Quoted from bobukcat:
I have adjusted the switches to be as close as possible but at times still cannot get any decent action out of them. I think that the skirt centering spring is too strong and requires too much force for them to be livelier,
What power are you pops set at?
Quoted from vireland:
Sounds like you may have borderline low house power or an older house with older wiring.
A swing of 5v in line voltage will impact the catapult and we are looking at some options for those who are impacted by this. Most people don't have the issue. One option is to set your coil strength with some or all of your machines on since it is likely that your voltage is then more stable.
Actually that switch currently does nothing. Originally the plan was to not fire the catapult unless we knew the trunk was open, but I decided it was much cooler if the trunk opened after the ball was already in the air and in testing we found no real issue with it. In addition, if that switch was not set correctly it would result in a false read that the trunk was not open. The trunk mech is pretty basic, so not a lot that can go wrong with it, and more likely to have the switch have an issue then the trunk. Even if not open it is far more likely to hit the trunk then to go flying over it and find its way into the cabinet. If we get reports of that occurring, we may change it back.
Quoted from BarryJ:
That is a 22 inch throw.. We don't want something in our control to cause a potential miss.
While Barry raises a legit issue of wanting to be careful we don't impact the accuracy of the catapult, e.g. vibrations throwing it left or right, that does not mean I won't look at it and that it might be okay to do. Of course if I do it and it creates issues, I'll never hear the end of it.
Quoted from WW2GURU:
Is it possible to have the shaker user configurable? shaker motor for pops YES/NO, shaker motor with magnets YES/NO etc?
Quoted from vireland:
That would be an unprecedented level of control. Probably better to group shaker events and use the Stern-like system of LOW/MEDIUM/HIGH/MAXIMAL, where MAXIMAL shaker is all events, and LOW is only a few.
The way I 'run' the shaker is different in each scenario so as to get the right 'enhancement quality', so a 'soft, med,high' may not make sense. That sort of makes more sense when it is being run for a longer window of time.
While I can see how someone would like to control when it is used, I don't see doing that kind of control in settings in the foreseeable future, so not going to say never, but, hard to justify the effort on that. I tend to think that if you spent the money on the shaker you want to see if used, and at the same time, I am trying to not over use it. Based on what I am hearing, seems it is about right, and probably few tweaks along the way.
I looked at the first couple that came up for sale, one was Zach, who has already posted why he sold it and that he plans to get it back. The next I looked at was someone who buys every single new machine and moves them quickly, heck the guy will by the Pro, only to sell to get the premium and then sell that when the next pro comes along. I'm sure there are a few folks who decided it was just not the right pin for them, no pin is right for everyone. Most games for sale Ads are distributors.