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Everything posted by Coasterlvr_nc

  1. ^ incidentally though, if you look at B&M inverted coasters, they use similar tires on their drive wheels. I think that this is what coasterlover420 was referring to. See image below just ahead of the train.
  2. What you guys are trying to do is create a perpetual motion machine, not possible. With some power added in the morning this idea would somewhat work, but you would always have to inject power into the system. The problem with generators on the wheels is that they cause excess friction, so current standing rides will not be able to make the course AND provide any kind of decent amount of power. The wheels at IAAPA used low energy leds, which is fine and easy to harness the power for. A chain lift pulling a X-ton train, not so feasible. sorry to burst your bubble.
  3. ^ im pretty sure that they are solid rubber. no air in them.
  4. Completely Disagree! I do infact not have ADHD, I have the lesser, ADD. The problem for me is that I have a hard time focusing on one subject for long periods of time. I have the hardest time in school, and for every hour that a "normal" student studies, I have to study 2.5 hours or more to learn whatever subject it may be. Before anyone says anything, its not be simply being distracted. There is a difference between daydreaming, and add. Being someone with it, I can tell, and feel the difference, but its impossible to describe. But, In no way does this make me incapable of waiting in line. ADD, ADHD, no excuse for skipping lines. EDIT: ^ I do see your point and also agree. I love my classes in school, but that still doesnt change the fact that I will "come to" for a lack of better word, and have no idea what has happened for the last who knows how long of class. So it really comes down to the severity of it as well as parenting, as well as a whole bunch of things. Even with how severe my ADD is, I can still wait in line. End of story.
  5. Can you post more of the s.o.p. manual for space? i dunno why but i love reading those manuals.
  6. "we added 100 feet to top thrill dragster and renamed it... (pause for effect)... Space shuttle! the ride!"
  7. For someone that hasnt seen either fantasmic unfortunately, what is wrong with him?/ where should he be if there werent an issue?
  8. yeah, steve denies all responsibility because it was all my fault. heheheh I wish that I could have been there as well to represent. Alas being sick kinda got in the way of that... >.<
  9. ^Same here. Last weekend was practically trimless, caused for some amazing rides! And for those of you who have talked about local bias. If anyone had been looking forward to this ride more than me, then I will put my foot in my mouth. But to be completely honest, my first ride sucked something else. It didnt help matters when my second ride was blah as well. Like many have stated, the ride has its good days and bad days. You just need to catch it on a good day.
  10. ^^ thats pretty much what I meant. Not trying to say anywhere is easy.
  11. And when the ride doesnt have problems. But at that point the apocalypse will come so im not going to be too hopeful about it. Thanks, I'm glad that some people really do see and understand what we do at nhawk is far from easy.
  12. ^^ we may have the runt of the litter capacity wise, and quality wise. But we make our job fun and interesting at nighthawk! I wanted to extend a warm welcome to the crew!
  13. First park: Carowinds First coaster: Intimidator First New Coaster: Intimidator 61 times in a row! First flat ride: Woodstocks Gliders First food: None as of yet.
  14. Thank you, I appreciate all of the compliments. Just like that special you saw, the ride is rather complex, electronically, and in the process it takes to properly load the trains. I a also glad you enjoyed my announcements as well, I like trying to keep things from being quite as repetitive and bland every cycle.
  15. This would unfortunately be correct. In Our Defense. For most of the crew (im one of two who have actually worked the ride before) Saturday was their first day with people on the ride, so the entire crew was still learning all the little kinks and tricks to getting the ride to work and run properly, hence the 6 minute cycles at the beginning of the day. This is also how we managed to speed things up. Thanks, that was me asking about nighthawk vs intimidator. No big deal, it happens.
  16. Thanks for the Cameo Wes! Definitely did not know you took a shot of me. haha
  17. Who knows... All I know is that that definitely was not the official POV. One of the trains had a special metal piece that was mounted where the bump stop on the front would normally be. And any camera would be mounted to this. In that video you can see where said mount would be, but this was not on the correct train. Anyways, looking forward to opening day! Anyone who chooses to ride nighthawk, (Ha, i know right?) Come say hey to me as well. Ill be the only guy at nighthawk wearing the blue supervisor uniform. -Collin
  18. ^ that really depends on how new they are. Nighthawk has a similar system to what you are talking about, it has 3 sensors per seat and will not allow dispatch if any of them have a problem. Many newer rides are starting to show up with them built in, I know that Goliath at SFOG has a system like what you described, As well as mystery mine at dollywood. I can only speak for nighthawk but the train is only powered while its in the brakes and in the station, allowing it to check the sensors. While the train is on the track the power is off.
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