Thanks for the link, man that does look pretty cool, I like how they themed it to somewhat look like one of those drinking birds, at least that is how I see it. It looks like it could be a lot of fun, hope it is successful, so maybe some American parks will add this ride.
Wondering how many horsepower or how much torque that motor must put out to swing that tower back upwards....I also gotta wonder what kind of maintenance the structure itself is gonna require, the forces on that thing are gonna be unreal.
That counterweight would have to weigh a couple tons. Unless, the arm continues below grade, and has some sort of trench to travel in. Otherwise the leverage would require a very, very heavy counterweight.
Must say the ride looks mighty impressive that's for sure. Very unique. I just dont know If im a huge fan of the bird, kinda creepy if you ask me ;). Any bets on what US park will be the first to get one ?, lol. *** Edited 4/3/2005 2:50:49 AM UTC by SFDLdan***
I know what you mean about the bird. I think it's great, but I guess it could look a bit sinister from certain angles. It looks like the ride is themed like some kinda totem pole, so I don't think it is supposed to be a very acurate representation - I think that the one at the other Walibi park will be the 'real' bird from what I've seen.