What's this all about?
Things that make ya go, hmmmm.....
>Things that make ya go, hmmmm.....
I know that Alpengeist went harder with the mid course trims and the first drop
trim because of how hard it was coming into the end brake run. So I am going
with the magnetic braking system is to be used to reduse wear and tear on the
Just another example of B&M thinking ahead of the curve, use stationary
magnetic brakes to get the initial speed off of the ride and then their normal
brakes. No chance of brake failure like S:ROS. It does bode well for more
intense rides from B&M if this is the reason for the switch.
: Things that make ya go, hmmmm.....
That looks very strange.
It's hard to tell from the photo, but it looks like a brake fin positioned
to go through those magnetic calipers would be positioned to crash into
the mechanical calipers. What am I missing here?
Are the magnetic calipers centered on a point well above the mechanical
Personally, I think this is a good idea. I rode four coasters over the
weekend that have magnetic station approach trims, and in every case they
seem to work great. One of the four coasters doesn't even have friction
brakes on it...
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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I think it's a system where there is the normal B&M brake, then near the top of
the brake "block" on the train there are 2 aluminum fins mounted horizontally
that get accepted by Magnetic calipers on the track.
Finally, one day it was discovered that through an error in our accounting
department, we had inadvertently missed three payments on our roller
coaster..And then we knew the answer..Our ride had been REPOSSESSED!
> Yeah. Living in Florida I can only wish and hope that maybe someday, we'll
> the world's first launched B&M ride nearby. Damn, that would be awesome!
>> <<B&M has yetto develop a launch system or use magnetic brakes (long
>> Yeah. Living in Florida I can only wish and hope that maybe someday,
>> the world's first launched B&M ride nearby. Damn, that would be
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Relaunching in July 2004
> > The incredible Hulk isn't enough?
> > Olov
> >> <<B&M has yetto develop a launch system or use magnetic brakes (long
> > overdue
> >> imo).>>
> >> Yeah. Living in Florida I can only wish and hope that maybe someday,
> >> we'll
> > get
> >> the world's first launched B&M ride nearby. Damn, that would be
> >> awesome!
> As said before, the launch on Hulk was developed in house or
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> Relaunching in July 2004
I beleive the statement was something in reguards to B&M desinging a launched
coaster. While they did not develop the technology for the tire drive launch on
the ride, they designed the coaster AS a launched coaster. They DID design Hulk
to be launched, and had someone else with better knowledge of the system design
the launching mechanism itself.
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