MF Lift Hill Question

MF Lift Hill Question

Post by Dave Althoff » Sat, 20 May 2000 04:00:00


: What is the speed going up the MF lift hill? I hear its quite fast.

Allegedly 22 ft/sec.  That's about 15 mph.

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MF Lift Hill Question

Post by Gavbe » Sun, 21 May 2000 04:00:00

What is the speed going up the MF lift hill? I hear its quite fast.

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MF Lift Hill Question

Post by Brian Zi » Sun, 21 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>What is the speed going up the MF lift hill? I hear its quite fast.

It goes about 14 mph.

 
 
 

MF Lift Hill Question

Post by Jon Smit » Sun, 21 May 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> : What is the speed going up the MF lift hill? I hear its quite fast.

> Allegedly 22 ft/sec.  That's about 15 mph.

Not quite 15 MPH Dave.  I calculated 13.58 MPH for 22 seconds.  Close enough
I guess :-)

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MF Lift Hill Question

Post by probi » Sun, 21 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:




> > : What is the speed going up the MF lift hill? I hear its quite fast.

> > Allegedly 22 ft/sec.  That's about 15 mph.

> Not quite 15 MPH Dave.  I calculated 13.58 MPH for 22 seconds.  Close
enough
> I guess :-)

the trouble with your number is that you used a total distance travelled of
438.4 feet (hypotenuse of a 310 foot tall 45 degree angle) and you also used
22 seconds instead of the 22 ft/sec that dave used ... in order to figure
out the exact speed you have to take into account a few things: the fact
that the train doesn't start at ground level and the fact that there is
added distance due to the curving of the hill at the top.  unless any of us
know those exact measurements, it is a waste of time to argue about the
exact speed of the lift.

the nice thing about 22 ft/sec is that it is EXACTLY 15 mph

anyway... we should all just agree that it hauls ass up the lift

 
 
 

MF Lift Hill Question

Post by Dave Althoff » Sun, 21 May 2000 04:00:00



: >



: > > : What is the speed going up the MF lift hill? I hear its quite fast.
: > >
: > > Allegedly 22 ft/sec.  That's about 15 mph.
: >
: > Not quite 15 MPH Dave.  I calculated 13.58 MPH for 22 seconds.  Close
: enough
: > I guess :-)

: the trouble with your number is that you used a total distance travelled of
: 438.4 feet (hypotenuse of a 310 foot tall 45 degree angle) and you also used
: 22 seconds instead of the 22 ft/sec that dave used ... in order to figure
: out the exact speed you have to take into account a few things: the fact
: that the train doesn't start at ground level and the fact that there is
: added distance due to the curving of the hill at the top.  unless any of us
: know those exact measurements, it is a waste of time to argue about the
: exact speed of the lift.

: the nice thing about 22 ft/sec is that it is EXACTLY 15 mph

: anyway... we should all just agree that it hauls ass up the lift

Precisely.  I got the 22 ft/sec. from an account of a statement made by an
Intamin engineer.  If you look through r.r-c archives...I think it was in
a Coaster Solace trip report...you can find the exact comment.

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MF Lift Hill Question

Post by Michael Kall » Wed, 24 May 2000 04:00:00

According to the Cincinnati Post, the lift goes 35 mph. You know they
can't possibly be wrong;)

http://www.cincypost.com/living/force051800.html

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MF Lift Hill Question

Post by Jeff 'Jones' Put » Thu, 25 May 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> According to the Cincinnati Post, the lift goes 35 mph. You know they
> can't possibly be wrong;)

Someone on Guide to The Point did the math, figuring that the lift was
about 426 feet long or so and it takes around 22 seconds. If I remember
correctly (and I probably don't), they arrived at a speed of around 16
mph or something like that.

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