Panzer Fight Stick 5 Kit - Sega 2P [First Run]

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Panzer Fight Stick 5 Kit - Sega 2P [First Run]

Jasen's Customs SKU: PFS5-SEGA2P-FIRSTRUN-1
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Panzer Fight Stick 5

The Panzer Fight Stick 5 is the natural iteration of a separate plan starting back in 2016 while floating around the Pacific Ocean on deployment... build a complete Panzer Fight Stick machined out of solid blocks of aluminum and anodize it. There have been a few false starts on this plan that included:

  • The Panzer Fight Stick M: A a 6 piece Panzer that was huge and weighed way too much money. Prototypes were around $1000 each at the time and only 3 were made. A few lucky Panzer enthusiasts have them now but they all agree they are way too heavy and impractical.
  • In about 2021(?) The unnamed Panzer out of machined aluminum was designed and a few were made. They were more practical and closer to ready for prime time, but Panzer 4 made a lot more sense to move forward with. A couple enthusiasts have them and I do have a few on my shelf - but they were never produced for sale.
  • In early 2024 a uni-chassis design was completed and a limited run of 10x All Button Controllers were made and instantly sold out. This showed that the community was ready for this design. It was adapted and morphed into the Panzer Fight Stick 5.

Construction

The Panzer Fight Stick 5 at its core is three pieces of fully machined aluminum that fit together like an ice cream sandwich. These include the main chassis (frame), the top panel (layouts are swappable), and the bottom. This allows for a strong and robust design that doesn't require additional internal supports common plastic fight sticks, usually in the shape of large hollow circles.

The overlay, which is required can be printed plexi (highly recommended and $20 off when coupled with the chassis) or cut on demand plexi, fits into the panel for a nearly seamless fit with the panel (all plexi has some tolerances associated for thickness).

The bottom has 4x rubber feet and 2x 1/4" pads that fit recessed into the bottom panel. The feet can be omitted, but the screws that hold them in are also assembly points for the bottom. Do not omit them.

The panels are held in using the included 6x M4 screws (silver stainless steel).

The top panel has 4x mounting points (internally) for standard sized PCBs (PS360+, Brook PCBs, IPFB, etc.). The included #4-40 screws hold it in place.

The front has 6x 24mm holes for the Start, Select, Home, L3, R3, and TP Click buttons. Additionally, the USB passthrough section has #4-40 threads cut into the case and the entire housing for the USB passthrough is recessed into the case for a clean final look. No surround is necessary; and it won't fit regardless.

Wiring

Unlike the Panzer 4 - no wiring is included with the chassis. This allows you to use commercially available harnesses (low cost) or custom make one to be as nice as you'd like (more time). In the future, a feature rich and modular wiring harness kit will be available for the Panzer 5 and any "no wires included" sticks that is sure to be clean and easy to use. Prototyping is under way as of 6.10.2024.

Joystick Mounts

Compatible with Sanwa and Seimitsu. Use the included #6-32 screws, #6 washers, and #6 lock washers to hold them in place. Future runs of the swappable panels will include KR panel mounts on all of them.

Buttons

I recommend SCREW IN buttons for the Panzer Fight Stick 5. The overall thickness of the panel and plexi is about 5mm which is a bit extreme for snap in buttons. You will need 8 in total.

Sega 2P [FIRST RUN]

We're no infallible - and upon stock arriving, I realized the 2P and 3P buttons sit a few mm lower than stock. This doesn't affect usability, but its not correct and hence why the first run cases in stock are $20 off. This will be corrected in future runs.


 

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