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Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by GuyWithAStick, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Antinos

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    There are some guy wires barely visible in the photo. They did the same thing with Valravn during its construction.

    I am a bit surprised to see the support structure differ slightly. The drop IS nearly 40 feet taller, but I wouldn't think it'd alter where the supports interface with the track THAT much.
     
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    The drop is scheduled to be connected to the lift hill Friday.
     
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    To partly confirm the discussion around the drop and lift hill, the track does provide self-support and allow for minimal supports. Cedar Point covered some of this during the Valravn construction, such as the single straight support at the turn and unsupported drop entry, which are reinforced by support from the verticle drop track and lift hill. AKA the track and supports work together in providing support.

     
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    And just like that, the drop is complete:




    It's certainly going to look impressive from any angle in the park! Now if we can only get that intern to learn how to focus the camera properly...
     
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    Well, it's big.
     
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    This has been a fun watch. I'd love to get a hold of the drawings and nerd out on them for hours. The caissons/piles have to be ridiculously deep on that sucker. :emoji_nerd:
     
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    D. a. m. n.
     
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    I'd say they are wrong. They're not the world tallest Dive Coaster until it's finished and operating. (Just saying...)
     
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    It's hard to see from that image but they haven't installed the top of the lift hill yet, only the holding brake and most of the turn.
     
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    This is the interesting point. I vaguely recall the crew consteucting Valravn's entire top section essentially all at once but, as mentioned, they didn't install the crest and beginning of the turn. I don't see why they couldn't just leave the crane there temporarily supporting the whole thing, but we don't have any way of knowing if they did so.
     
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    Right on schedule, it's actually topped off. Completing the drop is not topping it off as many youtubers seem to think.

    At 8:14 or 11:00ish.
     
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    She continues to move forward. I like it.
     
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    Looks like the immelmann has been completed while everyone was distracted with IAAPA. Found on *vomits* Amusement Insiders:

     
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    HEY you barfed on ME!
    But that Immelmann
    It ain't small.
     
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    God, it's :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing huge. <3
     
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    I was so enamored by the 0-g roll that I didn't even realize that the mid course brakes and second dive are complete as well.
     

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