Homemade Woodie

Monday, March 19, 2007 11:55 AM
I thought this was pretty cool but how did the town ok this for a building permit.

Technical Info:

Style: Out and Back
Height: 17 feet
First Drop: 20 feet
Top Speed: 20 mph
Track Length: 444 feet
Max Positive G's: 3.5
Max Negative G's: -0.2
Material: Pressure Treated Southern Yellow Pine
Number of Drops: 4
Lift hill angle: 26.6 degrees
1st Drop: 54 degrees
2nd Drop: 43 degrees
Curve banking: 50 degrees
Duration: About 1 minute
Cart: Single Car, Wood and Steel Construction
Capacity: Single Rider
Chain Lift: 1HP Motor, 3/4" Pitch Roller


9,500 lbs (4.75 Tons) Lumber
7,000 Screws/Nails
2,900 board feet of lumber
Investment: $5.5k
Started Construction: September 1997

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Monday, March 19, 2007 12:07 PM
I really love that fan curve. That's probably the most impressive thing about the whole ride (which is nothing short of amazing, BTW).
Monday, March 19, 2007 12:07 PM
There's got to be a least four threads about this here.

Permit??? We don't need no stinkin' permits....

Maybe he told them: It's not a coaster. It's just a giant sculpture with moving parts.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 1:28 AM
Is it just me or does 3.5g's seem pretty much for a ride that only goes 20mph and only 20feet drop?
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:11 AM
SFoGswim's avatar While it's an incredible accomplishment, that would get old after about 3 days.
Welcome back, red train, how was your ride?!
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 3:13 AM
^ LOL I know right? ^
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 8:44 AM
^True, but what a conversation piece.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 9:29 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Makes me wish I could build my own...and flyers. :)

Come on, Danner; you know you can achieve high g-forces without much speed. Just look at the radii of curvature on that thing!

AV Matt
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:15 PM
This is about as crazy as the guy who built the homemade looper in his back yard.

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 3:02 PM
Actually he built two :)
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 3:05 PM
^Didn't he eliminate the loop on BlueFlash II?

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 3:09 PM
I don't think the second one has a loop either.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 3:40 PM
Either way, I'd pay a few bucks to ride that thing!

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 6:24 PM
It looks awesome...but what kind of restraints are there? I fear someone will get killed on that...

Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 6:26 PM
Can anyone post a link of the second one he built?
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 8:41 AM
^here ya go!


I got a 54 wagon and they call it a ________? *** Edited 3/21/2007 12:42:38 PM UTC by FLYINGSCOOTER***

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007 2:33 PM
If I only had the resources and time...

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 6:22 PM
boblogone's avatar I'm guessing there is no HomeOwner'sAssociation where he lives. ;) *** Edited 3/21/2007 10:23:11 PM UTC by boblogone***
Thursday, March 22, 2007 2:40 AM
^Comeon, it's in Oklahoma.

You won't find people building these things in major metro areas of this country.

Heck, a person I know in the Chicago area had to tear down a professional wrestling ring in his back yard because of code violations.

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