Partial Assembly Required
The mounting plate is packed separately from the Hayabusa lever in order to further compact inventory during domestic and international shipping. To assemble, simply install the included screws into the mounting plate, and place the plate onto the joystick body. All parts are provided in a tightly wrapped plastic container.
In years past, Hori was well known to introduce their own control peripherals into their products with limited success. However, after years of thorough research and development, the Japanese company produced the Hayabusa - a joystick that core players argue not only rivals, but potentially edges out the standard in tournament-ready joysticks - the Sanwa JLF series.
Hori's latest joysticks - the Fighting Edge and Real Arcade Pro.V3 "Hayabusa" now use the new peripherals.
V Cut Housing Cam Structure
Instead of the common bowl-shaped cam structure of traditional joysticks, the Hayabusa features a housing shaped in a straight V. Benefits include:
- Much smaller contact point between shaft and base
- Increased responsiveness for faster, more accurate inputs
- Reduced movement when extended in any direction
- Decreased long-term wear between cam and housing
Mod Friendly Construction
The Hayabusa utilizes a unique wiring structure that connects 4 individual microswitches to a small PCB. This PCB connects to a standard 5-pin harness. The feature not only allows repair/replacement of each individual switch, but you can try different brands of switches to your liking, such as:
What's more, the Hayabusa is compatible with some mods that are currently used with Sanwa JLF, such as the Phreakmods Link Quick Release JLF Shaft. Many have installed the Kowal 1mm Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joystick to their stock Hayabusa gate, though rounding on the wide edge of the actuator is required to use properly. Head over to our support article to learn more about mod items that are compatible with the Hayabusa.
Bundle with Kowal Hayabusa Octopus Restrictor Plate and 1mm oversize actuator.
Since the Hayabusa's debut, many hoped that Hori would develop an official octagonal gate for the joystick lever. In the meantime, KOWAL has designed his own economical - the KOWAL Hayabusa Octopus Octagonal Restrictor Plate (2016 Model). The unique design increases diagonal range while producing a smoother rotation.
With the Kowal 1mm Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joystick and Octopus installed together, you can actually retain the diagonal and rotation benefits of the Octopus while shortening your throw, and without needing to round the actuator's edge.
Sanwa Compatible Install, Sanwa and Seimitsu Accessory Compatible
Though the Hayabusa's internal structure is meant to offer performance increases over other joysticks, Hori designed the Hayabusa to fit into most Sanwa compatible desktop console joysticks and arcade cabinets. Some exceptions - reported by members of SRK - include the smaller Qanba Q1 Cut. A SRK forum thread explores different workarounds for various joysticks.
Sanwa and Seimitsu balltops, battops, and similar accessories will install on the Hayabusa shaft. Note that not all Sanwa or Seimitsu performance mods will, however. Please refer to our support guide for information on what works with the Hayabusa.
- Hori Hayabusa Joystick
- Black Hori balltop
- Black shaft and dustwasher set
In a stunning change to traditional standards in the arcade industry, Taito and Hori formed a partnership which allow arcade operators to install the Hayabusa joystick and Kuro pushbutton into their flagship Vewlix arcade cabinets (SRK). Not sure about the Hayabusa? Don't take our word for it. Since its introduction in January, Hayabusa has received mostly positive reviews from the fighting game community.