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    Default Re: Extending the payout hopper on top!

    That's why you have a slot or hole in the bottom of the extended hopper and not the full weight of the balls on the machines hopper.

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    Default Re: Extending the payout hopper on top!

    Quote Originally Posted by Moparformances View Post
    my worry is the extra weight on the little plastic hopper itself..
    the plan was to rest it (and fasten) partially on the wooden frame part on top.
    Hopefully that keeps the weight off the plastic part
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso View Post
    the plan was to rest it (and fasten) partially on the wooden frame part on top.
    Hopefully that keeps the weight off the plastic part
    It's as much the weight of the balls on the hopper. Normally it's barely kept half full in the parlors.

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    Default Re: Extending the payout hopper on top!

    Very nice I can't wait to see the prototypes
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    Default Re: Extending the payout hopper on top!

    I can't help on ideas to make hopper bigger, but I do know this, the bigger the hopper on top, the more balls you need to own to be able to fill them
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    Default Re: Extending the payout hopper on top!

    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso View Post
    move the hole to the back so more weight would be on the frame also making it easier to attach... make sure the hole is at least 23 mm at its smallest so 2 balls can pass at the same time... 34mm or bigger would be better.. bigger the hole more weight on the original hopper

    is the bottom sloped at all like a funnel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by compirate View Post
    It's as much the weight of the balls on the hopper. Normally it's barely kept half full in the parlors.

    I always wondered how parlors rotated the losing balls, does each machine have a lifter, or is there just a large area where balls are stored and rotated when a machine fevers? It would be cool to see a TV show on how it works for parlors in Japan
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    Default Re: Extending the payout hopper on top!

    https://www.sankyo-fever.co.jp/corpo...kyu/index.html

    This will give you some idea how it works. The majority of the balls are kept in the base, then lifted as needed to keep weight low, also means framework doesn't have to be so heavy duty. Also has cross aisle lifters/rails if an aisle runs low.
    Last edited by compirate; 02-24-2018 at 07:13 AM.

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    Default Re: Extending the payout hopper on top!

    Thanks for posting compirate, that's pretty awesome, maybe thats why machine volume so loud, it hides the movement of balls above you
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    Default Re: Extending the payout hopper on top!

    Just wanted to post some additional pics of what is being "created". As always feedback/thoughts appreciated!

    Geoff is working with Pachinkoboy as well to come up with new ideas! More photos (and a prototype) to come! First prototype was too thick! So its a balance between form and function~
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