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Re: Walibi Belgium Discussion Thread

Postby j2xv » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:25 am

Belgiumcoasterfreak wrote:For some odd reason the brakes are harder when the cars are (nearly) empty. The heavier the car, the lesser it brakes on the blockbrakes. Saw this happening last week. Trains with sandbags in them just flew trough the brakes, the empty ones crawled out of them.


That's very strange indeed, it would make sense the opposite way regarding weight, without braking it actually looks much better. I don't get why they didn't do that for their official POV, maybe to make it look like it lasts longer?

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Re: Walibi Belgium Discussion Thread

Postby RollerManic » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:36 am

A heavier car has more mass and therefore at the same velocity has more momentum.

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Re: Walibi Belgium Discussion Thread

Postby JordyC » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:12 pm

RollerManic wrote:A heavier car has more mass and therefore at the same velocity has more momentum.


Exactly. The heavier train has more energy (more mass) than the lighter train. The brakes slow the train down, so that means that the brakes are taking away the energy (speed) from the train. Now, this is the same amount of energy for both the heavy and the light train. Because the heavy train has more energy (mass), it takes longer to slow down the heavy train.
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Re: Walibi Belgium Discussion Thread

Postby coasterkyle » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:38 pm

Belgiumcoasterfreak wrote:
j2xv wrote:
For some odd reason the brakes are harder when the cars are (nearly) empty. The heavier the car, the lesser it brakes on the blockbrakes. Saw this happening last week. Trains with sandbags in them just flew trough the brakes, the empty ones crawled out of them.




if the brakes are magnetic the lighter the trains the faster the train will slow down... I first noticed this when I worked Maverick as when the train (empty) would enter the tunnel during our testing every morning the train would come to a crawl in the permanent fixed magnetic fins and we had to wait to send the next train up the lift or the train on the lift would rollback if the train in the tunnel hadn't moved into the launch section of the tunnel. but as soon as we start loading the trains with guest the trains would coast into the launch section with more speed than with the train being empty.
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Re: Walibi Belgium Discussion Thread

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:57 pm

Same velocity, the lighter train would have lower kinetic energy than the heavier train. Of course it would slow down faster.

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Re: Walibi Belgium Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:21 am

Thanks, Belgiumcoasterfreak, for the POV. Looks like a fun ride, has some mouse-like elements and a lot of twistiness.
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Re: Walibi Belgium Discussion Thread

Postby funtime_arena » Tue May 08, 2018 7:50 am

Check out this onride of Tiki Waka the new Bobsled Coaster at Walibi Belgium and some nice impressions of the new area Exotic World


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