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15 hours ago, red dragin said:

Seems a very tedious process in the age of full computer design and engineering, that we'd still need to manually inch the coaster train around the whole circuit. 

Because although the ride might be perfectly aligned in every possible way, there's still the human error factor that someone put the rockwork framing in upside down and the clearances are too close. 

...And also because computers are just processors - garbage in = garbage out, so it never hurts to idiot check. Sometimes the very talented engineers can get it wrong...

 

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You don't have to go to America to find things engineers have got wrong.  A lot of things you walk past all the time, like the performance centre in Brisbane had major engineering flaws.

 

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 Cross bracing only installed because during construction the splayed walls failed.

 

 

Trying to remember, but didn't a post/column on Rivals get modified during construction because of a clearance issue?

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1 hour ago, New display name said:

Trying to remember, but didn't a post/column on Rivals get modified during construction because of a clearance issue?

More than just a clearance issue  it tried to pass straight through a support column for the track below:

https://www.parkz.com.au/photo/14866-DC_Rivals_HyperCoaster_construction/gallery/sort/newest/location/dc-rivals-hypercoaster/offset/207

The ride also had a major section of track removed for reprofiling a year or so after it opened: https://www.parkz.com.au/article/2018/08/24/620-Track_comes_down_from_DC_Rivals_HyperCoaster_during_annual_maintenance.html

Even if the design process is perfect (and as we see, it's glaringly not), there can still be flaws that appear during fabrication, shipping, ride construction as well as theming/landscaping construction.

There's also the fact that you probably also want to double check that the train can be safely winched around the track, because there's basically a 100% chance that it will stall at some point during its 30-odd year life.

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14 minutes ago, Richard said:

More than just a clearance issue  it tried to pass straight through the track below:

https://www.parkz.com.au/photo/14866-DC_Rivals_HyperCoaster_construction/gallery/sort/newest/location/dc-rivals-hypercoaster/offset/207

Doesn't Mack do test fits before shipping? or is that only for prototypes?

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3 hours ago, DaptoFunlandGuy said:

^...not to mention that the question was actually on the DCR support that tried to go through the track...

I spent way too much time looking for this but I swore the support had alignment issues with another support not the track and can now confirm, thanks to @themagician and the crazy amount of photos taken and @ThemeTendo

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Yeah look, I was about to slam the choice of chain-link \ cyclone fencing, but it worked fine for years for Lethal\Arkham and Superman. I guess the borderline carpark coasters like Rivals and Green Lantern have spoiled us with really nicely presented boundary fences - but I have to keep reminding myself they're trying to do this on a budget.

Chain link fencing is fine.

 

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5 hours ago, DaptoFunlandGuy said:

Yeah look, I was about to slam the choice of chain-link \ cyclone fencing, but it worked fine for years for Lethal\Arkham and Superman. I guess the borderline carpark coasters like Rivals and Green Lantern have spoiled us with really nicely presented boundary fences - but I have to keep reminding myself they're trying to do this on a budget.

Chain link fencing is fine.

 

Some cheap vines aren't that expensive. Hell, steal some passionfruit cuttings and that whole fence will be smothered in a year 

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