!) I did not like how weak the spinner is on Robocop. One reason, IMO, is the spinner is making its scores with a micro switch. I'm thinking that little switch button creates drag so I replaced the microswitch.
I replaced the micro switch with a vintage style blade switch set up. I am getting much better spins now. It helps to improve the score since I am getting more spins. This mod does not seem like it make the scoring unbalanced.
I had to move the mounting holes and reposition the blade switches but there is plenty of space to allow the swap to happen. The mod is easily reversible should I change my mind.
It does not match the spins I get on my solid state pins but it is better than it was.
Some time back I installed Titan rubbers on my Robocop. I like Titans, but I just changed my slingshot rubbers back to the old-style whites. The Titans seemed to get stretched a little smaller when wrapping around the sling post just above the flippers and made shooting post passes a little more difficult.
The old style whites are just a little better with post passes, IMO.
I have had me share of headaches with the flippers on this pin. Sometimes they kick like mules and other times a flipper could barely knock the ball the distances of 2 or 3 inches. Flipper problems with Robocop are a known problem. DE eventually replaced blade style flipper switches with mirco switches for the flippers.
My situation would be my flippers were hitting hard and then just go soft for some reason I could not figure out. My right flipper got really bad the other day. I checked the plunger and installed a new sleeve. This was no help. It would be hot for one or two flips and then go ice cold for a couple of flips. Hot then cold. And repeat.
My flipper blade gaps were in spec but I figured I would try something different. I closed up the gap between the flipper switch blade contacts with a gap that is about the same measurement as a business card and that has seemed to have solved my "weak" flipper problem. And now they are kicking like mules again.
I need to get back to work. I am going to swap my older ROMs back into the machine and see if that cures the issues of some switches not registering on the first rollover in an inlane. I hope this will bring my sounds back.