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Blythy

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About Blythy

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  • Birthday 10/20/1987
  1. Getting to this park is a pain in the arse if you don't have a car. Visited for the first time the other week on a holiday to new york and NJ transit is awful - the staff are just plain crap, the terms 'information' and 'customer service' have no meaning whatsoever. Millions of tourists go to new york every year and there's no advertising to tourists and just one bus service... However, the rides are fantastic, lucked out on getting a day when there was hardly anybody there, so a lot of the rides were literally just walk on. El Toro is terrific, especially that first drop, and the helix. N
  2. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Virgin-Atlantic-Airways/Boeing-747-443/1706898/L/ virgin 744 with WWHP titles. oh and ftr, Universal's site refers to two parks: http://www.universalorlando.com/Tickets/1day_base_ticket_desc.aspx?ComponentId=13035&SourcePageId=7805#1 i.e. USF and IoA there's a thing called "Journalistic Bullshit" and it comes when they can't be arsed to distinguish between 2 terms they barely care the difference between.
  3. my guess is that the assembly that attaches the wheel assembly to the chassis of the car failed. There's no sign of the wheel assembly from the photos, which means the wheel assembly flew off somewhere. this photo is the clearest photo I can find of an intamin train, showing a fully independent wheel assembly (as opposed to some B&M cars where there's a tie rod between the two wheel assemblies) - although this is a newer model train http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Stealth-Thorpe-4.jpg One thing I can say, is the B&M wheel assemblies are far more beefier.
  4. 3d forces are exactly the same as 2d, you just add on the extra component before you do the root. e.g. a force of 3i + 4j - 5k has a magnitude of about 7. (i j and k being unit vectors in the x y and z directions respectively, similar to 2D) Because you're doing a square root, you will have no information about the actual direction of the force (it's because you are squaring vectors, which results in a scalar), therefore you can't say whether it's positive or negative (it's like temperature, when you use a proper scale of temperature (i.e. kelvin), you can't have negative temperature)
  5. you say the sensors collect it in all three axes? then that is more interesting, otherwise you've only got the size of the force acting, no matter what direction it is going. if you've calculated the resultant vector, (root(x^2 + Y^2 + Z^2)), you will not be able to show negative vs positive just because of the maths involved, so your ascertation that below 9.81 m/s^2, is negative gs is wrong. If you get your raw data for the Z axis (presuming positive is up) then you can see where you're getting negative g - i.e. where it goes below zero.
  6. http://sentosathemepark.blogspot.com/ government has shut bsg down apparantly.
  7. the plans and the photos show conclusively that the train will have to go straight down from entry to exit is some manner or fashion. The overall spend on the roller coaster is obscene for the amount of track and supports that are present. Therefore there must be a lot of money spent on the track drop. Far too much for a simple up and down lift. (£15 million -approx $23 million, given that i305, the biggest capital expenditure for this season costs $25 million) Even taking into account the higher labour costs here, some serious cash is being spent on this mechanism. Plus the video itse
  8. here's where the video was originally posted http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl78en-poAw
  9. it looks realish, it has the grey bumper cap that is on the i305 site photo gallery, but is a wierd olive green colour in the renders. the colour of the restraints could just be a lighting and camera issue. The second one is definately a chop imo.
  10. looks like there's very little banking on that coaster, so it'll actually feel like a car... ish. site up http://www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com/
  11. Its a cartoon representation of the park not an on the dot GPS map,give me a break the park does as they see fit. Sean"Now break me off a piece of that kit kat bar" Chappell it. was...... a. joke.
  12. I'm not impressed with that map, the supports for air are all wrong, ritas track is 3 rails, not 2, thirteen is 2 rails, not 3. No box spine on oblivion. Just a poor poor job I prefered the video game look anyway
  13. hah, "team of experts including alex reid." fucking hell
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