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    Is Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood classed as an Arrow or a Morgan?

    Ok! Did a little more digging on the control system. What I gathered is that over winter 2013/2014 the trains were sent out to be modified. They came back heavier and faster that the old ones. This extra weight and speed was causing the trains to overshoot the brake run which in turn caused...
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    What does MMFO at RCDB means?

    Guess i was. I somehow missed that post when reading through the thread at 4:30 in the morning. The joys of working nightshift.
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    What does MMFO at RCDB means?

    montado mas fechado operacional played with Google translate and came up with this in Porteguese. with a rough english translation as "mounted but closed operational"
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    Is Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood classed as an Arrow or a Morgan?

    Actually Irvine Ondrey Engineering did a complete update of the control system cabinet and PLC logic back in 2014. The only thing left on the coaster thats Arrow is the lift to the end of the straight section and the chassis of the trains. For the sake of the conversation, I would list Steel...
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    Dollywood to Announce Largest Investment!

    Have you any word on when it will be rescheduled?
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    Busch Gardens Tampa | Iron Gwazi | RMC Gwazi

    Usually the first test riders are construction crew members. they get to be the first guinea pigs.
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    “Warming up throughout the day” - a myth?

    I think it goes back to air temperature. Its obviously warmer in July vs April.
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    Kings Island | Orion | B&M Giga Coaster

    Forget seeing the layout! How 'bout that 70's porno music.
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    SFGAdv | Jersey Devil Coaster | RMC Raptor

    I know that was posted 7 hours ago but I just saw where they put in the last piece.
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    SFGAdv | Jersey Devil Coaster | RMC Raptor

    I checked the forums for Railblazer and vertical construction started December 4 and last piece was in place January 16. So Full cconstruction took about 6 weeks depending on how much time the crews took off for the holidays. Devil is basically a double out and back which makes construction...
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    Dollywood to Announce Largest Investment!

    If I remember correctly, there were two different surveys E-Mailed Out. One was concerning the theming for an interactive dark ride which was shared by Coaster Chall. But there was also another one taking a survey about the type of attraction to add next. I believe those choices were a Mack...
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    Dollywood to Announce Largest Investment!

    It's pretty much a given that there would be a Phase 2 at Wildwood Grove. Pete has said before at Thrills in the Hills that his dream would be to get a Giga. But keep in mind that Copperhead strike cost $26 mil and Lightning Rod was $22 mil. So either a Mack or B&M would be fitting.
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    “Warming up throughout the day” - a myth?

    I don't have all the answers pertaining to water and grease but here's some thoughts. I think a wet ride would be more noticeably fast on wooden coasters vs steel. If properly maintained. A wood coaster needs the steel rails oiled daily to help reduce friction where the wheel is straining the...
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    Steepest Coaster

    Although they are called "Dive Coasters" they are technically not a vertical drop. Oblivion's drop is listed at 87.5 on RCDB. Credit is given to Tower of Terror as to being the first coaster with a 90 drop after the lift hill. https://rcdb.com/1481.htm Pure speculation here but I would say...
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