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Set Pat Trap?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rich219, Dec 20, 2010.

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  1. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    Is there an easy way to quicly set and then reset the machine back to how it was originally to have a PAT trap throw one angle? If so can anyone explain?
     
  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    There is a toggle switch on the side panel of the trap to choose between auto and manual. Switch toggle to manual and then push the buttons that say right and left. These buttons only work when the machine is active, so be careful. The trap will then only throw targets on that angle. To go back to original, switch toggle back to auto.
     
  3. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    Thanks!
     
  4. cmptrwz1

    cmptrwz1 TS Member

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    The only thing that you should do before you set the trap back to auto make sure that you center the trap before you turn it back on auto,if not and the trap is set byond the stops on the left or right angle it will stick at that angle and will not center itself, you have to center it manule to the center and then turn back on auto and it will then take over.
     
  5. JD45

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    Are you serious? I had no idea. I want to hear a few others back you up on the re-centering before switching back to auto. If that is the case, you have solved our clubs problem with the out-of-bounds angles.

    We have a Pat trap that always keeps drifting to the right. It will never throw one too far left. It drives us nuts.

    Also, any links to info online on how to fix and troubleshoot a Pat trap will be appreciated. Google has never found anything on the subject.
     
  6. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    You have a bad limit switch, call Pat to order a new one, easy to replace. Order a spare set, you need them when you least expect it.
     
  7. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    you don't need to center it, just get it back anyplace between the switches
     
  8. 34model12

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    I think 320090t has the correct answer for JD45. If you have a "G" series machine the left reed switch controls the right angles and if this switch fails or has an intermitent problem your machine will travel right & stay there. The right angle reed switch is a normaly closed switch. The left angle reed switch is a normally open switch so you should have one spare of each. The same switchs are used on the wobble (up & down) cylinder if your machine is equiped as such. Those switchs can be used for the oscillation cylinder in a pinch. If you have a "SW" series machine you will have proximity switchs which are activated by small magnets that pass near them as the machine travels back & forth.
     
  9. DENNISMASTROLIA1

    DENNISMASTROLIA1 Active Member

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    These traps have always been a bigger bother than they are worth.IMHO!! All politics.
     
  10. porky

    porky TS Member

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    Pat Traps are the best. If you have a problem, Call Charlie or Amy at Pat Trap at 603-428-3396. They do have all the answers and they are really very helpful.
    Give them your Trap Pat serial number, that's the first thing they ask. If you need a part, they will send out a part as soon as the UPS can take it and then bill your club for it.

    Merry Christmas
     
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