Guess What...How Fast?

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 6:04 AM
Since it now appears that Cedar Point's new thrill ride will become the tallest coaster in the world, my question is that if it takes 82 MPH to launch XCELERATOR to 205', 100MPH to get us 330' up the tower on SFMM'S Superman, how fast will the launch have to be to take a car to 425-450'?
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 6:15 AM
There are allready many topics on this here at Cbuzz and GTTP. Everyone had a different opinion considering the train will start ascending the hill at around 25 feet and needs some momentum left not to come at a perfect stop exactly at the top. My guess is it would be something between 110 and 120 mph.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 6:18 AM
To crest a 425ft hill (129.54m) at 6.71miles/h (3m/s) you would need an intial velocity of about 50.5 m/s or 105miles/hour. This is assuming you start at 0feet high, and are oblivious to friction. With wind and all else, I'd say 111 would be safe.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 6:43 AM
Hopes CP breaks 200 mph.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 6:47 AM
This coaster will NOT break 200 mph. That's just crazy.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 6:51 AM
Think about taking a mayfly or a mufflehead to the face at 200 mph. Not pleasant. Of course, it wouldn't be particularly pleasant at 120 mph, either.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 7:00 AM
Is it actually confirmed that this coaster will be over 400 feet?
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 7:06 AM
I'd love to know that, too, especially as we're discussing speed. Has it been confirmed that the coaster height will break the 400-foot point?
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 7:16 AM
There has been absolutely no confirmation concerning this coaster. Speeds reached will be around the 100-120 mph. It is plausible that this ride will feature windscreens, or that the trains will have a roof as shown on the Stratosphere Tower fishhook-coaster concepts.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 7:16 AM

Confirmed officially? No.

Confirmed from reliable sources who do indeed know what's going in (i.e. Jeff)? Yeah, pretty much.

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Dorney Park visits in 2002: 19

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