GCII Intern Website

Thursday, January 25, 2007 1:35 PM
^ But the resulting ride would be even MORE painful than it was previously...they could set a new standard for pain, now that Herc and MBP's Hurricane are no longer in competition for that (dis)honor... ;)
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Thursday, January 25, 2007 3:09 PM
Not necessarily if they regauge the track and put in the track ties that holds the track in the proper gauge that GCII is known to do on their current models that they built. It is definitely plausible. However I would still hedge my bets that the spare 2 will end up at Hershey...even that ride would likely require tweaking of the blueprints for the trains in order to fit if I am not mistaken. I do believe GCII Millenium Flyers are a different gauge than PTC's are.
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Thursday, January 25, 2007 3:16 PM

rollergator said:
...now that Herc and MBP's Hurricane are no longer in competition for that (dis)honor...

Aww, Herc wasn't painful. It just wasn't fun.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007 4:02 PM
^ Fair enough. I just remember that first trip to Dorney getting one lap on Herc, feeling somewhat beaten and not *entertained* in the least. Then I found my way down to the 'Hawk, and becoming SO enamored I never made it back to Herc that day...or ever.

If Herc had run at the design speed, it would have been pretty brutal....given the "slow-age", it was tolerably painful. I've certainly gotten beaten up worse though...prob should have said Psucklone and MB Hurricane... ;)

Back to GCII, though, they build NOTHING that is remotely painful...they're aggressive and FUN. Maybe a little lacking in what I call "vertical airtime" due to the twister nature, but NO ONE builds a twister as smooth...

*** Edited 1/25/2007 9:03:10 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Thursday, January 25, 2007 5:05 PM
This past summer, I got a jolt or two I wasn't expecting and didn't particularly appreciate on Wildcat. Which is why I'm all for MF trains on it.
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Friday, January 26, 2007 4:14 AM
I had the same unexpected jolt this year, except it actually made the ride experience better.. and I actually willingly re-rode several times... She was definitely kicking that night in the rain!

Gator, do you remember what year you rode Herc? When it opened in 89 it was an amazing ride.. it beat you up, but in that awesome-woodie way. I actually got a slight nose bleed on my first ride that's how much I was tossed around, but I was in no pain at all!

Edit: the word is 'woodie' not 'wodie'... darn xT9 input :) *** Edited 1/26/2007 9:18:07 AM UTC by dannerman***

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007 6:37 PM
Update: Check out our site for new pictures taken at Valleyfair of Renegade from a few days ago and see what is new at the shop in Sunbury.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:22 PM
Hey DragsterForce, what kind of 3D programs do they use over there? Is it standard AutoCAD, or Inventor, or any at all?

Also, when they design the rides, do they have super-advanced in-store design software, or do they do most of it by standard methods?

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:48 PM
If I recall correctly DanLinden, GCII relies mainly on Mike Boodley's preliminary calculations for all the track's curves (which is basically a lot of numbers in a spreadsheet), which is then taken, and interpreted and converted into a height chart to determine whether or not the track will fit on the current topography, then translated further into individual bent structures which they can use in the field to survey the land, build the support bents, and track.

I believe the software for design (layout-wise) is all in-house, however I imagine that bend design, train design, and such is the product of drafting programs such as AutoCAD or Inventor.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:50 PM
Modifications to the drawings?

That means they've been changed, Matt! ;)

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:07 AM
dannerman....rode Herc around the time of my first PPP....so I'll guess it was '00. Plus or minus a year for memory slippage.

I have NEVER ridden a GCI coaster and been done after one lap... re-rideability. ;)

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 5:43 PM
Check out the GCI Intern site. We have recently added seats to the chassis. The Wildcat trains are coming along great.
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Thursday, February 22, 2007 9:18 AM
How much testing will go into the new trains? Do they just throw them on the track and run them a couple of times or is it treated like a new ride?
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Thursday, February 22, 2007 4:41 PM
Hey the site's looking really good! Great job!
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Thursday, February 22, 2007 4:49 PM
How much for an extra car for my room?
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Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:23 PM
Whats the going price for nose car?

Chuck

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 10:03 PM

jive2 said:
How much testing will go into the new trains? Do they just throw them on the track and run them a couple of times or is it treated like a new ride?

Essentially, we will treat Hershey's Wildcat as a new roller coaster. It will undergo days of testing.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 11:09 PM
Beautiful handiwork. Keep up the great job fellas.
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Friday, February 23, 2007 8:22 AM
I guess since you treat it as a new coaster, we can too?? NEW CREDIT FOR EVERYONE! ;)
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 6:56 PM
Wow, I know this one is going back a bit, but on the intern website they have a few new photos of the Wildcat MF trains on the coaster!!
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