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Discussion in 'Park Construction' started by CrashCoaster, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. Matt N

    Matt N Active Member

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    Taylor Bybee posted his review of Dragon Flier today, and I thought it might interest you to know that the accelerometer on his Apple Watch actually said that the ride pulls 4G of positive g-force in the back row and -0.2G of negative g-force! For an alleged family coaster, 4G is crazy; that's more than quite a few thrill coasters pull! I think the phrase "wolf in sheep's clothing" comes to mind with this ride!
    P.S. Sorry for double posting!
     
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    I find it interesting he even snuck an Apple Watch onto Dragon Flier at all. I’m pretty sure that if Taylor measured other thrill rides like Kumba, Mindbender in Canada and Intimidator 305, that they would pull +5 to +6G’s! Kumba’s is advertised at +3.8G, Mindbender in Canada’s at +5.2G and Intimidator 305 at +4.5G.
     
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    What is your basis for these bold predictions!?
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    When you say "snuck" you mean "wore", right? ;)

    I know nothing about Apple Watches and the technology/algorithms in them (and I plan on doing no research on the matter), but you have to be careful that the data from them is appropriately filtered. Noise from the watch shaking on the wrist, or vibrations in the train, could spike very high forces. I too would be a bit surprised at 4G on a ride like this
     
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    What I was trying to say is, I am skeptical that Dragon Flier pulls +4G — Taylor’s Watch probably amplified the actual G forces, due to what Hixee already mentioned. It certainly sounds to be on the more intense side of family coasters, however, +4G seems a bit over what I would guess at.
     
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    G-force is interesting

    G-forces tolerance depends on the magnitude and duration of the acceleration or deceleration

    I think it could hit 4G but only for a split second, i've been in a centrifuge at 4.2G and that was my limit but it was sustained force, in a jet i've pulled 6G while turning and felt fine.

    So while its still high for a Family ride depending on what his watch said ( i have not seen the video) it might do 4G for a sec.

    EDIT: Also if he was flailing his arms around that would also effect the results.
     
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  7. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    Front and back row POVs of Dragonflier by Theme Park POV:-
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    I bet that'll look really good when all the vegetation had grown in! Nice.
     

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