Pics of the new Robin: Chiller completed

Pics of the new Robin: Chiller completed

Post by kipr.. » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 16:56:27


http://www.flyinphilsphotos.com/amuse/nj/sfga/2007-03-25/album0
 
 
 

Pics of the new Robin: Chiller completed

Post by RCoasterN » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 18:31:37


Quote:
> http://www.flyinphilsphotos.com/amuse/nj/sfga/2007-03-25/album0

It looks like a peice of trick track. The starting roll that was to go
into the barrel roll is still there, then it rolls back to meet the
existing track and then flattens out. Looks like an airtime hill with
a trick track. At least it doesn't have OTSR's so we won't get any
head banging.

 
 
 

Pics of the new Robin: Chiller completed

Post by tanthon.. » Wed, 28 Mar 2007 03:22:10


Quote:

> >http://www.flyinphilsphotos.com/amuse/nj/sfga/2007-03-25/album0

> It looks like a peice of trick track. The starting roll that was to go
> into the barrel roll is still there, then it rolls back to meet the
> existing track and then flattens out. Looks like an airtime hill with
> a trick track. At least it doesn't have OTSR's so we won't get any
> head banging.

Wow that just sux! Makes the ride boring now. Has less inversions than
a Boomerang. Bad idea.

 
 
 

Pics of the new Robin: Chiller completed

Post by tanthon.. » Wed, 28 Mar 2007 03:24:41



Quote:
> http://www.flyinphilsphotos.com/amuse/nj/sfga/2007-03-25/album0

Wow thats pretty lame attempt to fix this ride. Boring. That twist was
one of the best parts of the ride!
 
 
 

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Post by tanthon.. » Wed, 28 Mar 2007 03:39:57


Quote:

> >http://www.flyinphilsphotos.com/amuse/nj/sfga/2007-03-25/album0

> It looks like a peice of trick track. The starting roll that was to go
> into the barrel roll is still there, then it rolls back to meet the
> existing track and then flattens out. Looks like an airtime hill with
> a trick track. At least it doesn't have OTSR's so we won't get any
> head banging.

Wow that just sux! Makes the ride boring now. Has less inversions than
a Boomerang. Bad idea.
 
 
 

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Post by The Ma » Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:17:07



Quote:


>> http://www.flyinphilsphotos.com/amuse/nj/sfga/2007-03-25/album0

> Wow thats pretty lame attempt to fix this ride. Boring. That twist was
> one of the best parts of the ride!

Besides "TAERING IT DOWN", I don't see how this disaster of a ride could
have been fixed. If Chiller still valleys/101's constantly after this, it's
time for "TAER IT DOWN".
 
 
 

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Post by steelforc » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 00:34:03


Quote:



> >>http://www.flyinphilsphotos.com/amuse/nj/sfga/2007-03-25/album0

> > Wow thats pretty lame attempt to fix this ride. Boring. That twist was
> > one of the best parts of the ride!

> Besides "TAERING IT DOWN", I don't see how this disaster of a ride could
> have been fixed. If Chiller still valleys/101's constantly after this, it's
> time for "TAER IT DOWN".

Exactly, the issue was about it valleying upside down constantly,
they've addressed the issue, I'd rather see this than having it torn
down.
 
 
 

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Post by Josh Wozn » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 05:30:13

If I remember correctly, it was more that the back of the train was
"sideways" when it valleyed. Not entirely upside-down, but not in a
comfortable position, either.

Of course I could be dead wrong, but I always remember hearing of it
being part way into the zero-g roll.

I'm going to miss those rolls.

-Josh


Quote:




> > >>http://www.flyinphilsphotos.com/amuse/nj/sfga/2007-03-25/album0

> > > Wow thats pretty lame attempt to fix this ride. Boring. That twist was
> > > one of the best parts of the ride!

> > Besides "TAERING IT DOWN", I don't see how this disaster of a ride could
> > have been fixed. If Chiller still valleys/101's constantly after this, it's
> > time for "TAER IT DOWN".

> Exactly, the issue was about it valleying upside down constantly,
> they've addressed the issue, I'd rather see this than having it torn
> down.

 
 
 

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Post by Mont » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 05:59:09


Quote:
> If I remember correctly, it was more that the back of the train was
> "sideways" when it valleyed. Not entirely upside-down, but not in a
> comfortable position, either.

> Of course I could be dead wrong, but I always remember hearing of it
> being part way into the zero-g roll.

> I'm going to miss those rolls.

> -Josh






> > > >>http://www.flyinphilsphotos.com/amuse/nj/sfga/2007-03-25/album0

> > > > Wow thats pretty lame attempt to fix this ride. Boring. That twist was
> > > > one of the best parts of the ride!

> > > Besides "TAERING IT DOWN", I don't see how this disaster of a ride could
> > > have been fixed. If Chiller still valleys/101's constantly after this, it's
> > > time for "TAER IT DOWN".

> > Exactly, the issue was about it valleying upside down constantly,
> > they've addressed the issue, I'd rather see this than having it torn
> > down.- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

Well Josh the good news is the ride *is* still Chiller. You won't have
much to miss since roll or not, the ride will still be down nearly
every operating day anyway!
 
 
 

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Post by Mark Rosenzwei » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 06:53:22


Quote:

> > If I remember correctly, it was more that the back of the train was
> > "sideways" when it valleyed. Not entirely upside-down, but not in a
> > comfortable position, either.

> > Of course I could be dead wrong, but I always remember hearing of it
> > being part way into the zero-g roll.

> > I'm going to miss those rolls.

> > -Josh






> > > > >>http://www.flyinphilsphotos.com/amuse/nj/sfga/2007-03-25/album0

> > > > > Wow thats pretty lame attempt to fix this ride. Boring. That twist was
> > > > > one of the best parts of the ride!

> > > > Besides "TAERING IT DOWN", I don't see how this disaster of a ride could
> > > > have been fixed. If Chiller still valleys/101's constantly after this, it's
> > > > time for "TAER IT DOWN".

> > > Exactly, the issue was about it valleying upside down constantly,
> > > they've addressed the issue, I'd rather see this than having it torn
> > > down.- Hide quoted text -

> > - Show quoted text -

> Well Josh the good news is the ride *is* still Chiller. You won't have
> much to miss since roll or not, the ride will still be down nearly
> every operating day anyway!- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

And unless they're planning on tying in a Dukes of Hazzard "track
jump" element, it appears as though Batman Chiller is coming up on its
what, 7th season in a row of more downtime than uptime?

-Mark

 
 
 

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Post by Coastin Ste » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 07:57:21

    As far as the Batman side goes,  from what I've heard from my inside
sources,   GrAdv is waiting for the track sections to arrive and expects
to have the Batman side running by
when they go to daily operation for the season.
(not Spring Break & Spring weekends)
    For the Batman side this change is one of the best things that could
have happened as the heart line roll on the Batman side has always had a
binding problem.
    This added drag forced GrAdv to set the LIMs a little stronger for
the ride to run.
   Unfortunately,   this solution caused the LIMs to have a much shorter
life span,   and thus "why" the Batman side of the Chiller was almost
always down.
    Without the hearline roll the Batman side "should" end up waaaaaay
more dependable.

Coastin  Steve
"who's still looking forward to the new element backwards" <g>

http://community.webtv.net/Coastin_Steve/FlyingTurnsFotosbyCS

 
 
 

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Post by Mont » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:26:10


Quote:
>     As far as the Batman side goes,  from what I've heard from my inside
> sources,   GrAdv is waiting for the track sections to arrive and expects
> to have the Batman side running by
> when they go to daily operation for the season.
> (not Spring Break & Spring weekends)
>     For the Batman side this change is one of the best things that could
> have happened as the heart line roll on the Batman side has always had a
> binding problem.
>     This added drag forced GrAdv to set the LIMs a little stronger for
> the ride to run.
>    Unfortunately,   this solution caused the LIMs to have a much shorter
> life span,   and thus "why" the Batman side of the Chiller was almost
> always down.
>     Without the hearline roll the Batman side "should" end up waaaaaay
> more dependable.

> Coastin  Steve
> "who's still looking forward to the new element backwards" <g>

> http://community.webtv.net/Coastin_Steve/FlyingTurnsFotosbyCS

Very interesting Steve. So they plan to operate Robin with a track
section missing on Batman, until the replacement track arrives?
 
 
 

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Post by Coastin Ste » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:47:29

Montu wrote;
Group: rec.roller-coaster Date: Tue, Mar 27, 2007, 7:26pm (EDT-3) From:

Very interesting Steve. So they plan to operate Robin with a track
section missing on Batman, until the replacement track arrives?
*******************************************rrc

     That's what we were told.
Obviously once they get the track installed on the Batman side,   there
will be some initial down time while testing and inspections go on

C  S

http://community.webtv.net/Coastin_Steve/FlyingTurnsFotosbyCS

 
 
 

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Post by Josh Wozn » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 21:48:14

So, "less down time" for Chiller means that it's going to run for 3
full days of the season instead of 2? :)

-Josh

 
 
 

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Post by Mont » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 23:20:35


Quote:
> So, "less down time" for Chiller means that it's going to run for 3
> full days of the season instead of 2? :)

> -Josh

Setting your goals that high is you are always going to be
disappointed!