well to find the length of the the lift hill, we will need to use the trig function sine. Let's say the lift angle is 35 degrees, i don't know this, your equation, using sohcahtoa, sin is the opposite over the hypotenuse, would be the sin 35 degrees equals 205/x, x being the length of the lift hill, then solve! Also you must consider how high the lift hill starts off the ground and take that away from 205. Have fun!
Like I said it was just a estimate and no I am not obsesive Just for the people who no nothing about Millenium Force there are no clicks LoL I just used the inch because it was easy to convert. I do not no If it matters or not but does the number of anti rollback dogs matter. Now that I think about it it would be almost impossible to get a exact count beacause at the end, the clicks happens so fast due to the train pulling towards earth by gravity ( trying to sound smart)
Ok, I am a math teacher... and though I appreciate the mathematics and physics of rollercoasters that is NOT what I am thinking about while going up the lift hill... what I AM thinking is something like "THANK GOD I AM NOT TEACHING NOW! THANK GOD I AM NOT TEACHING NOW!" :-)
CP Dude said: Now that I think about it it would be almost impossible to get a exact count beacause at the end, the clicks happens so fast due to the train pulling towards earth by gravity ( trying to sound smart)
Um, yeah, keep reaching for that dream, bud. ;)
Joe "only on CB would this thread still be going!" C.
Well this must be what everyone is doing during the offseason. I think some people need to descover something called DDR.
As for the clicks, we don't actually know so lets make this easy. lets assume the lift hill is 45 degrees only because it's easier. Ok now the length of the ground under the lift hill is the same as the height, 205 feet. Ok now the length of the lift hill will be 205 radical 2. Yeah its geometry.... so anyway the total distance is about 290 ft. So the answer would be 3480 + anti rollback. lets say anti roll back are 1 foot apart. The TOTAL number of clicks is 3770. Case closed