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Hansa Park | Highlander | Funtime Gyro Drop Tower

Discussion in 'Other Ride Construction' started by CSLKennyNI, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    That's scarily close to the "lapbars aren't safe" argument. :p
     
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    CSLKennyNI Member

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    Hansa Park have shared two new pictures showing the gondola now in place on the tower.
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    I get that. That’s not really what I was getting at however. The thing is, the restraints that have been installed pass TÜV stringent requirements. What I was getting as is that maybe the other style hasn’t been checked and tested by them, and rather than building the ride and then having it tested, potentially delayed for modifications etc. It’s easier and most likely cheaper to use the tried and tested method?

    As for the lapbars not being safe argument. That’s all bull:emoji_poop:. They’re just as safe.
     
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  4. CSLKennyNI

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    Some pictures of Highlander after the 5th section was fitted yesterday from HAPA Forum.
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    Picture from Hansa Park showing the 5th segment being attached yesterday.
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    On CoasterFriends.de it was reported that today they have already fitted the 6th and 7th sections bringing the tower up to about 80m now.
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    EDIT: New pictures showing the current height of the tower.
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    It looks horrific and I want it.
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    Based on images of Le Donjon de l'Extrême, there is only one or two sections of tower left to be installed.
     
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  7. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    I love watching drop towers of this scale being built - you're like "Oh yeah, that's the last piece. Oh... there's another bit, that must be it. No? :emoji_zipper_mouth: that"
     
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    A second episode of the construction blog has been uploaded on Youtube, but it is again not really up-to-date with the construction photos we have seen.
     
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  9. CSLKennyNI

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    The local area's new skyline.
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    Now sections 8 and 9 have been added the decorative top piece has been installed and now Highlander is finished!
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    EDIT: Also a look at Nessie's new station.
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    All looks fantastic, see you in the summer!
     
  11. CSLKennyNI

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    High quality look at the top of the tower.
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    From HAPA-forum at night time look at Hansa's entrance with Highlander looming in the distance.
     

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