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Postby Steve Camber » Tue Oct 30, 2001 1:26 pm

Same on my fave CompPro.. Anyone got any ideas of where to get suitable replacement rubber feet ? Anything which serves the same function will do !

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Postby Robert Swift » Tue Oct 30, 2001 1:33 pm

Well, blue tac is an obvious suggestion. The other is to cut up some rubber washers and glue them on with superglue.
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Postby JamesHBeard » Tue Oct 30, 2001 1:38 pm

Rubber washers Robert !! That is a great idea.

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Postby MJB » Tue Oct 30, 2001 2:04 pm

Aren't you going to copy my elastic band idea Jim?
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Postby Robert Swift » Tue Oct 30, 2001 2:16 pm

Damn, have I just helped James to beat me? While his joystick was sliding around uncontrollably I still had a chance.....
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Postby VKafiris » Tue Oct 30, 2001 2:22 pm

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Postby JamesHBeard » Tue Oct 30, 2001 3:08 pm

<IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif"> Yeah cheers Robert for the advice that will hopefully improve my game play by another 10% which may be just enough to get me into the top four in my group.

Have you got any tips on how to stop the CP5000 joystick fire button from the occasional malfunction ? They do not work 100% of the time ?
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Postby JamesHBeard » Tue Oct 30, 2001 3:10 pm

Martin your idea for elastic bands may work fine on a second rate joystick such as a Quickshot 2 Deluxe but when you are using the veteran high precision tools such as Competition Pro 5000 a more advanced method of stabilisation is required.
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Postby Steve Camber » Tue Oct 30, 2001 3:46 pm

CompPro fire buttons do sometimes misbehave at critical moments. As soon as that starts happening out comes the screwdriver, the stick is in pieces and the button contacts get a good cleaning. Sometimes the directional microswitches also need a polish, but this is rare. I'll make sure I've got a 100% functional stick at noon this Saturday !

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Postby Ely » Tue Oct 30, 2001 5:08 pm

My Button is held together with Areldite and a paper clip wound round and tightened with Pliers, haha. Been like that for 14years.

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Postby Ely » Tue Oct 30, 2001 5:13 pm

Also, i'm a joystick in hand player by the way, never had suckers on my Joystick, so that probably explains it. I know Nazim plays with Stick in hand as well. Don't think i've seen that many people use those suckers, should be interesting viewing <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">
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Postby Stainy » Tue Oct 30, 2001 5:54 pm

Mine is wooden, screwed together <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> and had the buttons are pressed in, not glued so I can change then out if I have a prob!
Sits on my knees and I play with both hands!
and it does suffer the odd knock when I get frustrated!!
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Postby Robert Swift » Tue Oct 30, 2001 5:55 pm

So that's two hand-holders and five stickers so far?

As for the COMP PRO, are you using the one with a micro switch? Please tell me you are.....

Swapping a duff micro switch is a fairly simple operation in most joysticks if you have a soldering iron and can get the damn cover open.

Incidentally, apart from the sticker/holder debate, there is also another question:-

Fire button on the shaft or the base? Basically do you need one, or two, hands to play the game?

I'm with the BASE faction where I use my left hand for fire and my right for direction.

James L is the only SHAFT I know (using the Quickshot Python with a trigger finger fire button). I can't understand how anyone plays to a decent level using something resembling an airplane control.

Anyone else use such a contraption?

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