I know someone already stated that Vekoma already tried that before, but why doesn't Six Flags seek outside help in finding a way to fix the ride?
And even if LIM's are not possible, they could try something else. Does anyone have the true reason LIM's were not used in the original design or the post design to fix the problems with them valleying?
Are the trains built in such a way that they can attach to the cable lift AND use LIMs for propulsion, without the attachments for either getting in the way of the other (And if that sentence made sense, you're a smarter being than I)
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Anything is possible if enough time and research is put into an idea. I really don't think Six Flags wants 3 green and blue ornaments sitting in there property just for people to look at.
Anyways, it was just a thought. Any more comments or ideas?
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The real issue is a) Vekoma hasn't done much LIM technology
b) you can't just slap LIM's on an existing ride. Trains would need redesigning, all the control circuitry would need redesigning, the track structure would probably need redesigning, etc. etc. etc.
I don't think any coasters use LIM's as brakes. The impulses and other Intamins use totally independant magnetic braking systems, and the premiers use conventional fin brakes.
Sure, Six Flags would like the ride to run, but it's not as easy as "Oh let's just slap some LIM's on it and it'll work fine." I mean, in addition to the magnitude of that kind of reworking, what guarantees them that the LIM system will work any better (which really means at all) than the current cable system?
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*** This post was edited by ApolloAndy 7/10/2003 9:24:39 AM ***
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