__MF Question?__

# MF Question?

swOHman
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How much faster will the elevator style lift on MF be than a convensional chainlift? swOHman a.k.a. Brian (PKI in 3 days!!!) |

> How much faster will the elevator style lift

> on MF be than a convensional chainlift?

> swOHman a.k.a. Brian (PKI in 3 days!!!)

The elevator lift will be just a little faster...probably around the speed of 7-12 mph.

The elevator lift will be just a little

> faster...probably around the speed of 7-12

> mph.

From what I've heard, it will be right around 12 MPH, which is pretty fast. On the test run, I heard it only took 25 seconds to get to the top of the hill. Since the lift is 437 feet long, that works out to a speed of exactly 11.91 MPH. It'll be truckin. And at 45 degrees, it'll be damn scary too!

Jman

> The elevator lift will be just a little

> From what I've heard, it will be right

> around 12 MPH, which is pretty fast. On the

> test run, I heard it only took 25 seconds to

> get to the top of the hill. Since the lift

> is 437 feet long, that works out to a speed

> of exactly 11.91 MPH. It'll be truckin. And

> at 45 degrees, it'll be damn scary too!

> Jman

At the KBF Winter Coaster Solace, as I recall, Intamin's CEO said it would ascend at 16ft per second, as compared to about 8ft per sec with a conventional chain lift. But then I really stink at math so what others have answered here may also be correct.

> The elevator lift will be just a little

> From what I've heard, it will be right

> around 12 MPH, which is pretty fast. On the

> test run, I heard it only took 25 seconds to

> get to the top of the hill. Since the lift

> is 437 feet long, that works out to a speed

> of exactly 11.91 MPH. It'll be truckin. And

> at 45 degrees, it'll be damn scary too!

> Jman

So how much will it slow down at the top? Can you imagine getting thrown over the top at 12mph?

At the KBF Winter Coaster Solace, as I recall,

> Intamin's CEO said it would ascend at 16ft

> per second, as compared to about 8ft per sec

> with a conventional chain lift. But then I

> really stink at math so what others have

> answered here may also be correct.

16 FPS is just under 11 MPH.

> So how much will it slow down at the top? Can

> you imagine getting thrown over the top at

> 12mph?

It doesn't slow. The wide radius of the breakover was designed to accomodate that speed.

Jeff