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  • News Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

    [from screamscape]

    Apparently, the subs were recently taken offline due to a sensor malfunction in a track switch. The problem has since been fixed.

    The subs have always been so light that they actually float. The tracks function as a guide rail.

    Scout has been modified and will soon return to active duty in the lagoon ..as early as mid-April. Self-opening and closing sub hatches have been added ..possibly other new features as well.
    Last edited by NeverNeverland; 03-27-2009, 11:51 AM. Reason: link removed per MiceChat rules
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    Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

    Self-opening hatches will be a small, but nice improvement. It makes it seem a little more futuristic.
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      Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

      Originally posted by Ride Warrior View Post
      [from screamscape]

      Apparently, the subs were recently taken offline due to a sensor malfunction in a track switch. The problem has since been fixed.

      The new subs were designed so light that they actually float. Due to this, the tracks are functioning as a guide rail. The old tracks were replaced with new ones when Finding Nemo was built.

      Scout has been modified and will soon return to active duty in the lagoon ..as early as mid-April. self-opening and closing sub hatches have been added ..possibly other new features as well.
      The "new Subs" are the same as the "old Subs" -- they're the same ride vehicles. I was under the impression that the Subs have always been buoyant, and that they had just been converted to electric instead of diesel.
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        Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

        Originally posted by Ride Warrior View Post

        from screamscape]

        The old tracks were replaced with new ones when Finding Nemo was built.
        The tracks are the same. They were taken apart and painted but they function exactly the same way they did in 1959.
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          Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

          I'm with Andy on this pne, that's how it's been I believe. The rails have always been just guides.
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            Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

            Yes--the subs are the same ones that debuted in '59. They floated then, and they float today.

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              Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

              Originally posted by MasterGracey View Post
              The "new Subs" are the same as the "old Subs" -- they're the same ride vehicles. I was under the impression that the Subs have always been buoyant, and that they had just been converted to electric instead of diesel.
              Originally posted by FormerDiz View Post
              The tracks are the same. They were taken apart and painted but they function exactly the same way they did in 1959.
              Originally posted by Eric5675 View Post
              I'm with Andy on this pne, that's how it's been I believe. The rails have always been just guides.
              Originally posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
              Yes--the subs are the same ones that debuted in '59. They floated then, and they float today.
              I stand corrected on the track guys. I mistakenly bought into the roomer it had been replaced. I'll readjust my opening post accordingly.

              I know the subs are the are the same. Thought they had been modified for added boyancy. Anywho as stated earlier, the submarine "track" sensor is fixed. Scout should be back in action soon.
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                Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

                Originally posted by Ride Warrior View Post
                I stand corrected on the track guys. I mistakenly bought into the roomer it had been replaced. I'll readjust my opening post accordingly.

                I know the subs are the are the same. Thought they had been modified for added boyancy. Anywho as stated earlier, the submarine "track" sensor is fixed. Scout should be back in action soon.
                I haven't heard of any "modifications for boyancy" other than removing what must have been a very heavy diesel engine and fuel tank.

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                  Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

                  Originally posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
                  I haven't heard of any "modifications for boyancy" other than removing what must have been a very heavy diesel engine and fuel tank.
                  Either Lance at Screamscape had it wrong, and the divers were in the lagoon for another purpose ..or else the track sensor was fixed, plus s diesel engine and fuel tank were removed.
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                    Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

                    Originally posted by Ride Warrior View Post
                    Scout has been modified and will soon return to active duty in the lagoon ..as early as mid-April. Self-opening and closing sub hatches have been added ..possibly other new features as well.
                    Scout returned Saturday, March 28, 2009. No "new" features. So is your source ONLY screamscape?

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                      Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

                      I know the part about whether or not the subs have always floated or not was already settled, but just for those who get a kick out of it, here's the patent: SUBMARINE AMUSEMENT RIDE - Google Patents

                      The description mentions several times that the ride vehicle is meant to float and simply be guided by the rails.
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                        Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

                        I hope it will be fix soon...
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                          Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

                          Originally posted by filmfreak11 View Post
                          Scout returned Saturday, March 28, 2009. No "new" features. So is your source ONLY screamscape?
                          Originally posted by Semiquaver View Post
                          I know the part about whether or not the subs have always floated or not was already settled, but just for those who get a kick out of it, here's the patent: SUBMARINE AMUSEMENT RIDE - Google Patents

                          The description mentions several times that the ride vehicle is meant to float and simply be guided by the rails.
                          Wonder how Lance Hart could be so far off base on this one. It's not like him. Appreciate the extra feedback, guys.
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                            Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

                            Originally posted by Ride Warrior View Post
                            Wonder how Lance Hart could be so far off base on this one. It's not like him. Appreciate the extra feedback, guys.
                            He posted a retraction:

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                              Re: Divers Keep Subs On Track ..Modified Scout Returning To Duty

                              I think we've established that Screamscape is a pretty unreliable source based on past incidents
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