Six-foot radius turns...that's insane!

Tuesday, February 5, 2002 4:37 PM
In the last Amusement Today issue, that have a page devoted to CCI and its latest endeavor. Anyway, they have a few notes about the "Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain" at Indiana Beach. One of the notes said "Cars need to traverse 6 ft radius turns--That's crazy!" The laterals on those turns are going to be wicked. Does anyone else know of any hidden surprises that are going to be stashed in this ride?

Tuesday, February 5, 2002 4:45 PM
I think it's more of a dark ride so those turns,  still rather small will be taken at low speeds.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 4:47 PM
Check out the banking in the newest pics, doesn't look slow speed to me.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 4:51 PM
The turns on wild mouse type rides are probably no more than a 6 foot radius.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 4:57 PM
These are 2-car trains, and I'm pretty sure that it's going to be going a lot faster than a normal dark ride.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 7:19 PM
Believe me, the trains MAY go faster than you might expectr, but NOT on that section of track...even at 25 mph, the laterals would be excessive...
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Wednesday, February 6, 2002 1:23 PM
According to CCI, top speed will be 20 MPH.

Here's the page.

Wednesday, February 6, 2002 1:46 PM
The trains will probably run 20-30 m.p.h. and there is a possibility of trims since IB wants to keep it a family ride. I expect the tightest turn to be outside the mountain when it exits the 2nd floor, drops and turns left outside near the back of the structure, and returns inside on the 1st floor where the rotating tunnel is.

I also heard mention of some surprise hidden drops.

Wednesday, February 6, 2002 1:48 PM
Yes, 6 foot radius turns are seen on mice.  For an unbanked turn this tight you would probably want to limit the speed to 10 mph to keep the lateral forces down to 1 G.  Bank it and you could go through considerably faster, but still less than 20 mph. 

Of course, the 6 foot radius turn could be going into or out of the station at very low speed.

Wednesday, February 6, 2002 2:51 PM
Mine came today too. That was also in the last issue. I thought when I saw that, "Cool!" Also, di anyone else who gets that magazine notice that Glen Echo Park was open from 1991 to 1968? ;)

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