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Space Shuttle crew members' club - prepare for liftoff!


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#1801 1 year ago
Quoted from OlliG:

Progress Update with my repair....
I have Sound AND Speech now !!! Yehaaa!!!
The problem was with the speech board. Pin 4 on the Op.Amps MC1458 did not get the -12V. The holes in the board of these chips are not connected through (from top to back side of the board. so if you solder the chip or socket from below.... the -12V arriving at the top side of the board are not reaching the pin...
So I had to solder the socket pin from above to...
Result: Loud and nice speech
To find this out drove me crasy... I never imagined that the upper and lower side of the board were not connected through!!!
Maybe my board is a faulty one... it is one of the old boards that dont have the jumper for the different Eprom types....
Last remaining problem is the socket of U14 that has to be redone.... I still sometimes have the freezes and the game would shut down...
If I slightly press on U14 it comes up again!...

Nice detective work. Your saving yourself a fortune by doing the work yourself, I'm jealous.

#1802 1 year ago

Finally done... I resoldered and rebuild all traces around U14 and finally everything the 100% working!!

.... what a great game!!!

So happy to have at back from the dead!!! (Only GI was lighting up at the beginning!
It had about 10 different mostly electronic problems.... all solved!

#1803 1 year ago
Quoted from OlliG:

Finally done

Nice work, Olli!
Congrats!

#1804 1 year ago

Has anyone tried to light up the the eject shields where the balls lock in? I thought about putting some red flex lights in there tie them into either the GI or the flashing LOCK insert light.

#1805 1 year ago
Quoted from AMBoggs:

Has anyone tried to light up the the eject shields where the balls lock in? I thought about putting some red flex lights in there tie them into either the GI or the flashing LOCK insert light.

I did it and used a 2 head led flex. Very easy to do.

#1806 1 year ago

I found a Craigslist ad with some Space Shuttle parts so I thought that I would share:

Playfield
Playfield overlay
Ramp
Plastics

denver.craigslist.org link

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#1807 1 year ago

I took some inspiration from this thread and created my own Nasa-Speaker-Panel.
Mine is made of black satin plastic and wood...
I did the design with PaintShopPro and the Lasercutting was done by http://plexilaser.de/

Added an Arduion Uno and lots of Neo-Pixel LEDs and programmed a little 10s animation that loops endlessly...

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#1808 1 year ago

That is super awesome - best speaker panel mod I've ever seen!

#1809 1 year ago

pretty damn cool, reminds me of what i did a few years ago.

#1810 1 year ago
Quoted from OlliG:

I took some inspiration from this thread and created my own Nasa-Speaker-Panel.
Mine is made of black satin plastic and wood...
I did the design with PaintShopPro and the Lasercutting was done by http://plexilaser.de/
Added an Arduion Uno and lots of Neo-Pixel LEDs and programmed a little 10s animation that loops endlessly...

Great job, I like it.

#1811 1 year ago
Quoted from OlliG:

Nasa-Speaker-Panel.

Great job!! I love my metal speaker panel mod, but having it lit up like yours would be awesome!! Great job. Always amazed on how people can figure out another way to make an old pin look modern and fresh. Well done

Jason

#1812 1 year ago

Happy to join the Space Shuttle owners club... I have it in my place in Cape Canaveral. Just updated all the rubbers to silicone and added LED's looking forward to going back through the treads to see what mod's everyone has done. Any good shooter rod idea's?

#1813 1 year ago
Quoted from spartyman:

Happy to join the Space Shuttle owners club... I have it in my place in Cape Canaveral. Just updated all the rubbers to silicone and added LED's looking forward to going back through the treads to see what mod's everyone has done. Any good shooter rod idea's?

Welcome to the club. Beatmaster makes a cool shooter housing light up if your interested and I make the Leg Lights.

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#1814 1 year ago

Added another Arduino and some more neopixel....
The exhaust is made from glue-caps
Video will follow....

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#1815 1 year ago

The current Lightshow...

#1817 1 year ago

Working on the leg lights right now....
Complete DIY
I used a hot air gun to bend the Plexiglas...

Added my beloved Neopixel and connected them to the same Arduino that animates the Shuttle ....
It's fun to program different "lightshows"....

I'm unsure if I should do all 4 legs or just the 2 front legs?
Any opinions?

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#1818 1 year ago

Brought this one home last night...the quick look i had at the sellers site, it looks in very nice condition.
Playfiel has some small wears around pop bumpers, ramp entry and a few little blemishes.
All the pcb's look like new and the side arts are on the cabinet almost perfect, on the head there are some small dents and scratches.

Paid only 350 USD for it, so i guess it was a good buy....oh, and yes it starts up and is playable.

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#1819 1 year ago
Quoted from mastercello:

Brought this one home last night...the quick look i had at the sellers site, it looks in very nice condition.
Playfiel has some small wears around pop bumpers, ramp entry and a few little blemishes.
All the pcb's look like new and the side arts are on the cabinet almost perfect, on the head there are some small dents and scratches.
Paid only 350 USD for it, so i guess it was a good buy....oh, and yes it starts up and is playable.

nice, you got a deal, it should be a $1000 game in that shape. With the stupid money in this hobby now, there are people who would pay 2k.

#1820 1 year ago
Quoted from mastercello:

Brought this one home last night...the quick look i had at the sellers site, it looks in very nice condition.
Playfiel has some small wears around pop bumpers, ramp entry and a few little blemishes.
All the pcb's look like new and the side arts are on the cabinet almost perfect, on the head there are some small dents and scratches.
Paid only 350 USD for it, so i guess it was a good buy....oh, and yes it starts up and is playable.

Welcome to the club, that was a great price. When you get it set up take some pictures with the glass off.

#1821 1 year ago
Quoted from mastercello:

Paid only 350 USD for it, so i guess it was a good buy....oh, and yes it starts up and is playable.

At 350, that's a steal, especially in that condition!!! Congrats, welcome to the club!

#1822 1 year ago

Yes, i had not very good pictures of it before i went there, but it was only a 1 hour drive...so not a big risk at all.
Will do more pictures of it once it is set up...but i guess i will need some time as i'm out of space atm.

Anything i should take care of it first as a advice?
Is this coin door original, as most of them i have seen on pictures have a blank metal one.
Also are the wood rails on the left & right normal in plain wood color and not in black?

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#1823 1 year ago
Quoted from mastercello:

Anything i should take care of it first as a advice?
Is this coin door original, as most of them i have seen on pictures have a blank metal one.
Also are the wood rails on the left & right normal in plain wood color and not in black?

You got an awesome deal.

I would swap out the balls, wax it, and put some new rings if it needs it. Mine were dry rot and I swapped to clear silicone.

Mine has the wood rails. I think some people have repainted theirs black.

No, that does not look like an original coin door.

#1824 1 year ago

Pretty sure the original rails were cheap wood wrapped in cheap faux wood printed plastic. I would consider black painted wood an upgrade mod!

#1825 1 year ago

Yeah, i guess black wood rails would look much better on it.

#1826 1 year ago

Leg lights finished....

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#1827 1 year ago
Quoted from OlliG:

Leg lights finished....

Wtf, are you blind?

#1828 1 year ago
Quoted from Marvin:

Wtf, are you blind?

It's the camera... the rest of the room was completly dark... hard conditions for a camera to get the exposure right

The stadium lights in the back are bright, but you cant see them, when you are playing, as they are hidden under this wooden "back rail"....

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#1829 1 year ago

Happy to see I'm not the only one with Lego spaceship toppers. My seven year old made one for me about a year ago. He occasionally steals parts from it to build other stuff.

#1830 1 year ago

Does anyone have one of these plastics lying around? I'd like to get one since the plastic on my machine is missing. Let me know if you have any leads.

thanks,

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#1831 1 year ago

I am parting out a space shuttle. I bought it to restore but the playfield was water damaged. Plastics, ramps, and mechs look to be good. Anyone looking for parts?

#1832 1 year ago
Quoted from galaxian:

Anyone looking for parts?

yes please. I am looking for the plastic in the post right before yours.

#1833 1 year ago
Quoted from galaxian:

I am parting out a space shuttle. I bought it to restore but the playfield was water damaged. Plastics, ramps, and mechs look to be good. Anyone looking for parts?

PM sent

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#1834 1 year ago

Another fun addition to my Space Shuttle. (Does not affect ball launch.) In an imaginative way, you're "removing" the RBF tag when you pull back the plunger to launch the ball!

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#1835 1 year ago

Has anyone in this club installed a new backglass from either CPR or Planetary? I may need one for a game I’m picking up. I’m wondering how the quality compares to an original

#1836 1 year ago
Quoted from patrickvc:

Has anyone in this club installed a new backglass from either CPR or Planetary? I may need one for a game I’m picking up. I’m wondering how the quality compares to an original

better than a bad one, but over blue if i recall correctly.

#1837 1 year ago

Yeah I forgot I read that about CPRs. I see Planetary ran some new and improved and was really curious about it

#1838 1 year ago
Quoted from patrickvc:

Yeah I forgot I read that about CPRs. I see Planetary ran some new and improved and was really curious about it

planetary ran real backglasses?

#1839 1 year ago
Quoted from patrickvc:

Has anyone in this club installed a new backglass from either CPR or Planetary? I may need one for a game I’m picking up. I’m wondering how the quality compares to an original

Yes, I just did, from Planetary and you can't tell the difference.

#1840 1 year ago

Glad to know. Thanks

#1841 1 year ago

I just acquired a new Space Shuttle and I think the coil stops are too tall because the flippers just don’t have the travel I felt my old Shuttle had. The ramp just seems un natural to hit. Does a fellow owner know the height of the stop? These look replaced and not original

#1842 1 year ago
Quoted from patrickvc:

I just acquired a new Space Shuttle and I think the coil stops are too tall because the flippers just don’t have the travel I felt my old Shuttle had. The ramp just seems un natural to hit. Does a fellow owner know the height of the stop? These look replaced and not original

There is no way they are original on a 35 year old game, they probably have been replaced a few dozen times.

Your old ones were probably so worn that the flippers had WAY too much range of motion.

The new ones should be 7mm tall

#1843 1 year ago

Thanks. In my post I said these were replaced and not the original ones. They are brand new

#1844 1 year ago

The Shuttle flippers I rebuilt on my old game had better travel after rebuilding them than these on this game

#1845 1 year ago
Quoted from patrickvc:

The Shuttle flippers I rebuilt on my old game had better travel after rebuilding them than these on this game

We get 3 travel factors.

1. The length of the coil stop

2. The length of the plunger

3. If the little rubber bushing is installed on the flipper bracket

It's possible that your last rebuild kit had the wrong size parts included, that happens to me at least once a year.

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#1846 1 year ago

Hey All,
I'm reporting for duty! I have some issues to resolve. Three quick questions:
1. What is the L metal bracket in the back left for?
2. Gate on right side of ramp. It's missing and I don't see a switch. Do I need it?
Thanks All!

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#1847 1 year ago
Quoted from ChrisPINk25:

Hey All,
I'm reporting for duty! I have some issues to resolve. Three quick questions:
1. What is the L metal bracket in the back left for?
2. Gate on right side of ramp. It's missing and I don't see a switch. Do I need it?
Thanks All!
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1. To damage your plastics and ramp every time you lift your play field. jk. It is meant to hold the playfield down, particularly when you are moving it I believe. I took mine off.

2. Yes. That switch sets off multi-ball and the stop-n-score. It looks like someone cut into your ramp and put another switch on there.

#1848 1 year ago

Thanks amboggs I forgot my third question! What is the best way to prop up the playfield to work underneath? A picture would be super awesome. I have a trough switch issue and I can't solder with one hand!

#1849 1 year ago
Quoted from ChrisPINk25:

What is the best way to prop up the playfield to work underneath?

Carefully slide the bottom forward far enough that it will rest leaning on the backbox.

#1850 1 year ago

That "L" bracket is supposed to have a rubber on it. They are available from various suppliers, Marcos for sure. Looks like it's for playfield alignment but I'm not sure why it is needed. I use a 2 x 4 to prop up the playfield if I'm not resting it on the backbox.

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