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Confusion..

Kirk A.

Posted:
4/5/00 at
6:58:16 PM

I was reading/looking at six flags holland on sixflagsmedia.com, and Superman the Ride looks like and sounds like Joker's Jinx, and 0-90 kmh is about the same as 0-70 mph, but on hollands page it says they will be using Linear Synchronous Motors, yes it's spelled out, not LSM, does anything know why they would use those instead of LIM's like on mad cobra and joker's jinx? below is a link to a pic of superman the ride

Superman the Ride

Re: Confusion.. by Jeff Tolotti at 4/5/00 7:23:56 PM

> I was reading/looking at six flags holland
> on sixflagsmedia.com, and Superman the Ride
> looks like and sounds like Joker's Jinx, and
> 0-90 kmh is about the same as 0-70 mph, but
> on hollands page it says they will be using
> Linear Synchronous Motors, yes it's spelled
> out, not LSM, does anything know why they
> would use those instead of LIM's like on mad
> cobra and joker's jinx?

It's a clone of Disney's Rock-n-Roller Coaster. They use SLMs on a pusher car underneath the train - no idea why, but it seems to work just fine for them as opposed to the constant breakdowns LIMs are known for...

Jeff

Re: Confusion.. by Flare at 4/5/00 7:28:27 PM

What Jeff said, i believe, is correct...

And spec-wise 90 km/h is closer to 55mph... i wish it were 70 though... :-)

Dave