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Old 03 December 2014, 17:27   #1
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Small joystick

Years ago , I had a mini version of this ...



Any ideas what it was ?
It sat in the palm of your hand and was really good for Turrican
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Old 03 December 2014, 17:31   #2
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google + competition pro mini: https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i..._2hFnN-hrkcz-a Maybe someone can recognize this.
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Old 03 December 2014, 17:43   #3
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That looks like it , was it known as a competition pro mini then ?

What are the chances of finding a working one ?
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Old 03 December 2014, 17:46   #4
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No, I think name was different but maybe someone had this, just wait some more time.
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Old 03 December 2014, 20:47   #5
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That's how they were referred to in the UK. They crop up every now and again on eBay, but don't seem to be that popular these days. If you can find an auction with a low starting price you could snap up a bargain... otherwise you'll see them listed for 60 by those two eBay muppets we all know and *cough* love.
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It's the Competition Pro Star. There were mini versions too. Never liked the mini ones, broke too easily. But the normale CP Star is one of the best in the CP series. Still have one.
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Old 06 December 2014, 10:09   #7
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The best comparison of all the old school joysticks I've ever come across is over at 2600 Connection. They cover quite a few of the Comp Pro variations.
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Old 06 December 2014, 12:16   #8
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I have got one of these, unfortunately one of the micro switches has failed. I have taken the cord off and have it on my shelf as a nice retro ornament.
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The Best Joystick? I'd hate to see what they'd consider the worst one to be.

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Old 06 December 2014, 19:07   #10
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I had a look yesterday , found a Competition Pro , but it looks like I threw the mini out , it had a duff microswitch , which I could have fixed but never got around to it.

I've managed to get a small digital microswitch stick from somewhere ..


Ahh , CPC , anyway , I'm going to make a small case for it !

But if anyone has a Competition Pro Mini they want to sell , let me know !
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