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MF Question?

swOHman

Posted:
4/11/00 at
4:39:27 PM

How much faster will the elevator style lift on MF be than a convensional chainlift?

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

Re: MF Question? by Mike at 4/11/00 5:10:45 PM

> 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. User Submitted Picture

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Re: MF Question? by Jman at 4/11/00 5:23:10 PM

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

Re: MF Question? by Schrecken Schrecken Profile at 4/11/00 11:17:18 PM

> 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.

Re: MF Question? by Shonn at 4/12/00 2:30:37 AM

> 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?

Re: MF Question? by TargetIndy at 4/12/00 5:21:01 PM

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.

Re: MF Question? by Jeff Tolotti at 4/12/00 7:40:46 PM

> 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