Steel Dragon 2000 Lift System?

Friday, August 11, 2000 4:59 AM
I have a simple question, what is Steel Dragon 2000's lift system like? I know Millenium Force uses the elevator lift system, but one would that that Intamin has a patent against that system. Does it have a normal lift chain? That'd be one heavy chain to be able to pull those trains 318 feet high.

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-Szymo
Six Flags Darien Lake Online
http://szymo.tripod.com/darienlake/
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Friday, August 11, 2000 5:14 AM
I've been wondering about that too, I just keep forgetting to post it. I think that it is a chain lift but that makes no sense since MF didn't use a chain lift because supposevely(sp?)it would have been too heavy. I'm curious too, what's up??
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Friday, August 11, 2000 6:08 AM
I believe it is two seperate chain lifts. Half way up the lift hill it changes to the second chain.

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DOWN WITH TRIM BRAKES!
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Friday, August 11, 2000 6:25 AM
Two chains, eh? That's a cool idea. I never thoight of that.

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-Szymo
Six Flags Darien Lake Online
http://szymo.tripod.com/darienlake/
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Friday, August 11, 2000 11:41 AM
Two chains, that’s interesting. Does that mean there is a second lift motor located half-way up the lift hill, 150+ feet off of the ground? That must be a real pain for the maintenance workers.
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Friday, August 11, 2000 12:22 PM
It does in fact have two chain systems. Go over to Thrillride and you can read the specifics about the entire ride. I'am not sure about the 2nd lift motor though. You can't really see one on the photos of SD.
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Friday, August 11, 2000 1:26 PM
I'm not sure where the second motor is, but somewhere half-way up the chains over lap. The chain dogs for the second half engage as the the first chain ends.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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