going through the two plates), there’s probably a balance here.
So, if any of you have experience with polycarbonate (lexan, for instance), please do tell what I need :lovin: