Eightarc has recently released two new, budget, arcade sticks into the market: The Qanba Carbon and the Qanba Drone for $69.99 and $89.99 respectively. The Qanba Drone is the first officially licensed arcade stick by Sony for PS3 and PS4, along with PC support (Dinput or Xinput is unknown ATM). The Qanba Carbon looks like a reskinned Qanba Q1 exclusively for PC and Android via Xinput and Dinput.
NOTE: THESE STICKS ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE XBOX 360 OR XBOX ONE SUPPORT, just to clear that up. I know it should be common sense, but not everyone has common sense.
Qanba Drone (PS3/PS4/PC) Information:
The Qanba Drone has the dimensions of 14 x 6 x 9.5 inches with the joystick, weighing 3lbs total. The Drone is officially licensed by Sony for both PS3 and PS4, this means there won’t be an 8 minute timeout. The stick also comes with Qanba OEM parts, but it is expected that the arcade stick will accept Sanwa and Seimitsu parts, along with Hori as well knowing Qanba’s track record on this. The stick uses a Vewlix styled layout, it also has L3, R3, Home, Options, Share, Tournament Lock, and Turbo above all the buttons. This stick will not have the touchpad unlike the HRAP4 or TES+/TE2+.
-No 8 minute timeout
-230cm/7.7ft USB cable according to their Facebook page
-Anti-slip bottom pad
-Tournament Lock Switch
-L3 and R3 buttons are pretty cool, especially since this is the only budget stick with them.
-Vewlix Layout (why can’t we have more Noir options for retail sticks?)
-It is pretty small, but it’s larger than the MadCatz Fight Stick Alpha and Hori Fighting Stick Mini
-3 pounds (I’d throw a few rolls of pennies and tape them in or something tbh to make it heavier)
-No metal bottom panel?
-No actual USB compartment storage?
-Qanba OEM buttons, but this was to be expected
-Common Ground PCB?
-Plexi option in the future? Hope there is, since that art isn’t really my style tbh.
-Can it be easily swapped with Sanwa and Seimitsu buttons?
-Buttons and Joystick uses QDs and Joystick 5-pin harness?
-Table clamp attachment from Qanba Carbon/Q1 compatible?
Qanba Carbon (PC and Android) Information:
WIP section, but mostly, AFAIK, a reskinned Qanba Q1.
-Easily drops in Sanwa and Seimitsu parts
-Metal top panel iirc
-Removable Table Clamps
-Anti slip bottom
-Tournament Lock Switch
-Qanba OEM parts by default, but again to be expected
-No metal bottom panel iirc
Well I’ll update this thread when more info is released from people who opens up the stick and observes everything. For now this is all the info we got I think, so it’s not complete and I’ll update it as time passes by and when people drops new info here. If you have any questions regarding the sticks, then ask here. Any other questions then go to the sticky [here](Absolute Question and Answer Thread v.3 (ASK YOUR QUESTIONS HERE!) Criticism towards how I made my thread, please PM me here on SRK and I’ll gladly take constructive criticism.
The Guardian Bag (info copied from Eightarc’s website for now, hopefully I can expand this section with real info later):
-Fits most modern joystick models up to 19 inches long
-Hemp-style durable fabric
-Dual snap-buckles for easy access
-Triple auxiliary zipper pockets
-Dual water bottle stretch pockets
-25 x 15 x 8 inches
-MSRP is $89.99
Link to the bag on Eightarc’s website