Trigger Stick rotation-restrictor
This is a modification I came up with, based on Oscar's trigger stick hack. My mod keeps the stick from rotating freely and ending up facing backwards on your control panel.
Here's what I did:
I cut off a nail to about 3/8" long. Then I dremeled a slot into one end of the nail and bent out the resulting tabs to either side. Then I drilled a hole the same size as the nail all the way through the plastic piece that goes on the stick, inserted the nail from inside the plastic piece, and the two bent tabs hold it from falling out the other side. (I also put a drop of super glue on the sides of the nail first to help hold it still.) Then drill a small hole though the metal shaft and use a screw or nail through the other hole (in the back of the plastic piece) to connect it permanently to the shaft.
Next, using a hobby knife you just cut a slot
about 1/8" wide into one side of the tube on the top of the joystick base that the
joystick shaft goes into. (You might want to take out the mainspring from the base
before you do this) Make sure to cut all the way down, but not into, the floor of
this cavity. You'll also want to cut away a little on the 'shelf' around the
entrance (as shown) so that the nail can enter the slot when you insert the joystick
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