Flight Deck Model

A working mini-coaster of Flight Deck at Alameda County Fair
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Flight Deck Model

Postby mejaybe » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:08 am

During a trip to the Alameda County Fair yesterday, a particular exhibit caught my eye that I thought might be worth posting. I've seen other working models of coasters before but none that were the likeness of a ride I've been on before. So, without further delay, I present to you the miniaturized version of Top Gu... errr, Flight Deck!
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Flight Deck at California's Great America! Although I'm sure when this was built it was still called Top Gun at Paramount's Great America. That curious little gentleman in the background is my youngest son Gabriel... say hi Gabriel!
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Here's one for all you lift-hill enthusiasts.
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They nailed the design really well.
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Mmm, sexy!
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Overview from the opposite side of the table.
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They even took the time to add a section of Rip Roaring Rapids. I think the little people in the tube are either sleeping or dead.
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I leave you with one final shot. Top Gu... I mean, umm mini Flight Deck... through the trees!

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Postby mcjaco » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:34 am

Out of curiousity, what did that control panel operate?

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Postby mejaybe » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:10 pm

Unfortunately I never got to see it in action so I'm not 100% sure. If I had to guess though, I'd say it controls the motor to the lift hill, the brakes at the station and also all the lights.

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Postby Xizor_Racer » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:23 pm

ummmmm.......

DAMN!!

4-H overachiever?!

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Postby hyyyper » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:50 pm

Great model, perfect example of what you can do with CoasterDynamix.
To bad the zero-G and corkscrew would kill people, just look at that horrible shaping.

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Postby mcjaco » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:52 pm

mejaybe wrote:Unfortunately I never got to see it in action so I'm not 100% sure. If I had to guess though, I'd say it controls the motor to the lift hill, the brakes at the station and also all the lights.


Ok. In anycase, still very cool.

^ and ^^ what the heck does that contribute to this?

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Postby hyyyper » Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:47 pm

mcjaco wrote:
mejaybe wrote:Unfortunately I never got to see it in action so I'm not 100% sure. If I had to guess though, I'd say it controls the motor to the lift hill, the brakes at the station and also all the lights.


Ok. In anycase, still very cool.

^ and ^^ what the heck does that contribute to this?


1. I pointed out the model is great
2. I inform that the model is a costum CoasterDynamix model
3. Two points are badly shaped and could kill IRL

I've seen plenty of posts contributing less

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Postby mejaybe » Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:57 pm

Easy kids, easy.

1. It's just a toy.
2. I didn't build it, I just photographed it at a fair.
3. It's just a toy.

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Postby Real » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:30 pm

Really wish I had a CoasterDynamix model because Im pretty sure I could get realistic shaping. I havent seen yet one where the Zero G was shaped properly.

I need about 500 bucks in spare change though...lol

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Postby mejaybe » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:00 pm

Real wrote:I need about 500 bucks in spare change though...lol


Don't we all! :(

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