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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby DJeXeL » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:23 am

coasterlover420 wrote:Also, I doubt a simple block coaster like this would need 'rollback proxys'


All B&Ms have proximity sensors that count anti-roll backs and chain dogs as the train enters the station.

In this image you see 3 green devices in the center of the image.

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The 2 outer devices toggle the anti-rollbacks to verify that they retract and come back out. There's a proximity sensor on the other side that counts them. The center device toggles chain dogs and there's a prox sensor on the other side that counts them as well. Only Dive machines have 3 toggling devices as shown here as they are the only B&M coasters that have anti-roll backs side-by-side as shown in the image of a Griffon train undercarriage below.

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All other non-dive coaster B&Ms only have 2 toggling devices, 1 for anti-rollbacks and 1 for chain dogs.

Intamins don't have these to my knowledge but a lot of their coasters (as well as B&Ms) have prox sensors that count brake fins. Granted you are correct in that this brake fin counting will not be taking place mid-circuit.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterlover420 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:51 am

^Apologies, I thought the term used would refer to proxys sensing rollbacks...I've never heard those sensors called that, but I know of their existence. I doubt they would be needed at said location in Skyrush.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:51 am

Can we please stop talking about the tiny line in the middle of that section of track?

There's nothing installed there yet, so we have nothing to worry about. :)
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby ahecht » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:40 am

djw44 wrote:Image


From this angle, that element reminds me (in a good way) of the High-Five element on the new wooden coaster at Happy Valley Wuhan. Especially the description in the IAAPA video of going sideways through an airtime hill.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby djw44 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:02 pm

Yeah, that or even on the Twister at Knoebels.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby mcjaco » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:15 pm

A.J. wrote:Can we please stop talking about the tiny line in the middle of that section of track?

There's nothing installed there yet, so we have nothing to worry about. :)


Yes!

And arguing with someone that works in a park and has significant knowledge of coasters and their operations......well, I guess those High School Diplomas are actually engineering degrees.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Fooz » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:20 pm

The webcam shows that they finished the middle of the last bunny hills, and started the first (twisty) one. I wonder what else they'll get done today?

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Jakizle » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:58 pm

Fooz wrote:The webcam shows that they finished the middle of the last bunny hills, and started the first (twisty) one. I wonder what else they'll get done today?


Right? Cmon Hershey guys, where is our update today? ;)

Really though, never been so excited as to see how this thing progresses :p

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby QueerRudie » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:53 pm

Jakizle wrote:
Fooz wrote:The webcam shows that they finished the middle of the last bunny hills, and started the first (twisty) one. I wonder what else they'll get done today?


Right? Cmon Hershey guys, where is our update today? ;)

Really though, never been so excited as to see how this thing progresses :p

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby FaithnotForgotten » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:00 pm

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