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  1. As any engineer would know, fatigue is the primary reason of failure. With rollercoasters running over and over again throughout the year, material chances of failing due to fatigue increases. Especially with trains having many linkages, they must be properly inspected and replaced. As any microscopic crack in a material can lead to a catastrophic failure.
  2. I cant believe I went to Hamburg, and didnt visit this place
  3. the worst fastpass line right now is probably RSR. In the middle of the day, the line for FP extends outside the entrance. It is a bit difficult to adjust lines that weren't made for single rider/FP. Disney tries their best. With Indy being a very popular attraction, its always going to be a chaotic IMO. Im really glad the bug screens are in HD now. Last time I rode it, I was trying to figure out if it was out of focus or always been that way. I've been spoiled by HD!
  4. I saw it on the hub after I left the park ><. O well, it opens saturday!
  5. I haven't ridden the new version yet, but I do agree with this just based off the videos - it might've been okay with the old, generic Test Track, but with the sleek, futuristic appearance of everything inside, launching outside into a course that doesn't have any touchups besides the purple stripes seems pretty disappointing. After watching the videos, the facelift looks incredible. Awesome futuristic look, almost looks like a Tron ride . I've ridden the old one, I would love to ride this new one now!!! The launching outside was a bit odd, you go from a dark, neon, filled room to plain ol' outside. A really strange transition.
  6. I wish they replace those terrible bulky screamin' restraints with those.
  7. I know Walt had a hard on for monorails, but current designs are very inefficient. Also if it were to break down, you cant just tell people to evacuate lol. Though Im sure an engineer can create solutions for these issues, but that also costs extra. Took me a second to catch that reference Heres a picture of the Tram line in Munich. I love how they designed it, sometimes there are separations between Trams and normal traffic, other times they merge. I missed riding it to class! It sucks we love our cars so much in California! Once the high speed rail service starts, the line might get a decent amount of travelers. Though that might happen in 5,10, or 20 years! Or might not even be built.
  8. Im sure Walt would approve. I love street cars! Instead of this, you get this. I loved Alexanderplatz! I did almost get hit by a Tram, but that was me being a stupid tourist. I think it will be a good investment for the future. Looks like the density is increasing in the area, and this can solve the future problem.
  9. Ditto! Except I do think I am creative just not in the same sense as an artist! I love solving problems!
  10. Supras for casual wear I wear dress shoes to work.
  11. so not jealous..... ...really though I am, being an unemployed engineer sucks
  12. If that happens, Im instantly buying an annual pass! Main street turns into Bourbon street! I like it!
  13. I hate how our society perceives alcohol. When I studied in Germany, everyone drank a few brews out in the street, even served in it in the cafeteria. Anywho, Im surprised they just started serving wine. It seems like something should have been doing for awhile now! And nobody pays $100 for a ticket, to get drunk for $10 a drink. That's just not smart lol. For that amount to get drunk might as well get bottle service at a real club
  14. Im guessing no one read what I wrote lol. A linear motor is essentially a regular rotating motor laid out flat. Some definitions Stator - part that stays stationary Rotor - part that moves Both systems work on the push/pull concept. Induction motors require "slip" to produce torque, where the rotor moves at a different frequency than the stator. Sync, is the opposite, where the rotors moves at the same freq has the stator. Ex: Household voltage is 60hz, meaning a sync motor would run at 60hz(this can be varying using other factors). Note: They both are AC motors Induction -Requires Slip -Stator is electromagnet -Rotor becomes magnetized through eddy currents induced by the stator Sync -No slip -Stator electromagnet -rotor permanent magnet Linearly they both work the same. Theres other technical advantages/disadvantages, but it would be hard to put it in layman terms lol.
  15. I've taken a class in electromagnetic conversion, essentially a motor engineering class....but it's been awhile. =P Actually both can't be started from a stand still, but with some clever wiring it is possible . You can just change the poles on the stator(not moving part) so it repels rather than attract. Typically LSMs have permanent(doesn't always have to be permanent) magnets on the moving body(rotor), and induction does by "inducing" an opposing field on a nearby magnetic material. You see induction work with chargers that don't use wires, like those charging pads. If you were wondering why it's called a Linear "Synchronous" motor, because the motors run in sync with the AC freq. So if you hooked up a crude synchronous motor to your home outlet, the motor should spin at 60hz. Of course there are other factors involved so you can adjust the frequency but that gets way to complicated.
  16. I was hoping for something else after the top hat, but it's still looks like a fun ride! That Dive Loop looks AWESOME!
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