The lift system for MF?

The lift system for MF?

Post by Killrbyte A. Viru » Sun, 03 Sep 2000 18:40:18


I've heard that MF uses an "elevator" lift system for getting it up that 310
foot hill.

Can anyone tell me what this means?  I'm trying to figure out how MF gets up
that hill, if it doesn't use the conventional lift chain.

I'm just curious.

-DJ

PS.  I still think
http://www.cedarpoint.com/thrill/millennium/_construction_pics/300fee...
htdown.jpg is a scary as hell picture.

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Post by Christian Luch » Sun, 03 Sep 2000 21:38:59

Instead of using a chain, it uses a cable. And unlike a chain lift where
the chain only goes one direction (up), the cable system comes back down
after the train drops off the top of the lift hill.

Chris.

Quote:

> I've heard that MF uses an "elevator" lift system for getting it up that 310
> foot hill.

> Can anyone tell me what this means?  I'm trying to figure out how MF gets up
> that hill, if it doesn't use the conventional lift chain.

> I'm just curious.

> -DJ

> PS.  I still think
> http://www.cedarpoint.com/thrill/millennium/_construction_pics/300fee...
> htdown.jpg is a scary as hell picture.

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> finite lifetime and may not outlast your physical universe. If your
> application demands constant uninterrupted ceaseless unremitting everlasting
> endless eternal persistent perpetual permanent existence, please contact a
> qualified quantum mechanic."

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Post by RealRideO'Stee » Mon, 04 Sep 2000 03:05:48

Chris:

Good explanation.  On a post sometime in July, we were discussing which
coaster premiered the IntamIn elevator system - and apparently the Superman
had it first?  I noticed at New England it still made a clankety -clank
sound going up, so it's no quieter - chain dogs are necessary evil, right?

-the other Chris

Quote:

>Instead of using a chain, it uses a cable. And unlike a chain lift where
>the chain only goes one direction (up), the cable system comes back down
>after the train drops off the top of the lift hill.

>Chris.


>> I've heard that MF uses an "elevator" lift system for getting it up that
310
>> foot hill.

>> Can anyone tell me what this means?  I'm trying to figure out how MF gets
up
>> that hill, if it doesn't use the conventional lift chain.

>> I'm just curious.

>> -DJ

>> PS.  I still think

http://www.cedarpoint.com/thrill/millennium/_construction_pics/300fee...

- Show quoted text -

Quote:
>> htdown.jpg is a scary as hell picture.

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>> "What with the decay of protons, Acme recognizes that our products have a
>> finite lifetime and may not outlast your physical universe. If your
>> application demands constant uninterrupted ceaseless unremitting
everlasting
>> endless eternal persistent perpetual permanent existence, please contact
a
>> qualified quantum mechanic."

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Post by PanicManiac1 » Mon, 04 Sep 2000 04:28:13

 Well I'm pretty sure that SFNE'S Superman has an elevator lift. But from what
I heard they have it rigged up to make that clickity click sound because
otherwise it takes away from the ride if you don't hear it.

                          The other, other Chris

 
 
 

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Post by Adam Brouse » Mon, 04 Sep 2000 09:52:28


Quote:
> Well I'm pretty sure that SFNE'S Superman has an elevator lift. But from
>what
>I heard they have it rigged up to make that clickity click sound because
>otherwise it takes away from the ride if you don't hear it.

Nope. SFNE's Superman has a conventional lift chain. Only "elevator" lift is on
MF.

-Adam Brousell-
-188 medusa rides-
-"allegedly"appearing on the cover of SFGAd's Y2k brochure-

 
 
 

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Post by Sean Flahart » Mon, 04 Sep 2000 12:12:04


Quote:
> Well I'm pretty sure that SFNE'S Superman has an elevator lift. But from
what
> I heard they have it rigged up to make that clickity click sound because
> otherwise it takes away from the ride if you don't hear it.

 Hmmm. That would explain the chain cog wheels at the top and bottom of the
lift.

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Post by RayW » Mon, 04 Sep 2000 12:34:32

maybe they put those there to make the clackety sound too.

Quote:
> > Well I'm pretty sure that SFNE'S Superman has an elevator lift. But from
> what
> > I heard they have it rigged up to make that clickity click sound because
> > otherwise it takes away from the ride if you don't hear it.

>  Hmmm. That would explain the chain cog wheels at the top and bottom of
the
> lift.

> --

> Sean (sarcasm......I love it) Flaharty

> Irishcoast's Homepage
> http://www.geocities.com/sunsetstrip/stage/7332

 
 
 

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Post by Thom » Mon, 04 Sep 2000 13:37:57


chain lift - unless they changed it again last week?

MF has the only cable lift system - and it rocks!

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Thom » Tue, 05 Sep 2000 02:54:21

Well, all I can say is don't believe half of what you read on this group. I've
riden all three RoS and none have an elevator lift.

I must of missed the post you were refering too - sorry.

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Robert Ma » Tue, 05 Sep 2000 03:04:01

I belive the discussion was on the magnetic brakes not the cable lift system.

Rob"ERT" Mack
I've tamed Medusa 42 times.
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Post by Joe Schwart » Tue, 05 Sep 2000 03:40:29

Quote:

> Instead of using a chain, it uses a cable. And unlike a chain lift where
> the chain only goes one direction (up), the cable system comes back down
> after the train drops off the top of the lift hill.

In other words, it's similar to the lift cable on a Boomerang.

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Post by Joe Schwart » Tue, 05 Sep 2000 03:43:13


Quote:
> PS.  I still think
> http://SportToday.org/
> htdown.jpg is a scary as hell picture.

Yes, but that photo *greatly* exaggerates the height by using a wide-angle
lens.  Things shown in that photo don't look nearly as tiny when you're
actually riding MF.

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Post by RayW » Tue, 05 Sep 2000 07:06:04

The comment about the gears being there just to make the clackety clack were
a joke.

The SROS has a chain lift system. Ive held the old chain in my hands, Im
pretty sure its a chain lift. (look behind it, old one is on the ground
now.)

Someone claimed it had an elevator lift and they put something in to make
that noise, therefore my reponse about the gears being there to make the
noise too.

this is what I responded to:

"> Well I'm pretty sure that SFNE'S Superman has an elevator lift. But from
what

Quote:
> I heard they have it rigged up to make that clickity click sound because
> otherwise it takes away from the ride if you don't hear it.

 Hmmm. That would explain the chain cog wheels at the top and bottom of the
lift."

Last one was Seans comment.
(sean isnt the only sarcastic one here hehehehe)

As far as the elevator lift being superior well that might be, but it sure
doesnt help the rest of MF.

 
 
 

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Post by Grn_Din » Wed, 06 Sep 2000 21:57:10

I think the reason that people believe that SROS uses an elevator lift
system is the speed in which the trains accelerate to after stating up the
hill.  I fit isn't an elevator system, it is a drastic improvement in the
chain lify system.

Chris


Quote:
> The comment about the gears being there just to make the clackety clack
were
> a joke.

> The SROS has a chain lift system. Ive held the old chain in my hands, Im
> pretty sure its a chain lift. (look behind it, old one is on the ground
> now.)

> Someone claimed it had an elevator lift and they put something in to make
> that noise, therefore my reponse about the gears being there to make the
> noise too.

> this is what I responded to:

> "> Well I'm pretty sure that SFNE'S Superman has an elevator lift. But
from
> what
> > I heard they have it rigged up to make that clickity click sound because
> > otherwise it takes away from the ride if you don't hear it.
>  Hmmm. That would explain the chain cog wheels at the top and bottom of
the
> lift."

> Last one was Seans comment.
> (sean isnt the only sarcastic one here hehehehe)

> As far as the elevator lift being superior well that might be, but it sure
> doesnt help the rest of MF.

 
 
 

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Post by FORW » Thu, 07 Sep 2000 10:26:51

Quote:
>I think the reason that people believe that SROS uses an elevator lift
>system is the speed in which the trains accelerate to after stating up the
>hill.  I fit isn't an elevator system, it is a drastic improvement in the
>chain lify system.

I just left there and it is a conventional chain lift...(greatly improved), my
question is what does MF use for a anti-rollback device?, I have seen the
square cut holes on both sides of the cable system track and I guess the trains
chain dogs are designed like the one's on the Stealth (flying coaster), ex:
there is a wheel that generates a voltage that energizes a electromagnent that
holds the chain dog up when the train is moving, then if the train was to stop
or fall backwards the electromagnet would lose voltage and the chain dog would
fall to a notch and stop the train. I don't know for sure if this is how MF
works...just a guess, does anyone know?  

Thanks
Wayne