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Pendulum : Construction Update thread

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Post June 10th, 2009, 6:18 pm

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Pendulum will be the first coaster where I will try and make bi-weekly construction updates like a real coaster....this should be interesting...first time i'm trying to do this.

Right now the coaster will be a B&M Hyper coaster..unless someone gives me a suggestions for a different type of coaster. I'm planning on this thing to be pretty large and tall, probably around 250-300ft tall and over a mile long in length.

Please give me any suggestions for unique elements! I have a few ideas but i'd like this coaster to be top notch!

I'll post the first update in a little while.

Post June 10th, 2009, 7:17 pm

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If it's that tall it better be over a mile long ;) Good look creating a coaster thats excitement lives up to its height. It will be a difficult task.

Post June 10th, 2009, 9:18 pm

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^haha yeah, I'm aiming for around 7K feet. Hopefully it will be a fun ride.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: WEEK 1

footers poured for turn before lift. Station has been built.

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Supports put in place. Lift hill footers have been poured

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Supports in place for lift

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Track has been placed

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Drop supports

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Post June 10th, 2009, 10:10 pm

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^Oh good call, thank you. I'll fix that now.

Is this better?

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B&M has various drop types, that pic shows the most recent. But tracks like raging bull have very steep descends quickly.

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Post June 12th, 2009, 2:54 pm

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Hey Man it Looks Like a Nice Coaster One Thing The Drop Looks Not as Steep as a B&M But thats Ok I cant Wait for it To Come out It will Probaly Be awsome If you Finish it and Add Scenery and Terrain
Keep up the good work Necro Dude

Post June 14th, 2009, 1:02 am

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Compared to the pic supercell gave me its pretty accurate. I think i may go back to the original drop however. I like that style better, old school B&M haha. I wanted the drop very much like either Raging Bull or even how Titan is shaped, a quick drop off, steep, and long run back to level.

Post June 14th, 2009, 1:08 am

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Well if you want to be realistic and include that style of drop, I would add the pre-drop too. That would just look much more realistic and a lot less like you made a mistake. (Even though you would know you meant it to be like that.)

Post June 14th, 2009, 1:11 am

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^True. I do like the pre drop as well, I think its cooler to look at. I'll re do that. I started to do some of the track but i have been experimenting with GCI woodies and stuff that it didnt even resemble a hyper coaster haha. I'll have pics up in a few days.

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Post June 16th, 2009, 8:41 pm

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UPDATE WEEK 2

Ok, so here is the new drop, i really like the look of this one better.
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A preview of just how tall this drop is!!!
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Air time hill
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Turn into air drop
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Turn around view 1 (its not a hammerhead or a complete horeshoe...its a weird turn but it flows nicely)
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View 2 along with some other track
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Overview so far (this thing is getting massive!)
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Post June 16th, 2009, 8:53 pm

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What are the G's in the back row on your first drop? They seem like they'd be pretty high for a B&M considering how steep that drop looks

Post June 16th, 2009, 8:56 pm

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^Actually they are surprisingly fantastic. They never hit red, its mild to high yellow but they are in check. ;)

Post June 16th, 2009, 9:09 pm

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Ok then [:)] It looks good so far. Keep up the good work! I'm still working on mine, slowly but surely lol

Post July 9th, 2009, 1:18 am

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UPDATE 7/8/09:

I've scrapped the original ride. I just didnt like it. Highly un realistic and all that, plus it was just poorly built with bad Gs.

I've restarted the project as of last week and it is just beautiful so far. It's significantly shorter this time which is more realistic but the ride still packs a punch. I'll post pics and stats either later tonight or sometime tomorrow!

You will all love the new Pendulum!!

Post July 9th, 2009, 1:13 pm

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UPDATE *NEW PENDULUM* 7/9/09

STATS:
Height: 226ft
Drop height: 217ft (into 6ft underground tunnel)
MCBR height: 87ft
Max speed: 79mph
Inversions: N/A

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new 226ft drop
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first turnaround (again, horeshoe hammer head combo)
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over-banked turn section
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MCBR section (inverted if you will, hill into, turn exit)
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whole coaster so far
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Post July 15th, 2009, 1:30 pm

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Looks Pretty good With that Tunnel did u just lead the track into the ground or did u clear land to add a tunnel custom made?

Post July 15th, 2009, 10:51 pm

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I think the drop gets too steep too fast. It needs to be continually getting steeper until right below the middle like this-

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So preety much push the middle out a bit.

Post July 16th, 2009, 12:32 am

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^THe problem is i build my drops different than most SM users do. Most do put a node halfway down the drop, i just use 2. one at the top, one at the bottom. But yes i can try to make it a little more gradual, but as of now it's not too bad.

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RollerCoaster1234 wrote:
How's the coaster?

You do realise his last post was ten years ago, right? He might have scrapped it.


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