Hypersonic XLC on TLC @ 9:00 (EST)

Thursday, July 31, 2003 4:48 PM
Hypersonic XLC is on TLC next, on the show Extreme Speed Machines. Just lettin ya know :)

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Mike T.
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Thursday, July 31, 2003 4:51 PM
Actually saw that show as I was flipping through channels last night. They didn't show Hypersonic, but they did show Dodonpa and some of the S&S plant prototype Thrust Air 2000 footage.

Pretty cool if you ask me. Never knew about the scale that weighs the trains, then has the air pressure compensate for it. Maybe it's relative to the tower's height, but the train seems to crawl over Dodonpa's main tower.

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Mike Anderson
*** This post was edited by MAnderson 7/31/2003 8:53:04 PM ***

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Thursday, July 31, 2003 4:52 PM
Is it worth watchin?

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Mike T.
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Thursday, July 31, 2003 4:53 PM
Might as well. Seem to remember that it's #6 on a top ten countdown. Not sure though. Cool footage, anyway.

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Mike Anderson

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Thursday, July 31, 2003 4:55 PM
Cool. I got nothin better to do tonite, so why not?

EDIT: After seein the commercial again, it is the test model from the S&S testing place.

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Mike T.
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*** This post was edited by RCT_MASTER 7/31/2003 8:57:47 PM ***

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Friday, August 1, 2003 6:39 AM
Damn! I missed it! Does anyone know if and when they will replay it?

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Friday, August 1, 2003 10:52 AM
They have played it alot the last couple of days. I have seen it on at least 3 times. It was cool to see how they weigh each train on Dodonpa. Do they do that on Hypersonic too? Does anyone know why it only goes 170ft up but it gets launched at 107mph? Are there trims on the way up the tower?

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*** This post was edited by coasterguy 46 8/1/2003 2:54:37 PM ***

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Friday, August 1, 2003 11:29 AM
There are trims going up the tower, but watchin the segment last night it slowed down a good 20-30 mph before the tower. Anyone know how much friction those tries cause?

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Mike T.
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Friday, August 1, 2003 12:05 PM
The train doesn't go up the tower right after the launch. It goes through some turn or something. I thought the tires actually reduce the friction. I dunno.

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Friday, August 1, 2003 5:17 PM
I know it goes through that massive baked turn before the tower. I'm just surprised that it scrubs that much speed. The soft tires give alot more rolling resistance than the polyurethane ones though so I guess its possible that it loses that much speed. Why did they put the trims on the tower though? Did they have a hieght restriction?

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Friday, August 1, 2003 5:29 PM
I dont think they have a height restriction, considering they have the 2nd tallest coaster in the world. The trims are probably to make sure the coaster doesn't give the riders THAT much air.

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Mike T.
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Friday, August 1, 2003 5:34 PM
Fuji-Q doesn't have the second tallest coaster, Nagashima Spaland does.

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Friday, August 1, 2003 5:37 PM
You're right. My mistake :(

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Friday, August 1, 2003 6:21 PM
Fujiama is actually the 7th tallest if you're counting non-complete circuit coatsers: http://www.rcdb.com/recordholders.htm?type=1&statistic=1&category=0&continent=0&s=Report.

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*** This post was edited by SFGAMan 8/1/2003 10:22:37 PM ***

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Friday, August 1, 2003 6:25 PM
Oh yea, I totally forgot about Fujiyama. Well if they didn't have a height restriction why didn't they just make it taller instead of putting the trims on it. Maybe it was to keep the price down?

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Friday, August 1, 2003 6:32 PM
On XLC, I don't think it needs to go any faster (if it can). I had my bar fairly loose and the air hurt my legs pretty bad on the tower and the camel back. I think that if it was any faster, you would just jerk painfully over the top. As for Dodonpa, I won't be riding that anytime soon, but it looks kind of boring after the tower though.
*** This post was edited by Willh51 8/1/2003 10:33:27 PM ***
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Friday, August 1, 2003 6:48 PM
In this picture: http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1423.htm?Picture=4,

after the tower, theres just straight track. Is there anything after that? None of the pics show anything more than that.

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*** This post was edited by SFGAMan 8/2/2003 12:45:17 AM ***

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Friday, August 1, 2003 7:07 PM
Willh51 , keep in mind the fact that Dodonpa's got a considerably wider tower. Probably provides some pretty strong, though not painful air.

Anyone know what kind of reliability that thing has in comparison to Hypersonic?

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Mike Anderson

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Friday, August 1, 2003 8:30 PM
Dodonpa does have a wider tower. I think Dodonpa looks better than XLC.
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Saturday, August 2, 2003 7:29 AM
After the tower on Dodondpa, there is a turn inside a glass tunnel, a bunny hop, then brakes or a turn, then brakes.

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Mike T.
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