The Beast Running?

Saturday, April 13, 2002 1:46 PM

Hey, I'm heading down to PKI tomorrow and I was just wondering if The Beast was currently running. I had seen it mentioned that it wasn't running on opening day, so I was just curious.

Joe

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 1:48 PM
I belive they are still working on the new braking system, I don't expect it to be running until PKI starts daily operation next month.

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Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 6:33 PM
Actually the Beast was open today, it is nice with the new brakes.
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Saturday, April 13, 2002 6:39 PM
Theres a topic already on this:
http://club.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=19808

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Coaster Count- 20 and counting

*** This post was edited by Chadster on 4/13/2002. ***

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 6:42 PM

Chadster said:
Theres a topic already on this: http://club.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=19808 .

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Welcome back Force riders how was your ride!!!

*** This post was edited by Chadster on 4/13/2002. ***



Actually this one was first.

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 6:43 PM
Oh, opps sorry there I go posting before I look at the time lol

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 7:31 PM
I'm not a club member so it won't let me in but what kind of brakes does it have? Also did you think it was better worse or couldn't tell a difference.
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Saturday, April 13, 2002 7:38 PM

The Beast got clamp breaks just like on SOB, the Racer, and basically all the other major coasters at PKI. No magnetic braking system like people were hoping. But I have also been told that there is almost no trimming at all on Papa, and he's running like he was supposed to be! :)

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-Aaron
Webmaster of PKI Unlimited.com
http://www.pkiunlimited.com

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 9:18 PM

CoasterAaron said:

The Beast got clamp breaks just like on SOB, the Racer, and basically all the other major coasters at PKI. No magnetic braking system like people were hoping. But I have also been told that there is almost no trimming at all on Papa, and he's running like he was supposed to be!

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-Aaron
Webmaster of PKI Unlimited.com
http://www.pkiunlimited.com



coasteraaron,

the beast received both trim brakes and magnetic brakes. the magnetic brakes are on the course of the ride and the trims are in the station. there is still some trimming in the midcourse brake run.

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 4:18 AM

I think you are getting your braking terms mixed up.

Yes, magnetic trim brakes are along the course.

There are "fin" or "pinch" brakes that utilize standard air callipers in the station (not trims).

Trims do exactly what they describe... they "Trim" the speed. A "fin" or "pinch" brake can be used as a trim, but on Beast it is only used for stopping and positioning the train in station.

Shaggy

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