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Author Topic: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)  (Read 2888 times)

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Luigi

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Hi.

I'm offering mounting plates for joysticks. These are made to be glued underneath a metal or plastic controlpanel, if you want to avoid wood. You can then install your joystick without any visible screws on top. You don't need to drill your controlpanel, no screwheads can be seen. The threads (size M5) are welded to the plate.

The distance between the threads is 85 and 40mm. Some joysticks (i.E. Seimitsu LS-32) already have matching holes in their mounting plate. Others can be modified by drilling the necessary holes.

The plates are industrial made of stainless steel and include 4 washers and 4 self-locking nuts (M5)....all made of stainless steel.



I have used silicone adhesive to glue the plate to a metal sheet. It's the cheapest method. If you want to go the more expensive way you can use 2-component glue to make that even an elephant can play on your game ;)

One plate (incl. washers and nuts) is 3.00 (Euros)

Shipping from Germany for
up to 5 plates is 3.50 (or 5.60 including tracking and insurance).
up to 10 plates is 7.00 (or 9.10 including tracking and insurance).
up to 20 plates is 9.00

Payment with Paypal.


Any questions? Don't hesitate to ask! :)


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How to install:

Make sure the undersurface(?) of your controlpanel is clean.
Center the plate using the hole with the hole in your controlpanel.




Make sure that the plate is sitting straight on your controlpanel by measuring the distance to the edge at least at two corners.




Use a pen to draw the edges of the plate on the surface of the controlpanel. This will help to adjust the plate and you don't have to measure again (this is important if you want to use some glue that dries very fast).






Then add a decent amount of glue to the surface of the controlpanel

SORRY, I have NO CLUE AT ALL why the following two pictures are blurry  :dunno
But I think you get the idea.




Put the plate on the glue. Adjust and center it with the rectangle and the joystick hole in the panel and....let it try.
If necessary put some weight on top of the threads but take care that the plate doesn't 'slide' away (this happened on my first try  ::) )





I am waiting for a JLF-stick and will show it mounted to the plate and then of course the controlpanel surface with an overlay installed :)




« Last Edit: January 02, 2016, 08:43:35 am by Luigi »

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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 07:37:00 am »
I think this is a really cool idea.

Do you plan on supporting Happ joysticks as well as Ultimarc's offerings of joysticks?

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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 08:06:02 am »
I think this is a really cool idea.

Thanks :)

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Do you plan on supporting Happ joysticks as well as Ultimarc's offerings of joysticks?

Well, those plates have been produces 'by accident'. I wanted a prototype but instead a lot of no less than 95 were produced by a friend of mine. He didn't tell me but of course he had to pay them. Now we try to sell them for little money to get at least what he paid for them ;)

So, we won't do other plates. If a joystick fits in the 85x40mm-rectangle and has a replaceable mounting plate, it shouldn't be a problem to make a plate that fits. If you need any help with this, let me know.

I have some odd joysticks at home and will show how to modify a joystick so it fits.


« Last Edit: June 12, 2014, 08:25:25 am by Luigi »

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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 10:26:43 am »
Found an odd battop joystick. The holes don't fit the threads so I used a drill (6mm) and a file to adjust the holes.








There you go:




From above: no screws




With CPO 'installed'  ::)

« Last Edit: January 02, 2016, 08:44:58 am by Luigi »

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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 01:10:23 am »
Hi Luigi, do you still make shaft and dust covers for Ultrastik 360's? Apparently they are similar to JLW-TM-8.

Thanks

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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014, 02:46:23 am »
Hi Luigi, do you still make shaft and dust covers for Ultrastik 360's? Apparently they are similar to JLW-TM-8.

Thanks

Hi.

I have never made stuff for U360. The 360 is far more complicated due to it's sensors and the magnet at the bottom of the shaft.

Maybe you mean FrancoB? He used to have hollow shafts for it ;)


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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2014, 03:35:59 pm »
Ah ok thanks mate, I'll hit him up :)

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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2015, 08:12:55 pm »
Are these still available?
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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2015, 11:59:50 am »
I would like to buy 4 pcs.?
/Tricas

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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2015, 02:52:01 pm »
I would like to buy 4 pcs.?
/Tricas

PLease send a PM with your adress so I can give you a shipping quote :)


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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2015, 03:23:02 pm »
what kind of....glue ???

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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2015, 03:40:29 pm »

I would like to buy 4 pcs.?
/Tricas
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PLease send a PM with your adress so I can give you a shipping quote :)
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I have some trouble sending you a PM, plz mail me
/Tricas

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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2015, 05:12:09 pm »
Luigi,
Are you still offering these?  Sent you a pm and have not heard back

Thanks

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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2015, 08:53:32 am »
Sorry for the delay. Just returned from a 2 week vacation and will go through all the mails within the next days.
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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2015, 11:18:24 am »
I have some trouble sending you a PM, plz mail me
/Tricas

You need to get to 5 posts before the PM system will work --- so just post a few more times and it will then work. ( It is set this way to stop spammers from making a new account and spamming everyone with PMs - but is a very low threshold so can be achieved quickly !! )

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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2015, 09:37:18 am »

I would like to buy 4 pcs.?
/Tricas

PLease send a PM with your adress so I can give you a shipping quote :)
[/quote]

I have some trouble sending you a PM, plz mail me
/Tricas
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I would, if only I had your email adress ;)

Maybe post it here in some coded way (3 rows), I will reply and you can remove it again :)


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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2015, 10:00:13 pm »
Neat idea.  I will send you a PM, hope you ship to the US!

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Re: Joystick mounting plates (no visible screws on top of controlpanel)
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2018, 10:58:10 am »
Sorry to bring up and ancient post but are you still making these?

  
 

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