Saturday, March 17, 2001 9:33 AM
From watching the video it seems like as you are going up the hill you start to recline on you back, now from watching movies of the stealth you seem to recline all the way back in the station then you start to move. I was just wondering why they would have changed it? Save time?
Saturday, March 17, 2001 9:47 AM
Yes you are correct. Stealth reclines in the station where the 2nd gen Dutchmen should recline on the lift. The biggest negative for Stealth is the extensive amount of time in the station. The 2nd gens are making a major improvement on this by having two stations and reclining on the lift.
Scott W. Short firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com
Saturday, March 17, 2001 10:25 AM
Yeah that was the only real problem with Stealth. The capacity was horrible. I hope SFWoA can improve on it.
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Saturday, March 17, 2001 1:32 PM
they only built 1 Flying Dutchman, now there is already a second generation out
Best Coaster: Millennium Force
Worst Coaster: Project Stealth
Craig the Coaster Freak
Saturday, March 17, 2001 1:40 PM
It is a new model, so I guess you could call it the next gem. Hopefully it will have improvements though. BTW, X-Flight does have a slightly altered layout, making it a little more different from Stelth.
Coasters- a little slice of heaven
Saturday, March 17, 2001 1:44 PM
Actually, I don't believe they ever referred to Stealth as a 1st Generation- I believe they always referred to it as a prtotype. Therefore, X-Flight and Batwing are first-gens. And Originally on stealth, they wanted the trains to recline on the lift hill. Unfortunately, they couldn't get them to do it, so they changed it to make them recline in the station. I guess they worked those problems out!
Saturday, March 17, 2001 3:09 PM
Stealth suffers from the problems associated with a new radical design. Remember that the first suspended coaster, The Bat At PKI, only ran for a few years before they tore it down due to severe problems. You just have to build one to find the problems. This is why S&S built a thrust air prototype out in Utah before they even tried to sell one to a park.
Saturday, March 17, 2001 6:44 PM
The key word here is "prototype", which Stealth was. X Flight and Batwing are both improved designs with a near identical layout to the original.
SFWOA: An Unofficial Guide http://sfohio.tripod.com
Ride Em, Cowboy
Saturday, March 17, 2001 6:49 PM
So, X-Flight will also have the double station? I knew that Batwing has one, but wasn't sure about X-Flight.
Ride Em, Cowboy
Saturday, March 17, 2001 6:50 PM
Correction on my statement. I knew that Batwing has one (meaning, has one double station, not one station).