Saturday, March 29, 2003 7:50 AM
Do you think that when they test Dragster that they will put it in a video to see the full thing or just in photos?
Saturday, March 29, 2003 7:55 AM
They've been testing it for nearly a month now and they haven't posted much of anything yet. When they start throwing trains over the tophat, I assume they will take pictures. They might post a video but I won't hold my breath. Also if they do have one, expect it to be poor quality..
Saturday, March 29, 2003 9:44 AM
I would imagine they would put a camera on one of the trains, they did with MF before it opened.
Saturday, March 29, 2003 9:53 AM

SteelMonsters.........they haven't been testing it for nearly a month.......the "testing" that is going on is just with the tires, not the ride itself......and that has only been going on for few days.

Saturday, March 29, 2003 10:56 AM
When testing they will put a camera on the trains as some1 said above.. especialy with this height they will put mulitple cameras on showing all angles just to prepare you for the real thing.
Saturday, March 29, 2003 12:23 PM
Don't worry.. Somebody will post a video... It always happens. Patience. ;)
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Saturday, March 29, 2003 1:26 PM
Actually cdrpointcrazy44.. They have been testing for a month.

There is more to testing a ride than launching it over the top. The advancing wheels and thier timing is actually more critical and difficult than the actuall launch.

Point is.. they have been testing for a month. Electrical testing started a while ago.

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Saturday, March 29, 2003 1:45 PM
TTD has tens of thousands of components that must work together perfectly in order for the ride to run. Testing isn't just running trains around the course. It starts with individual PLC components. Basicly testing simulates what each component will undergo in normal operation. After time you add each peice to the puzzle and test again. Trains are added last.

Right now the system is getting close to the point where the trains will undergo full circut operation. The first half of testing gets the systems running peice by peice. It's a slow process but it's a complicated process that can be easily screwed up if rushed. The second half of testing which is the most obvious since it involves the trains going through the circut many many times. The biggest reason for this is to prove that the ride is fit and reliable enough for riders. Parks don't make money by injuring and/or killing guests on unsafe rides.

The irony of it is that TTD has a very complex system for a very simple ride.

I don't think a video, especially a small crappy video that Cedar Point is known for with do this ride any justice.

Saturday, March 29, 2003 3:37 PM
I agree that videos never do any ride justice. Down with videos. ;}

*** This post was edited by steelraptor 3/29/2003 8:38:38 PM ***

Saturday, March 29, 2003 11:09 PM
There good for just a general glimps of the ride.. but it never shows what your looking for.. i would still view 1 if it came on offer (and ask to use it on my site lol :) )



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