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Re: Rogue Recon: A Star Wars Coaster

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:51 am
by blk_mamba
Just recently discovered this thread. This looks amazing. Most of us just use a computer game to simulate what we want to create, but I applaud you for the working on a physical roller coaster. I am enjoying watching you build this ride, and I am very excited to see the finished project.

Can you tell us more about your vision at far as the ride/show elements or are you planning those as you go along?

Re: Rogue Recon: A Star Wars Coaster

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:54 pm
by chaos
^^ Optimistically, I hope to have the track portion completed by November. The automation, theming, and other effects will take at least another two months.

^Thanks! I have a general outline for what needs to happen at each ride section, but the details happen as I build.

In order the show scenes will be:
1) Right out of the station - Boba Fett will give you directions.
2) Ferris Wheel lift - you will encounter one of two characters on your way up, depending on whether you're in an Empire train or a Rebel train.
3) Switch track - you will have an encounter with some sort of creature as you switch from moving backwards to moving forwards.
4) Throne room (pre-launch area)- you will see what happened after the Throne Room scene in the Last Jedi
5) Just before launch - Darth Vader encounter

The final scene will take place in the slow turnaround section I just built in this video, before the track drops and twists back to the station.



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Re: Rogue Recon: A Star Wars Coaster

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:03 pm
by DoinItForTheFame
Looking as amazing as always! :lover:

Re: Rogue Recon: A Star Wars Coaster

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:36 pm
by chaos
Thanks!

Been working on the Ferris Wheel Lift. This is a kind of complicated and slow process, so please bear with me.


Re: Rogue Recon: A Star Wars Coaster

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:03 pm
by DoinItForTheFame
^ That is FREAKING AMAZING!!! :lover:

So awesome to see you being so creative and thinking outside the box with this project!

Re: Rogue Recon: A Star Wars Coaster

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:24 pm
by chaos
^Thanks! Back at it this week. Still battling the complicated workings of the Ferris Wheel Lift.


Re: Rogue Recon: A Star Wars Coaster

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:38 pm
by DoinItForTheFame
^ It is so impressive to see the Ferris wheel lift operating!! Keep up the great work! :br

Re: Rogue Recon: A Star Wars Coaster

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:02 pm
by chaos
Unfortunately, after months of tinkering, I couldn't get the ferris wheel lift to do exactly what I wanted reliably.

However, I think I've found a great new solution.


Re: Rogue Recon: A Star Wars Coaster

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:21 pm
by chaos
The elevator is working pretty well! Watch to see how it works!



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Re: Rogue Recon: A Star Wars Coaster

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:08 pm
by chaos
The elevator is now fully functional! I'm super excited, as I can now go back to building the actual coaster!