Finally, after a long time, I managed to find some time for this ball machine lift.
The Falling Arm Lift was first seen in my knex ball machine Paradox.
This is the second new lift in a series of 4 new lifts, all from Paradox.
It's a nice lift, with an average piece count for it's height.
However, this lift doesn't always perform very well. The version I used in Paradox worked at 99%, but the second version I made only worked at, let's say, about 70%.
I want to be honest and tell this to you before you start building.
But why making instructions if the lift doesn't work very well?
1) Sometimes it does work, so you can always try.
2) Some knexers requested instructions for this lift, so I'm sure some of you are going to build it.
3) Lifts can always be modified.
If you build this lift, read every image note! It will help you a lot!
If you have any problems or questions, feel free to comment or PM me.
I hope you like it, and thanks for watching / building!
Step 1: Piece Count
Here is a list with all pieces included in this lift, named by their original color:
Total rods: 360
Total connectors: 285
Blue spacer: 62
Silver spacer: 56
Tan clip: 19
Blue hinge: 1
Black hinge: 1
Small blue gear: 5
Medium red gear: 5
Big yellow gear: 2
Medium hub: 1
Medium tire: 1
Rubber band: 1
String: 1 meter
Total other: 166
Grand Total: 811
Step 2: Arm Catcher
Step 3: Entrance
Step 4: Combining Arm Catcher and Entrance + Adding String
Step 5: Connection Support
Step 6: Gears
Step 7: Crank
Step 8: Motor Section
Step 9: Tower Support
Step 10: Exit
Step 11: The Arm
Step 12: Finished!
Always slide the switch of the motor to the left!
You can always send me a picture when you've built this lift so I can add it to this step.
Thanks for building / watching!