Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:02 am
The speed over the top has is all to do with the energy of the train. As the train goes up kinetic energy is converted to potential energy. However, kinetic energy depends on speed squared.
I've done a few calculations based on that, and if you ignore things like friction, at 80mph the train would be travelling at about 15mph at the top, with a launch of 100mph it would be about 60mph.
Assuming I've not made any really big mistakes, it would be probably be unsafe to run the ride at that speed.
To be honest, I don't think its even possible to get to 100mph as stealth's launch track won't be long enough.
I find the forces on going into the vertical track a little uncomfortable at the back of the train as it is, raising the speed to 100 would be too much.