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Anyone seen this stick before???
« on: June 23, 2005, 06:46:20 pm »
These sticks came installed on the Assault I just picked up....they rotate.....checked the manual and they are not the same...soooo

anyone?

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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2005, 10:08:29 pm »
Picture of front?

almost all "happ" style micro switch joysticks loo lke that.
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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2005, 04:52:47 am »
Actually that base looks like a Wico microswitch type base. I can just barely spot the rectangle at 30 degrees off center.
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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2005, 09:43:04 am »
Well what the heck is that metal "handle"? No one is commenting on that!
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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2005, 09:53:12 am »
I was wondering the same thing. What is that, a wind-up joystick?

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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2005, 10:51:52 am »
Never seen it before, but I'd say to keep the joystick from rotating and tangling the fire button.  Looks custom, might of been home made.

Unless there is a pot on there that I don't see, in which case it would be to keep the pot from rotating.

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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2005, 11:04:49 am »
OH I think I understand. Does this panel have those ugly top-fire joysticks? (black with big red button on top)??

No, wait, he said THEY ROTATE. So that thingy is probably to keep the wires from twisting. Yeah I get it now! THe stick turns but the metal thingy with the wires does not!  :D

Show us a pic of the top...

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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2005, 01:46:04 pm »
more pics....


and those are not pots on the end of the stick... I had thought they were to make contact with some sort of other swith for rotating...

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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2005, 03:21:36 pm »
Weird. Maybe the fire button wires are supposed to be threaded through those to ensure they never get tangled up in the microswitches.
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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2005, 03:39:16 pm »
but why do they rotate?

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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2005, 03:52:08 pm »
Could those metal things have once upon a time pressed switches set off at either side - So that if you twisted the stick say 15 deg. left you'd turn left and vice versa if you twisted it right?   ???

If they're not original to that game and IF I'm right, chances are the rest of the assembly stayed with whatever they came out of originally.
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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2005, 04:27:45 pm »
if the joysticks twisted then it looks like they are for restricting the twist of the joystick, like the flight analog sticks you get for the PC. They could possibly have been connected to a pot or a slider as well.

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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2005, 06:25:24 pm »
Or maybe that little handle stuck into a hole, big enough to permit the joystick to do it's thing, but small enough to pervent you from twisting the stick around and around, snaping the fire button wires.
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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2005, 02:18:30 pm »
They look like stops to me...

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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2005, 04:16:14 pm »
I think they were connectted with a bar so they both rotated together at the same time.

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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2005, 05:12:13 pm »
could you get a close up pic of them?  Are they threaded?  how are they attacheD?

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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2005, 04:58:01 pm »
...you know I just made a rotary "module" for my arcade cab and came across an obscure game called-- Exterminator that has a control set up like that (twin rotating sticks).

Is it possible it's originally from that game?

http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?letter=E&game_id=7737


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Re: Anyone seen this stick before???
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2005, 10:14:56 pm »
After viewing more pictures it appears those sticks are hacked together out of a minimum of two, but possibly 3 different kinds of sticks.

It is a homemade job for sure.
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