At first I was excited about X-flight coming to my home park but then I realized how trashy this ride is. It seems like they are trying to do to much with this ride. Who cares if the train reclines on the lift, why don't they take the 2 secs. and recline the train in the station. Is there really a reason why X-Flight is down so much?
X-Flight is basically the prototype. Its light years ahead of stealth. Each train has 12 on board computers w/ probably 5x as many sensors per car for the restriant locks and GAU locks. Plus Vekoma recently redesigned the brushs on the sides of the cars which cause it to recline, raise, lock and unlock through the drag strips and are on site refitting all the trains. Plus we are now running at full power because of a new tranformer. And if you ever get a chance to look in the trialer on the side of the lift you'll see all the computers you dont see. thats all that trialer is computers and asftey sensors.
------------- Don't mess with the X in 01 X-Flight team member 2001!
*** This post was edited by XFlight on 6/30/2001. ***
yeah that name kinda sucks, stealth is a much cooler name... however all of the CP people keep raggin' on X-Flight for being down, or SFWOA for it always being down, but I waited an hour and a half for the ride, which is a wait-time at CP that isnt unheard of...Especially for a new coaster.
and yes vekoma does suck, but this is a new promising ride. Their first 'awesome' one!
------------- PCW needs something taller than a boomerang
*** This post was edited by coo man chu on 6/30/2001. ***
I have 2 simple answers. 1.Because it's sorta brand new, with the duel station, reclining on the lift and all. 2. X-Flight, if you think about it, fits in great with Rockville. In the 50's there was propoganda and nuclear fear, then ARea 51 type place came up,if you think about it really hard it's pretty cool.
It's funny that this one's always broken down and the Batwing never is... I know about 6 other peeps who've gone to SFWoA,and they never mentioned anything about it being down. What they've told me is this ride rocks,it's the don't miss ride of the year.
Hmmm. Batwing's cars went into service after X-Flight, so wouldn't that mean Vekoma would have had more time to make the upgrades? I've heard alot about parts being reconfigured or replaced by Vekoma. Maybe the Batwing cars have been completely upgraded, and X-Flight's have not been.
I still have to ride X-flight, I went to the park on Friday for the first time, I only stayed not even 3 hours becuase how discusted my parents and I were at how many rides were down (including X-flight).
Complain, complain, complain. There are a few of you here who, if I ever heard a positive word from you, I'd faint. Some of you seem to use this board as your own personal whine and cheeze factory. It may be time to re-visit Jeff's mission statement: