I thought some of you may be interested in the new launched K'Nex coaster that myself and a friend built. We are the ones who once built the 6'11" tall hypercoaster and now weve made a new one, named (for fun) "Top Thrill Xcelerator"...check out the website for some construction pictures and pictures of it running!
"Inverted Corkscrew". Actually I came up with that idea a year ago and named it the "Roller Coaster Tycoon Box Cover Corkscrew", because that's what the corkscrew looks like on the box of the original RCT.
I couldnt exactly tell you how many K'nex sets it took. 3 years ago we built a large hypercoaster which took 3 of the original Knex Coaster sets and about 3 other various Knex sets to build. We used some of the pieces from that to build this..PLENTY of pieces are leftover! So if I were to take a guess Id say no more than 1 original Knex Coaster sets worth of pieces.
That's really cool! I have been wanting to buy the Six Flags and K'Nex coaster sets, but haven't really been "motivated" to buy them. But now, I think I just might actually get them. Keep up the great work.
joe, the SF Cool coaster sets are ok, but his use of K'Nex make them look better than they are. What I'm trying to say is if you get a SFCC set, buy some K'Nex for the support system because the supports they give you are really crappy. I have one, and it doesn't stay in place no matter how many books I put on the supports.
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joey isch said: With all of the excess speed you mentioned while it toped out, have you considered making a larger one?
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No we didnt because, like almost all toys like this..the speed dies out FAST. Sometimes it barely makes it over the "non-inverting corkscrew" even though its less than half the size of the Top Hat. This happened with the old Knex coaster too. The 1st drop was 6' 9" at a 60 degree angle, the 2nd hill was 3' 6" tall, then 2', then 1' these toys unfortunately dont work like real coasters :) and for those who said "i dont call it a non inverting corkscrew" and "i made up that name a few years ago" whats your point?! Whether i call it a inverted corkscrew or a Fat Milk Udder its still the same part of the track. :)