Friday, 21 July 2017

The Flat-Stick - Assembling the Sanwa JLF Joystick

When i ship a fully-built stick, i tend to take the shaft out of the stick to protect it in transit. It only takes a couple of minutes to reassemble with no tools required, and it's far less work than the alternative of installing the entire unit.

These are the parts required to put it together.

 Take the two black pieces with the spring in the middle, and drop them into the hole through the restrictor plate, with the wider and flatter plastic piece towards the bottom.

Once that's all down it should look like this.

Next, while holding the black pieces in place, push the shaft with the white piece on it through from the top side.

Flip it back over, and you'll have this.

Compress the spring by pushing down the plastic piece, until you've exposed the groove near the top.

Now with the other hand push the e-clip into place. Once it's on gently you can stop worrying about keeping the spring compressed.

Now give it a really good push to get it clipped on! If you want to save your fingers, you can use a pair of pliers, or the inside face of a teaspoon.

Now you can flip it over, drop on the dust washer, and screw on the ball top! It's ready to go!

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