Announcement

Collapse
1 of 2 < >

Registrations

All new user registrations require email verification. Please make sure that micechat.com is not blocked. Approvals are done at least once per day, but they can't be done for accounts that have not verified their email address.
2 of 2 < >

Your Assistance Please

We need your help to battle spammers and also to keep our community user friendly.
PLEASE BE KIND TO OTHERS - Refrain from personal attacks. Avoid politics and harsh language whenever possible. If someone is violating our simple rules, DO NOT confront them, simply report the post.
STOP SPAMMERS - Report the post. DO NOT respond to them.

2017 is a year of renewal for us, we have lots of exciting changes on the way for you, but we don't have time to deal with trolls and spammers. If you find yourself suspended and need to plead your case, you will need to do so after your suspension. We are happy to address your concerns if you made a simple mistake. However, please note that those with a history of bad behavior and pushing our rules to the limit will not be given the courtesy of a reply.

MiceChat offers a number of ways for you to communicate and get involved. We offer Facebook Groups and Pages, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. We have a front page filled with amazing content. We offer weekly meetups in the parks. Meets and events all over the world. Podcasts and videos. And we continue to maintain forums for your posting convenience. But with all those options, we can't be everywhere all the time. We need YOUR help. Please don't poke the trolls. Report posts and leave reputation. We'll do our best to keep the forums clean and active, but we can't do so without your help.

Thank you for your support folks, it's going to be a really fantastic year in the MiceChat world.
See more
See less

Autopia

Collapse

Ad Widget

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Autopia

    Has Autopia updated their cars or adjusted gas pedal. since i visited in 2002?
    I hit a car in front of me on last visit,lifted foot off gas pedal but still kept moving forward, crash. felt terrible.

  • #2
    Re: Autopia

    Not that I can tell. Seems to be the same pedal and stopping distance as before.

    Just remember to leave plenty of room between you and the car in front of you.

    Enjoy!

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Autopia

      Originally posted by nzl kiwi View Post
      Has Autopia updated their cars or adjusted gas pedal. since i visited in 2002?
      I hit a car in front of me on last visit,lifted foot off gas pedal but still kept moving forward, crash. felt terrible.
      I do that sometimes. I use the force though. :lol:

      I plead with my car, "Please stop!Pleas stop!"
      Code Lee-Oh-Co (Or Jessica, if you want)

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Autopia

        Originally posted by nzl kiwi View Post
        Has Autopia updated their cars or adjusted gas pedal. since i visited in 2002?
        I hit a car in front of me on last visit,lifted foot off gas pedal but still kept moving forward, crash. felt terrible.
        Did you exchange driver insurance information?

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Autopia

          Yes, when they reworked the ride for the Chevron sponsorship they reworked the drivetrains so the engines were electric start, and they automatically shut down after a few seconds of idling. And when you hit the gas to go again they self start and engage.

          The problem with the brakes not coming on as fast as needed when the "Go" pedal is released is still there from 1955, and people bump - that's why they have the shock absorbing bumpers.

          At least with the old cars, if you knew to pull up on the gas pedal with your toes you could get brakes faster - the CM staging gas pedal on the running board outside could go into the "Brake" position simply by rocking it backward past center.

          --<< Bruce >>--
          There's No Place Like 127.0.0.1

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Autopia

            Originally posted by Bruce Bergman View Post
            Yes, when they reworked the ride for the Chevron sponsorship they reworked the drivetrains so the engines were electric start, and they automatically shut down after a few seconds of idling. And when you hit the gas to go again they self start and engage.

            The problem with the brakes not coming on as fast as needed when the "Go" pedal is released is still there from 1955, and people bump - that's why they have the shock absorbing bumpers.

            At least with the old cars, if you knew to pull up on the gas pedal with your toes you could get brakes faster - the CM staging gas pedal on the running board outside could go into the "Brake" position simply by rocking it backward past center.

            --<< Bruce >>--










            Yeah, but didn't that occur prior to 2002 (as the OP asked) during the '98 re-do of the ride?

            And the shock absorbing bumpers also activate the brake system, in an attempt to keep further damage/injury from occuring.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Autopia

              Originally posted by PirateMickey View Post
              And the shock absorbing bumpers also activate the brake system, in an attempt to keep further damage/injury from occuring.
              Uhhh, no... They be just BIG shocks really... And they can take a pounding to an extent. But they ask that you not bump because you can lock the bumper together and they have to shut the ride down and evacuate it at that point.

              Yes, I know it is a problem that the breaks don't engage very well. It does take a good car length or 2 to come to a full stop from full bore. Just drive it like a real car though. Yes, the pedal in your car most likely doesn't take 35 pounds to hold down, but it you are going to come to a stop, you do usually let off the gas before putting on the breaks, right? Just think of doing that to same thing on the Autopia cars, but with just one pedal. Yes, you can find the mid spot between the motor giving power and the breaks being off. It just takes a little work.

              Comment

              Ad Widget

              Collapse
              Working...
              X