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Another Prototype on the Vekoma Test Site

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

  1. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Agreed, it would be interesting to know. A lot of our contracts at work start with a clause from the client saying "we own any IP relating to this project", which we're very quick to remove (if needs be with our lawyers) as our tools, calculation methodologies and models/drawings are what we're selling. It's a tough one though, as there is a strong argument from the other side. Often it comes down to what's being paid for.

    If we're paid to design a building, and to do so we develop a tool to help us design a particular element of it, that IP is often ours. If we're paid to design a building with a new tool, then that IP is often owned by the client. The difference is subtle, but key. I'm no lawyer though, so I don't get wrapped up in the nitty-gritty of it all.

    It would seem likely to me that Disney are funding Vekoma's R&D, likely with a secondary contract for the ride if the R&D comes though. In this case, I think it would be fair that Disney would own the IP. They may have an agreement that Disney will own the IP for a number of years (enough to let them implement the ride technology in a few of their parks), at which point they will sell or licence it back to Vekoma. It'd be good to know.
     
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  2. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    That looks exactly like the one at the testing facility...
     
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    New images from today (23-10-2018) (some are taken from a different angle, some have no obstructions in the view)

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    The track piece (simulair to FLY) with the "Turbo Föhn" was not longer on Vekoma ground.
     
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    I found a YT movie where u can see the actual track pieces @ EPCOT :

     
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    New images from today (11-11-2018)

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    They making the supports for electronics for the chassis :

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    Did a visit on Dec 1st + Dec 4th + Dec 7th, still no changes.
     
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    Finaly they working on it again, (images 20th Januari 2019)

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    If somebody showed me those photos of the prototype with all the others taken I honestly don't think I'd be able to spot a different.
     
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    OK lets clear this up. The train is on a different spot on the lifthill / drop / track then on 11-11-2018. The configuration of the train remains the same. The liftcable is disconneted from the train. U can see that in the 1st image.
     
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    Holy moly, they moved the train a bit? :eek:
     
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    Yes and it took them more then 1 month to move it :p
     
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    Looks slow.
     
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    A new image from today (nothing visible changed)

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    2 images from today (Januari 10th 2019)
    Seems they doing some testing, the lift cable is attached to the train and the train is on a different position)

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    Overview image from 17th Februari 2019 :

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    Image from today 24th Feb 2019 : (I noticed a blue strap around the 1st weight coach)
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    New images from 03-03-2019, seems they still working on it.

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    Exciting times
     
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    I can barely contain myself.
     
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