Hobbit setup, tweaks and adjustments

By pinballinreno

1 year ago


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#2 1 year ago

I will let you knon my settings tonight as far a flipper power goes. I really have not had to many problems so far. Yes hitting the left ramp onto the right wire form does come off sometimes. But I do think flipper power causes this some. Spider sometimes acts up. I'm working on that. Some sound clips need to be reprogrammed. When Gandolf starts to talk sometimes his voice is cut off. But, I love the game. It's fantastic.

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#21 1 year ago

Are these out yet?


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#33 1 year ago
Quoted from konghusker:

Just take it out of box and slide it in the room. Should be easy enough


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#90 1 year ago

Who has gotten these from JJP?

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#107 1 year ago

Got word my Upgrade kit for the beast mechs, springs and post should be here today..

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#132 1 year ago

Is code 1.35 out. Jack said it's done and available this weekend.

#147 1 year ago

Eliottk that's a very funny video. Sorry I laughed for 5 minutes. My hobbit does not do this at all. The only issue I have is my small lcd screen has a window book casing that keeps coming off.

#172 1 year ago

Anyone having issues with the ramp flaps. Mine are curling up so bad, the ball is getting stuck.

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#175 1 year ago

Thanks guys. It's just about unplayable.

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#178 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

My left ramp was so bent it started rejecting the ball.
I had bent it down so may times that it had started to crack.
Just as I was shopping for thicker more aggressive material JJP had announced a free ramp flap replacement!
Talk about service...JJP is second to NONE in this pinball industry!

I agree. He seems to take care of customers. I called JJP about the issue. 5 days later, the new blue ramp flaps were in my mailbox. I still have to install (unless I send him the ramp) but still, great service.

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#222 1 year ago
Quoted from bonanza:

Hobbit setup. Just got my Smaug 314, build date 8/15/16 set up. Just a reminder to snip the zip ties under the play field that hold the beast mechanics. I didn't see that in the instructions (or I missed it).
It seems to have the updated left wire form, 360 beast mylar, ball blockers under the the beasts, and I think it has the updated ramp but I don't know what the old ones looked like.
It is very very heavy. Get some friends to help you get it into the house. An appliance hand cart helps a lot (took it out of box and strapped it to that) they have them at harbor freight for $90
Set it up to 6.9 using pin guy ipad app (front legs all they way down with lock nut between the foot and the leg. back legs have 21-22 mm (13 or 14/16 of an inch) of the bolt sticking out of the nut that is welded to the leg)
Came with 1.31 - Installed 1.9 delta software. The folder "hobbit update" must be in the root directory of USB drive or it doesn't work
Found the ball flying off left ramp onto the wind-lace ramp
Found the ball flying off the right ramp around the barrel bumpers and onto playfield
All settings stock except:
Changed flipper strengths from default 20 to 18
Changed slings from default 22 to 20
Changed sound master volume from 29 to 20
There are still occasional times where the ball jumps the wire forms but not as much.
Volume is better for my room
I love this game.

Congrats. It's a very fun game. Well built, heavy as hell but a blast to play.

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#370 1 year ago

I'm about to do a shop job on my hobbit. I just noticed this for the first time sense April of this year. Anyone else notice this on their Hobbit? How would Jack handle this issue??? The side part of the cabinet is higher than the front piece.

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#373 1 year ago
Quoted from koops:

Is there a matching rise underneath?

I will have to use my lift and take a leg off and check. I have put a ticket in. Not sure what can be done.

#414 1 year ago

PROBLEM: When playing the Hobbit even after installing the new post w/ the rubber on the diverter ramp. It will hit the rubber and fly off and go into the in lane or jump right over the out lane plastic. BALL LOST. What the hell...

#416 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballomatic:

Ball must be coming down there with some speed on it. Maybe remove the rubber? Since I put the post on my game it rarely has a problem.

At this point, its unplayable.. I wish that ramp had the double metal on it like the other two ramps do. This would have fixed this issue...

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#551 8 months ago

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