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Hobbit Owners Thread

By Eryeal

5 years ago


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#11001 6 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

I noticed that the HobbyKing servo (HK15288A Analog Servo BB/MG 9kg / 0.20sec / 51g) is out of stock everywhere or discontinued. This one will substitute...
HobbyKing™ (HK15328A Analog Servo BB/MG 10.3kg / 0.21sec / 58g)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/catalogsearch/result/?q=HK15328A%20Analog%20Servo

Thanks for the servo suggestion! I just finished installing a new PCB plus one of these servos I just got in the mail from Hobby King today and Smaug’s mouth moves again. I played a game and I’m second guessing selling Hobbit LOL

#11002 5 days ago
Quoted from Vernisious:

Oh, brain fart. You are right, you don't press the action button to shuffle modes (it's the flippers). Yeah, I don't mind looking at the book for my next shot if I need the info. The game does a pretty good job of lighting the shot needed for modes.
I just wonder if the apron screen is a nice upgrade. If anyone finds it useful and likes the addition. I've only had less than 5 plays on the JJP Pirates that had one and I don't recall ever looking at it.

I'd really like to try a POTC-style apron with a screen on it to see how I'd like it. I'm in the camp where the little screen is a little far back for me and takes my eyes off the flippers...

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#11003 5 days ago

I talked with jjp tech support. I had to go into the terms and conditions and go through all the pages which will then opens up the ability to set your wifi and password.

#11004 5 days ago
Quoted from wolv3:

I talked with jjp tech support. I hadn't gone into the terms and conditions and go through all the pages which will then opens up the ability to set your wifi and password.

#11005 4 days ago
Quoted from wolv3:

I talked with jjp tech support. I had to go into the terms and conditions and go through all the pages which will then opens up the ability to set your wifi and password.

Yes, that was what the exclamation point in the menu was trying to tell you.

#11006 4 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Yes, that was what the exclamation point in the menu was trying to tell you.

Lol I opened it but backed out as there didn't seem to be much there

#11007 3 days ago

If you start a mode and don't finish it, is the progress saved so you can go back and start where you left off?

#11008 3 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

If you start a mode and don't finish it, is the progress saved so you can go back and start where you left off?

I don't think you can start a mode a second time. Maybe if you get through all 31 modes and after 'there and back again' you might be able to do a mode again.

#11009 2 days ago

Investigating Smaug's lack of mouth movement. Found at least one issue. Can you spot it? Of course, I don't have a machine screw that size. Bummer. The transistor on the board appears ok. Both legs still attached. Oh also, don't move the mouth by hand by moving its bottom when smaug is installed. You'll bend the actuating arm. I don't know why that was ever suggested earlier.

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#11010 2 days ago
Quoted from metahugh:

Thanks for the servo suggestion! I just finished installing a new PCB plus one of these servos I just got in the mail from Hobby King today and Smaug’s mouth moves again. I played a game and I’m second guessing selling Hobbit LOL

At the rate games are appreciating you may not be able to afford one in the future.

#11011 2 days ago
Quoted from Bendit:

I don't have a machine screw that size.

It's in there somewhere. Topside of the playfield where smaug turns, or in the bottom of the cabinet.

A flexible magnet might help.

LTG : )

#11012 2 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

It's in there somewhere

Good point. I will look. QUESTION: There's no end-of-stroke thingies for Smaug's mouth. When I reinstall him in the game, should his mouth be fully opened, or fully closed?

Also, what are the system settings for a super-conservative mouth (where it won't go above its mechanical limits) ?

Thanks for any info! Cheers!

#11013 2 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

It's in there somewhere. Topside of the playfield where smaug turns, or in the bottom of the cabinet.
A flexible magnet might help.
LTG : )

Or in the Subway!!
If not there than it's in the fucking fourth dimension!

#11014 2 days ago

Wait.... That's a stupid question perhaps? Probably fully closed eh? (since there's no EOS switches)

Edit: No it's not a stupid question. There are 2 integer values in the settings for the mouth which would suggest that the mouth should be installed partially opened. But what do I know... Checking manual now.

#11015 2 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

If not there than it's in the fucking fourth dimension!

Right!? Judging by what had happened to my M.A.N. drop target assembly, I am guessing that this missing screw was missing from the factory.

(that also explains why my Smaug always had a crooked bottom mandible lol)

#11017 1 day ago
Quoted from Trumpanche:

Check out these posts for calibration info

Thanks for the info!

#11018 19 hours ago

Bottom left of pf when lifted, where does this go?

Big yellow wires reducing to smaller gauge?

EDIT: It's was too late and dark, and I am apparently blind.

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#11019 19 hours ago
Quoted from Bendit:

Bottom left of pf when lifted, where does this go?
Big yellow wires reducing to smaller gauge?
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Looks like it goes in the side of Smaug:

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#11020 19 hours ago
Quoted from Bendit:

Bottom left of pf when lifted, where does this go?
Big yellow wires reducing to smaller gauge?
[quoted image]

It goes to Smaug’s stepper motor
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#11021 8 hours ago
Quoted from metahugh:

It goes to Smaug’s stepper motor

Of course it does! Thanks!

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