Quoted from yancy:
Hmm, mine won't quite do that. Just barely kisses the target at best. Sounds like I need to rebuild that flipper.
I rebuilt all 4 when I had mine. Even got new bats If you get a late shot with the mini flipper, you should be able to get the ball to follow the rail around to the saucer. I haven't had the game for about a year, so that's based on what I can recall. I could very well be wrong though!