First of all a big thank you for a nice surprise, considering the new Picade was supposed to ship in three weeks, and you managed to get me mine in three days. Sent to germany no less.
The build quality is really great for the materials used and the powder coating is done very well. The instructions on the back of a a poster is a nice little touch as well.
On to the small “problems”
The instructions say to finish up the control panel before installing the brackets on there, but the space between the stick and the bracket is way to small to get the nut in place and I don’t really have big hands or fingers. So installing the brackets first before the stick can save some time and nerves.
The second “problem” is with step 9, whre you are supposed to reach in from the back to hold the nut while you tighten the bolt, I really tried but for me it seems impossible with everything built in by the time you reach this step.
Now something more serious or better annoying:
One M3 screw was missing from the package, not a biggie but for those who don’t have a spare at home might run into problems, maybe putting one or two spares in the bag could compensate this.
One of the pink buttons “sticks”, when you press it it remains pressed until you literally pull it out, changed it out for a different button I had from an older arcade stick build I did, but it doesn’t look to hot having a white button in the “rainbow” ;)
Last and probably biggest problem, the control panel for the screen does nothing, don’t know if it is a software problem, but reconnecting the ribbon cable didn’t do anything and the buttons remains without function.