The Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick is long considered the FGC standard among joystick levers, and has enjoyed its lions share of performance mods and accessories over the years. OTTO DIY introduces a comprehensive kit whose goal is to enhance control through its use of unique materials and modular pieces that replace the existing parts of your JLF-TP, TP-SK or Hori Hayabusa Joystick.
Made of PTFE (Teflon®). Hayabusa Compatibility
OTTO DIY made each major plastic component of the kit out of Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE. It is commonly known as Teflon®. Not only does this material give the kit components their unique color, but significantly reduces friction on components that must interact with each other. For example, the pivot and pivot core of the OTTO DIY kit will hardly need greasing, producing nearly fluid directional control.
Thanks to its JLF component and build similarities, the Hori Hayabusa Joystick is also compatible with the kit. This gives the Hayabusa a number of enhancements previously unavailable to it.
What's Included in the V5 Kit?
Modular Body - The OTTO DIY modular body replaces the existing body found on the Sanwa JLF TP series joystick lever, and used for both the V2 (Korean style) and V5 (JLF Upgrade) kits. It houses the core attachment, plus the original TPMA microswitch PCB or Hori microswitch PCB.
Screw and Nut Set - gold plated screws replace the existing screws used to mount the Sanwa P-1 plate or Hayabusa plate. To install the screws, you will need a 2mm hex key.
Pivot Core - The pivot core is made of a smooth teflon material and connects to the modular body. This is swappable with the V2 Korean style grommet core.
Pivot - Also made of teflon, the pivot sits inside the V5 pivot core. It accomodate your Sanwa JLF or Hori Hayabusa joystick shaft and replaces the existing pivot in each respective lever.
FA.DAB Shinetsu Grease - this grease is helpful in sustaining the smooth feel of the joystick pivot and other moving areas of the lever. A literal dab goes a long way.
12mm, 12.5mm, 13mm Actuators - the actuator is used to activate each microswitch plunger, with the 12.5mm and 13mm actuator designed to shorten the distance between the actuator and the plunger and speed up actuation.
FD Replacement Square Gate - This replacement square gate has a rounded area around the corners, allowing the top portion of actuator to sit comfortably while still defining its corner.
BYD Rounded Gate - Those desiring an octagonal gate may consider this a worthwhile alternative. The gate increases the rounded edges around the corners, producing a more circular feel during play.
This helpful guide shows the parts needed and assembled in order from top to bottom.
This a little upgrade from the standard sanwa, it requires hardly any greasing, and cleaning. I've had 1 for over a year and was surprised how clean it was when i went to re apply grease to my link shaft, In my opinion this is worth it,if you don't want that korean feel of the V2. I recommend the 12.5 actuator and a 2lb spring, that's what i use, demonking
Sep 2nd 2020