Schwarzkopf Launch

Sunday, April 13, 2003 7:23 AM
I was just wondering how Schwarzkoph Shuttle Loop launches compared to the launches on Intamin Impulses, S&S Thrust Airs, Intamin Rocket Coasters, and Premier's rides in noise level and intensity?

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Sunday, April 13, 2003 8:00 AM
The only one I've ridden was Montezoomas Revenge at KBF and that thing was LOUD!!! The guy told me the launch was similiar to that onboard an aircraft carrier. It was wierd because as soon as you left the launch you could feel the acceleration stop(not sure if that makes sense, you could tell you were out of the launch).

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Sunday, April 13, 2003 9:01 AM
It's probably important to note that there are different models of Anton launches....weight-drop, flywheel. There's a little info here: http://www.rcdb.com/production.htm#2 . I know Rideman has probably expounded on the differences somewhere, but I'm not real proficient with the search feature. I *believe* what we've "decided" is that the flywheel models provide the more intense launch.
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Sunday, April 13, 2003 10:17 AM
I have been on both types, and I could not tell which was more intense. I however did lean towards liking the weight-drop more. Maybe because of the simplicity of it- who here cannot say that dropping a huge weight to launch a coaster train is just damn cool.
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Sunday, April 13, 2003 10:37 AM
...just another thought...the simplicity of design is *precisely* why I was so enamored of coasterpunk's suggestion of Knoebel's as the ideal recipient for PGA's shuttle. (Capacity wouldn't be a problem there, either...;)). Both methods IMO display the basics of mechanical engineering you find in the Eyerly rides...awesome stuff!

And upon further review, I think I recall it was the way that the flywheels allowed the train to *rocket* up the BACK spike that made all the difference in our previous comparison...the stats bear that out, as the acceleration via each method was nearly identical...;). The back seat on Monte, as it hangs at the top of the (STEEP) back spike, ....pure bliss...:)
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Sunday, April 13, 2003 11:09 AM
Rollergator... you *definitely* use asterisks alot! ;)

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