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DC Rivals HyperCoaster construction discussion

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Yeah like it's pretty obviously a steep hill/drop or loop. 

Forget the shape of the supports. Look at the flanges on top where the track connects. You can see its one straight steady incline. 

 

As for the huge comment... I think people arent realising just how big this thing is going to be. Understandable if you haven't seen a coaster of this style in person before. 

Remember we're talking Batwing height here. It's currently tiny compared to how big it's gonna get. Will be one very impressive structure to b sure. 

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1 hour ago, Glubbo said:

I'm at the fence now - a support very similar to the ones in the zero G roll is now up. Where it is placed, I can't imagine this being for a loop as there is limited room to turn away after. There are 2 support areas now at the front - a smaller group near the turnaround, and the larger ones right alongside the driveway arch. Pics when I get home from my SLR, here's a few from my fruit phone:

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Scrap my previous comment I thought the first lot of photos were closer to the park. I can see now this is closer to the road and the turn toward AOS and TG.

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The more I think about it, the more I agree with others above. It could be a post-loop climb or airtime hill approach. I was thinking zero-g roll because of the mounting points to the track, but looking closer they appear to be nothing like the ones in the image Skeeta showed.

I was blown away by how many track pieces there are now, and there were another three containers being unloaded as I took pics on the way out. Just processing them now.

 

@loki75, as I said above, this section is right next to the arch over the road as you drive in.

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Here now guys.   Looks like the flange of the largest supports tilts a little bit to the right.   I'd say exit from loop into large right hand over bank or airtime hill.   Maybe they are getting this hill done first so they can slap a banner on it at announcement.     

Photo to show supports in background

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Edited by Inverted
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I'll upload pics in batches. First group here are from about 10am, all taken from fenceline that runs from Green Lantern all the way back towards the new road (last row of the carpark):

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Lots of pieces now - foreground and background. Even more arrived during the day!

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Probably pieces already photographed - but since we're playing pin the numbers together, maybe a few clues in there for you.

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For those who haven't been during construction, here's a few "step back" pics of the area around the lift hill. Hopefully you can get a feel of where the construction fences go in relation to the hill and GL to the right.
That base in the garden bed is massive, the support going onto that will be what, 50m high?

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Another hole in the fence, although not vehicle sized.

After I took these pics, I went into the park. Took more as I left, I'll upload these shortly.

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40 minutes ago, Glubbo said:

I was blown away by how many track pieces there are now, and there were another three containers being unloaded as I took pics on the way out. Just processing them now.

The 3 containers have been sitting in the car park for days.  I don't believe any new track has arrived for  2-3 days. 

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This afternoon light probably better reflects the track's actual colour. 58ef1f9aaac19__DSC13391500px.thumb.jpg.fd00293adc40d587a5c6e1c97669d4fd.jpg

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Now pics from the area I uploaded from my mobile at 3:30. Note part numbers were visible, and I have all my photos in much higher resolution if you want me to clarify. The pic below, all 3 grey poles connect together.58ef1fb452bdf__DSC13431500px.thumb.jpg.ee6068d1c7c0a6318eaa16541a6e4177.jpg

The supports in the distance are either a lead in or lead out of the turnaround. There's a chance they'll connect to the climb in the next pics below.

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Just like the pic @Inverted just posted. Driving into the park and seeing the coaster coming at you is going to be a hell of a sight!

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Cherry picker used for untying straps? He was making clanking noises with whatever tool he was using, and not being gentle at all in there.

10 minutes ago, Skeeta said:

The 3 containers have been sitting in the car park for days.  I don't believe any new track has arrived for  2-3 days. 

Ah, thanks. They were unloading one this arvo though.

2 hours ago, Glubbo said:

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Thing is with this pic I took earlier, I'm getting a much better appreciation of the speed this hyper will be pulling.

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I went and checked it out around 4:30, and nothing much had changed since @Glubbo update, however I will say about the change to the entry, as it has changed (or he assumed) since what @AlexB drew a diagram of. The road doesn't link to the usual road in which buses drive along, that has also been closed off.

Here is showing the road blocked off now:

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And here is a map showing the carpark system now: Black is fencing, blue dot is someone directing buses, red is bus route (buses do now drive over the pathway where blue dot is), orange is general traffic route and green is parallel parking spaces.

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So from now on, for people to get photos of footings and track installation around the station area, you will need to take a camera with a big lens

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11 hours ago, themagician said:

And here is a map showing the carprk system now: Black is fencing, blue dot is someone directing buses, red is bus route (buses do now drive over the pathway where blue dot is), orange is general traffic route and green is parallel parking spaces.

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So from now on, for people to get photos of footings and track installation around the station area, you will need to take a camera with a big lens

@themagician can you still see through the fence in the GL queue or has that been screened off?

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18 hours ago, Glubbo said:

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Does this pic help, @loki75? As I didn't ride GL yesterday I don't know. Was the space in the fence between the green theming facades? There is a small hole in the park wall gate between GL and JL, maybe big enough for a mobile phone to fit through?

This was taken at wide angle, 18mm focal length, so as @themagician said you'd need to take station pics at over 200mm to get any detail if you're going to use this spot for photography.

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11 minutes ago, thunder001 said:

https://rcdb.com/10748.htm#p=72901

is it just me or do the supports look very similar for an overbanked turn?

will be down the coast today with the long lens so will see what photos I can get of the station supports.

 

No, It's just you.

 

On 13/04/2017 at 4:14 PM, djrappa said:

Yeah like it's pretty obviously a steep hill/drop or loop. 

Forget the shape of the supports. Look at the flanges on top where the track connects. You can see its one straight steady incline. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Skeeta said:

 

No, It's just you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I see what your saying @Skeeta, will put the engineering hat on when I get to site today.  Think I need to see in person before I have any more thoughts about the layout of the track.  ;)

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27 minutes ago, Ryande16 said:

What about this?

 

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In the photos posted over the last 4 days by others and I, you can see the point where the supports connect to the track is implying no turns, just a climb. In the picture you posted, the supports connect to the track on the side. This was talked about on page 126 of this thread.

This said, it must make a right turn after the highest support in my photos, as it's very close to the front fence by this point. The height that it will be will ensure the turnaround will still be at quite some speed. The turnaround could very well be like the one @AllegroCrab mentioned in the Coaster design Comp.

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