Knoebels adds first of two webcams

Thursday, February 23, 2006 11:45 AM
I just stumbled on this today. A rather impressive update page including a link to a webcam. Not much to see right now but it is a nice addition!

http://www.knoebels.com/update.htm

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Thursday, February 23, 2006 11:58 AM
More importantly, the entire project has a new webpage:

http://www.flyingturnsproject.com/

Not too much up there right now, but they do have the ride stats:

Maximum Height: 50'
Legnth: 1300'
Maximum Speed: 35 fps (24 mph)
Trains: 2 people per car, 5 cars

Looks like there will be a lot more up there in the coming days/weeks. Hopefully, this means they have all the kinks worked out and if we're lucky, we'll be riding this by mid 2006.

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Thursday, February 23, 2006 12:28 PM
Eek, Larson is building the trains. Granted they are being designed by a former Morgan employee, but I can't help but to think of Larson and Hi-Roller/Crazy Train in the same sentence. I have to say that I'm a little bit suprised by the low speed, but, it shoudn't be a problem knowing that Avalance at PKD probably doesn't run all that fast either (although there was that one opening day with one train and the midcourse off....). Granted this was a long time ago, but according to a coaster book I own they had to keep dry seat cushions on hand for one of the Flying Turns.
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Thursday, February 23, 2006 1:32 PM
Another webcam to watch all winter.

Sweet. :-)

-Tina

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Thursday, February 23, 2006 1:58 PM
I like the covers that go over the Looper cars in the first picture!
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Thursday, February 23, 2006 5:03 PM
Here's hoping the trains don't use OTSRs, particularly like those on the Larson Fireball. They're pretty uncomfortable even on a straight loop.
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Thursday, February 23, 2006 5:36 PM
As tight as the turns are on these things, I'm sure 24mph will seem pretty intense.
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