K'nex coasters

Sunday, March 30, 2003 12:53 PM
Has anyone built any real coasters out of knex? I have built Top Thrill Dragster, Dejavu, Wicked Twister and "X". Right now i am constructing Gemini...the dueling coaster at Cedar Point.... Here is my site with pitures of my coasters..tell me what you think.

http://www.geocities.com/khendrix23/mattsknexcoasters.html

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Sunday, March 30, 2003 12:58 PM
STUNNING creations. A+ in my book.

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Corey
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MF-19
Top Thrill Dragster Coming Soon

I HEART OHIO

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Sunday, March 30, 2003 12:59 PM
Thanks...I love hearing compliments about my coasters!
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Sunday, March 30, 2003 1:02 PM
do the wicked twister and X coasters work? If they do can you show pictures, even if you dont...show pictures :p


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oh yeah, how many sets do you have, and how long do they usually take you, the dragon is the best coaster in K'nex ive ever seen
*** This post was edited by colincsl 3/30/2003 6:03:32 PM ***

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Sunday, March 30, 2003 1:06 PM
I do not have pics of those developed yet.. but yes they worked.. for wicked twister I used a rubber band to launch it.
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Sunday, March 30, 2003 1:17 PM
for X how do you get the cars to spin? I tried to make a prototype for a way I thought it might work but i couldnt get the cars horizonal after it changed to vertical
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Sunday, March 30, 2003 1:24 PM
All I did was add pieces that looked like seats that went across the car and then when they went down the drop they spun around.. when I have pics. I will show you. Do you have pics of your "X' model?

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Millenium Force- 1
Wicked Twister- 7
Magnum- 7
TTD- 0

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Sunday, March 30, 2003 2:00 PM
no, It wasnt and X model, but i was trying to do the X style seats, unless thats what you meant. It didnt work at all after it turned 90 degrees once. I was trying to do it on a screamin squirrel esque ride.
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Sunday, March 30, 2003 2:33 PM
Oh.. When I geg pics i will show you them.. do you have any pics of your coaster?
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Millenium Force- 1
Wicked Twister- 7
Magnum- 7
TTD- 0
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Sunday, March 30, 2003 2:54 PM
i am currently building millenium force...it has an 85 degree drop but i can not find a way to get the quick cable lift as in the real millenium force. If you have a way please tell me. The dude with all of the coasters...with "X" it has 2 seperate tracks with the 1 on bottom where the trains actually ride and the 1 on top controls how the seats spin so you might want to take this into consideration when u build "X" and if u have already done it then you might want to redo it to make it better. I have made many k'nex coasters with both the first classic roller coaster of k'nex and the screamin' serpent modle. i have even done a rubber band launch like you talked about only it was a while ago. i built a virticle shuttle loop with a rubber band launch and this thing was awesome.
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Sunday, March 30, 2003 3:34 PM

Can I PLEASE see a construction pic. of your Millenium force!! How tall is it! How much do you have finished??How many sets do you have? Can i see pics of your last models?
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Millenium Force- 1
Wicked Twister- 7
Magnum- 7
TTD- 0
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Sunday, March 30, 2003 3:44 PM

For the lift cant you just put a magnet to the chain.. and then put a magnet on the bottom of the train and then when it goes through they will attrack
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Millenium Force- 1
Wicked Twister- 7
Magnum- 7
TTD- 0
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Sunday, March 30, 2003 4:04 PM
ok first of all i do not have a digital camera to put pics on the net with. and second what would be the point of a magnet if there is already a chain and any way what i meant by that was what could i use to get a quicker lift because as we know the lift on millenium force is pretty quick and using a magnet on the chain will just move the same speed as the chain is going
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Sunday, March 30, 2003 4:09 PM
by the way what is the height on the roller coaster that you have...you know the big 1...i think it is called chaos
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Sunday, March 30, 2003 4:28 PM
The height of that was 8ft tall. Did you like chaos? If you want the chain to go fast put a different motor on the coaster and connect to the rodd that is on the gears... I wish you had pics! How much do you have done on Millenium Force...

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Millenium Force- 1
Wicked Twister- 7
Magnum- 7
TTD- 0

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Sunday, March 30, 2003 4:42 PM
dude the fastest motor i have still dosnt go as fast as i would like it but i guess i will have to settle with that...ya man i loved chaos...this 1 time i built a full amusement park...it had 2 roller coasters a farris wheel a swing ride and a few other things...i also had a crane built to mak it look like the park was under construction...i have about 1/2 of my millenium force done...also how many coaster sets do you have?
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Sunday, March 30, 2003 4:51 PM
*I meant to say that I dont have pics, but it came out wrong*


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WOW...I didn't even notice chaos until now
*** This post was edited by colincsl 3/30/2003 9:55:07 PM ***

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Monday, March 31, 2003 9:40 AM
so how long have you been building things out of k'nex???
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Monday, March 31, 2003 11:35 AM
Wow, some of those K'Nex creations are just stunning. That must take a lot of time and patience. What did that take, like 4 Screamin' Serpent sets?
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Monday, March 31, 2003 12:56 PM
Yes it did take me 4 ss sets. And I can NOT wait to see your pics of Millennium Force!! I like the crane idea!

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Millenium Force- 1
Wicked Twister- 7
Magnum- 7
TTD- 0

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