Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:05 PM
Smash lab was at knotts talking about eddy currents.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:52 PM
Really interesting idea, however I think they made it too hard. Almost like they never heard of a drop tower with the mag brakes. Or take the same technology they saw at knotts and turn it 90 degrees.
Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:01 PM
I thought the same thing, also they failed to notice that with eddy current brakes the faster the object is moving the more brake force there is, or that under the brakes power the object will never come to a stop, friction completely stops the rides.
Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:23 PM
... What was the idea?
More info for those of us that haven't seen this specific episode would be most appreciated.
Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:27 PM
They want to use the technology to help out in high rise fire's.
Here is a video clip from episode click on smashlab to the left.
http://dsc.discovery.com/video/ *** Edited 2/14/2008 9:31:29 PM UTC by supermandl***
Friday, February 15, 2008 12:14 AM
I love how they kept calling it "The Rollercoaster" and not even mentioning the name ;)