B&M Flyer Design at SFGAm

Wednesday, February 5, 2003 3:49 PM
I'm curious: what is the actual change in loading to be implemented in the S:UF design at SFGAm? I remember seeing some patent schematics I never really took the time to understand, but I can't seem to find them using the search. Could anybody explain it to me?
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Wednesday, February 5, 2003 4:41 PM
I don't think there will be any change in the loading procedure except in the newspaper article it did mention that it might exit the station and tilt on the lift. They could of got that mixed up with the Vekoma Flying Dutchmens because I beleive you have to be in the station for it to tilt because all of the mechanisms are there. I do rememeber seeing diagrams from B&M patents about loading from the side of the track. It was very weird and won't be implemented on the SFGAM flyer.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2003 4:49 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that B&M has the station loading in there so that there doesn't have to be much complex hydraulic equipment on the coaster train itself, as with Vekoma's coasters. We've seen with them that station-reclining is pretty much the easiest way to do it anyway.

Besides, it wouldn't save time. B&M's trains flip up in a matter of a second or two. It's not really going to hurt capacity or anything.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2003 5:01 PM
It's not so much of a problem having the recline/lift system built into the trains on the VFD's,the problem is actually caused by having all those onboard computers built into the train itself.

If any of the onboard computers detects a problem with the ride system then it shuts the ride down automatically.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2003 5:07 PM
Thanks coaster895, that's what I was remembering. I still can't visualize how that would work anyways, anybody remember the link to it?
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Wednesday, February 5, 2003 6:34 PM
I am surpised sfgam hasnt released press photos of the ride and videos and stuff??? what is up?

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Thursday, February 6, 2003 1:32 AM
They haven't released press photos and videos because they delayed their press conference for it. What happened with the Daily Herald and the other release (I think it was PRNews) is they either missed the fact that the press conference was delayed or decided to release the information after the 4th because that was the date shown on GAm's press packets...

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*** This post was edited by redman822 2/6/2003 8:56:09 AM ***

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Thursday, February 6, 2003 5:12 AM
George: According to this article, they did have a press conference but it was on a small scale due to Columbia tragedy.

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun/top/w05superman.htm

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Thursday, February 6, 2003 5:53 AM
Scott,

I hadn't seen that version of the story...Perhaps the TV news stations a) were not there for the unscheduled/subdued conference b) don't have much "filler" time in the broadcasts, then.

But that doesn't mean they they (SFGAm) still shouldn't update their website, though.

On a separate note, I went to college with a guy on the Rush...Bob McMillen (44).

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--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...
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