Samducksa’s original CWL – New Helpme Violet – was produced using gameplay feedback from Tekken player Helpme to create a notable departure from earlier 300 series levers. The NEW HELPME now has a low-profile collar, adding compatibility with Japanese-style S-plate mounts. However, there are a number of internal adjustments worth noting as well.
ST-30 TENSION GROMMET.
Samducksa’s expanded range of grommet tensions starts as low as 20 up to 55. The NEW HELPME utilizes an ST-30 grommet, colored violet. This grommet is a bit softer than the previous HELPME, which has the ST-35 tension grommet installed. A DX-style bobbin – similar to the Crown CWL-309MJ-BENYLIS-ST35 Joystick and Crown CWL 303MJ Crazy Dongpal Joystick, keeps the shaft in place.
TWO ACTUATORS INCLUDED
Available with each NEW HELPME are two actuators with slight differences in outer diameter. The black actuator is suitable for most fighting games such as Street Fighter V, or King of Fighters series. The white actuator is designed to address the movement of game characters that need more neutrality (ex: Tekken Mishima). The diagonal is narrower in the white actuator, but the neutral range is more effective. Below you can compare the two actuators that are included, along with actuator installed in the popular Crown CWL-309MJ-KMS-ST25 Joystick.
|Height||16.1 mm||16.1 mm||16.0 mm|
|Outer||16.3 mm||16.2 mm||16.0 mm|
|Inner||7.9 mm||7.9 mm||7.9 mm|
GSM-V0303A3HM MICROSWITCH FOR UP DIRECTION
One other unique aspect of the NEW HELPME lever is its use of the Gersung GSM-V0303A3HM micro switch in the “up” direction. The down left and right directions use the GSM-V1603A3HM microswitch. On the subject of the V16 switch, there are differences in the GSM-V1603A3HM switch in comparison to the GSM-V1623A3 model, as shown in the below chart.
|Micro switch hinge lever||NEW HELPME
|Width||5.08 mm||4.35 mm|
|Thickness||0.6 mm||0.5 mm|