I don't know if any of you have noticed the clicking noise that the train makes on Batman when it goes through the middle part of the cobra roll. But if you have, what is it? My friends were all asking me and I couldn't give any answer at all because i was stumped.
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When I was at SFWOA several weeks ago, I noticed that noise too....it does look like there is a grey-colored "patch" of some kind applied where the noise comes from (at the center of the cobra roll).
My guess....uneven track welded to be as even as possible. Why it's welded, I don't know....
I've always thought it was just a B&M thing.
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I think it might have something to do with the anti-rollback dogs making contact with something, either the track, or the carridge as they go back into the car.
I just figured any noise that came from the ride was from the square wheels that haven't been replaced since the beginning of time.
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I've actually heard the same noise on Raging Bull at Great America and Mantis at Cedar Point (noticed it on the dive loop).
I thought it was a B&M thing when the wheels were due to be replaced.
It can't be anything to serious, otherwise it would be fixed or rough. I would guess that it's an uneven weld or something.
Uhm, nealy all B&M coasters make similar noises. Medusa West makes the same exact noise through it's zero g-roll, the same goes for B:TR @ SFMM. It's simply the side wheels losing contact with the rails and rattling around, since B&M's wheel asseblies arent spring loaded to keep contact when the train articulates through an extreme radius.
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The real problem was in construction of the ride. The track is lower than the other piece that is being connected to, so you'll hear the train "jump-click" over it.
This comes from someone that works for B&M.
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No, it was designed correctly. The people constructing the ride are the people who are at fault.
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