Batman Knight Flight "Click, Click"

Monday, October 28, 2002 10:48 AM

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.

Corey

+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 10:49 AM
It's been doing that since the day it started testing. I've always wondered what that was from as well. Anyone know?

-------------
James Draeger
-Captain Sarcasm

+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 10:59 AM
Since it occurs in the same place each time, there was probably a construction error. Maybe they dropped that piece of track and had to "jury-rig" it to fit together, so it clicks. I've always noticed this too and this was the only explaination I could think of.

-----------------
1. Kumba 2. Millie 3. Mantis 4. Lightning Racer 5. Wicked Twister (Front Seat)
"The key to a happy life is moderation" -- Jon Stewart

+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 11:34 AM
Sheesh, that's kind of scary. How the heck did it pass inspection that way?

-----------------
A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 11:38 AM
Everytime I ride it I always imitate the "click click click" sound when we go through the boomerang. I also wonder what it is, but have no idea.
+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 11:39 AM
Really don't think they dropped the section of the track and "jury-rig" it back. It's probably just the roll back of the train in case it wouldn't make through the cobra roll

-----------------
Fear, not the distance from which you fall, however, the velocity with which you hit the ground.

*** This post was edited by Brett Bunker on 10/28/2002. ***

+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 11:40 AM
I've never noticed it. I'll listen for it this saturday.

-----------------
Six Flags, the only chain of parks that can manage to have stacking with a one train operation.

+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 11:48 AM

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....

+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 11:50 AM
Raging Bull makes a clicking sound at the bottom of the third drop that goes under the lift hill.

I've always thought it was just a B&M thing.

X Factor

-------------
SFWoA: An Unofficial Guide
http://sfohio.tripod.com

+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 11:58 AM

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.

-----------------
Jes
Jes's Roller Coasters DJ Jes
Six Flags Worlds Of Adventure 2002 Ride-Ops Crew (Have Fun Trying To Find Me!)

+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 5:52 PM
I have heard that the clicking when RB goes through the hills have to do with the wheel assemblys. Im not sure about BKF thought cause I havent rode it.
+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 6:33 PM

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.

-----------------
Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, when it's all in your mind. You gotta let go." - Ghetto, Supreme Beings of Leisure

+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 7:02 PM

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.

+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 7:16 PM

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.

+0
Monday, October 28, 2002 7:32 PM

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.

*** This post was edited by ThePhantomLives on 10/29/2002. ***

+0
Tuesday, October 29, 2002 10:00 AM

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.

-----------------
Six Flags Worlds of Adventure Online- Fright Fest 2002 pictures NOW online!

*** This post was edited by Mr. Villain on 10/29/2002. ***

+0
Tuesday, October 29, 2002 12:02 PM
What?! Are you, in fact saying, that B&M isn't perfect?

-----------------
Jes
Jes's Roller Coasters DJ Jes
Six Flags Worlds Of Adventure 2002 Ride-Ops Crew (Have Fun Trying To Find Me!)

+0
Tuesday, October 29, 2002 1:01 PM

No, it was designed correctly. The people constructing the ride are the people who are at fault.

-----------------
Six Flags Worlds of Adventure Online- Fright Fest 2002 pictures NOW online!

+0
Tuesday, October 29, 2002 2:24 PM
Does this click click really matter? While riding BKF the hundreds of times I have, I have never FELT it in the Croll even though it is noticable in sound. But I can't say the same for the corks.. I just.. hate... hate.. when there smooth! Those things are great. When they are smooth, its boring, when they vibrate like crazy its just too fun. Maybe I like it rough ;)
+0
Wednesday, October 30, 2002 7:20 AM
My vote goes to SF neglect... the ride is rough in alot of spots. and you can hear and feel the " square wheels" this year

-----------------
You really need to get some more BRAN in your diet

*** This post was edited by Dennis on 10/30/2002. ***

+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...