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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby DorneyKid14 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:47 am

Surprised no one posted this yet. Its Steel Vengeance control panel getting programmed
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:40 pm

Helix at Liseberg, which has controls built into the armrest of the chair.
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:19 pm

I do realize that there is probably another (possibly) bigger control panel behind this one, but still.
This has to be the smallest control panel I've seen for a major coaster. And some nice theming on it ,too!

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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:15 pm

^Yeah, that's just the platform dispatch button. Most coasters and a number of flats have them in addition to the main panel in the booth. Both the booth and the platform have a dispatch button that must be pressed in conjunction for the train to dispatch.
But yes, I do enjoy the graphic on it.
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:45 pm

^ I had the feeling this might be a thing other than a control panel, heh. My oops. :oops:
I guess it was the graphic on it, that made me take more notice of this one.
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:14 pm

^No worries. ;) Many assume that they are the main panel. When I've worked the platform for an S&S Space Shot, I've noticed many an eye on me as I have my hand over the "ride stop" button thinking that it's the button that actually launches the cart up the tower. So of course I play around with them a little bit. :p
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby ControlsEE » Thu May 10, 2018 1:10 pm

So I had to design a panel for work... Look Familiar?

EDIT: Sorry, I had to take the pic down due to customer request. Basically, it was a control panel for a brazing vacuum furnace that mimics the sleek Consign panels. Everyone at my company really likes the design, so we will be using it for future projects. Also, there is an interesting article about a control system overhaul done on the Hurricane roller coaster in NM over on go2adc.com/ride-ss

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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby WildStangAlex » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:46 pm

I have a question and maybe one of you, more enlightened, individuals has the answer. On many newer rides in place of a remote enable button, there is a little module where the op places his finger, or sometimes hand, to enable dispatch. Does anybody know what I am referring to, and what those types of inputs are called? Thanks!

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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby DJeXeL » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:16 pm

^I'm assuming you're referring to operator presence switches like these?
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby WildStangAlex » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:41 pm

That's correct. What's the technical name?

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