Thunderbird - Holiday World (B&M Launched Wing Coaster)

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Thunderbird - Holiday World (B&M Launched Wing Coaster)

Postby Simba » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:58 am

The construction of Holiday World's B&M Launched Wing Coaster is now underway, with some orange track and supports arriving at the park.
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Re: Thunderbird - Holiday World (B&M Launched Wing Coaster)

Postby Thekingin64 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:57 pm

You can never really realise how big coaster track is until you see it like that! One piece takes up a whole lorry!

As I mentioned in the news topic about this, this looks amazing!
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Re: Thunderbird - Holiday World (B&M Launched Wing Coaster)

Postby Dalek Sec » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:19 pm

It looks so weird seeing seeing a B&M having a launch track, and then subsequently followed by an Immelmann!
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Re: Thunderbird - Holiday World (B&M Launched Wing Coaster)

Postby Thekingin64 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:49 pm

That does look quite weird, almost like it should be a quite harsh brake run!
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Re: Thunderbird - Holiday World (B&M Launched Wing Coaster)

Postby Simba » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:56 am

The Immelmann is now complete, I actually don't mind the fact that it doesn't have a lifthill track, and I hope if it proves to be a success we might get more launched coasters from B&M hopefully with different types, the only one it might not really work on is the Dive Coaster, due to the nature of the holding brake.
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Re: Thunderbird - Holiday World (B&M Launched Wing Coaster)

Postby Dalek Sec » Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:39 pm

We've all totally lost place with the construction of Thunderbird, it is now finished!
Here is the final piece of track fitted.
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Re: Thunderbird - Holiday World (B&M Launched Wing Coaster)

Postby Thekingin64 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:07 pm

Quite fun shot of the brake run there. Almost looks you should be hitting that support!
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Re: Thunderbird - Holiday World (B&M Launched Wing Coaster)

Postby Simba » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:30 pm

It really does look like that too. Thunderbird does look really cool though, I just hope that the it doesn't experience any issue in testing as it is the first ever B&M Launch Coaster.
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Re: Thunderbird - Holiday World (B&M Launched Wing Coaster)

Postby Thekingin64 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:23 pm

Could happen, there hasn't even been a prototype that has been publicly seen, like Air or Oblivion.
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Re: Thunderbird - Holiday World (B&M Launched Wing Coaster)

Postby Dalek Sec » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:48 am

I think this is the fear whenever B&M do something new, if memory serves me correctly Raptor at Gardaland was also the first prototype of the wing coaster technology.
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