Lock segment on v2

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 2:24 PM
how does it work? is it on any other coasters
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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 2:27 PM

Are you talking about the holding brake?

Also, you might want to try to use capitol letters and periods.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 2:32 PM

If you are talking about the holding brake..

It sends magnetic impulses the opposite direction the train wants to fall ala to the ground.. By doing this is stops vertically by using no friction what so ever, and just by the power of magnets..

I might be wrong about how it fully works, but oh well.. I tried my best. lol

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 2:36 PM

thank you.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 3:26 PM
All the holding brake is on V2 is a LIM motor on the top of the tower. As SteveWoA said, it sends an opposite impulse from the direction the train is moving. That's it.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:01 PM

Does V2 launch at the same speed as S:UE....I really, really felt the speed on V2, and thought *maybe* there's just a longer section of straight track...I enjoyed V2 immensely, and would LOVE to get one of those down here....probably won't due to capacity. Hmm, BGT could *probably *handle one capacity-wise, but lines would C-R-A-W-L if Gwazi is any indication. Orlando and shuttles just don't mix....now a dueling shuttle, that's just too much to hope for...;).

bill, feeling some serious *Intaminticipation*....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:15 PM

V2 has been running at 100% launch. One of the ride ops told me when I asked him how fast it goes. That's why you were feeling the speed, rollergator. V2 is not like Wicked Twister, only launching at 80%.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:25 PM

I was doing a Googe search on LIMs to dig up a way to explain how they work, but I think that the page that I found (Made by our very own Rideman) does the trick:

http://capital2.capital.edu/admin-staff/dalthoff/lim.html

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 8:15 PM

Actually WT does get to 100% or at least relatively close to it. The Second launch through the station is very cool and picks up loads and loads of speed.

The train reaches just as high as it did when the ride opened on that pass.

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Thursday, October 24, 2002 4:35 AM

Peabody said:

you might want to try to use capitol letters ...



to or from?

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Thursday, October 24, 2002 10:32 AM

Geeze, Brent. You're making me disagree with you- again!

Respectfully I disagree that WT is running as fast as it was. When you're waiting in the station you can hear the lims fire on the launch, second backwards pass, etc. However, on the first backwards pass the train just coasts for the whole trip. The ride was certanly not doing that opening day when I rode it!

Also, I have reviewed video that showed how high the train went on the last backwards pass on opening day. The train no longer reaches that height. It's short about 10 feet.

*** This post was edited by Michael Darling on 10/24/2002. ***

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Thursday, October 24, 2002 3:36 PM

Peabody said:

Also, you might want to try to use capitol letters and periods.



Hehe... while we are on the topic of grammar, that's capital letters. We aren't in Washington D.C. =P

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