POWERED COASTER

Monday, January 27, 2003 5:45 AM
when people say the coaster is powered, do they mean like a motor in the schwartzkopf's whizzer?

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Monday, January 27, 2003 5:52 AM

No, the Whizzer is just powered for the lift. Just like a chain does for other coasters.

True powered coasters don't make it through their course from gravity. They are moved through part or even the whole course through something like a tire drive.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:27 AM
Powered coaster is an oxymoron.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:29 AM

A powered coaster is usually a coaster with an onboard engine which powers the coaster.

You can see the powered-track of a standard Mack powered mine train quite clearly in this picture.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:38 AM
So DRNK, does the motor run wheels that make contact with the powered track ?

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Monday, January 27, 2003 7:40 AM

Donny,

http://www.altontowerspark.info/attractions/katanga/galleries/runawaytrain/img10.html

You can see in the middle of the track there are a fair few 'lines'. The thin ones provide the power to the motors, and the thicker one is a flat rail that the tyres mounted under the train drive against.

Regards, Marcus
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