Friday, August 27, 2004 12:27 PM
Is the ride LIM launched or is it hydralic?
Okay, just playin', but seriously. I don't know if this has been discussed before, but...
When a train is launched, at the end of the launch track when the launch cart reaches the end, a cloud of what looks like mist puffs out right before the train near the "black track". Is this water or is it wearing nylon from the launch trough?
I am Jack's Coaster
Friday, August 27, 2004 12:37 PM
It looks like water to me.
Friday, August 27, 2004 12:38 PM
I noticed this too when I was there in June. It was a rainy day and I think it is rain water shooting up from there because I didn't notice it on a previous day when we had no rain then. What was the weather like?
Friday, August 27, 2004 12:51 PM
Small TTD? Is that the name of the new coaster at SFGADV?
Friday, August 27, 2004 1:04 PM
I agree with Jack's Coaster. We were up there on Aug 8-12 and it didn't rain a drop. There was still a small plume of water at the lauch cable area on each launch.
Oh...Golden Ticket ratings came out and TTD is #7, Bout' time!!
Friday, August 27, 2004 1:05 PM
I believe it is water from the coolant system but I am not 100% sure of this...
Friday, August 27, 2004 5:39 PM
Looks like zero-g covered just about everything i was going to say.
Its just the water from the system they use to cool the ride's launch area (sled, etc..). If you stand next to the launch track, at almost any point, you can see water trickling down, at the end is where all the mist (same water) sprays up, my guess would just be from the sheer force at which everything is speeding by.. *** Edited 8/27/2004 9:39:40 PM UTC by MForce2k***
Friday, August 27, 2004 6:52 PM
When you drag a big chunk of steel across nylon at 120 mph then stop it in the space of 60 feet, there's bound to be "a little" heat generated.
Friday, August 27, 2004 7:27 PM
Oh, I wasn't worried... ;)
I was just wondering if it was water from the trough that was carried by the launch car, or if it was a misting system used to cool the car, pulley, and such near the end of the launch.
Friday, August 27, 2004 9:47 PM
It has been since opening day this year.
Friday, August 27, 2004 11:26 PM
The "water cooling system" (aka a garden hose attached to the launch sled trough in various places) was put into use about halfway through last season.