So complex and clever; the backwards launch is powered by the recouperated energy created by stopping the hydrolics with magnetic brakes!
Where did you get that from :?. Wardley told our tour that the main drop was just caused by opening up the hydraulics and simply dumping all the fluid into a reservoir. Also, James told us that, unlike Rita, Thirteen has no accumulators, something you'd need to recuperate hydraulic energy. No mention of recuperation was made to us.[/quote]
I saw it somewhere on this site, possibly in the talk topic but I'm not too cure. I have read it somewhere, although, there is always the chance I read it wrong :lol:
The one thing I would have liked to be slightly different on the ride is the station, I think it would have added more suspense and to make you wonder what was about to happen if you didnt see the people get off the train, instead you get on a empty train. In better terms really just like the haunted house/Duel. And im sure it could have easily been done as there is a big platform round from the outside bit as you shoot forward. I suppose they choose not to just to keep the ride moving all the time.
Plus the train does not stop in the back part of the station any more, but blasts through into the loading platform, with a blast of thick smoke.[/quote]
In terms of recuperated energy I would have thought they meant not from the actual hydraulic fluid itself, but the electric current created by the magnetic breaking system being fed into the electric motors that power the kick wheels.