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Timex62
07-30-2004, 04:42 AM
I have an FFB2 joystick that had an unfortunate encounter with a preferred beverage of mine...ahem...at any rate the circuit boards are fried but the motors and switches should be good. Five bucks ought to cover the postage in th U.S. so if your interested I'll do this on a first come first serve basis. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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Timex62
07-30-2004, 04:42 AM
I have an FFB2 joystick that had an unfortunate encounter with a preferred beverage of mine...ahem...at any rate the circuit boards are fried but the motors and switches should be good. Five bucks ought to cover the postage in th U.S. so if your interested I'll do this on a first come first serve basis. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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NorrisMcWhirter
07-30-2004, 07:34 AM
Hi,

What is actually inside the FFB2 in terms of the FFB (sorry, I'm an engineer and would like to know what they did).

Cheers,
Norris

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tfu_iain1
07-30-2004, 07:42 AM
in terms of ffb? what do you mean? i know the inside of the FFB1 pretty well, i took it apart a couple of times to fix it before i bought the FFB2 (the things a student will do to save a few quid)

the FFB is basicly a power unit and some electronic gubbins to tell the Big Electric Motors what way to turn, how hard and when. these motors are attached by kind of rack and pinion things to the bottom of the joystick, and provide FFB on the X and Y axis. thats about it. the motors also provide centering force, and the ffb and centering is only active when you are holding the stick (stick knows this by breaking a light beam.) Id give you a more technical answer but i'm a politics student, not an engineer. but that doesnt mean i wont try and fix things myself to save myself a few bob. i just do it badly. also, im guessing by the links at the bottom of your sig that your british... whereabouts ya from mate? south east/bucks here


PS anyone who has an FFB2 and likes it and lives in the states should take this guys offer up- those switches will be the first things to go, they were on my FFB1- old sidewinder pro parts repaired that one. also, often its the solder holding the swith on the PCB, not the switch itself that breaks- a 3 second dab of solder and the joystick is good as new- remember that! two switches broke like that, didnt even need replaced.

Timex62
07-31-2004, 09:13 AM
Bump. (Having seen several requests for switches I find it hard to beleive no one wants this.)

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