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Gottlieb Atlantis question


By Noobee

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

I have a Gottlieb Atlantis and am wondering about how the right Outlane is supposed to work. Atlantis has a post at the base of the outline and a gap in the outline ball guide. On my machine, when the ball comes the outside lane (goes over the 9) it almost always deflects past the gap and feeds right to the flipper with no nudging necessary. Is this typical? I would think that as often as not it would have a tendency to drain without nudging. Wondering if there is some sort of set up detail that I am missing?

#2 2 years ago
Quoted from Noobee:

I have a Gottlieb Atlantis and am wondering about how the right Outlane is supposed to work. Atlantis has a post at the base of the outline and a gap in the outline ball guide. On my machine, when the ball comes the outside lane (goes over the 9) it almost always deflects past the gap and feeds right to the flipper with no nudging necessary. Is this typical? I would think that as often as not it would have a tendency to drain without nudging. Wondering if there is some sort of set up detail that I am missing?

Yes, that's pretty normal. I'd guesstimate that when the ball comes down the right outside lane -- if it has enough momentum -- it deflects past the gap and feeds the right flipper 70% of the time. I tend to lose the ball out that right-hand gap more often when the ball rolls FROM the flipper back out toward the right side when I'm trying to cradle the ball for my next shot at the drop targets.

#3 2 years ago

There are two sizes of rubber rings that will fit over the post that the ball is bouncing off of. Gottlieb specifies the smaller one, part number A-14793. If the slightly larger one is fitted (don't know the number) it will deflect the ball more often as what is happening in your machine.

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Yes, that's pretty normal. I'd guesstimate that when the ball comes down the right outside lane -- if it has enough momentum -- it deflects past the gap and feeds the right flipper 70% of the time. I tend to lose the ball out that right-hand gap more often when the ball rolls FROM the flipper back out toward the right side when I'm trying to cradle the ball for my next shot at the drop targets.

Mine is more like 95%

#5 2 years ago

Mine is somewhere between 70 and 95%... but I agree with the comment re losing the ball when trying to trap with the right flipper - there's no saving it - especially as I've got a Wade repro which plays uber fast compared to the original.

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