Xcelerator Launch

Sunday, April 21, 2002 11:01 AM
I've been looking at this picture http://www.westcoaster.net/photo.php?img=042002/042002-kbf025-lrg.jpg at westcoaster.net and I'm trying to figure out exactly how the launch works. Does anybody know? Will it be loud? Also, do people think that it will take long to load the trains, or is the loading and unloading process simple? If they can get people on and off quickly then capacity should be pretty good concidering how short the ride is. Is there a predicted People Per Hour?
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Sunday, April 21, 2002 11:32 AM

Try using the search feature to find about the launch system.

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- Peabody

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Sunday, April 21, 2002 11:35 AM

As for loading it should not be a problem at all. The trains and restraints are exactly the same as Millenium Force.

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Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?

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Sunday, April 21, 2002 12:51 PM
That picture really allows you to see the incredible size of the launch equipment.
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Sunday, April 21, 2002 1:03 PM

"Is there a predicted People Per Hour?"

Yes, 1300pph with two trains, 5 cars each for a total of 20 people per train.

JD
http://www.westcoaster.net

*** This post was edited by James Disney on 4/21/2002. ***

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Sunday, April 21, 2002 1:06 PM
i think that seatbelts, although neccesary, will greatly slow down the capacity. if they get ghostrider's operators to run the ride, the coaster will only get like 500pph. if they choose people who run supreme scream and bommerang 9they disbatch the train in like 30 seconds) now, then they may get up to 1200pph. i hope they get seatbelts that work, unlike the ones that most of the rides have now. if the park assigns seats, then the capacity will be increased by at least 80pph.
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Sunday, April 21, 2002 2:35 PM
just hope they don't have the same seat belts as MF, it takes 'tards 5 minutes to figure out how to put the friggin seat belts on, getting them off is another story:(

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HurricaneGeauga- Just in case

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Sunday, April 21, 2002 2:49 PM
All Intamin Hypers have the same belts including the brand new Goliath, so I am sure this wont be any different.

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Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?

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Sunday, April 21, 2002 3:06 PM
Same with S:ROS at SFA. Anytime I unhooked half the trains seatbelts at the end of the ride because people could not get out of them!

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So...you can't handle a rollercoaster huh? Well...you ARE the Weakest Link! Goodbye!
Number 1 Batwing Fan!

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Sunday, April 21, 2002 3:42 PM

The cable drum looks similar to the ones used on old Schwarzkopf flywheel launch shuttle loops.

As for Xcelerator's Launch...It is pneumatic. Meaning that that big thing witht he hoses will use pneumatic pressure to drive the cable drum, creating a launch similar to the ones on. derp. Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loops

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Sunday, April 21, 2002 7:42 PM
No, it's not pneumatic, it's hydraulic. Like what has been pointed out, check the search function on this topic. It has been thoroughly covered and explained.
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Sunday, April 21, 2002 8:07 PM
what words did you use to search 'cause I searched ten pages of "Xcelerator launch" and "Xcelerator launch system" and found nothing but crap.

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-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
Knott's Berry Farm Cuba ~South Park
"Your proctologist called, he found your head!" ~Jerry "The King" Lawler

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Monday, April 22, 2002 5:57 AM
Enter just "Xcelerator". When the results come up click on "Xcelerator goes vertical at Knotts". The launch system was discussed in this thread.
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