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  • [Question] Test Track Technical Question

    I'm doing a little armchair imagineering, and need some help.

    I'm trying to design a ride system similar to that of Test Track's, and was wondering if anyone had any technical specifications of the ride system. Specifically I am curious in the vehicle design and how they get it to skid. Any help would be great, thanks!

    -WV

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    Get it to Skip?? Skip what?

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    • #3
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      I know alot about TT, and am always happy to share, but I don't know what you're asking about. It only skids if it has to e-stop or cascade or something at high speed.


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        BTW.. we have the same track system at TDS' JTTCOTE.... but honestly, I have no clue about it's inner workings. That would be interesting to know.

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        • #5
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          Never has a ride been more in need of a loop.
          Can you work one in?

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          • #6
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            Maybe... but if not a loop, at least TDS' JTTCOTE has a steep angled climb at high spped that ends in a big drop that will leave your stomach in the air. Would that be good enough ScottG?

            One more thing, I just have to say this:
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              I too would be insterested in hearing about the ride system.....how does it work exactly?

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              • #8
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                It skids (not skips) during the ABS sequence- or at least pretends to.

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                  It breaks like normal with an audible skid sound effect playing, and goes through a little S-curve in the track.

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                  • #10
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                    I think the "skid" is a sound effect also.

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                    • #11
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                      Isn't the ride system similar to Dinosaur and Indy? It seems like the entire "car" is mounted to a hydraulic system that simulates pretty much all of the lateral movements. I'm just saying this because those blocks look a lot smaller than they feel...
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                        Originally posted by Coastierox View Post
                        Isn't the ride system similar to Dinosaur and Indy? It seems like the entire "car" is mounted to a hydraulic system that simulates pretty much all of the lateral movements. I'm just saying this because those blocks look a lot smaller than they feel...

                        No, No. The vehicles are on a track, much like a slot car. There are no hydraulics in the car solely for effect purposes. And those dips rumble strips on the highway for bumps on residential roads don't seem like much either. But under the right conditions, they pack a wallop.
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                          Originally posted by PeoplemoverMatt View Post
                          It breaks like normal with an audible skid sound effect playing, and goes through a little S-curve in the track.
                          It's as simple as that. By passing thecar through the "S" shaped track quickly it throws you side to side. Add an audible screech of brakes and you're fooled into thinking you've made a skid stop.

                          There are rumours that GM do use the cars to bench test some small components.
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                          • #14
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                            If I remember correctly, doesn't the vehicle fishtail, or act as if it has "lost control" and move slightly in a lateral direction during the ABS testing sequence? Or am I wrong

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                              Originally posted by TDLFAN View Post
                              Maybe... but if not a loop, at least TDS' JTTCOTE has a steep angled climb at high spped that ends in a big drop that will leave your stomach in the air. Would that be good enough ScottG?

                              One more thing, I just have to say this:
                              Beam me up, Scotty!
                              Yes, that would surely help. I'm envisioning a place in the track where every once in a while a "failed test" car would veer off the track and crash through something big. That, along with some good sound effects would sure add to the experience.

                              I used to work at this place where this pretty blond girl would walk by my desk occasionally and exclaim "Beam me up Scotty".
                              I was always too afraid to ask what she meant by that!

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