Invertigos vs Boomerangs (mechanical)

Tuesday, January 9, 2001 12:20 PM
I have ridden 2 Boomerang's, but no Invertigo's.

On a boomerang, the first hill climb is powered by a cable, while the second hill climb is powered by a chain.

How ware Invertigos powered?
Tuesday, January 9, 2001 12:48 PM
I don't know.

Tuesday, January 9, 2001 12:52 PM
Chain. I've been on TF:TFS many times.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2001 12:54 PM
On an Invertago both hills are powered by a chain I belive. Though I could be wrong. Can anyone back me up on this one?

By the why, Revolutionary, what kind of answer is that? Trying to keep post count up? j/k hehe :) Ok, back to the topic. *** This post was edited by Metrock on 1/9/2001. ***
Tuesday, January 9, 2001 1:03 PM
Yes, I like Cgeniuse have taken several rides on the flipside (and one on Face/off as well) and can confirm that both lifts are chains.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2001 1:03 PM
Okay, I'll give it a shot...

On the Boomerang, the first lift uses a wire rope attached to a catchwagon and pulled by a hydraulic winch. The catchwagon hooks to the back of the train by means of an ice-tongs type arrangement. The hydraulic winch reels in the wire rope, which hoists the catchwagon...and thus the train...backwards up the first lift. When the train clears the station, the station brakes are set to 'full close' and remain that way until the train nears the top of the lift. The station brakes open, then the catchwagon reaches a tripper mechanism which kicks open the ice tongs allowing the train to drop down the hill, through the station, and through the three inversions. The second lift is a conventional chain lift powered by a hydraulic motor. When the train engages the second lift, the brakes at the base of the vertical loop are set to full close, and the train is hoisted to the top. As the train approaches the top, the brakes open, then the entire lift mechanism drops away from the bottom of the train, allowing the train to drop backwards down the hill.

The Invertigo is a bit different. The brake timing is similar, but the first lift is an electric chain lift...except that instead of engaging chain dogs on the top of the train, there is a catchwagon which engages a brake fin on the train. This catchwagon is hauled up the hill by means of the chain lift, and once at the top, a tripper mechanism is triggered which unclamps the catchwagon. This allows the train to drop, through the three inversions, to the second lift. On the second lift, a second catchwagon, also connected to an electric chain lift, engages a brake fin so as to haul the train to the top of the second lift. Again, at the top, a tripper mechanism releases the catchwagon to allow the train to drop.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2001 1:06 PM
Invertigos climb the hills rather quickly.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2001 1:11 PM
Does anyone know how the Super Invertigo's will work.

#1: Millennium Force
#2: Raging Bull
#3: Tie B:TR/Raptor
#4: Viper (SFGAm)
#5: Goliath/Magnum
Tuesday, January 9, 2001 2:11 PM
Lims, I believe
Wednesday, January 10, 2001 12:24 PM
SFGAm's is using a cable lift

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