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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:37 pm
by MixedDrink
I bow down to the almighty brakes!
Nice job on those shots by the way,
thanks man!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:25 pm
by coasterlover420
Bolliger&Mabillard wrote:Well they still use friction brakes, but the magnets assist the friction brakes which reduces wear on the brake shoes and allows the trains to stop smoother in a shorter space.


Yes, because they need the friction brakes afterward so they can control the train. The magnets don't move, therefore are only good for stopping the train, not controlling the speed.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:34 pm
by yankees15
Gotta love up close picture of magnetic brakes!

Bolliger&Mabillard wrote:All B&M's after Silver Star have that magnetic mount right before the friction brakes.


I don't believe that is completely true. I know for a fact Hydra the Revenge at Dorney Park does not have magnetic brakes. I also believe the Superman Ultimate Flight's at SFGADV and SFGAM do not have magnetic brakes either. Hydra was built in 2005, the Superman Ultimate Flight's were built in 2003, and Silver Star was built in 2002.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:39 am
by Reon
Its been atleast 2 minutes, why isnt a new piece of track up yet?



With that in mind, I'm heading up to KI today for one last Deathbat/Beast/Vortex/Diamondback/other ride fix before I head back to college this saturday.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:25 am
by typo86
The magnetic brakes along with the downward sloping brake run reduces the need for friction brakes and wheel launchers which in turn saves energy...!Nerd Quote of the Day! :lmao:

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:59 pm
by Reon
2 new pieces of track are up as of the park closing today. It looks like they are constructing the brake run first. I wish I had a camera to get a pov shot of it. Its so high up, and there looks like there is little room for the actual brake run/turn around after the water splash area.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:03 pm
by Rct3man777
Reon wrote:Its been atleast 2 minutes, why isnt a new piece of track up yet?

:|

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:54 pm
by downunder
Another B & M hyper, Cedar Fair becoming the new Six Flags is way in the past tense now. Have they outlawed Inatmin ejector airtime in the USA?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:45 pm
by PKIDelirium
Bunch of new photos from today: http://www.kiextreme.com/gallery/thumbn ... ?album=334

Main brake run is now installed, next up looks to be the friction brake section between this and the transfer track.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:00 pm
by kraken613
Awesome nice to see track going up pretty fast!