[VEKOMA] Something is being built @ Vekoma Vlodrop

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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is being built @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby DaveDowning » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:14 am

Just as a reminder here. Loopings.nl is not exactly a reliable source. Or to be more precise, the opposite of that. So take that info with a grain of salt.

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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is being built @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby MrRC » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:48 am

Edit: Now i seen what they did at April 11th , i thinnk the test-chassis is gonna have only 1 "real" pivot point.

Edit : here u can see an close up look at the test chassis with the extra added weights and pivot points better then in the pictures i put up before.

Here a video i shot today :

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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is being built @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby MrRC » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:06 am

Here a short video of today April 11th 2017 :

and 2 pictures from "before" and "after", they added some kind of pivotpoint with contactplates.



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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is being built @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby MrRC » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:42 am

Edit : added pictures
Not much to see in this update :

"before"
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"after"
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Short video :



(part of the test-chassis)
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(contact-plate and bearing holder)
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(rear view of contact-plate and bearing holder, notice the threadends going into the test-chassis)
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(contact-plate and bearingholder from another angle)
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(cover and mounting surface for rotatingplatform) (needs only a bearing closingcap)
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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is being built @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby MrRC » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:43 pm

This might help to understand :

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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is being built @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby LeoBruz199 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:53 pm

From what it looks like, we might be looking at a potential mix between a roller coaster and a power surge, just with electrically powered spinning instead of gravity powered. This looks interesting. Keep the updates coming! =)
Oh well, I guess I won't be riding any coasters any time soon... Within the next 10 minutes anyways. :airtime: :airtimer:

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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is being built @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby Gav » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:43 pm

In my mind I've wondered if you could do a "Ghetto Harry Potter" type dark ride like this with a similar, but reduced range of movement.
Basically have the cars travelling sideways through the scenes, rotating as needed to provide side to side movements (Eg in front of projection domes)
For sections like the whomping willow, the track would just bank upwards so you are on your back more.

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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is being built @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby MrRC » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:02 pm

Testing in progress @ Vekoma Vlodrop :



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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is being built @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby MrRC » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:27 pm

Could be something like this :


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