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#1 Skydiver

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:15 AM

If a 24 passenger model of Gerstlauer's exciting new Sky Fly ride is ever successfully designed, tested and marketed, do you think we may see one at Great Adventure? The idea of barnstorming in an airplane while doing barrel role maneuvers at the same time is simply breathtaking!!!


Here are the links:

http://www.parkworld...r_Sky_Fly_.html


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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:26 PM

That ride looks amazing! I would love for one of those to go to GAdv. But like you said they need to up the capacity.
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:19 AM

Isn't it a modern take of the Rollo plane?
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:49 PM

Sort of but not really the gersaulter model is at an angle its not perfect straight and the rider controls how their seat spins by controlling the wings

The seats are like gotterflug @ belantis
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:37 PM

We had Time Warp and where did that go? The bone yard in just a few years. Maybe a small park would get one. Certainly not us.
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 11:09 AM

That thing looks really insane. I wish we would get one but we probably wont..
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 11:22 AM

You control it. Those people are experts at controlling it. They are supposedly impossible to flip.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 12:03 PM

I was thinking the same thing, acq10uaz. That is if guests would even know what they’re doing in so far as knowing how to maneuver the control lever to initiate the barrel rolls. In any case, it's good to see something finally being developed once again that allows you to be at the controls. The only other contraptions that were ever devised in the amusement industry with the same concept were the old Chance Skydiver (had steering wheels inside the cars) and the Eyerly Rock-O-Plane (had levers inside the cars). I’m not sure about the “legendary” Chance TURBO. If anyone’s ever been on TURBO, did it too have some type of lever in it to control the spinning action of its circular tubs? There use to be a TURBO at Wildwood, NJ back in the 70’s. Just the looks of this thing always terrified me. I would always chicken out going on it at the last moment, not sure I would even go on it today.

Here are the links:
http://www.angelfire...eos/turbo2.html


P.S. Back in the 70’s there use to be a Skydiver at Seaside Heights, NJ. And I do remember it well. No sooner that I had just gotten on the thing with some friends, before the wheel even began moving; the ride attendant with all his might pushed down on our car and made it spin like crazy. I never forgot that. That’s what they use to do back in the day. It was a common thing done on Skydivers, Rock-O-Planes and Zippers. Interestingly, it was there up to around the late 80s. Then a freak wind gust from a thunderstorm blew it over.

Here's the link:
In this link, you can actually see part of the steering wheel on an old Skydiver car. Doesn’t it resemble the steering wheels used on our bumper cars?
http://www.videosurf...-car-1227070349

Here’s the Rock-O-Plane:

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