Cool, thanks for the links.
Would you mind sharing your ring chart? just curious. I replaced mine as best I could, but the rubber was quite old, and completely stretched out.. so I just approximated and made sure it had a pretty tight stretch. lol.
No, I do not have the AAB kit unfortunately. I've got my eyes open for the parts tho.. I have a spare WMS 4 stack, not sure if I can use that.. if so, I'd just need a 2x5 male jones connector and a Bally high ~75ohm? hold coil? I don't think any of my other parts are very close here, so I'll need to keep my eyes open. Curious to try it.. I hate looking at configuration options I can't access
Any game set up advice? I quite like it so far.. frustratingly fun, just keep going for one more game. My posts are on the liberal setting, but the outlanes are still massive.
One other mechanical question that occurred to me is that I noticed after Neptune there is a advance that is empty, and then you hit is again and it starts at Mercury.. is this expected or is there something else that should go on?
I noticed a video where they had flashing lights in the arch.. thought that looked neat.. forgot to check schematics to see if the blinkers are indicated.
I was dissappointed by the way the flippers are inset so much from the slings, you really don't have much chance to do much on the flippers but try to flail at the ball.. but when zipped, I've have a great time tossing the ball and sniping the red advances.
Also, I read a comment that there was no skill plunge on this game, but I really feel like there sort of is, as a really soft plunge seems to have a better chance of getting knocked to the top most advance by the spinning bumper.
It's an interesting point about Pluto. I feel like they might have originally designed it for that, but then someone decided that they should have the Earth's moon in the game for whatever reason, and thus you have to drop pluto! . Who knows. Would be a great piece of pinball trivia. Maybe there was ciruclation at that time to not consider it a planet?
Mass estimates for Pluto
Year Mass Estimate by
1915 7 Earth Lowell (prediction for Planet X)
1931 1 Earth Nicholson & Mayall
1948 0.1 (1/10) Earth Kuiper
1976 0.01 (1/100) Earth Cruikshank, Pilcher, & Morrison