Installing the GRS Tron Arcade Flight Stick in the AtGames Legends Ultimate home arcade
I installed the GRS Tron Arcade Flight Stick in my AtGames Legends Ultimate. In order to make it work with the Legends Ultimate, I also needed to purchase the GRS Tron Compatible Upgrade Kit, which includes a second Tron stick that fits the cabinet better, a swappable balltop joystick, screws (these are for the Sam’s Club Special Edition, if you have the Walmart/Standard Edition it appears you need #10-32 x 3/4 screws), and cabling.
So, what are my thoughts so far? For one, it seems to be a quality product that’s pretty easy to install, even for someone without good intuition for this kind of stuff like me. While the included instructions could be better (again, pair those with the two videos for the complete picture), and I would prefer there to be a single dedicated kit for the Legends Ultimate rather than all the leftover stuff you have from buying both items, it’s still a generally straightforward process overall and reasonably priced.
Now, while it does include the option to swap out the Tron joystick for the included balltop (no light, no second button), that part is arguably not the quickest and most straightforward process (though I acknowledge I’m not sure how to make it any easier). I think I’m going to leave it the way it is as a dedicated flight stick on the Player 2 side, at least until I personally have consistent two-players-at-once gaming requirements. If I do reach that point, I think I’ll just leave the bottom cover off the control panel so I have easy access to the wiring and shaft, since to switch you both need to unplug the two connections and also twist the current joystick up and out.
As for the joystick itself, it is a good, light flight stick, but for those of us who rarely use such things, there is an adjustment period. This is a gourmet control option after all, so you need to acquire the taste for it as it were. Practice may not make perfect, but it will make for comfort in use.
The only other thing I’ll say is that the blue LED light is a bit too bright for my tastes, especially towards the bottom of the shaft. I may look into some type of black wrap for the bottom portion to mute the brightness a bit. Still, most arcades, and even most home arcades, are nothing if not a bit flashy, so it’s not exactly out of place.