This joystick is a direct replacement for the Wico joystick used by Williams in Defender, Joust, Stargate, and Moon Patrol, and by Taito in Ice Cold Beer.
It uses roller bearings at the pivot, and a screw in handle to get rid of all the slack, for a super smooth and precise action.
This joystick (or the wico upgrade kit) is currently being enjoyed by many of the best players in the world.
The handle has a fixed 31mm ball on a stainless steel shaft, and it screws into the pivot. Note that this means an end to twiddling the handle between waves, so you'll have to find a new habit. Note: for use at locations where users might steal the handle it is recommended to do it up hand tight with threadlock, this will make it near impossible to remove by hand (use padded molegrips on the shaft).
For installation in a newly made wood control panel, there is no need to rebate a channel in the underside, just a tidy slot is needed. See dimensions and mounting info below.
There are two height variants, depending on the control panel thickness. For original control panels choose the following. The ball height will match orignal Williams installation.
19mm for Stargate, MoonPatrol, Joust, Ice Cold Beer,
21mm for Defender.
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