(Topic ID: 211229)

Slingshot kicker - distance from the rubber


By Capnbirdseye

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I have a Williams STTNG, the two slingshots under the cannons are rather weak, it's not the settings of the contacts as they activate readily enough but it seems the push lever is not close enough to the rubber so half the energy is lost before it pushes the rubber.

My only other pin- (a Demolition man) has the levers just touching the rubber so the rebound is powerful but on STTNG they are at least 10mm away. Is this normal or is there some kind of adjustment because I can't see one?

#2 1 year ago

They should be set back from the rubber ring. No adjustment really, unless bent out of shape.

I'd check for worn, loose parts. Especially coil sleeve and plunger and coil stop on bracket.

LTG : )

#3 1 year ago

Don't those have a link, too? Those wear out over time.

#4 1 year ago

Thanks LTG,
there is a little bit of play in the links, maybe I should look to servicing the mechanism with new parts.

How far away from the rubber should the push lever be because it seems to be too far on mine ?

#5 1 year ago

You are seriously not getting any loss of power from the distance traveled. Unless the activator can barely touch the rubber, you're fine.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from CadillacMusic:

You are seriously not getting any loss of power from the distance traveled. Unless the activator can barely touch the rubber, you're fine.

It must be the linkage or plunger wear sapping some of the energy, I'll look into a refurb kit

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