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When i try pushing the stick to the right it does not work consistently. Maybe 75% of the time. Sometimes thereís a delay. Other times it just doesnít work. My wire connections are good. I checked in windows devices which confirms problem (input not always recognized).

Is the joystick bad? Anything i can do to fix?

Joystick is 2 weeks old. It is a zippy joystick. Iím running Windows.

Thanks!

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Re: Problem with joystick: one direction not recognized consistently
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 02:20:50 pm »
How is it connected?

Have you done repeated continuity tests of the microswitch?

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Re: Problem with joystick: one direction not recognized consistently
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 10:48:14 pm »
Sounds like it could be either an intermittent/bad microswitch or the lever arm on the microswitch is bent away from the actuator.

You may want to "tune" (slightly bend) the lever arms on the microswitches.

The quote below was for someone trying to avoid diagonals with a 4-way restrictor, but the same advice applies in reverse (bend up instead of down) to hit a direction easier.
By slightly bending the lever arm, you change the distance that you have to move the joystick handle to make the actuator press the lever arm into the nub on the microswitch.

By bending the green zone down by just a bit on all the switches, you can tune the stick so that the diagonals are just out of reach.



Green zone = OK to bend
Red zone = Avoid bending

Related thread here.


Scott