Xcelerator noise question

Monday, December 16, 2002 6:43 AM
For those lucky ones to have experienced Dragster's little brother, what kind of sounds does that hydraulic launch make? I was just listening to the Wicked Twister song at work and I can still hear that wonderful scream of the LIMs in my head. Does the hydraulic launch make any distinctive noise?

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-- Brett

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Monday, December 16, 2002 7:05 AM
Hmmm...a 'whirring' noise comes from the launch mechanism. Not too loud, but very strange. I think it ended with a little 'snuff' as the valves shut.

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Monday, December 16, 2002 7:12 AM
You can hear it pretty clearly in Twisted Rails Xcelerator vid. Its a pretty sweet noise.

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Monday, December 16, 2002 7:24 AM
Yeah, not too loud at all. I think the roar of the train is louder.

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Monday, December 16, 2002 8:08 AM
It's a unique and very interesting kind of noise. Much more "cooler" in a sense compared to those of the LIM/LSM, Pneumatic, or Weight-drop/Flywheel.

The sound is a mix of noises. It is a combination of a gradually increasing whirring noise + an energetic whining noise + other eh...it's really hard to describe.

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Monday, December 16, 2002 8:13 AM
When I stood right next to the launch I could barely hear anything. I think the screams from the riders were much louder.
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Monday, December 16, 2002 8:37 AM

Wow, SFNE Freak, thanks for the tip on the Twisted Rails video - took me a while to find it but it was worth it. That sound is amazing, and my jaw literally dropped finally seeing Xcelerator in action too. Is it opening day yet?

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1. Kumba 2. Millie 3. Mantis 4. Lightning Racer 5. Wicked Twister (Front Seat)
-- Brett

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Monday, December 16, 2002 9:06 AM

^^Next month man.

Next month

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Monday, December 16, 2002 9:17 AM
Coasters2k also has a pretty sweet Xcelerator vid.

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Monday, December 16, 2002 10:42 AM

When I was there in November I thought it was pretty loud..... reminded me of one of those warning alarms you hear before a big Tornado.

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Monday, December 16, 2002 12:42 PM
is Xcelerator open now? or waht are u guys talking about? becasue i am going to knotts next sunday...
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Monday, December 16, 2002 1:43 PM

Um, it has been open since this past June. Don't know where you've been...

They were talking about Xcelerator's sucessor - Cedar Point's #16.

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