(Topic ID: 241396)

Stronger Coil On Upper Flipper

By guard

3 months ago

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  • 9 posts
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  • Latest reply 3 months ago by guard
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#1 3 months ago

So I did everything humanly possible to my Strange Science to get enough power to load the Atom Smasher. It just won't make it,......unbelievably close but just not enough to get over the hump.
So the question is I have a A24-570/34-3600 coil on the upper flipper now, and need to know what I should be looking at to give it enough snap to load it. The game is useless without the ability to use this feature.

#2 3 months ago

ever consider upgrading the whole flipper unit, to the system 11 style?
If I remember Strange science has the linear flipper.

#3 3 months ago

Did you check the EOS on the flipper?
Are the contacts at the flipper button good?
If any of them are bad you lose power.
Get good contacts for the EOS and the button.
Also check the double stack of contacts of the lower flipper which activate the upper flipper.

#4 3 months ago

Is the game set up too steep?

#6 3 months ago

Been ages since I've seen a strange science, but does the atom smasher have a ramp flap on it? Is it torqued down too much to the playfield? I've seen lots of games where people shop it/replace ramps, etc. and when they put the ramp flap back, it gets tightened too much and robs a LOT of the power of a flip. With the proximity of the flipper to the ramp I can see in an IPDB pic it seems like a solid shot should always make it, and that flipper coil should be plenty strong to do it.

I think doing a down/upgrade to the linear actuator is always in order too - IMO linear flippers are garbage and should always be swapped out. They were designed for lazy operators that never wanted to rebuild flippers in the 80s, and they are actually pretty good at that - they will continue flipping long after other types have given up the ghost but at the price of heavy materials that don't wear well.

#7 3 months ago

It would be an easy shot except that the ball has to upwards curve around a deep bend, go airborne, and bounce of a piece of metal. Yes, I have cleaned, changed, adjusted then readjusted, resoldered, everything.......
I am just missing it by a you-know-what hair, so I was hoping a coil with just a little more pop would be the answer as opposed to a total rebuild of the whole flipper system.

#8 3 months ago

Did you rebuild it yet?

#9 3 months ago

Everything but the linkage...PBR sent the wrong "age" of right upper flipper rebuild.
But it's smooth as butter..

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