Spiral Lift Hill with a Hotrail!

One of the most interesting features of the Jumbo Jet is how it ascends the spiral lift hill. Each train has a motor that attaches to electricity via the “Hotrail” that propels that train up the hill. For a better understand we go to Schwarzkopf Coaster Net, Michael Pantenburg writes; “Self driven cars can be found on “Jet Star 2”, “Jumbo Jet”, “City Jet” and “Speedracer”. A contact rail, which is mounted in the middle of the track, gives current to the collector of each vehicle. That powers a motor which is connected by cardan shafts with two wheels (one on each axle of the vehicle). These wheels are running right hand side on the contact rails top side. This moves the vehicle forward.” See the section Self driven cars on Schwarzkopf Coaster Net Drive Types

8 comments so far

  1. rcfcharles on

    Fingers crossed, 15 hours left until ride annoucement!

    • thelostcoaster on

      It wont be long now… My fingers are crossed too!

      • rcfcharles on

        Well, we kept our fingers crossed. Sadly, the 2011 ride isn’t Jumbo Jet, but it is WindSeeker though!

      • thelostcoaster on

        Perhaps Cedar Points new ride for 2012 will be the new and improved Jumbo Jet…. The watch is on! 🙂

  2. rcfcharles on

    the 2010 season isn’t even over…

  3. Mike G on

    The windseeker kind of looks like a cross between the Space Spiral and a swing set! LOL

  4. thelostcoaster on

    From @thelostcoaster twitter log:
    RT @drewborg: #Fail They forgot about @thelostcoaster’s hot rail lift. RT @OMGFacts: Roller coasters don’t have engines or ANY power source.

  5. goordonas on

    in picors ai si nambors vot min nambors’

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