So this was a FREEBIE Hang Glider. My wife found it through our kid's allergist. Apparently they were talking about pinball one day and he was like "I've got this thing in my garage, I need to get rid of it." and without even asking me, she said "Okay, we'll take it."
There is a reason I marred her. :p
So, about three months later, we tried to pick it up from him (he's busy, very popular allergy practice), and come to find out, they didn't have the key for the head. We explained we'd have to find a drill and bit and have to come back another time. We went on vacation, our annual overtime bonanza started up, and we couldn't ever find the time to borrow a drill and be there at the same time as was convenient for everyone. So last sunday, she gets a call. He drilled the lock, said to come get it. So we did.
As you can see, rubber bands everywhere, hard and brittle, the rubber rings that are left were turning to dust, lol. Backglass was "cleaned" by someone who seems to have dissolved a bunch of the white window paint and then smeared it everywhere, and also caused many of the light-transparent sections to start flaking. BUMMER. Playfield is full of ball swirls. Dirty as crap and...
It plays pretty good, actually. The flippers are nice and strong, you can really rip the spinner, gets a ton of spins, sounds fantastic when the reels are just cranking those 100p spins. Chimes sound pretty good, knocker is scary loud. I was able to get the player unit working and the ball count unit was working after that, the more I fiddle with it the more stuff magically starts working. All the "features" work, but the drop targets are a bit mushy and don't reset very well.. I'm suspecting spring replacements are in order, I'll have to look at it. Lots of burned out bulbs.