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Super-flite, Strato-flite owners club

By stavio

2 years ago


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#1 2 years ago

I found and joined other clubs for my machines except Super-flite so decided to start one and didn't want to leave out the 4 player twin Strato-flite. Anybody else out there? These games are super, its in the title duh, so lets see what you got.

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#2 2 years ago

Martians like space age jets too...

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#3 2 years ago

After passing on so many of these when I saw them come up for sale, I got a Strato-Flite last year and wondered why I had never gotten one before. A really fun game. I wasn’t sure about the single inlane only on one side, but I’ve really grown to like it. I have it set on high tap and fairly well-sloped, and she flies! Only problem is that my wife is so good on it she has our high score, and beats me on it most of the time!

I think it looks pretty good next to Target Alpha and Jet Spin.

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#4 2 years ago

Good looking machine! They are fun, easy to learn but still tough to get the special. Does your left outlane have a pin? My tech accused me of cheating but I've seen it on other super-flites and would assume strato-flite would be the same.

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#5 2 years ago

No pin on mine.
But I see there’s a hole where there probably was one.

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#6 2 years ago

The one Strato Flite I'm selling has a pin in the left drain and a rubber and the one I am keeping does not.

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#7 2 years ago

STRATO-FLITE stencils are ready to take flight! Get yours now!

http://pinballpimpstencils.com/strato-flite/

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#8 1 year ago

I bought a (mostly) working Super-Flite several months ago and am in the process of replacing the non-working bulbs. Can someone tell me when the flashers are located in the head?

Thanks

Chris

#9 1 year ago

Mine doesn't have any flashers but I'll have to check the manual to see if I'm supposed to have some

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from Jcmilne:

I bought a (mostly) working Super-Flite several months ago and am in the process of replacing the non-working bulbs. Can someone tell me when the flashers are located in the head?
Thanks
Chris

I have noticed most manufacturers did a tapered cut around the bulb socket for flash lamps instead of just a straight through hole for the socket on a standard bulb.

#11 1 year ago

I'll have to check that too. I saw nothing in the manual and then checked my Captain Fantastic that's only 2 years younger and it only mentioned a 455 for the timing circuit. The previous owner of the Captain put some in strategic locations, but think it was to his individual taste.

#12 1 year ago

Thanks for the tip on the tapered cut. I inserted six flashers in the six tapered cuts, then re-installed the backglass. Lo and behold.....the stars now "twinkle"!

Thanks again!

Chris

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from Jcmilne:

Thanks for the tip on the tapered cut. I inserted six flashers in the six tapered cuts, then re-installed the backglass. Lo and behold.....the stars now "twinkle"!
Thanks again!
Chris

Excellent!

#14 1 year ago

I love this game. I ended up walking by it many times and then played it at a party add another collector's home. I ended up spending over a half hour on it when I realized what was really going on with this design. DC coils, but only DC pop bumpers, stand ups and some rubbers in the ball's way. So fast!

This may be the only em game that I've ever played where the ball was moving so fast that I lost track of it until it was in one of the outlanes.

Happy to be in this club!

c2s

#15 1 year ago

Welcome to the club. And nice collection.

These things are definitely fast. Even with other machines competing for play at my place, pinhead and nonpinhead friends put time on it consistently.

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#16 1 year ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:After passing on so many of these when I saw them come up for sale, I got a Strato-Flite last year and wondered why I had never gotten one before. A really fun game. I wasn’t sure about the single inlane only on one side, but I’ve really grown to like it. I have it set on high tap and fairly well-sloped, and she flies! Only problem is that my wife is so good on it she has our high score, and beats me on it most of the time!
I think it looks pretty good next to Target Alpha and Jet Spin.[quoted image]

I've heard of putting games on High Tap. How do you do that? I'd like to do that on some of my pins but am worried about breaking drop targets and plastics.

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from Budski:

I've heard of putting games on High Tap. How do you do that? I'd like to do that on some of my pins but am worried about breaking drop targets and plastics.

If you are at all not sure of working with 110V "mains" electricity in your game please get someone knowledgeable to help out. Basically you look at the transformer, electrical schematic, and or the reference card by the transformer (if there is one) - and look for a "low line" or "hi tap". The incoming 110V wire usually gets moved from normal to high tap. But exactly how this is done can very wildly from machine to machine. If you get it wrong you can destroy your transformer.

#18 1 year ago

Hello.
For me, it's a good game with a beautiful backglass.
Good day.

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#19 1 year ago

Thought I'd post some pictures of the coin slot inserts and instruction cards I got from Up Kick Pinball. cadmium was great to work with!

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#20 1 year ago
Quoted from Jcmilne:

I bought a (mostly) working Super-Flite several months ago and am in the process of replacing the non-working bulbs. Can someone tell me when the flashers are located in the head?
Thanks
Chris

Quoted from PM_Jeremy:

I have noticed most manufacturers did a tapered cut around the bulb socket for flash lamps instead of just a straight through hole for the socket on a standard bulb.

Thanks for posting this you guys. 42 years of not having 455s to now have "twinkling stars" looks really cool but will take some getting used to.

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#21 1 year ago

Picked up a non working project. Turns on and score reels work. Cleaning up the play field and plastics first.

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#22 1 year ago

In the club with a Strato-flite! Can’t wait to tear into this baby as my next project. Backglass is pretty bad, just flaking away if you look at it wrong, cabinet is pretty nice but someone painted it and I’m going to redo it. Playfield and apron are great so that’s a win.

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#23 1 year ago

Now that the weather is warming up i have been working on my Super Flite project i bought last fall. Got pop bumpers working today. flipper kit on its way. Putting red bats with yellow rubbers per flyer. Still having an issue continuing to kick out a ball when starting a game but have made lots of progress so far.

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#24 1 year ago

I joined the Super Flite club about a month ago. This game was sitting in someone’s garage for a long time. Surprisingly, the game powered up and did not need much attention to get things moving again. Beyond the typical rebuilding of playfield assemblies, what it really needed was a deep clean. Many hours later I’m happy with how it turned out.

While cleaning out the cabinet I found a paper hang tag which indicates that this game is a factory sample. IPDB says 98 sample games were made out of a total of 1,901 Super Flites. Looks like I found #37!

As many others have noted, the game play is very fast and surprisingly challenging to repeat good performances game to game.

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#25 1 year ago

Nice job on that Super-Flite! That machine looks fantastic.

The apron design looks cool too, different because of being a sample perhaps.

#26 1 year ago
Quoted from stavio:

Nice job on that Super-Flite! That machine looks fantastic.
The apron design looks cool too, different because of being a sample perhaps.

Thanks!

Great point about the apron. I hadn’t noticed that! I’ll have to send that pic as well to IPDB.

Interestingly, the flyer for the game shows the darker apron.

https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2452&picno=4365

#27 1 year ago

Just about 95% done refurbishing my Strat. My bumper rebuilds seem to be the wrong size though for my caps to mount to it. Is there a work around other than putting more holes in the caps?

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#28 1 year ago

I owned a Strato-Flite on two separate occasions (the same one twice!), it is a fantastic pin and deserves to be done right. Those DC pops are part of what makes that game so great. Not what you want to hear, but rebuild the pops again with the correct parts. DO NOT ruin those caps, it will look terrible and you will regret it. Btw...looks like you have a really nice example!

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#29 8 months ago

In da cluuuub!

#30 8 months ago
Quoted from jorro:

In da cluuuub!

Welcome lets see some pics of your sweet machine

#31 8 months ago

Somewhere out there is my old strato with a clear coated playfield.
Loved the game.
Sold it about 8 or 9 years ago.

#32 8 months ago
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#33 8 months ago
Quoted from stavio:

Welcome lets see some pics of your sweet machine

The weird face in the backglass isnt me btw
That was in the tv

#34 8 months ago

Thats funny

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#35 7 months ago

Hi guys

EM noob here

My strato suddenly starts in 4 player mode all the time
Any pointers whitch switch can be the problem?
Thanks in advance

#36 7 months ago
Quoted from jorro:

Hi guys
EM noob here
My strato suddenly starts in 4 player mode all the time
Any pointers whitch switch can be the problem?
Thanks in advance

Start a new thread under EM Tech

#37 7 months ago
Quoted from jorro:

Hi guys
EM noob here
My strato suddenly starts in 4 player mode all the time
Any pointers whitch switch can be the problem?
Thanks in advance

Player unit is not resetting. Check there first. See if you can manually click the reset coil plunger. The disc wipers are spring loaded and it you should see it reset.

#38 7 months ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Player unit is not resetting. Check there first. See if you can manually click the reset coil plunger. The disc wipers are spring loaded and it you should see it reset.

Thanks will try that

Is it in the backbox?

#39 7 months ago

Can’t remember. There should be a paper label on it.

#40 7 months ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Can’t remember. There should be a paper label on it.

It was indeed the ball stepper print in the cabinet
Theres a piece broken of on it
Ordered a used one and made a fix for the time being wit a piece of plastic and some glue
Thanks will!

#41 7 months ago

Great nice work!

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#42 6 months ago

Hello Super-Flite club. Never played the game, but excited to get this project I came across flipping.. she's rough.. but reading the reviews, I'm going to try my best to save her.

Anyway, I thought I would post this here as well in case someone has upgraded to a BGResto, and has something remotely presentable where shipping would not be too crazy to Canada

WTB Williams Super-Flite Backglass (might consider Strato-Flite). Basically, I have a *rough* Super-Flite I am just trying to complete. glass was completely smashed. Looking for something preferably on the cheaper-side or rougher shape to put something there

Thank you-

#43 6 months ago
Quoted from koji:

Hello Super-Flite club. Never played the game, but excited to get this project I came across flipping.. she's rough.. but reading the reviews, I'm going to try my best to save her.
Anyway, I thought I would post this here as well in case someone has upgraded to a BGResto, and has something remotely presentable where shipping would not be too crazy to Canada
WTB Williams Super-Flite Backglass (might consider Strato-Flite). Basically, I have a *rough* Super-Flite I am just trying to complete. glass was completely smashed. Looking for something preferably on the cheaper-side or rougher shape to put something there
Thank you-

I might have what you need. I have a Strato flite that I just bought a BGresto for.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/my-dy-no-mite-strato-flite

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#44 5 months ago

Could some one verify the number on the Bottom Gate Relay label for me? I’m going through my machine and the label came off and I can’t find it. I have a pic but it’s not clear enough to make out the number for me to recreate.
Appreciate it!

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#45 5 months ago

Here it is. Interesting that mine is in a different location, although it’s a sample game.

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#46 5 months ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Here it is. Interesting that mine is in a different location, although it’s a sample game.
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Thank you!

#47 5 months ago

I have another label request for the club if anyone has the hood up.

Looking for the label details for the top gate. Name and STD#.
Looks like I lost this one as well.

Thanks

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#48 4 months ago

Here you go!

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#49 4 months ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Here you go![quoted image]

PERFECT!
Thanks

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#50 60 days ago

Hi I just picked up a project SF at TPF. Does anyone have a graphic depicting the relay labels under the playfield and also what each fuse is and what rating it is. My labels are very faded.

Thanks

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