How are Hypersonic, Xcelerator.Really launched?n/m

Sunday, December 30, 2001 12:03 PM
Sunday, December 30, 2001 12:07 PM
Sunday, December 30, 2001 12:17 PM
On Hypersonic it's all explained on Extreme Rides 2001. I think the air powers a cyinder thats attached to something that pulls the train. The air powers the cylinder and the cyliner pushes the thing.
Sunday, December 30, 2001 2:12 PM
um, what is the point of this? if you said never mind, you could have jsut not posted the thread.
Sunday, December 30, 2001 2:51 PM
I think he means "no message," he just wants an answer to the question in the title.
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Sunday, December 30, 2001 5:11 PM
If I am not mistaken it is air launched. I saw this on Discovery Channel. What I think happens is a huge amount of air pressure is built up and suddenly released (PSI's would have to be pretty high) launching the coaster up the first hill, then from there gravity takes over. But I am not 100% sure.
Monday, December 31, 2001 11:26 AM
Hypersonic is air launched, and Xcelerator is a hydraulic launch.  Both much faster than a LIM launch.
Monday, December 31, 2001 12:47 PM
Hypersonic XL: 0-80 in 1.8 seconds, using air pressure built up in tanks.

Xcelerator: 0-82 in 2.3 seconds, using some sort of new launch system (or so they say ;)).

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*** This post was edited by Zero-G on 12/31/2001. ***


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