Panzer Fight Stick 4 Build Guide
Ready to build your Panzer Fight Stick 4 and need a bit of help? Here’s the official build guide! Download: PFS4-AssemblyGuide1.1
The Panzer Fight Stick History
I didn’t start making Fight Sticks with the intention of turning it into a business. In 2012 I built a SuperGun and needed a controller to use. Based off a build photo I saw on the NEO-GEO forums using a Hammond Enclosure I broke out my tools, paint, and wiring skills and got to work […]
Panzer Fight Stick 3 – Compatibility – What consoles are the Panzer Fight Stick 3 compatible with?
That’s a more complex question than you may believe! The Panzer Fight Stick 3 is a case built around the idea that it should be easy to assemble, customizable, and compatible with whatever YOU want it to be. The EZ BUILD system that comes stock with every single Panzer Fight Stick is designed around the […]
Panzer Fight Stick 3 – Electrical – Panzer Fight Stick (All Variants) Rocker Switch Details
Many times people ask what the cutout sizes are for the Panzer Fight Stick Rocker Switches. These are the switches for LS/RS/DP mode and the LOCK ON/OFF switch found on the front of the case. Here’s a snip from the datasheet so you can customize that switch however you’d like for some wild builds! Further, […]
Panzer Fight Stick 3 – Electrical – Brook PS4+with Audio and the ProCable Kit
So, you have that fresh PS4+ board and Panzer Fight Stick ready to rock but you want to use the ProCable Kit so that your USB connection is secured to the max; you hook it all up, toss in your favorite Fighting Game and… no audio from your TV/speakers. What. The. Heck? According to Brook, […]
Panzer Fight Stick 3 – Electrical – My SELECT button is showing pressed all the time! What’s going on?!
Recently, a customer sent us an email and stated their SELECT button was always being pressed. We ran through the normal troubleshooting to isolate the issue to a particular component and then it dawned on me, I bet a connector is soldered on incorrectly. When I was testing the PFS3 Hitbox EZ BUILD boards I […]
Panzer Fight Stick 3 – Electrical – Can I use the Brook PS4+ with Audio Board in the Panzer Fight Stick 3?
The short answer is: it depends on your modding skill level and willingness to do a little extra work. In the image below I highlight the differences in pin location between the boards. Because the EZ BUILD system was designed around the Universal Fighting Board and Brook thought it would be a good idea to […]
Panzer Fight Stick 3 – Electrical – Does the EZ BUILD System add “lag”?
First, “lag” isn’t an appropriate term to use for Fight Sticks. There is no “lag” in the system, electrons are going to flow at the same rate always. What people call “lag” is actually system response time or latency. System response is the time measured from a button signal being sensed by the PCB, in our […]
Panzer Fight Stick 3 – Mechanical – Panzer Fight Stick 3/3i Hardware Sizes
People frequently ask what all the hardware sizes are for the Panzer Fight Stick 3/3i. Well, here you go! A complete list: Hardware that holds the top half of the case to the bottom: 6-32 threads – At least 1/2″ long (8 total required) PCB screws internal to the case: 4-40 threaded, 3/8″ long (8 […]
Panzer Fight Stick 3 – Mechanical – My PFS3 plexi screws won’t go all the way in! What do I do?
Don’t fret and don’t force it! If you force it, you will either strip the included aluminum screw heads or shear the screw. Sometimes, in the powder coating process some powder dust can get into the threaded connectors for the plexi, despite them being plugged during prep. When this happens, the best thing to do […]