Hulk's layout

Saturday, July 6, 2002 8:40 AM

Anyone know if Hulk will make it through the entire course if it barely crawls through the zero-g?

My question is essentially, if the pinch wheels don't always fire at full force will the train valley somewhere in the course or will the ride just be a little bit slower?

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 8:54 AM
It still has a 105 ft drop to gain spped from. I think B&M considered that in the design. So I think it wil make it through.
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 9:34 AM
How long has it been open without valleying? I don't even know myself, but I would assume if it has made it this far...

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 9:37 AM
I think it would make it through, an i agree with marimba guy
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 10:15 AM
I remember hearing that if the wheels on the "lift" didn't all work correctly, the Hulk would slowly be rolled back into the station.

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 10:21 AM
Yes, if anything went wrong it would not put it out of the tunnel, it would bring back into the station. I don't know if it would make it through if it somehow eased out... the first three inversions all have about the same height.

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 4:14 PM
rocketman: they cant have the same height...the wind resistance, friction, etc. slow down the train...and each element has to be smaller than the next due to this.
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 7:45 PM

agd said:
rocketman: they cant have the same height...the wind resistance, friction, etc. slow down the train...and each element has to be smaller than the next due to this.

Not if it carries extra speed through the preceding inversions. Which it has from the launch.

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 9:57 PM
well...if was lowered back to the station....there is already a train in the station....and in about a minute...there is a stacked train. so obviously it cant roll back into the station...
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 10:13 PM

agd said:
rocketman: they cant have the same height...the wind resistance, friction, etc. slow down the train...and each element has to be smaller than the next due to this.


Only if it goes through the first inversion at the slowest possible speed. If it takes the first inversion with a little extra speed, then there's still enough left to make a second inversion of equal height. It's entirely possible and come to think of it, Hulk's first few inversions do all look to be roughly the same height. Anyone know the exact stats on this?

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Sunday, July 7, 2002 6:57 AM
I'm just guessing that the train would probably roll back onto the lift section and the hook at the bottom of the train would connect to the chain.

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Sunday, July 7, 2002 9:08 AM

From what I understand, it does have a safety to roll the train back into the station if the wheels don't fire correctly, and I know it's been running fine for 3 years without error. I'm not worried about anything actually happening. I'm just curious what the result would be if something did happen.

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Sunday, July 7, 2002 2:30 PM

Please remember that B&M's station tires can indeed move in reverse as well as forward. It has in fact misfired several times over the years and the trains have been lowered back to the station very slowly. If you notice the track immediately after the station, there is just enough room to fit the train in after the station wheels move the train currently in the station back about 5-10 feet. If all launch motors dont fire simulateously, the launch is aborted and the train halts then rolls down slowly after the e-stop is had been activated.

And yes, Hulk's Cobra Roll and first vertical loop are within 5 feet of one another. They are not dramatically different in size due to the momentum the trains pull coming out of the launch.

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Sunday, July 7, 2002 2:59 PM
I hate people that think they know everything. It will indeed roll back if it mis fires and it has happened a couple to several times.

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