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The belly of the 'beest...
19 March 2010 - 5:33pm
Well, not really.
But I've always wanted to write that.
What we can show you, though, is the underbelly of the Wildebeest's boats. Will that do?
These aren't your run-of-the-mill inflatable pool rafts, bucko. These boats contain the other half of what makes the Linear Induction Motor (LIM) technology work. As in a sheet of steel. These puppies are heavy!
Will is an engineer; we'll let him explain:
“An alternating magnetic field beneath the slide surface propels the rafts, pushing them rapidly and smoothly uphill. LIM technology is a popular feature in some steel roller coasters; it’s cool to see it applied to water coasters, too.”
Sure do like those seatbacks. Looks sort of non-invasive, if you know what I mean.
We hit the "just add water" stage next week. Then testing starts next month.
Watch it all happen live on our webcam.