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Welcome To The Jurassic Park Prem/LE Club!!


By EightBallTexas

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“What is the first MOD you will buy??”

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#2951 58 days ago
Quoted from Flynnyfalcon:

For those using Pinstadiums on JP, where are you plugging your UV flashers into? Not even convinced the game needs the UV, but will plug it in and decide.

I have mine connected to the shaker motor. I like that location the best.

#2952 58 days ago
Quoted from Dkjimbo:

How much longer till premiums hit second hand market at 6700ish? Cash in hand!

I got my Premium with only a handful of plays for $7000, including STI shipping. I was nervous about STI but it came double blanketed, shrink wrapped and protectors on legs. Flawless shipping and working flawlessly. I feel extremely lucky.

#2953 58 days ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

I have mine connected to the shaker motor. I like that location the best.

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#2954 58 days ago
Quoted from Flynnyfalcon:

For those using Pinstadiums on JP, where are you plugging your UV flashers into? Not even convinced the game needs the UV, but will plug it in and decide.

Plugged mine into the flasher under the Trex ramp. That way whenever T tex modes are ready, the UV pulses as an indicator

#2955 58 days ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Good news....just paid for JPLE #13.
Bad news.....can’t open it for a couple of weeks.

Awesome News. Congrats Mate.

I will update list in a few as we have 3 new owners.

Thanks.

#2956 58 days ago
Quoted from MrMikeman:

It’s just the standard mods most ppl are doing. Will have to search the pictures to see what folks are doing with the pteranodon after removing it for the sign cover..
While I was at it I discovered the lock nut for the velociraptor hips/legs had fallen off. Found it in the cabinet and re-installed. Also found a very small screw and washer that I'm not sure where they came from. I'm sure I will find out at some point. The lock nut holding the support string on the speaker panel had also fallen off. It was stuck to the speaker magnet. Re-installed.
Should have taken the pics with the glass removed but forgot. Gets dirty quick because one of my cats like to jump on it and walk all over it lol.
My inclinometer thingamabob arrives today so I will set the angle to 7 degrees on the weekend. Hope it makes shots a bit more consistent.. If I trap the ball on the left flipper there is currently no way to make the helipad shot. Not enough power. Only way to make it is to have the ball roll down the inlane then make the shot. Flipper power set at default (255 I think?)... Ordered coil stops in case that's the problem or becomes the problem..
Upper right flipper is set almost centered on the alignment hole which means the ball doesn't hit the post on the way down from the orbit. It doesn't drain STDM (hits the middle of the right flipper - albeit FAST) but that setup makes my orbit and tower shots from the upper flipper more consistent. Will play this way for a while.
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Nice start so far.

I painted my back panel screws black, added a light to bring it back to life as it was very dark back there. I screwed my pteranodon onto the back, as someone said it's kinda 3D looking now. The screws look awful all shiny. The only thing I like shiny are my balls. lol

I painted the ugly eye sore screws and bolts down on the bottom also. Yes I know- odd but they almost disappear now.

Have Fun.

#2957 58 days ago

5 more Check-In's . We are rolling now. Where is number 001 and 500? Need those book-ends. haha

Welcome ROODVM, Mr_G_Hosting, Munsters , Multiball33 and Cooked71

LE Owners 0- 500

001 ???
002 ???
003 ???
004 ???
005 EightBallTexas
006 ???
007 ???
008 ???
009 ???
010 ???

011 cjmjmm2006
012
013 Cooked71 (Australia)
015
016
017
018
019 Dutch 76 (Netherlands)
020

026 da_topper
029 Multiball33
036 BrainDance
044 medfly
049 PDX-Mike
068 Troutfarm
069 Fxdwg
073 Pickleric
075 Cdonnerusmc
078 charliew65
092 Kvothe
093 Willys45
096 Pyropro
097 bemmett
099 PiperPinball

101 youdontknowme
106 Chambahz
107 Pinball-NJA
119 zavadoza
120 youdontknowme
121 youdontknowme
122 younginvisions
128 Mavantix
130 hassellcastle
135 blimpey
153 Iceman44
154 Mummite
158 Brett
159 catchlight
161 mthirkell
163 SpeedXde ( Germany)
172 Tatman9999
176 Jerol
177 Carz5811
188 Chappie101
191 MikeHogue
196 Aniraf

200 peanuts
210 FlynnyFalcon (Australia)
215 Jack35
218 Arcadem
227 Jurassic2016
232 Pingod
237 Neil McRae (United Kingdom)
242 gotfrogs
252 vongator
260 t7
262 DerGoetz
263 Aukraut
266 DougAUS11 (Australia)
269 MSLOW
270 C_Presley
272 LodgingDolphin
273 paulbmathews
274 TheGunnett
275 Blakester
278 breger1
290 HawkMoon77
299 MTPinball

301 FrankMac
305 HiHo (Austria)
310 SunFox
311 JMK
313 scooterd
327 AdamRoss
329 JustLikeMe ( London)
332 Banker
345 Manto1975 ( Australia)
348 Tacreno
349 EVH347
350 tuflyf
352 Dawscaus
357 NavyStan
359 PhillyAudio ( Germany)
362 TimLah79
363 TradesMan
375 dylanfan71
377 Coindropper
378 Burley9043
380 Pinstein
382 RacerX61
385 IronMan8bit
394 Mr_G_Hosting (Netherlands)

408 KevinG
418 BANE
421 Paragon07
440 ROODVM
442 Gmanrulz46
449 MrMikeMan
453 Iceman44
458 GnOsls
461 GamerRick
467 Elwood.BE (Belgium)
471 Bud
475 ToddW
476 Pbatt
486 Munsters (Netherlands)
498 Jints56
499 Marc_B

MIA Countries
South America
South Africa- "Boxed at Stern"
France - "Boxed at Stern"
Asia

#2958 58 days ago

I'm helping a Pinside friend with a potential add-on to his Mezel tower mod to cover the screw holes in the roof. Unfortunately, I can't get to the machine, and he doesn't have a way to measure what I'm needing. I need measurements for both of the screw holes on the roof (front & back one). Here is what I require (I prefer all measurements be in mm, but I can deal with anything):

- Front hole diameter (i.e. what diameter would a dowel need to be to fit perfectly inside the hole)
- Front hole depth (measured from high side of opening towards peak of roof to top of screw in hole)
- Front hole clearance (measured from high side of opening towards peak of roof to the approximate bottom of the glass)

- Back hole diameter (i.e. what diameter would a dowel need to be to fit perfectly inside the hole)
- Back hole depth (measured from high side of opening towards peak of roof to top of screw in hole)
- Back hole clearance (measured from high side of opening towards peak of roof to the approximate bottom of the glass)

I would appreciate of someone could please take the time to measure for me and post your findings. Once we test and finalize, the mod will be available to the community for purchase (should be fairly inexpensive).

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#2959 58 days ago

I think you guys need to ignore the screw holes and just get on with your life.

Downvote as necessary.

#2960 58 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

I think you guys need to ignore the screw holes and just get on with your life.
Downvote as necessary.

Well, to you - ha!

I have no knowledge of the apparent obsession this has become as I just had a pinball friend PM me about it. However, with minimal effort I'll be able to design something simple and cheap that many will like (then maybe those obsessing can get on with life).

If anyone is shamed now, but still really wants to help then you can PM me with the measurements and I'll maintain your anonymity. Alternately, you could just sack-up and post here in the open thread and let the chips fall where they may.

Downvote as necessary.

#2961 58 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Well, to you - ha!
I have no knowledge of the apparent obsession this has become as I just had a pinball friend PM me about it. However, with minimal effort I'll be able to design something simple and cheap that many will like (then maybe those obsessing can get on with life).
If anyone is shamed now, but still really wants to help then you can PM me with the measurements and I'll maintain your anonymity. Alternately, you could just sack-up and post here in the open thread and let the chips fall where they may.
Downvote as necessary.

HAHAHAAH upvoted so take that to the bank.

#2962 58 days ago

Le # 29 in the house! Great game! Most fun had playing a new pin in awhile. Lots to shoot for and do. Trex is pretty cool. Cool to watch!

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#2963 58 days ago
Quoted from Flynnyfalcon:

For those using Pinstadiums on JP, where are you plugging your UV flashers into? Not even convinced the game needs the UV, but will plug it in and decide.

I got the ones with blur and don’t have UV, I think it looks pretty good.

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#2964 58 days ago
Quoted from Multiball33:

Le # 29 in the house! Great game! Most fun had playing a new pin in awhile. Lots to shoot for and do. Trex is pretty cool. Cool to watch![quoted image][quoted image]

Congrats and Welcome to the Club. Where are you from??

I will update list.

#2965 58 days ago

Quick question. I am looking at a NIB LE. Do all the Le games have the playfield issues as noted in the other forums? Or did they fix it later on the run?

#2966 58 days ago
Quoted from EightBallTexas:

Congrats and Welcome to the Club. Where are you from??
I will update list.

Thanks! Montpelier, Virginia

#2967 58 days ago
Quoted from Pmaino:

Well it took some time but another premium has finally landed and no damage during shipping. Big shout out to zmeny at Flip N Out Pinball for being amazing during this process. My original game was sent back to stern and was supposed to take weeks for them to fix the damage. When zmeny received more premiums he shipped me a new one right away. The game plays perfect out of the box.
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+1 for Zach! I buy all my NIB pins from him too.

#2968 58 days ago
Quoted from MrMikeman:

It’s just the standard mods most ppl are doing. Will have to search the pictures to see what folks are doing with the pteranodon after removing it for the sign cover..
While I was at it I discovered the lock nut for the velociraptor hips/legs had fallen off. Found it in the cabinet and re-installed. Also found a very small screw and washer that I'm not sure where they came from. I'm sure I will find out at some point. The lock nut holding the support string on the speaker panel had also fallen off. It was stuck to the speaker magnet. Re-installed.
Should have taken the pics with the glass removed but forgot. Gets dirty quick because one of my cats like to jump on it and walk all over it lol.
My inclinometer thingamabob arrives today so I will set the angle to 7 degrees on the weekend. Hope it makes shots a bit more consistent.. If I trap the ball on the left flipper there is currently no way to make the helipad shot. Not enough power. Only way to make it is to have the ball roll down the inlane then make the shot. Flipper power set at default (255 I think?)... Ordered coil stops in case that's the problem or becomes the problem..
Upper right flipper is set almost centered on the alignment hole which means the ball doesn't hit the post on the way down from the orbit. It doesn't drain STDM (hits the middle of the right flipper - albeit FAST) but that setup makes my orbit and tower shots from the upper flipper more consistent. Will play this way for a while.
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Just noticed in your pic you are developing a rub spot at the same point I had (on a thinner clear, no art around post Premium), the guide rail was torqued too tight and it started digging into the playfield and dare I say it (bubbling the clear slightly) I took a heat gun in 3 second passes and it layed down immediately...I let it cool, cleaned and waxed the area, loosened the two nuts under the playfield to give clearance to insert some mylar (this was a bitch and took multiple attempts) under the rail and then screwed the rail back down just hand tight...so far so good.

I can't figure out why there isn't some sort of clearance system built into rails...all it takes is too much torque and playfield rubbing and clear issues are sure to happen
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#2969 58 days ago

Here mine is post fix...you can see the silhouette of the rectangular piece of mylar under the rail that lies parallel to the factory installed piece

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#2970 58 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Well, to you - ha!
I have no knowledge of the apparent obsession this has become as I just had a pinball friend PM me about it. However, with minimal effort I'll be able to design something simple and cheap that many will like (then maybe those obsessing can get on with life).
If anyone is shamed now, but still really wants to help then you can PM me with the measurements and I'll maintain your anonymity. Alternately, you could just sack-up and post here in the open thread and let the chips fall where they may.
Downvote as necessary.

What about a simple plug in type mod that you can insert into the screwhole...something 3d printed possibly like a siren or loudspeaker array
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#2971 58 days ago
Quoted from fooflighter:

Just noticed in your pic you are developing a rub spot at the same point I had (on a thinner clear, no art around post Premium), the guide rail was torqued too tight and it started digging into the playfield and dare I say it (bubbling the clear slightly) I took a heat gun in 3 second passes and it layed down immediately...I let it cool, cleaned and waxed the area, loosened the two nuts under the playfield to give clearance to insert some mylar (this was a bitch and took multiple attempts) under the rail and then screwed the rail back down just hand tight...so far so good.
I can't figure out why there isn't some sort of clearance system built into rails...all it takes is too much torque and playfield rubbing and clear issues are sure to happen
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First thing I did when I got my machine (before playing a ball) was back off the ball guide screw at the entrance to the left orbit to put a fraction of space between it and the playfield and I also put fabric washers at the apron screw holes. The ball guide on that left orbit was already cutting into the playfield without a ball having been played yet. The manufacturers really should put washers under those spots or leave them a fraction above the surface to keep the edges of the guides and aprons from cutting like a knife into the playfield.

#2972 58 days ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

First thing I did when I got my machine (before playing a ball) was back off the ball guide screw at the entrance to the left orbit to put a fraction of space between it and the playfield and I also put fabric washers at the apron screw holes. The ball guide on that left orbit was already cutting into the playfield without a ball having been played yet. The manufacturers really should put washers under those spots or leave them a fraction above the surface to keep the edges of the guides and aprons from cutting like a knife into the playfield.

Funny, I saw your post a while back, so I checked on mine at the time.. low and behold, I didn't even have a washer or lock nut on mine...I thought it was rolling out weird... Had already scraped the underneath of the plastic by the Raptor cage..

Totally agree, or just design a better system, there's no reason those guides needs to hug the playfield so tight...

I could never be a used buyer, too many inherited issues that if not caught right away could multiply down the road... At least with NIB I can catch and correctly fix things on the fly

#2973 58 days ago
Quoted from EightBallTexas:

5 more Check-In's . We are rolling now. Where is number 001 and 500? Need those book-ends. haha
Welcome ROODVM, Mr_G_Hosting, Munsters , Multiball33 and Cooked71
LE Owners 0- 500
001 ???
002 ???
003 ???
004 ???
005 EightBallTexas
006 ???
007 ???
008 ???
009 ???
010 ???
011 cjmjmm2006
012
013 Cooked71 (Australia)
015
016
017
018
019 Dutch 76 (Netherlands)
020
026 da_topper
029 Multiball33
036 BrainDance
044 medfly
049 PDX-Mike
068 Troutfarm
069 Fxdwg
073 Pickleric
075 Cdonnerusmc
078 charliew65
092 Kvothe
093 Willys45
096 Pyropro
097 bemmett
099 PiperPinball
101 youdontknowme
106 Chambahz
107 Pinball-NJA
119 zavadoza
120 youdontknowme
121 youdontknowme
122 younginvisions
128 Mavantix
130 hassellcastle
135 blimpey
153 Iceman44
154 Mummite
158 Brett
159 catchlight
161 mthirkell
163 SpeedXde ( Germany)
172 Tatman9999
176 Jerol
177 Carz5811
188 Chappie101
191 MikeHogue
196 Aniraf
200 peanuts
210 FlynnyFalcon (Australia)
215 Jack35
218 Arcadem
227 Jurassic2016
232 Pingod
237 Neil McRae (United Kingdom)
242 gotfrogs
252 vongator
260 t7
262 DerGoetz
263 Aukraut
266 DougAUS11 (Australia)
269 MSLOW
270 C_Presley
272 LodgingDolphin
273 paulbmathews
274 TheGunnett
275 Blakester
278 breger1
290 HawkMoon77
299 MTPinball
301 FrankMac
305 HiHo (Austria)
310 SunFox
311 JMK
313 scooterd
327 AdamRoss
329 JustLikeMe ( London)
332 Banker
345 Manto1975 ( Australia)
348 Tacreno
349 EVH347
350 tuflyf
352 Dawscaus
357 NavyStan
359 PhillyAudio ( Germany)
362 TimLah79
363 TradesMan
375 dylanfan71
377 Coindropper
378 Burley9043
380 Pinstein
382 RacerX61
385 IronMan8bit
394 Mr_G_Hosting (Netherlands)
408 KevinG
418 BANE
421 Paragon07
440 ROODVM
442 Gmanrulz46
449 MrMikeMan
453 Iceman44
458 GnOsls
461 GamerRick
467 Elwood.BE (Belgium)
471 Bud
475 ToddW
476 Pbatt
486 Munsters (Netherlands)
498 Jints56
499 Marc_B
MIA Countries
South America
South Africa- "Boxed at Stern"
France - "Boxed at Stern"
Asia

Is the LE sold out ?

#2974 58 days ago
Quoted from fooflighter:

What about a simple plug in type mod that you can insert into the screwhole...something 3d printed possibly like a siren or loudspeaker array
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Those are fantastic. If I had to pic it would be the black taller one to reach all over the park..HAHA

#2975 58 days ago

By the way guys, check out my cruise post. Planning a nice cruise , pinball and new friends in Jan- FEB -2021. I have met some great people on Pinside and at the last 3 shows/ expos. Let's keep it going but now on a awesome fun ship.

If you are serious or really interested please vote.

So far about 10 folks are ready to roll...not bad in a few hours.

Thanks.

#2976 58 days ago
Quoted from Ccondo:

Quick update. I’m thrilled I was able to fix the T. rex myself. I was right, screw fell from jaw mech. All working great now.[quoted image][quoted image]

Are you able to remove the TREX cosmetic head/plastics without removing the whole mech assembly? I had this same screw fall out (no loctite from factory even though the parts diagram shows it should). And aside from literally removing the entire assembly front and back I'm trying to figure out how to actually get to the jaw assembly to put this screw back in.

#2977 58 days ago
Quoted from fooflighter:

What about a simple plug in type mod that you can insert into the screwhole...something 3d printed possibly like a siren or loudspeaker array
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That's a cool idea. Currently, I have a decal for the front hole and am going to make a vent pipe for the back one. Question would be if I was to do something like you show for the front in proportion, would I be able to generate enough detail so that you knew what it was. I like the loudspeaker array idea, just don't know if there is room or not yet (why I need the measurements).

#2978 58 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

I think you guys need to ignore the screw holes and just get on with your life.
Downvote as necessary.

I see that upvote . . . thanks for having a good sense of humor (how I intended it).

#2979 58 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Are you able to remove the TREX cosmetic head/plastics without removing the whole mech assembly? I had this same screw fall out (no loctite from factory even though the parts diagram shows it should). And aside from literally removing the entire assembly front and back I'm trying to figure out how to actually get to the jaw assembly to put this screw back in.

There isn’t an easy way to re-insert that screw without taking the whole mech out. It’s not that bad, though. 2 screws for the plastic that’s behind the T Rex head; Disconnect all wires (5, I think); then the 4 screws holding the mech to the backboard. Next, you need to remove the 3 screws In the bottom of the Rex jaw and remove the jaw piece from the mech. Then, remove the screw that is inside the roof of the Rex mouth so you can slide the Rex skin off of the mech enough to get access to the back of the Rex head to re-insert the missing screw; Finally, you have to hold the mech with the T Rex mouth pointed to the ceiling to get everything lined up properly to thread the screw. Insert the screw (use loctite!). Reassemble in reverse order.

Good luck! Let me know if I can help.

#2980 58 days ago
Quoted from rkelley17:

There isn’t an easy way to re-insert that screw without taking the whole mech out. It’s not that bad, though. 2 screws for the plastic that’s behind the T Rex head; Disconnect all wires (5, I think); then the 4 screws holding the mech to the backboard. Next, you need to remove the 3 screws In the bottom of the Rex jaw and remove the jaw piece from the mech. Then, remove the screw that is inside the roof of the Rex mouth so you can slide the Rex skin off of the mech enough to get access to the back of the Rex head to re-insert the missing screw; Finally, you have to hold the mech with the T Rex mouth pointed to the ceiling to get everything lined up properly to thread the screw. Insert the screw (use loctite!). Reassemble in reverse order.
Good luck! Let me know if I can help.

Thanks I wasn’t sure where to start. This helps I’ll try it tomorrow.

#2981 58 days ago

Found a perfect place for all 4 signs!

Unobstructed view and within context of playfield.

Here's a shot from the player perspective

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#2982 58 days ago
Quoted from Rydhia:

I got the ones with blur and don’t have UV, I think it looks pretty good.[quoted image]

Where did you get that yellow caution tape for the playfield side rails?

#2983 58 days ago
Quoted from fooflighter:

That upper flipper is off alignment on purpose from the factory to prevent SDTM drains off the orbit...I thought it wierd at first too and adjusted mine like you have it in the pictures, but chaos multiball turns into a drain fest...I eyeballed it back to just have the post just kiss the balls off the orbit and it sends them into the left sling/flipper area nice and safe...
Most of the promo pics and vids on the overhead also have it aligned offset

OK I’ve played about 20 games with the flipper adjustment and it’s playing fabulous. I have no trouble making the tower shot or the left orbit, in fact it’s much easier than it was before. I’m also making the helipad shot much more frequently and I can also make the right orbit shot easier. So the adjustment for me has only helped. I’m still using factory rubbers. No drain problem so far with the flipper adjustment. After reading several of your experiences with this especially yours fooflighter, I’m starting to think it’s a combination of the differences pin to pin, how the flippers are, what rubbers are used, what playfield slope is at. So hard for one setting to work for someone else. But for me the flipper adjustment was fantastic. My slope is probably at least 7.0 right now. I’ll check that next time I hav the glass off. Just got a new inclinometer. Loving this game! Thanks for the help everyone.

#2984 58 days ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

OK I’ve played about 20 games with the flipper adjustment and it’s playing fabulous. I have no trouble making the tower shot or the left orbit, in fact it’s much easier than it was before. I’m also making the helipad shot much more frequently and I can also make the right orbit shot easier. So the adjustment for me has only helped. I’m still using factory rubbers. No drain problem so far with the flipper adjustment. After reading several of your experiences with this especially yours fooflighter, I’m starting to think it’s a combination of the differences pin to pin, how the flippers are, what rubbers are used, what playfield slope is at. So hard for one setting to work for someone else. But for me the flipper adjustment was fantastic. My slope is probably at least 7.0 right now. I’ll check that next time I hav the glass off. Just got a new inclinometer. Loving this game! Thanks for the help everyone.

That's great GamerRick, it's tough to nail down on this pin for sure as you've said there are a lot of variables at play...The shot array is really complex and I've noticed the slightest change here or there can affect the outcome of multiple things all over the playfield...I would say as long as it's working, I wouldn't change a thing on your end...Sometimes I think they have a layout at the factory, do the C&C cuts and dimples, but being handmade it's sometimes measure with a micrometer and cut with an axe. So If everything is working and the shots are flowing properly, I would say you have it dialed in. I would say the slope for me has been the best adjustment for the overall "shotmaking" ability. I am also at 7.0 at the flippers and my playfield has a slight .1-.2 rise towards the back...

#2985 57 days ago

When I unpacked and set up my LE, I found a little screw in the bottom of the box, so I went searching and finally found where it came from, ( at least I think that is where it came from) I removed the T REX and after searching there was a screw missing on the top just behind the neck of the T REX. So if you find a screw similar to the one in the photo this could be where it belongs, I would probably check to make sure that the screw in this location is tight.

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#2986 57 days ago
Quoted from MrMikeman:

My inclinometer thingamabob arrives today so I will set the angle to 7 degrees on the weekend. Hope it makes shots a bit more consistent.. If I trap the ball on the left flipper there is currently no way to make the helipad shot. Not enough power. Only way to make it is to have the ball roll down the inlane then make the shot. Flipper power set at default (255 I think?)... Ordered coil stops in case that's the problem or becomes the problem..
Upper right flipper is set almost centered on the alignment hole which means the ball doesn't hit the post on the way down from the orbit. It doesn't drain STDM (hits the middle of the right flipper - albeit FAST) but that setup makes my orbit and tower shots from the upper flipper more consistent. Will play this way for a while.

Well shit. Turns out my playfield was at about 5.8 degrees.. no wonder the side shots(helipad and control room) were almost impossible. Set it to exactly 7.0. Now I have to re-learn my game. And probably re-adjust the flipper bat positions again. Certainly faster play now. Only played 3-4 games at the correct slope so not enough to tell if it needs further tweaking yet. The outlanes seem worse than before and they were already pretty unforgiving. My gf won’t like that part lol. In her words “the game cheats”. Do nothing and the ball just drains in the outlanes all the time! Lol.. Still only have 2 games in the lineup so far and they are both outlane drain monsters lol. Sttng is the other.

#2987 57 days ago
Quoted from Rydhia:

I got the ones with blur and don’t have UV, I think it looks pretty good.[quoted image]

I did the same thing. Trying the Omegas for the first time. I really like them - no striping or fancy colors but they really light up the playfield nicely....

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#2988 57 days ago
Quoted from Lounge:

I did the same thing. Trying the Omegas for the first time. I really like them - no striping or fancy colors but they really light up the playfield nicely....[quoted image]

I totally agree. I’ve been using pinstadiums since first getting pins but never liked the candy striping effect. It’s even worse with the fusions. I love the Omegas. And the UV flasher triggered by the shaker works great for me personally. Just when I hit a trex letter it goes off for a couple seconds. Nice effect. I took fusions off two of my pins and replaced with Omegas, now I’m going with Omegas on all my pins except AFMR which will not have any. It has a recessed light right overhead and I have Power blades on it so you wouldn’t see them with Omegas attached. I’m keeping the fusions on my Munsters because the color effects are just so cool on that particular pin. Don’t see the striping on that one too much because the ramps have labels on them. Just see the dots of the lights reflecting from the side plastics. But it would be way too dark on those six pins that have or will have Omegas without them.

#2989 57 days ago
Quoted from fooflighter:

Found a perfect place for all 4 signs!
Unobstructed view and within context of playfield.
Here's a shot from the player perspective[quoted image]

TREX sign doesn't get hit by chaos MB? I tired mine up there.

#2990 57 days ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

I totally agree. I’ve been using pinstadiums since first getting pins but never liked the candy striping effect. It’s even worse with the fusions. I love the Omegas. And the UV flasher triggered by the shaker works great for me personally. Just when I hit a trex letter it goes off for a couple seconds. Nice effect. I took fusions off two of my pins and replaced with Omegas, now I’m going with Omegas on all my pins except AFMR which will not have any. It has a recessed light right overhead and I have Power blades on it so you wouldn’t see them with Omegas attached. I’m keeping the fusions on my Munsters because the color effects are just so cool on that particular pin. Don’t see the striping on that one too much because the ramps have labels on them. Just see the dots of the lights reflecting from the side plastics. But it would be way too dark on those six pins that have or will have Omegas without them.

Sounds like I need some Omegas. You are one expensive friend.

#2991 57 days ago
Quoted from EightBallTexas:

Sounds like I need some Omegas. You are one expensive friend.

Hell you should see how much it’s costing me! I’ve spent more money just on pinball machines and mods than I did on my entire custom home theater which was the most expensive project I ever had done up to that point in my entire life. I put so much money into my basement now I’m never moving. I am just loving it though. Have the whole family coming over to my house for Thanksgiving it’ll be Turkey, gravy, stuffing, pies and Pinball!

#2992 57 days ago
Quoted from EightBallTexas:

Sounds like I need some Omegas. You are one expensive friend.

Of course you’re the one with the cruise idea $$$ lol. So you can’t hate spending money too much haha. It’s worth it isn’t it?

#2993 57 days ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

Of course you’re the one with the cruise idea $$$ lol. So you can’t hate spending money too much haha. It’s worth it isn’t it?

You got me. Check Mate.

Early voting is Galveston Jan-Feb 2021. We get up to 50 room my goodies start coming in for all.

Carnival will be fine. We will have a blast. Lot's of bars and plenty to eat and of course PINBALL> and wait for it.................CASINOS. lol

We have been on the top tier ships and the middle and lower are just more fun and lot's to do.

Please spread the word for us .

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#2994 57 days ago
Quoted from rkelley17:

There isn’t an easy way to re-insert that screw without taking the whole mech out. It’s not that bad, though. 2 screws for the plastic that’s behind the T Rex head; Disconnect all wires (5, I think); then the 4 screws holding the mech to the backboard. Next, you need to remove the 3 screws In the bottom of the Rex jaw and remove the jaw piece from the mech. Then, remove the screw that is inside the roof of the Rex mouth so you can slide the Rex skin off of the mech enough to get access to the back of the Rex head to re-insert the missing screw; Finally, you have to hold the mech with the T Rex mouth pointed to the ceiling to get everything lined up properly to thread the screw. Insert the screw (use loctite!). Reassemble in reverse order.
Good luck! Let me know if I can help.

I was able to fix the jaw not opening by putting the screw back in that had fallen out. Thanks for the help and here is a step by step with pictures for anyone else that has to do work on the TREX!

For my issue, the screw that was connected to the plunger coil came off and was in the bottom of the cabinet. Start by removing the plastic just behind the TREX, 2 screws.
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Next, remove the 4 screws in the back holding this metal plate to the back board of the playfield.
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This will now give you the freedom to lift the TREX up and back. Be careful of the wires, but mine had a lot of play so it was easy and I didn't have to disconnect any wires. Lifting the head, there are 5 screws you can see on the underside. The 3 under the jaw will allow the jaw to be removed. Once that is done, open the jaw and remove the screw at the roof of the TREX mouth.
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Once that is done, you can work the TREX head forward. For what I had to do, I didn't need to remove the head entirely. It's snug, so you'll have to work at it a bit. You kind of have to angle it around the jaw mech and work it forward.
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Once I had it forward enough I was able to put the screw back in to the plunger on the jaw coil. Here you can see where the screw is missing and not back in place yet. USE BLUE LOCTITE!!!!
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#2995 57 days ago
Quoted from EightBallTexas:

TREX sign doesn't get hit by chaos MB? I tired mine up there.

No issues, even during Rampage

#2997 57 days ago

Messing around with some flipper cap ideas. I think I’m going to replace small trees with a few larger palm leaves for better details.

What do you all think about the colors?

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#2998 57 days ago
Quoted from Rydhia:

Messing around with some flipper cap ideas. I think I’m going to replace small trees with a few larger palm leaves for better details.
What do you all think about the colors?[quoted image]

Like!!! Very nice

#2999 57 days ago
Quoted from Rydhia:

Messing around with some flipper cap ideas. I think I’m going to replace small trees with a few larger palm leaves for better details.
What do you all think about the colors?[quoted image]

Much better than the caution tape!

I like the larger palm idea, might look ok without the lettering too.

I'd be in for a set.

#3000 57 days ago

I took the forum's advice and adjusted my angle to 7 degrees. I need to relearn the ramp shots but the upper right ramp is already far easier to hit. The helicopter is difficult but possible now, whereas it was nearly impossible before.

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