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  1. The Undead Creature

    How does an S&S Screamin' Swing work?

    ..... That 😁 I forgot about the lubricator, ever get the pink slime from Ghostbusters?
  2. The Undead Creature

    How does an S&S Screamin' Swing work?

    Well...... you are not wrong 😎 Exhaust air is usually really cold, so moisture condenses into a visible cloud for a few seconds. Either that or the oil seperator in the compressor isn't working properly and screw oil is making its way down the air lines...
  3. The Undead Creature

    How does an S&S Screamin' Swing work?

    This is correct, the 2 swings are essentialy 2 completely seperate machines and can be operated individually. The only synchronisation they have is that they both operate the same program from a single button press. If they get too far out of sync, an alarm is triggered.
  4. The Undead Creature

    B&M Coaster Rain Standard

    That sounds more like a decision made by the park rather than B&M. I've run coasters in some pretty torrential downpours and the only thing that happens is that they get a little bit faster.....
  5. The Undead Creature

    Too tall to ride?

    They aren't perfect, or indeed present at all on older rides. But something as new as Icon shouldn't have passed its design review if you managed to hit something with your hands.
  6. The Undead Creature

    Too tall to ride?

    Nahh, the clearance envelope is so huge your legs alone would need to be 2 metres long to hit anything.
  7. The Undead Creature

    Too tall to ride?

    In my experience, it is extremely rare for someone to be turned away for being simply too tall despite the maximum height specified by the manufacturer. Unlike the minimum height, the maximum is more of a guideline as if you are are too tall then you likely won't fit into the restraint. It all...
  8. The Undead Creature

    How does an S&S Screamin' Swing work?

    You are correct, 200 kW isn't a big load at all. But starting that motor from a standstill uses around 20 minutes worth of full load running energy. This causes all the lights that happen to be on the same transformer to dim by quite a lot whenever the compressor is fired up. So it is only ever...
  9. The Undead Creature

    How does an S&S Screamin' Swing work?

    The only one who could answer that is whoever wrote the program for it back in the US, but it isn't an air supply limitation. The compressor runs all day long without stopping, the only thing that changes is the load state. If the supply pressure is below the setpoint, the bypass valve closes...
  10. The Undead Creature

    How does an S&S Screamin' Swing work?

    S&S use compressed air because the system as a whole is a lot simpler as it only requires power for the control valves. Not only that but to generate enough torque to make Rush move like it does, you would need a stupidly large electric motor. Everything Rush needs to move is contained neatly...
  11. The Undead Creature

    What is the most surprising airtime moment you’ve experienced in your enthusiast career?

    I wouldn't have considered Nemesis to have any airtime at all but the first time I went on it, I definitley got lighter on the first "drop". I certainly wasn't expecting it given how the drop looks from the ground.
  12. The Undead Creature

    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    You are not wrong, we have all said it is cursed as every park it has been to has run into some sort of problem. Trying to track down 10 year old parts for a ride that has been spread across 3 continents is a logistical nightmare. We even have the Intamin engineers scratching their heads too...
  13. The Undead Creature

    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    Even I don't know and I'm "building" the dam thing 😁
  14. The Undead Creature

    List of coasters with implemented Onride-Videos

    Off the top of my head there is Shambhala, Furius Baco and Red Force at Portaventura. If rides that used to have video count then there was Kumali at Flamingoland, it had on board cameras for a few years but they never worked particularly well.
  15. The Undead Creature

    Your most embarrassing theme park moments

    That would be Thorpe Parks KMG Afterburner...
  16. The Undead Creature

    What are your thoughts on sustained positive g’s/greying or blacking out?

    They do for the most part. But even identical rides can have subtle differences that change the way they ride by a noticeable ammount.
  17. The Undead Creature

    What are your thoughts on sustained positive g’s/greying or blacking out?

    You are thinking about the larger ones like Dragster, Stealth doesn't work the same way..... or at least it never used to. I.e. there is no empty train mode on Stealth. Empty trains only need about 300bar in the accumulators to make the 77mph minimum to get over the top. Full trains on the...
  18. The Undead Creature

    What are your thoughts on sustained positive g’s/greying or blacking out?

    If your brain isn't being forced out your arse then it's not enough.... The forces can make or break a ride for me, I find high forces that are applied smoothly are much better than relatively low g's that come with a lot of shaking. I haven't ridden anything yet that tops Nemesis for vertical...
  19. The Undead Creature

    Coaster with the strongest smell?

    I like the smell of old woodies, the decades of baked in oil and grease has a certain charm to it. At the opposite end of the scale though is any ride with a leaky gearbox, used gearbox oil smells like rotten eggs and is a complete assault on the nose. Anyone who has changed the oil in a cars...
  20. The Undead Creature

    Height Restrictions

    In my experience, smaller independant parks tend to add 10cm onto the ride manufacturers minimum restriction whereas larger parks dont. It can be really confusing for people who visit many different parks, it even leaves us shrubs scratching our heads at the logic behind it sometimes. Even the...
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