How do you go about constructing a Gyro Drop?

Sunday, June 23, 2002 5:08 PM
I was just wondering how with all the excitement about PKD's new one. I didn't pay too much attention to Drop Zone, but do they use a crane or how?
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Sunday, June 23, 2002 5:11 PM

Yes, they just use a large crane and conect and weld the pieces together. Just like they did with starblaster @ canobie.

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 8:13 PM
Yep that is exactly what they do, I remember going past PKI sometimes and seeing the peices in the air. I don't remember how long it took Drop Zone wasn't it only like a month?

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 8:20 PM
Heh, watchin Drop Zone at PKI go up was like watchin a pencil come out of the ground! Each color is about 1 section ( i think ). They put them up one at a time, and it gets higher, and higher... and voila, you have yourself a tower. Fun ride too.

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 8:21 PM

Drop Zone required driving rebar to a depth of 75-80 ft to reach bedrock and then there is about a 20ft slab of concrete to conect all that together.

The pieces arrived one at a time and were painted right out in the parking lot.

A large crane with a huge extension did Drop Zone but I don't know if this will be the same for the PKD version. DZ apeared to be the limits of this huge crane.

Chuck

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Monday, June 24, 2002 2:33 PM

Here's a picture of an Intamin Giant Drop in New Zealand under construction if this helps:

http://coasternet.coasterbuzz.com/fearfall.jpg

That's the very top section being hoisted into place.

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Monday, June 24, 2002 2:46 PM

Well, I guess I should point out that the sections are bolted together, not welded. ;)

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