Euro-Fighter model (first coaster with 90+ drop)

Tuesday, November 12, 2002 11:49 AM

http://www.rcdb.com/full/bonbon-land/eurofighter1.jpg

Finally we get a recordbreaking steel coaster! :). That 95 degree drop is going to be awesome. The boards on the ground make me think the lift, drop and loop are going to be enclosed. Can't wait to see the theme (BonBon always make outragous and offbeat themes for their rides :D)

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 12:08 PM

a) How do you know this is being installed somewhere?

b) Why would a park enclose the ride's unique feature?

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 12:11 PM

#1: Amusement Today, Gerstlauer & BonBon Land themselves

#2 no idea but why else would the plates be on the model when they're not in any other parts?

*** This post was edited by Anders on 11/12/2002. ***

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 12:14 PM

a) Has been reported in an Amusement Today issue, that's how it came up on rcdb and now confirmed from the park it says on rcdb.

Althought this will be a smaller version of the X95 coaster from Gerstlauer.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 12:15 PM
...and designed by Werner Stengel :)
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 12:16 PM
The lift "hill" looks a bit steep as well....;)
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 1:07 PM
Is this a Arrowbatic coaster? I ask that because the layout looks a bit like one. A steep drop with some sharp turns.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 1:10 PM
It looks like the drop isn't 90+ the entire time like I thought. That would have been cool.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 1:15 PM

And impossible.

Really we have had coaster with 90+ degree drops for 100 years. All loops have more then 90 degree drops.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 1:19 PM
Strange how the supports on the straight part after the loop and the turn connect sometimes to the top and sometimes to the bottom of the rail. This looks almost like a 4D coaster, but the rest of the track looks so traditional.
This is going to be either a new thing or a weird thing.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 1:34 PM
Or a weird new thing.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 2:16 PM
Well, MagnumForce, while that is true, the real difference is that Euro-Fightet's 95 is convex while a loop is concave. I think that's what so interesting.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 2:31 PM

"Can't wait to see the theme (BonBon always make outragous and offbeat themes for their rides :D)"

Maybe they'll name it Dog Fart 2!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 2:32 PM

While I believe the coaster will indeed have a 95* first drop and loop I wouldn't take that model as a sign of the coaster's actual layout. That is merely a model from Gerstlauer's booth at IAAPA last year. One thing we've learned from the past it that often times the coaster differs greatly from the model once built.

Moosh

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:50 AM

Ok now when i have seen the real layout of this coaster i can tell you that it's very different to that model.

It goes something like this, station, 90 right curve, 90 vertical lift hill, 95 vertical drop, StengelDive (turns right 90), loop, U-turn right, mcbr, 540 left helix and a 90 right turn to the final brakes, 90 turn to station.

(The numbers are degrees)

I hope it'll have a cool theming and not the Eurofighter name, doesn't really fit with the park's theme.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 12:09 PM
Eurofighter will definately be a codename only, they don't have English names for their rides anyway.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 4:52 PM

i didnt know that Gerstlauer actually designed coasters themselves....what a horrifying thought...anyway, that loop looks really eliptical, almost Scwartzkopf like....with such a quick drop, how many Gs do you think that thing will pull??

Tim...i can see Markey's face now, haha :)

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 5:14 PM

Here is a link to the Eurofighter article in Amusement Today this past month.

http://briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/cgodsey/vwp?.dir=/Misc.&.dnm=Eurofighter+Info.jpg&.src=bc&.view=l&.done=http%3a//briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/cgodsey/lst%3f%26.dir=/Misc.%26.src=bc%26.view=l

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 11:49 PM

@vacoasterfreak:

Not only do they build coasters for some time, their factory is even on the old grounds of Anton Schwarzkopfs factory in Münsterhausen. Some people who used to work there are now working for Gerstlauer and Maurer Söhne as well.

F_T

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 2:06 AM
Is that a Stengel Dive I see? Thanks for the pic Chris!

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