"VooDoo"-Problems solved or still Problematic?

Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:51 PM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
^ I don't think a traditional friction brake clamp would be able to hold more than 2 tons of weight like that...even if it could...where would the brake fin go? You can't have a friction brake fin and electromagnetic fins mounted on the trains at the same time...

Sure you can. The Mr. Freeze coasters have a friction fin under the left side of the car, and an electromagnetic fin under the right side of the car.

But nowadays, that isn't necessary. Both GCII and the Gravity Group now use a single fin that serves both purposes. The electromagnetic brakes do the trimming, then the friction brakes grab the same fin to hold the train in place. Thunderbird (GCII) and Boardwalk Bullet (GG) both use this dual purpose fin.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:58 PM
The big difference is the orientation of the train in these examples though. One is fighting against gravity not to hurl back towards the earth and one is just being prevented from gliding forward on a "flat" surface. One requires a LOT more force to prevent it from moving.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:34 PM
V2 does have problems from time to time. It could be down for as long as a couple weeks, or a month. Those LIMs burn, and it just doesn't want to work. It almost happens every year. This year, it was down for like a week, maybe. Also, one time this year, it was smelling bad like burning.

This was only one day, and I think that it might have been the week right before they shut it down. It's fixed. Every ride breaks, and it's not a big deal if it's broke for one week out of 20 or so weeks.

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