What's new

mR_CaESaR

Grand Master
Joined
Jul 10, 2018
Messages
938
Reaction score
1,181
Location
Sydney, Australia
The art set definitely finishes off the cab :)

KgBFGJuh.jpg
 

Kavas

Champion
Joined
Oct 7, 2018
Messages
1,099
Reaction score
1,499
Location
Florida, USA
Looks good, any plans for a translated version of the move strip?
 

johey

Beginner
Joined
Oct 20, 2016
Messages
6
Reaction score
2
I spoke to Ultimarc and got some specs for the above mentioned joysticks.

The Flightstick version has a shaft with a diameter of 10 mm. It has a hole drilled for fitting the handle 30 mm up from the base plate.

The normal version has a diameter of 9 mm. The length is 36 mm from the base plate to the bottom of the ball top. I assume the threads add 6-10 mm. There is an optional shaft 10 mm longer.

Which one would fit best with the banana? I can drill a hole for the bottom mounting screw if needed. What is the shaft diameter and length from the base plate of the Gundam stick (for comparison)?
 

Mirko

Enthusiast
Joined
Oct 22, 2020
Messages
162
Reaction score
242
Location
Vancouver BC
I spoke to Ultimarc and got some specs for the above mentioned joysticks.

The Flightstick version has a shaft with a diameter of 10 mm. It has a hole drilled for fitting the handle 30 mm up from the base plate.

The normal version has a diameter of 9 mm. The length is 36 mm from the base plate to the bottom of the ball top. I assume the threads add 6-10 mm. There is an optional shaft 10 mm longer.

Which one would fit best with the banana? I can drill a hole for the bottom mounting screw if needed. What is the shaft diameter and length from the base plate of the Gundam stick (for comparison)?
Our original banana has a 10mm hole to fit a 9.8mm
Shaft and our Gundam banana has a hole 12mm to fit a 11.8mm shaft.

I see you ordered the OG banana, you should be good to go if you order that 10mm stick shaft.

Will you be putting a rubber gasket at the base?
Let me know if you need more info. Thanks for your order.
 

XeD

Grand Master
Joined
Jul 6, 2016
Messages
991
Reaction score
805
Location
Vancouver BC Canada
We also need to know the thread position from the base to the 1st and 2nd set of thread to mount the banana
 

Mirko

Enthusiast
Joined
Oct 22, 2020
Messages
162
Reaction score
242
Location
Vancouver BC
We also need to know the thread position from the base to the 1st and 2nd set of thread to mount the banana
That shaft on the stick he’s using has no holes, he will need to drill the shaft for the bottom hole of our og banana
 

Mirko

Enthusiast
Joined
Oct 22, 2020
Messages
162
Reaction score
242
Location
Vancouver BC
Just ordered that stick to R&D
10mm shaft bat top
 

johey

Beginner
Joined
Oct 20, 2016
Messages
6
Reaction score
2
Mirko, the Flight stick model has 10 mm shaft, while the normal with ball or bat top has 9 mm. So my guess is that you ordered one with 9 mm.

I do not have the joystick yet. It's in my shopping basked, waiting to be checked out. Now I guess I'll wait for the result of the R&D process. :D

Monkey Ball is pretty decently emulated in Flycast. If you have the chance, I would be happy to know how you would compare an emulated setup + UltraStick to the real Naomi game with the original controller. I just played it once 15 years ago. Actually, if you find the UltraStik being too far off from the original, I might need to change my mind and complete my order with a Gundam stick. I do have a Naomi, but I actually prefer the simplicity of emulation as long it is done good.

If the diameter of the shaft is too small, perhaps you can thicken it using tape of some sort?

I will use a rubber gasket, but I'll order one together with the repro panel things from arcadeartshop.com. Though, if you happen to have a spare sealing ring, I'd be happy to buy it. Otherwise I'll 3d print one myself (though I doubt I'll make it as shiny as your banana, but the ring is not exposed in the same way).

I see you ordered the OG banana

Yes, given that OG means Gundam (No holes) c/w M5 screws
 
Last edited:

Mirko

Enthusiast
Joined
Oct 22, 2020
Messages
162
Reaction score
242
Location
Vancouver BC
Have you received the stick yet? If so, have you tried it out anything? I'm eager to hear any conclusions. :)
Yes I did, haven’t had a chance look at it yet. Ill get back to you next wee
 

nam9

Grand Master
Joined
Aug 24, 2015
Messages
954
Reaction score
842
Location
Norway
Morning! Has anyone torn down their Gundam sticks and rebuilt them?
One of mine is filthy and the plastic barrel looks deformed.
Replacements are available, but I'd like to see it done before I start to dissemble...
 
Top