Ok so I took a punt and bought myself a Qanba2 360 version on ebay. All in all it was $175AUD delivered to come to Australia.
I’m at work so I haven’t actually played with it yet, but here’s it is!
It’s a solid feeling stick, weighing it at around 4-5kg. The buttons/stick are all sanwa apart from the start/xbox/back buttons. My intention was to dual mod this stick with a Cthlutu board.
The buttons/stick are wired to a padhacked 360 controller. The 360 controller is mounted to chipboard with two screws with plastic spacers. I doubt it’s common ground with all the wiring to individual buttons.
The pad comes up as a TSZ360 in Windows. A photo of this 3rd party pad can be found here: http://gearmedia.ign.com/gear/image/article/710/710657/pelican-xsz-xbox-360-controller-20060530070535638-000.jpg
The stick is also soldered directly to the wiring.
The baseplate of the stick is mounted slightly angled towards the player. I’m not sure if this is intentional or if it’s just shoddy. Any thoughts?
The build quality is OK. The enamel black on the sides is pretty cool. The Perspex on the top of the case was faintly scratched pretty much everywhere on it. It doesn’t bother me so much as it’ll get a lot more scratches from gameplay.