Posted Monday, July 24, 2006 8:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Hydraulics and Pneumatics profiled the pneumatic system powering Cedar Point's Skyhawk, the new S&S Power swing at the park.
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Monday, July 24, 2006 12:12 PM
73,000 lbs. That's pretty impressive. It's pretty cool to see the actual specs on something like this. It's a pretty simple system, but I wonder what makes them say "hey, this seems like a good idea", and then start working on it.
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Monday, July 24, 2006 1:22 PM
^Good Brain-Storming and a lot of beer. :)I think it's more like: Hey, let's try this and see if we can make it work.
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Monday, July 24, 2006 2:30 PM
That's pretty much the way Stan Checketts does things.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 1:04 AM
Call me a nerd, but in the photo caption it says 73K lbs of torque. Isn't torque in ft*lbs??
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 1:30 AM
Yeah, I was thinking that too. The article says thrust, but the caption says torque. Does 73K ft*lbs seem excessive to you? ;)