[VEKOMA] (CLOSED) Something is being built @ Vekoma Vlodrop

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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is beeing build @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby MrRC » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:08 pm

Final version of the Rotation Test with Custom trains [NL2] :



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Postby MrRC » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:54 am

Images of the test set up in [NL2] :

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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is beeing build @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby KingRCT3 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:59 am

Why did you choose the old-gen Vekoma track, tho? I think the Motorbike track would fit better. ;)

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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is beeing build @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby MrRC » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:19 am

Yes thats right because of the track ties look more the same, but the track with is much smaller then the test setup @ Vekoma.

The old gen track is 1200 and Motorbike is 800 . So if i took that it would look more skinnier.

Thats why i used the old gen track.

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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is beeing build @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:32 am

Such an interesting concept. I'm interested to see how this could be used on a full scale coaster.
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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is beeing build @ Vekoma Vlodrop

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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is beeing build @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby Fooz » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:09 am

It looks like there's nothing on the track controlling rotation. Relying on on-board motors sounds like a risky situation, they could be swinging and weighted.

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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is beeing build @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby MrRC » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:30 am

I think the rotation is beeing controlled by a large disc with contactspots on every each 10 degrees.



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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is beeing build @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby Gutterflower » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:42 pm

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Is that still track from the vertical lift prototype they trialed a year or two ago? I thought that was all sat in a field in China. Interesting if it is.

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Re: [VEKOMA] Something is beeing build @ Vekoma Vlodrop

Postby KingRCT3 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:56 am

Vekoma had an open house day at their Vlodrop factory. Themepark.nl got some pictures.

The vehicle for the mysterious prototype:

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...well, that's disappointing as we still have to wait even more before having more infos on the kind of seats! :devil: :lol:

The track from the vertical lift prototype is still here, indeed:

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Curvy bits:

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A junior coaster train:

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A mysterious red track:

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But th more interesting thing (to me at least), is this yet-another prototype, this time for a dark-ride:

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They had a patent for it for years, but here they are making it for real.

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And in action:



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