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Qanba Drone Joystick for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 and PC (Fighting Stick) Officially Licensed Sony Product
Compatible with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 & PC; USB wired connectionOfficially licensed Sony peripheral; Authentic Qanba buttons & stickAntislip bottom pad; LED indicators for MODE & TurboTournament LOCK switch; Honeycomb-inspired design
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51 Reddit comments about Qanba Drone Joystick for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 and PC (Fighting Stick) Officially Licensed Sony Product:

u/Cross313 · 12 pointsr/StreetFighter

You can make a great one under $100. I bought a Qanba one and replaced the stick and buttons with Sanwa parts.

Qanba Drone Joystick for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 and PC (Fighting Stick) Officially Licensed Sony Product

u/Sbozart01 · 12 pointsr/dragonballfighterz

I just picked up the Qanba Drone fight stick. It’s cool for beginners. $60 but you can swap the stick and buttons when you want to upgrade. Takes some time getting used to it but once I got a button layout that worked for me, I prefer it to the DualShock.

That said, whatever is most comfortable to you is your best bet. The game’s default controls have a controller in mind so you’re set either way.

Tldr: Qanba Drone is a $60 beginner’s fightstick. Mod ready. Slight learning curve but I felt it was worth it. Do u tho.

Qanba Drone - PlayStation 4

u/olbaze · 7 pointsr/fightsticks

Qanba Drone if you're on PS4 and do not care about artwork swapping. Venom Arcade Stick if you're on PS4 and want artwork swapping. Mayflash F300 if you're on Xbox or Switch and do not care about artwork swapping. Mayflash F500 if you're on Xbox or Switch and want artwork swapping. Qanba Carbon if you're PC-only and care about artwork swapping.

All of these sticks can be easily modified with higher quality levers or buttons at a later date. Personally, I went with the Venom Arcade Stick, upgraded it with Sanwa parts, used it for a few years and then switched to a full custom.

u/Ty-Ross · 5 pointsr/Fighters

For $100 I’d say the Qanba Drone

Haven’t heard anything bad about it and apparently it’s easy to mod as well!

u/Manic1081 · 4 pointsr/dbfz

qanba drone, it’s like 60$ on amazon

Edit: Qanba Drone - PlayStation 4

here’s a link bud

u/AnbuKaru · 4 pointsr/RetroPie

I highly recommend the Qanba Drone. I currently run 2 of them for a retro station at my local fighting game meetup. They go on sale often and I've had luck finding some on craigslist for $20

u/FredFries · 4 pointsr/dragonballfighterz

The RAP mini is okay but I wouldn't recommend it if you're going to upgrade. The buttons are small, not like all the other fightsticks. I would recommend the qanba drone instead :

It's the cheapest fightstick that is worth it for the money, its only $10 more than the hori mini. The qanba drone also uses regular sized buttons so if you ever feel the need to commit to a larger stick in the future, the transition will be easier since it'll be same button sizes and stick size. The hori mini is small and it would be uncomfortable to play on your lap since you'd have to balance it on one knee, on top of that it doesn't have a lot of space for your wrists and hands. The drone is much more comfortable and has a slope for your wrists.

u/killagoku · 3 pointsr/fightsticks

I can say I have never seen the obsidian go lower then $160 so I think that's a steal. As for the TE2+ the pricing gets tricky since they don't make it anymore the price seems to always be inflated a couple months ago they where at over $300+ easy. I would say this sale is about as good as it is going to get until EVO since the prices on sticks only seem to drop around the release of new Fighting games and DBZF is huge right now so they are pushing them hard. But of course you do get random stuff like the Panthera being $140 I even missed out on that sale. But once the hype goes down for DBZF you won't see a sale on them for easily 6 months since they are a very niche product. It has gotten to the point where I get excited every time there is a huge fighting game out even if I have no intention of playing it since the sticks will finally come down in price. Here is the sales history of the TE2+ on amazon, Obisidan, and Drone. You can see its crazy how they rarely go on sale and when they do it is always with hype of a new game or Black friday. I mean hell the obsidian seems to never be on god damn sale, I would say if you wanna buy buy now before we enter the drought but that's just me.

u/OavatosDK · 3 pointsr/smashbros

Sticks like this or this are definitely "not good enough". If you read the associated reviews and they speak positively it is almost always in context of "budget" and "easily modded".

If you've never played on generic parts vs. good ones you'd be surprised how big the difference is. It isn't just some weird snake oil elitism.

u/erty3125 · 3 pointsr/Blazblue

80$ so bit higher than you want but its easy even with no knowledge to open up and replace parts if something does go wrong

I have a qanba carbon which is same parts as it and made excellent entry stick bit it doesn't support PS4 but the sticks are very comparable so I do recommend that one

u/ChafCancel · 2 pointsr/Fighters

Either a Qamba Drone or you search for a second-hand HORI HRAP for less than $100.

u/Stiegelsauce · 2 pointsr/MortalKombat

If you are just starting out for cheap you can get a hori fight stick mini for about $50.

if you want a large one you really cant go wrong with a Qanba drone.

if its your first stick it may a take a few days to get used to, but i personally use the mini when i travel to a friends house and a larger stick at home.

u/FeatherPumpkin · 2 pointsr/StreetFighter

This is a decent stick for your price range that works with ps3,ps4, pc. You can switch out the buttons and stick, if you want. I normally stick with madcatz, but my friend has a qanba and i had no issues when I tried it out.

u/besaba27 · 2 pointsr/Guiltygear

It may not work, but at least you can try. I still recommend upgrading though, but I don't know how much sticks go for in EU. I'm fortunate in the US that they're widely available. If you're not looking to drop too much money, but need a quality stick, I would take a look at the qanba drone. Link:

u/Diquemagnifique · 2 pointsr/dbfz
u/Spockrocket · 2 pointsr/PS4

If you want to use an actual stick, I'd say it's probably not worth getting the Alpha. Miniature sticks such as the Alpha and the Hori Fighting Stick Mini tend to be uncomfortable to use for extended periods of time, and are made using lower quality parts than full-size sticks. If you want a stick, the cheapest one I'd recommend would probably be the Qanba Carbon. I own one and it's a fairly nice stick for beginners. Technically it's not a PS4 controller, but Street Fighter 5 and a few other games support it in Legacy Mode. Check to see if the other fighting games you have support Legacy controllers. If they do, this is a great option for your price range. Otherwise, your next best bet is probably the Qanba Drone.

If you want a pad, the revamped fightpad pro is a good choice. I've never used one but the new model has gotten significantly better reviews than the problematic previous model. Personally I went with the Hori FC4, but the price has gone significantly up since that model isn't being manufactured anymore. The newer model is only $40 though, so that fits in your budget.

u/Bureka · 2 pointsr/Fighters

It's $120 CAD from if you want it faster. Qanba Drone

u/shitpostDeluxe · 2 pointsr/StreetFighter

there's no such thing as a "beginner" stick. you just need to get one that uses decent parts like sanwa. unfortunately that means you will have to spend more but I recommend Hori

if you're really strapped for cash try this stick and then mod it later with sanwa parts

also playing on pad is perfectly viable, even more so for SFV. so don't feel like you need to get one unless you have aspirations to go to japan one day and play against the arcade heads

u/tawoodwa · 1 pointr/fightsticks

hey man i am undergoing the same process as you, except I decided to go with the Qanba drone and then purchased a set of 8 sanwa buttons and a sanwa joystick for about 40 more, all in all ill have a pretty decent stick part wise for about 97 dollars which i think is a decent deal

u/Crissaegrim_ · 1 pointr/Tekken

In your case, I'd go for a budget one, it's called Qanba Drone, it's not the best, but for $79, it gets the job done

I used to be a pad player since Tekken 5, I only used stick when I played on arcade, I bought Qanba Drone when T7:FR was released on PC, it takes time to get used to sticks especially if you've been using controller for a long time, there are moves that's easier to do on sticks

u/cal_a_wishus · 1 pointr/fightsticks

if you can find one in stock anywhere I'd recommend the Qanba Drone
$79.99 retail

u/CaryKokujin · 1 pointr/Games

If you do make the plunge and get a stick I would recommend the Qanba Drone, it's probably the best entry-level arcade stick.

u/HarmlessEZE · 1 pointr/Fighters

Quanba Drone I believe many people say is a good cheap stick.

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u/FergusMacBolg · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

Can't find the hardware thread so

First off lemme say that no one I know is dropping $120+ on something for little ol' me.

But if someone will spend a little less and then I can plunk some better buttons in there, that sounds great to me. I'm looking at these 4 options right now:

Doesn anyone have any experience with these out of the box and after modding? Any issues? I will also be using this to play GG and possibly BB if that makes any difference.

u/beforetime8 · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

Unfortunately I don't think it does. The Qanba Drone as someone else mentioned does. There's a $20 price increase though

u/panix187 · 1 pointr/MortalKombat

OK, I play on PC so I think this should work for you.

I'm in the same boat. Grew up playing MK1-3 at the arcade and wanted to play MKX.

After trying to play on a controller, I couldn't get into it. So I decided to go the fight stick route. Had no clue which way to go but after lots of searching and whatnot, here';s what I found.

Biohazard and others like to use a TE2. It seems to be the bee's knees. I didn't want to sink $200 into a stick to try out so I got a Qanba Drone. The joystick didn't feel right so I found this tutorial that shows ya how to change the joystick out for a better one. Now, technically it's not like the old MK1-3 sticks in the arcade but I've grown to like it. You can change out the buttons too if you want but I haven't done that yet.

If you want a fight stick that's like the old MK arcade sticks, you want one of these.

Let me know if i can help ya out anymore.

u/SEMobster · 1 pointr/dragonballfighterz

If you get a stick for under $100, at the very least make sure it's easily modiable. I don't know much Xbox arcade sticks but I usually recomend a Qanba Drone but since you're on Xbox you'll have to use a Converter. There is also a Evo edition with Sanwa parts already installed

u/poeticpoet · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

Ok first off hi! I'm beatlemnkyhuman a.k.a Jesus nice to meet you.

You don't need a stick

It's a luxury. Sticks are pricey and custom sticks can get really pricey. I've heard of players buying sticks and never using them so some buy them just for the swag but it is no longer needed.

Luffy won evo and went pro with a ps1 pad and he still uses a ps1 pad.

Punk went pro on pad, nuckledu is pro on pad coolkid plays pad.

you no longer need a stick

A stick will not make you better.
Contrary to popular belief a stick is not magic.

You will still have to work. In my personal experience, it took me 3 months or so to get over pad and get used to stick. If you did not grow up with a stick then there's no reason.

Next thing, if you did grow up with a stick then your memory maybe rose tinted in that your remembering being better then you ever were. Sticks take work just like pad.

If after all this you still want a stick:

I recommend focus attack for custom art work and big e customs for custom designs as that's what I use

[the te2 is the pro standard. Amazing stick, easy to mod. Sanwa buttons and sanwa stick.] (

some players prefer the hori rap4 with hori parts. It's cheaper so the stick is a little more loose. Hori parts fully and difficult to mod

the qanba drone is seen as a cheap alternative. Sanwa buttons i think and if not it can be modded easily. Known to not last

The qanba dragon is a monster of a stick that goes for 300 and the obsidian goes for 200.

EDIT: The razr panthera is a pro favorite as well, impossible to mod the artwork but an amazing stick for 200

If you want to go custom from the ground up then you can do allfightsticks. Com which will give you a sleek heavy steel frame or marvelous customs.

Each of those custom sticks will run you 300 plus.

You can even go wood frame which may be even more expensive.

Good luck.

u/iLuxy · 1 pointr/Tekken

save the money, it's going to feel like shit, and have shit parts.

No one here is going to recommend you spend it, save for a few more weeks or whatever and then look for one.

thats the cheapest you will get with anywhere near passable quality, even then i DO NOT recommend it to anyone.

edit: you can try craigs list I got my hori rap v hyabusa, for 100, cost 200 off amazon, got hori rap 4 offers for like 80, costs 150 off amazon.

u/SacforCaius · 1 pointr/MvC3

Thanks for the input. Damn those pads are kinda expensive (Canadian Dollar FeelsBadMan), but it seems the general consensus is to avoid the mini pad, so I'll do just that.

Someone below suggest this specific stick. Is this a good enough stick to get me rolling, cause it's significantly cheaper than the Qanba Q4?

u/qqnowqq · 1 pointr/MvC3

lol that stick is pretty bad actually. If you want to commit to using a stick, I'd actually recommend this one. It's not much more expensive and uses much better parts than does the super cheapo hori one. If you get either though, you can always upgrade the parts though. However, as others have stated, there's absolutely nothing wrong with learning the game with a controller instead of an arcade stick. Some people believe that using a stick is more accurate, and it can be, but there are people who learn how to be extremely consistent and precise with their inputs anyway, haha.

u/bubblebuddy44 · 1 pointr/Tekken

I'd rather get one cheap, and make it better over time. is this one good for a beginner or complete crap?

u/00Nothing · 1 pointr/killerinstinct

Getting PS sticks to work in KI has always been a chore with hit or miss results, and has actually changed for better and worse after some updates. My Quanba drone actually lost both heavy buttons a couple updates ago even using joytokey and the like. It didn't matter how I set it up, what keyboard keys they were emulating, I just couldn't use my two heavy buttons.

For what it's worth, I use a Hori fighting commander, and I go through two a year. I drop inputs all the time as the d-pad wears out, and doing constant quarter circles in KI in particular gets really unforgiving as it loses sensitivity. So it's hard to say weather your d-pad is going, or if it's KI just being KI.

u/SoftisAloeVera · 1 pointr/Fighters
u/Kyro2354 · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

I'm in the same situation as you, coming from playing smash 4 competitively for almost a year now and wanted to try SF5. I would recommend either getting the Hori Fighting Commander 4, or the Qanba Drone

I personally recently purchased the Qanba Drone due to a fighstick being much easier and healthier for my hands and wanting a fighstick as I've heard of how helpful they can be for execution. I at first was going to get a fighting commander 4, and would suggest that if you think you'd prefer pad, but my personal recommendation is a Qanba Drone. It's a bit pricier but it's a quite good stick for the price and can be modded in the future if you decide you really like stick.

u/Nozohomie · 1 pointr/fightsticks

What’s your limit per se and your systems you want to use it on? Reason I ask is I know a couple really good budget sticks. (Mayflash F300, Mayflash F500) but the best budget stick in my opinion that’s actually on sale right now I’d recommend the Qanba Drone. Easy to mod too (like I modded mine out with Sanwa parts and Hayabusa buttons) here’s the Amazon link of it while it’s down in price at $69

Also if you’re willing to go up about $30, then this is a great stick on sale too and actually comes with Hayabusa matte buttons (which are great buttons and would mean you don’t have to mod it too much if you like those. I personally love Hayabusa buttons too)

u/pantherbrujah · 1 pointr/Tekken

Hey there I wrote the guide on /r/fightsticks
> I want it to be a pretty cheap one like the Mayflash F300

  • Best I can recommend at that price would be a Qanba Drone

    > Also I saw these octagonal restrictor gates and just wanted to ask what are they?

  • Old American Arcades often used an 8 way gate that allowed rolled corners. Japanese arcades use a square one that makes the corners hard instead of rolled. USe whatever you like, however I personally learned square since it is much more common and makes playing on a random cabinet way easier.
u/NapalmSanctuary · 1 pointr/fightsticks

My first fightstick was a Qanba Q1. I replaced the stick and buttons with Sanwa parts as per the usual advice. I really dug it. So much so, in fact, I'm thinking about buying a Qanba Drone for a backup stick and adding a Sanwa JLF and Hayabusa buttons(my personal preference ever since I bought a Hori RAP4). I'm also currently planning a custom fightstick build, but thats neither here nor there. If you're set on buying a stick, the Qanba Drone should make a great first one, assuming the quality is on par with the Qanba Q1. Its a bit on the light side but it can be weighted. You can get stick on weights at any hobby store like Hobbytown USA etc. Just remember to switch out the stick and buttons with Sanwa parts. Heres a video guide for switching out the stick and buttons.

Just an FYI for when you're removing the balltop, you twist the balltop off. Do not twist the screwdriver. Thats just for holding the shaft so that it doesn't spin while trying to unscrew the balltop.

I hope you find what your looking for whether you go this route or not


u/Dolopeko · 1 pointr/StreetFighter
u/LiamHill360 · 1 pointr/dragonballfighterz
u/shiokenstar · 1 pointr/fightsticks

Not sure what your price range is, but the Qanba Drone is a solid entry fightstick. It doesn't come with the Sanwa parts that many consider to be top of the line, but they're amazing for the price.

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u/rawbertson · 0 pointsr/StreetFighter

ok this is just if you want to go to offline events and play in tourney: hands down best option.

dont get the mayflash its awful. other cheaper options are hori kai, or possibly a good deal on a mad catz TES+ for playing on PS4.

if you want to only ever play on PC, look for an XBOX 360 fightstick. i cant see what is for sale in UK but if you look online you can definitely find one for a good deal and they are much better than any of the new ps4 sticks by a long shot. will last you for life ive had my madcatz and hori for 8 years

u/BoredInDe · -1 pointsr/hardwareswap