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I just read on a towerstimes post that they were still banging, wincing and forcing it on his place, when he left. I don't know how late that was but seeing the time of posting is 8:03 PM (20:03) and he stated that he goes back tomorrow it could be that they were still busy with it at 7:30 PM (19:30)

I've seen pieces that weren't completely right, but this far off was new for me.

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I just read on a towerstimes post that they were still banging, wincing and forcing it on his place, when he left. I don't know how late that was but seeing the time of posting is 8:03 PM (20:03) and he stated that he goes back tomorrow it could be that they were still busy with it at 7:30 PM (19:30)

I've seen pieces that weren't completely right, but this far off was new for me.

 

Ride close is 5PM and park stays open for around another hour. Latest he was probably there was 6 or before so they were still working on it at that time. We will find out the status of said track tomorrow once the park opens. Chances are they will have it in place.

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I just read on a towerstimes post that they were still banging, wincing and forcing it on his place, when he left. I don't know how late that was but seeing the time of posting is 8:03 PM (20:03) and he stated that he goes back tomorrow it could be that they were still busy with it at 7:30 PM (19:30)

I've seen pieces that weren't completely right, but this far off was new for me.

 

Ride close is 5PM and park stays open for around another hour. Latest he was probably there was 6 or before so they were still working on it at that time. We will find out the status of said track tomorrow once the park opens. Chances are they will have it in place.

Oops sorry had to do some more research there. but yeah still that makes at least a 2 and a half hour of winching. (the first picture was taken on 3:30 PM)

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I'm obviously not an engineer anymore, but isn't forcing the track into place, you know, a bad thing? It seems like it would put constant stress on that track piece and the ones ahead and behind it.

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^It would, but that's not necessarily an issue. Steel can easily handle being under a constant load without issue, to an extent. Although it appears to be off by quite a bit, steel is a lot more flexible than many people would imagine it to be. I'd imagine that there is a range of safety given to the construction crew as to how far off a piece could be before it would be an issue to force it into place. Once it is bolted to the surrounding pieces, the entire structure will likely shift slightly to absorb this new force and that will be that.

 

I'm an architect, not an engineer, but this is quite common in building design and construction as well. You'd never imagine the allowable tolerances in structures. Without knowing better it looks scary but really isn't a big deal.

 

Unrelated, but until I took structural engineering classes in college I never knew concrete could flex to absorb a load as much as it does.

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Maybe the track was designed to be able to flex more than normal. they had to assume that once they were near completion on twist o'steel that a flaw could be a foot. Who knows....Every time i watch Fahrenheit's Norwegian Loop sway, i always think how the supports and footers allow that, but it just has some good flexilbility i guess, maybe this is good flexilbility wise

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A little 'working' of the steel is more common than you'd think. Some pieces just take a little more work than others. The hammering you usually hear in steel erection is alignment pins being driven into bolt holes

 

If said piece is missing than it's a little more than that. It's pretty wild if you think that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often, given the geometry of rides nowadays.

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2 things happening today.

1. The Hypnotiser finally goes on its place:

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2. The inverted drop really was a big trouble that his morning they still had some work on it:

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I guess it was a serious matter that inverted drop. Good to see it fixed. Hope that the other drop is also finished of today, we'll see.

 

Update:

Hypnotiser has arrived at his final distention:

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Great to see the 5 arms together.

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This is insane.

No it isn't. This is Insane.

 

I'm also looking forward to an on-ride video, but during normal operation so we can see other trains coming at us as well. How many trains are there going to be? At least three?

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I found some pictures on Towerstimes I like to share. (for complete list just click here)

The part that didn't fit well.

Turns on top of the hill. This picture shows in the back the last 2 gaps of the ride.

Theming. I must say I can't believe the smiley faces are actually going to cover the building.

Hypnotiser is on its place.

Wonder how long its going to take for the test runs.

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People on other sites are getting so overworked by what this so called secret element is going to be. Isn't a record breaking 14 inversion coaster enough!? This ride looks insane enough as it is. If a secret element is to be added it should, in my opinion, be considered a bonus and not a guarantee.

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People on other sites are getting so overworked by what this so called secret element is going to be. Isn't a record breaking 14 inversion coaster enough!? This ride looks insane enough as it is. If a secret element is to be added it should, in my opinion, be considered a bonus and not a guarantee.

 

I was thinking the same thing. I thought ever since we ruled out the 'washing machine' that the 'worlds first' is just that it's a REAL 14 inversions as opposed to something like Eejanaika.

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