Quoted from Mvfvette1:
Catapult shot is by far the most difficult shot to make. Extremely difficult to make intentionally with a cradled ball on the right flipper. What are your thoughts on that? Do you find a certain playfield pitch or flipper strength setting changes the difficulty of the shot? Thanks. Mike
I recently replaced my coil sleeves, and set the flipper (no rubber) against a drill bit in the alignment hole. Not sure if it is now slightly higher or lower than my previous setting, but the shot is much harder to make off a cradle on the right flipper.
I also pulled the slingshot switches out, straightened them (the were completely bent) and now I find the ball rarely bounces out of the slings into the catapult (the game used to gift e those sometimes).
I have my pf set to 6.7 (measured with a small digital inclinometer) right in the centre of the pf in alignment with where the bubble level is. When I put a ruler across the top of the slings, and place the inclinometer there, I get 6.5.
I'm still uncertain of where people would say the "true" measurement should be taken. Seems most people garage above the slings, but this is to in line with where the games bubble level is reading (which maybe also be why a lot of people say that bubble level is inaccurate).