Galactica: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rob, 24th Mar 2016.

  1. Alsty

    Alsty TowersStreet Member

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    I hate that backwards section on Galactica.

    I heard a rumour that the B&M flyers were initially intended to raise and lower the craft as the train was exiting or entering the station, rather than when the train is parked. I don't know how true that is but it would've been interesting and made the dispatches even quicker. However I guess it would've caused problems if it failed to reach the correct position in time.
     
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    ^ @Alsty Haven't heard that before, but it is true that Vekoma originally intended for the Flying Dutchman trains to go into the flying position on the lift, rather than in the station.
     
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    I have never seen it as a problem, I just relax and let my head hang. Usually its not a great amount of time anyway you are waiting to get into the station, and besides which, if someone is gonna vomit, then they are in the ideal position to do so without getting it all over themselves or the seat!
     
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    The seat I was in on Monday wasn’t being loaded this morning, no bar across it though.
     
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    Probably because some guests would go daily fail over it.

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    Technically possible... yes. But practically possible, no. B&M + Consign AG had enough challenges getting Air working reliably. They had snapped inertia bars [the bars that raise / lower the crafts] to deal with - an unevenly loaded train would guarantee problems. The communication system from the trains to the control system had to be changed from radio to infra-red. I could go on, but the Vekoma version of going up the lift on your back before flipping over for the first drop has a lot of benefits when it comes to an evacuation.
     
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    There’s a photo of a snapped inertia bar on Air somewhere online, it was taken the weekend it opened in 2002.
     
  8. Ali1350

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    Had one ride on it this season and only stopped for about 10/15 seconds as opposed to about a minute last time so yes in my experience it’s definitely improved
     
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    It should never stop on the brake run when running both stations. Ideally a train should leave the station before the previous one even gets to the far end of the brakes.
     
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    I feel the ride will be the first of the b&m’s to go which is a real shame

    it would have been stunning if wardleys concept was fully implemented
     
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    Why would it go? I expect it to outlive Nemesis at the very least, on account of it being 8 years younger and not having such awkward foundations
     
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    Personal feeling - and on the basis that it is not a complicated structure to replace as nemesis and oblivion are.

    It’s also probably the least popular out the three
     
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    When I rode last week they were only running two trains but using both stations. Meant that there was no wait on the brake run, to my relief! :) That's the second worst part of the ride for me, after the section that turns you on your back.
     
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    Galactica has really grown on me in recent years. Always found it quite dull, but the slower pacing of the ride actually really nails that feeling of flight more than the bigger, faster models out there.
     
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    It's the most popular what you on about
     
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    To paraphrase Commander Worf, "If you were any other man, I would report you where you stand!"
    .... I assume I'm missing something here?
     
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    I’ve had a couple of rides on Galactica this season when the vest hasn’t locked, it’s actually quite an uncomfortable ride, as you get proper chucked about.

    Both times I told the ride host who said “it’s just there for comfort and not safety”
     
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    I don't know what you are on, but can I give it a little try please.
    I promise not to drive or operate any heavy machinery for twelve hours afterwards.
     
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    And this is why you don't let a 4 year old play games on your phone... Sorry guys

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