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Another Prototype on the Vekoma Test Site

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by ATI, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. iac17

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    surely the prototype it's not a full circuit
    so maybe it's a new kind of boomerang
     
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    Whatever it is, it looks like it has REALLY wide trains, based on the width of the track and the headlining at the bottom of the drop/ride on the left of most pics. This furthers me to think that it's more than likely a spinner, or could even be the water coaster.
     
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    Well it's definitely a kind of shuttle, as one of those track pieces has bent up ends to stop the rail from travelling any further.
     
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    Really want to see it as a spinner; the idea sounds really cool and I don't think a boomerang water coaster would work as well. A full circuit Vekoma water coaster has tonnes more potential tbh

    Plus I really just want to legitimately say Spoomerang.
     
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    i love this name
    sound really good
     
  6. ATI

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    Maybe they've made it a shuttle because it's more compact for the Vekoma test site, and the version they build at theme parks may be full circuit?
     
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    Look at the time they built just a lift hill (Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars if I remember correctly) as a prototype. I have a feeling that the 'drop' on this isn't one that's going to be used IRL, I think that's merely to just build momentum for the test.
     
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    Yeah, this is definitely a new-gen boomerang.
     
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    Not necessarily. They could just be doing this so the train definitely doesn't have fault at the end. I'm not saying that it definitely isn't one, but it's certainly NOT a definite that it's a shuttle. You know, unless you teleport on the train/car because up to now there's no :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing loading area if this was a 'true' prototype test of a new boomerang.
     
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    Here some more pics :
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    Still no train and no lift motor on the test site.

    I have my NL2 model updated :
    Old version :
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    New version :
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    Spinning Boomerang? Anyone?
     
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    Or maybe... a Spoomerang! Or a Boomerspin!
     
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    Today Feb 3rd still no winch motor and no train on the track or at the site. (no pictures)
    Same on 5 Feb
    Same on 8 Feb
     
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    Lift motor has been installed :
     
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    I updated my NL2 model with the new winch motor installed.
    I lookedup in the product catalog of EMCÉ and downloaded the Product-datasheet, made it in SU14 :

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    Still NO train / coach.
     
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    Did a couple visits, they still working on electrical mostly lifthill, like sensors and wiring.
     
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    Latest picture from today (Feb 27), they still working on the electrical things like wiring and sensors.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Short video, some strange things between catwalk and track, does someone know ?

     
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    This is getting weirder by the week.
     

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