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Author Topic: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?  (Read 500 times)

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I'm finding that after you move left or right or whatever direction you are using, there is a dead zone before you hit the wall of the square or octo gate.  Is there a way to reduce that?

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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 11:17:34 pm »
Increase the diameter of the actuator sleeve at the point it makes contact with the gate.
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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 02:50:11 am »
What would be the best way of doing that? Thank you.

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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2019, 10:07:55 am »
You want a 0.5mm actuator.  I've heard the "delrin" material is much better at taking a beating than the actuator you'll find on focusattack.com.  Unfortunately they are sold out at paradisearcadeshop.com at the moment.


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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 07:44:25 am »
https://www.focusattack.com/kowal-1mm-oversize-actuator-for-sanwa-jlf-series-joystick/



Whether a mod is correct or incorrect would depend on what you're going for.
Shmup fans would want a reduced engagement zone was well, but they probably wouldn't be using square gates.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2019, 07:46:33 am by BadMouth »

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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 09:27:07 pm »
I use octogates and i already fixed it so i have a small engagement area.  I want the outside area to be less so the stick doesnt go so far out before it returns to center.

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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 08:31:04 pm »
Fixed all my problems.  I used the aluminum tape that is used on ducts.  Was able to make the engage area very small and the outer part very small.  No play at all anymore!

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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2019, 09:39:51 pm »
I’ve been resisting the urge to say “tape” for a week.... and here we are.

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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2019, 12:05:27 am »
If duct tape doesn't fix it, you aren't using enough duct tape.  Apparently this applies to aluminum duct tape as well. 

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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2019, 09:11:06 pm »
I doubt the tape will last. I would have looked for, had someone make, or 3D printed another actuator. I was thinking of this the other day for this kind of joystick design.

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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2019, 09:39:58 pm »
Lol OK bro
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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2019, 01:00:39 am »
I doubt the tape will last. I would have looked for, had someone make, or 3D printed another actuator. I was thinking of this the other day for this kind of joystick design.

would i just take it in and tell them i want something like this but say want 2mm thicker on top and 3mm on bottom and profit?  I can get something printed for free at the local library but i need a file to send them.  Someone would have to make a 3d printer file for me :(

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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2019, 01:50:32 am »
I can get something printed for free at the local library but i need a file to send them.  Someone would have to make a 3d printer file for me :(
There are three options here on Thingiverse.

If one of those .stl files doesn't fit properly, it wouldn't be hard to make a parametric version in OpenSCAD.


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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2019, 07:51:36 pm »
Paradise arcade makes oversized actuators. Might want a stiffer spring too. Cost peanuts.

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Re: Is there a way to reduce dead zone of JLF after hitting the switch?
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2019, 10:45:04 pm »
Lol OK bro

Yes, as a custom gate is harder to come by, let alone one that fits well.