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Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:55 pm

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Really shows how much can be done in 2 months xD
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:06 pm

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Is it there first angled lift on a euro fighter as well?


Is this picture of the smiler??
 
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:07 pm

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Is it there first angled lift on a euro fighter as well?


Is this picture of the smiler??


No
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:16 pm

fabiasimon wrote:
Thrillmad wrote:

Is it there first angled lift on a euro fighter as well?


Is this picture of the smiler??

No, this is Mystery Mine at Dollywood. It's manufactured by the same company (Gerstlauer) that the Smiler is.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:21 pm

Krazycoaster wrote:
fabiasimon wrote:
Thrillmad wrote:

Is it there first angled lift on a euro fighter as well?


Is this picture of the smiler??

No, this is Mystery Mine at Dollywood. It's manufactured by the same company (Gerstlauer) that the Smiler is.


Thank you. Didnt think so but thought id check. Am I right in thinking the smiler doesnt have a beyond vertical drop??
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:23 pm

fabiasimon wrote:
Krazycoaster wrote:
fabiasimon wrote:
Thrillmad wrote:

Is it there first angled lift on a euro fighter as well?


Is this picture of the smiler??

No, this is Mystery Mine at Dollywood. It's manufactured by the same company (Gerstlauer) that the Smiler is.


Thank you. Didnt think so but thought id check. Am I right in thinking the smiler doesnt have a beyond vertical drop??
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Simon

That's correct; The Smiler features inverting drops as opposed to vertical or beyond-vertical ones.
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:43 pm

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The lift hill top!!!  :lol: :lol:
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:55 pm

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The lift hill top!!!  :lol: :lol:



that is a weird support xD
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:57 pm

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Ar128 wrote:
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The lift hill top!!!  :lol: :lol:



that is a weird support xD

Yes it is its got at least 5 different connections on it!
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:58 pm

Krazycoaster wrote:
fabiasimon wrote:
Krazycoaster wrote:
fabiasimon wrote:
Thrillmad wrote:

Is it there first angled lift on a euro fighter as well?


Is this picture of the smiler??

No, this is Mystery Mine at Dollywood. It's manufactured by the same company (Gerstlauer) that the Smiler is.


Thank you. Didnt think so but thought id check. Am I right in thinking the smiler doesnt have a beyond vertical drop??
Thanks
Simon

That's correct; The Smiler features inverting drops as opposed to vertical or beyond-vertical ones.


I am not up with it these days, can you explain or perhaps show some sort of photo explaining the inverting drops, how they will look/work?
 
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:58 pm

It's up:

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Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:59 pm

PhNx Survivor wrote:
Ar128 wrote:
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The lift hill top!!!  :lol: :lol:



that is a weird support xD


Yeah i agree this doesn't look normal
 
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:02 pm

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Looks very strange.



wonder if theres another on another gerst coaster?
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:11 pm

It's nothing too strange. I think that curved section is just the chain return channel.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:17 pm

I'm so confused.. the supports are on the wrong side aren't they? what I'm seeing here (and probably only me) is an inverted hill where the car goes under the track and twists back upright at the top... Or not.
 
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:21 pm

aircanman wrote:
Krazycoaster wrote:
fabiasimon wrote:
Krazycoaster wrote:
fabiasimon wrote:
Thrillmad wrote:

Is it there first angled lift on a euro fighter as well?


Is this picture of the smiler??

No, this is Mystery Mine at Dollywood. It's manufactured by the same company (Gerstlauer) that the Smiler is.


Thank you. Didnt think so but thought id check. Am I right in thinking the smiler doesnt have a beyond vertical drop??
Thanks
Simon

That's correct; The Smiler features inverting drops as opposed to vertical or beyond-vertical ones.


I am not up with it these days, can you explain or perhaps show some sort of photo explaining the inverting drops, how they will look/work?

The inverting drops are not fully complete yet.
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This photo from The Smiler minisite shows part of the inverting drops. Basically, after each of the two lift hills, the track will drop down, bank around and invert into a drop.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:21 pm

I'm pretty sure the curved section is a track for the maintainance lift to allow it to go up and over as apposed to just up.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm

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I'm so confused.. the supports are on the wrong side aren't they? what I'm seeing here (and probably only me) is an inverted hill where the car goes under the track and twists back upright at the top... Or not.


No, the actual track will be on the left side of that picture, the curved piece that we can see is for the chain coming down.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:24 pm

Love the Vertical support look, very odd like all the others. :D
Really looking forward to see more track going vertical, they can do that for some time now instead of supports.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:25 pm

danwhit709 wrote:
I'm so confused.. the supports are on the wrong side aren't they? what I'm seeing here (and probably only me) is an inverted hill where the car goes under the track and twists back upright at the top... Or not.


If you look really carefully at the pic, the different supports have different shaped connecting pieces.

The square connecting ends will connect to the track.
The round connecting ends will connect to more supports.

This will help you to visualise where the track will go.

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