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    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2021

    They both have a 900mm track gauge so the new trains would physically fit on the old track, but that's literally it......
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    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2021

    We haven't given up, trust me. We are working our collective balls off to get as many outdoor rides ready as possible. Our problem aside from money is that we have lost almost the entire winter shutdown period. Whereas last year, pretty much everything was already finished by the time the first...
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    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2021

    We did make some progress on it after summer, just not much. The park has literally run out of money, to the point where a few rides are potentially going to be sold off. The new ride is at the bottom of a very long list of priorities at the moment. I'll be able to carry on working on it when...
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    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2021

    I can't see it being ready by summer given that there is still a lot of work to do and there have only been zoo staff at the park since before christmas. The priority will be getting all the other rides ready as quickly as possible if the park does manage to reopen at the start of the season.
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    Coaster Engineering/Mechanism

    You can have all the procedures in the world but they only serve to reduce the risk, they will never make something 100% safe. As soon as you release the harness, there is a risk that the person can fall to the ground, you reduce that risk by providing things like fall arrest harnesses and edge...
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    Coaster Engineering/Mechanism

    Not off the top of my head, I could have a look when I'm next in work but the way things are going that could be quite a while.
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    Coaster Engineering/Mechanism

    Could be, that would make it the same as the backup engine used on Kumali at Flamingoland. Evacuation is dangerous, that's why it should only ever be done as a last resort. You have to go through a whole list of options to recover the train before you can even consider evacuation away from the...
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    Coaster Engineering/Mechanism

    Indeed, evacuation is a last resort only if the train can't be moved by other means.
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    Coaster Engineering/Mechanism

    It's hard to tell from the picture, a good view of the rocker cover or switch panel would give a good clue.
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    Coaster Engineering/Mechanism

    Pretty much every coaster has an engine designed to either drive a system such as the lift or a generator to provide limited power.
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    Can a Mack Powersplash be run without water?

    Pretty much, it provides a load for the drive to work against and all the energy is bled off as heat. In theory, any braking resistor can be replaced by a capacitor or battery to store a portion of that energy for later use. It is just a matter of wether or not it is worth the expense...
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    Can a Mack Powersplash be run without water?

    You are correct, in order to start the ride, the system needs to see a low water level so that the boat can be chucked up the tower a couple of times. The gates that control the water level would be set up so that if there is a failure, the water gets dumped back into the channel...
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    Vekoma New-Gen Coasters Discussion Thread

    Judging by how well it maintains speed around the track, it looks like Vekoma have finally ditched tapered roller bearings in the wheels and gone for good ole ball bearings. I'm seeing hints of Intamin in that chassis and wheel assembly design and I'm liking it. Now if only I could persuade...
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    Can a Mack Powersplash be run without water?

    They could indeed have a dry mode added that basically ignores the water level and gate sensors and alters the overcurrent threshold and braking curve for the LSM's to allow for the drive having to provide all the braking power. As far as extra equipment is concerned, the only thing that would...
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    Can a Mack Powersplash be run without water?

    The short answer is it will not work without water in the channel. The rides control system is expecting to see certain water levels at specific points during the ride cycle. If the reported level is not what the system is expecting then the ride shuts down with a fault displayed. That being...
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