Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Dar, Apr 23, 2016.
Oh my... Alton don't want the tabloids finding out about this...
That's ... not right. Seems like a reverberance around the chain, probably from the coupling of the train to the chain. That can't be doing the gear box / bearings any good!
Looks like the chain tensioning device isn't working properly. Usually that would absorb this pulsing, which is a result of the chain acting like a spring when the train engages.
For anyone that's ridden it, can you feel the lurching on the train? It's not uncommon to get a bit of that, but usually it's dampened down quite quickly.
I love the quick fix they did of putting a piece of wood to dampen the abrasion on those support beams. Great job.
How did GCI do such a bad job here?
It’s had a rediculous amount of downtime since opening and a number of problems... As far as I know GCI’s are normally really reliable?
Could it maybe be an issue caused by the changed gradient on the lifthill? It would potentially explain why it hasn't happened on other GCI's.
If it is, the. Should it be GCI warning them that might happen?
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It's possible that GCI didn't know it was going to happen. I wonder of the 'kink' as it changes gradient is causing it? All lift hills change gradient but generally not as sharply as that kink.
So here's the closest thing to an official POV we've got:-
POV by TowersTimes.
Cba to find a link but Channel 4 filmed a behind the scenes documentary for Wickerman that they'll be airing in a few weeks time.
The documentary is called Inside Alton Towers and will be airing on Thursday 23rd August at 9pm. Taken from Alton Towers' social media channels.
There is an offical POV plonker, in fact there's loads. All of the rider POV's on the meet the makers event were filmed by Towers and the park themselves filmed a POV on the day and told people like TowersStreet, TPW, TowersTimes, PBE etc to upload it.
Yeah I did think I'd seen a POV before @ATI posted that.
But in all fairness he wasn't being an idiot here - just sharing a video... and probably the best quality one we've seen so far.
I don't always agree with what ATI says but why is there the need to be so degrading and rude when he's simply sharing a video?
That isn't acceptable surely?
Yeah, I don't think posting a POV justifies that kind of reaction.
Let's just get back to our normal lives and move on. Thank you.
I prefer those types of POVs, where you can see movement of the guest etc. over rigged train shots.
Agreed - I'm thinking of those awful mounted POVs that Cedar Point do. They give no indication of the realistic ride experience. The Alton official POV was like that too
Sorry to bump the thread, but I wasn't sure where to ask this question, so; does Wicker Man have ejector airtime anywhere, out of interest? Only asking because I thought that ejector meant shorter pops of airtime, which I'd personally say Wicker Man had a couple of.
The term ejector is more related to the strength of the airtime, generally said to be anything less the 0G, though I would probably say anything less than -0.5G.
A quick pop of floater isn't really ejector. It's fun, for sure, but you're never reaching the magnitude of force required for ejector.
That being said, the rate of change of G-force is actually the more exciting bit, hence the term flojector and the chart.
As far as I understand, Wickerman has plenty of pops of airtime, some of them quite quickly, but they never stray in to the ejector territory of forces.
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