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Re: Fuji-Q Highlands Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:54 am

The launch still looks amazing (and was probably the most remarkable part of the ride previously), but I give the loop an "ehh" reaction when compared with the top hat.
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Re: Fuji-Q Highlands Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:52 am

Bummer about the restraints, bummer about the loop, bummer about the poor footage, and bummer it's still at Fuji Q. On the plus side...that launch! Ugh! I wish I didn't like it so much.

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Re: Fuji-Q Highlands Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:00 am

The launch still looks amazing, but I miss the insane airtime of the old high hat.
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Re: Fuji-Q Highlands Discussion Thread

Postby Stonem » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:46 am

I was wondering if the restraints will affect the ride itself, especially the launch.
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Re: Fuji-Q Highlands Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:28 pm

This link is claiming that Dododonpa now reaches 180 km/h in 1.56 seconds, accelerating at 3.75G... https://www.fujiq.jp/special/dododonpa/?page=3

Compare that to Kingda Ka with 1.6G accelerating.... Holy Shit
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Re: Fuji-Q Highlands Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:01 pm

SharkTums wrote:Bummer about the restraints, bummer about the loop, bummer about the poor footage, and bummer it's still at Fuji Q. On the plus side...that launch! Ugh! I wish I didn't like it so much.


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Re: Fuji-Q Highlands Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:55 pm

chickenbowl wrote:This link is claiming that Dododonpa now reaches 180 km/h in 1.56 seconds, accelerating at 3.75G...Compare that to Kingda Ka with 1.6G accelerating.... Holy Shit

Finally! I get to be "that guy" again! YEE-ESS!

The 3.75G is probably the positives at the bottom of the loop. 180 km/h is 50 m/s, in 1.8 seconds, that's about 2.83 G accelerating. Still bonkers crazy.
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Re: Fuji-Q Highlands Discussion Thread

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:53 pm

^ It is most likely the peak acceleration value as compressed air gives more of a blast rather than a constant acceleration.

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Re: Fuji-Q Highlands Discussion Thread

Postby KingRCT3 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:37 am

A.J. wrote:
chickenbowl wrote:This link is claiming that Dododonpa now reaches 180 km/h in 1.56 seconds, accelerating at 3.75G...Compare that to Kingda Ka with 1.6G accelerating.... Holy Shit

Finally! I get to be "that guy" again! YEE-ESS!

The 3.75G is probably the positives at the bottom of the loop. 180 km/h is 50 m/s, in 1.8 seconds, that's about 2.83 G accelerating. Still bonkers crazy.


But it's now 1.56 seconds, not 1.8. The linear acceleration is 3.3g for these values (180km/h, 1.56 sec), but as gerstlaueringvar said, there is most likely a jerk at the beginning.

Despite the changes in both speed and time being minimal, if my math is correct the launch has been upgraded to 120% of its original strength.

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Re: Fuji-Q Highlands Discussion Thread

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:30 am

Found a pretty cool time-lapse of the transformation.
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