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[VEKOMA] (CLOSED) Something is being built @ Vekoma Vlodrop


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As soon as I read the flying coaster rumor for Phantasialand I thought about this prototype!

 

I guess Phanta was really happy with Raik and decided to order another coaster from them, this time on a larger scale.

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^ For the love of all that is holy, put it on the other side of the park. Winjas is the only reason to turn left at the main courtyard.

The coaster is rumored to go to the upcoming Rookburgh area which is being built right next to Wuze Town (where Winjas is) so you might get your wish.

 

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Also no love for Hollywood Tour?

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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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Here a short video of today April 11th 2017 :

 

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

 

 

"before"

 

"after"

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Edit : added pictures

Not much to see in this update :

 

"before"

 

"after"

 

Short video :

 

 

(part of the test-chassis)

 

(contact-plate and bearing holder)

 

(rear view of contact-plate and bearing holder, notice the threadends going into the test-chassis)

 

(contact-plate and bearingholder from another angle)

 

(cover and mounting surface for rotatingplatform) (needs only a bearing closingcap)

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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!

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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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Did a quick visit today Jun 14th 2017, shot a very short video of the test train going through the twist and returning to the starting position. Nothing visable new to the train.

 

 

All the info and pictures : here.

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On page 24 aren't the trains in the flight position ? I believe the carriages will rotate for boarding/unloading . Just speculation but with Phantasialand about to build the worlds longest flying coaster, and something never before seen , I thought it might be a possibility.

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I'm not in any way seeing how this looks like a flying coaster.

 

When the track is rotated at 90°, the seats are upright. You can have the station, and why not a dark-ride part.

When the track is upside down like a inverted coaster, the seats rotate on a vertical axis and are now in flying position.

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I just removed a lot of bickering from this thread. I have no desire to do this again.

 

Please respect Vekoma's wishes regarding this project--and cut out the name calling.

 

Thank you.

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