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Flash Gordon: Saviors of the Universe Club


By TheShameGovernor

6 years ago



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#765 7 months ago
Quoted from BJM-Maxx:

Anyone have this problem? I replaced all coil sleeves and cleaned all mechanisms on my Flash Gordon. Now the saucer lobs the ball into the glass when throwing it onto the upper playfield. It does not hit hard and the game plays fine but I cannot see a nice way to reduce the saucer power. This was part of a long restore so the dirty coil sleeves are long gone.

Im also having this issue. -- same thing, cleaned m ch and replaced coil sleeves, now it's too powerful or something. Anyone know a trick to adjust?

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#842 6 months ago
Quoted from BJM-Maxx:

Anyone have this problem? I replaced all coil sleeves and cleaned all mechanisms on my Flash Gordon. Now the saucer lobs the ball into the glass when throwing it onto the upper playfield. It does not hit hard and the game plays fine but I cannot see a nice way to reduce the saucer power. This was part of a long restore so the dirty coil sleeves are long gone.

Still looking for solutions to this saucer up kicker problem if anyone can help. I’ve tried bending/adjusting the kicker arm to no avail. I’ve double checked the coils are correct. I removed the coil spacer thing to introduce some more “slop”. Ball still pops up into glass. 90% of time it bounces straight back to saucer too...boring.

#845 6 months ago
Quoted from Fytr:

And post a few pics of how it looks mounted, possible it's mounted "backwards? vs how it was orientated originally?

As far as I can tell the mechanism is symmetrical?

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#850 6 months ago
Quoted from mjalexan:

Maybe test the resistance on the coil to rule out a short in the windings? What about the plunger tip, not deformed?

Upkicker coil reading at 14 Ohms. According to this table (https://www.flippers.com/coil-resistance.html), that is normal for an AO-27-1300 coil.

The tip of the arm itself is not deformed in any way.

#854 6 months ago
Quoted from mjalexan:

This would probably be a band-aid, but you could add one or more compression springs to the saucer upkick coil to slow down the armature. Could also try a weaker coil.
How about the little fingers that position the ball? Could you send a top down picture of the saucer?

I think I’ll try putting in a stronger compression spring and see if that helps

The ball holders within the saucer are a bit worn, nothing too dramatic though.

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#860 6 months ago

So I wasnt able to find a coil stop in my parts bin, but I did find some heavy duty compression springs that were exactly the same diameter as a coil sleeve. I cut the spring down to a few centimeters and dropped into the coil sleeve between the stop and the plunger. Totally worked. I had to cut the spring smaller because the first time it was too big and the ball didn’t make it to the upper playfield. I need to find an actual coil or I’m sure the plunger will get chewed up, but this will work for now! Thanks @zahner for the idea!

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