Hubless ferris wheel!?

Friday, August 9, 2002 6:07 AM Somebdoy please explain to me, how this may work?lol I'm lost...btw this hyper looks sweet!:)

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Friday, August 9, 2002 6:27 AM
I believe that its driven by motors on the supports on the site, its probably like a wedge, but i really don't know my self how it stays sturdy.

Shaun Rajewski

Friday, August 9, 2002 7:50 AM
My guess (and I even use *that* term loosely) is that the outside yellowish colored ring is fixed and is the load bearing structure. The red inner ring being a "track" of some sort and the cars are linked to this "track" much like a carnie "Ring of Fire". On the supports would be the motors and "driving assembly" (possibly 'kicker' wheels) that pushes the continuous loop "train" of cars around.

Alternatively, there could be a series of electrical motors running along an electrified rail integrated into the "loop" of cars to propel them around. (Much like Whizzer has on-board motors in lieu of a chain lift).

Moreover, the red portion may not be the "running rails". They may be integrated inside the yellow structure. But in any case, it's my opinon that this Ferris Wheel is more like a "Ring of Fire" or "Crazy Train" than a traditional wheel.

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Friday, August 9, 2002 7:56 AM
I am thinking that the hole is in fact the hub just a very large one. Around the outside would be a gearing or wheels or whatever kind of mechanism needed to move the ferris wheel.

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