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1 minute ago, Maverick44 said:

Double Post.....its a must haha

 

BOTTOM OF THE DROP IS IN PLACE!

I didn't even notice those supports where there!

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I love the subterranean element because you wont expect the drop to be so big. And once you are at the top of the lift, you will see the drop and then plummet down it not expecting that much out of it, and you will be caught off guard in the best way possible.

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Are we positive that the drop has been installed?  Because maybe it's just me, but I don't see any supports under it.  It also looks to be at a weird angle.

This is what the supports and bottom of the drop should look like.  I just don't see it like that right now.

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37 minutes ago, Maverick44 said:

Double Post.....its a must haha

 

BOTTOM OF THE DROP IS IN PLACE!

I don't think that's the bottom of the drop. It just looks like a random piece of track on the ground.

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I definitely believe two pieces of track have been joined together.  That segment laying there is far too long to be just one piece.  I just don't know if it's been attached to supports yet.

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Is it actually installed, or is it being assembled on the ground? It doesn't appear to be attached yet to the base footer. It's hard to tell because its far enough away from the camera that it's hard to tell!! 

Edit... 

There's no way that's the bottom of the drop, the drop goes into the ravine, and there is no way that will drop into the ravine. 

Another Edit.... 

They are adding another piece to it as we speak, and that piece is heading towards the trees. That is return track. 

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I am just thinking it was that before why wouldn't it be. If they install other things first wouldn't get in the way. Also it looks like its lifting up on the closest end? Idk maybe its not the drop.

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11 minutes ago, lifetimecoaster said:

Is it actually installed, or is it being assembled on the ground? It doesn't appear to be attached yet to the base footer. It's hard to tell because its far enough away from the camera that it's hard to tell!! 

Edit... 

There's no way that's the bottom of the drop, the drop goes into the ravine, and there is no way that will drop into the ravine. 

Another Edit.... 

They are adding another piece to it as we speak, and that piece is heading towards the trees. That is return track. 

I think that's fairly close to where those track sections are going to go.  

We can see that by these footers, the coaster is already on the incline into the next element.  These footers are near the bottom of the ravine, so the bottom of the drop has to be before that.

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This is the webcam:

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So I do think the bottom of the drop will be closer to those footers than what they are now, but the bottom of the drop is not in the very bottom of the ravine.  More on the side of it than the bottom...

 

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If that is anything it's return track but I dont see them doing that quite yet.  They will keep that area as open as possible for the multiple cranes that will be needed in that area and further up

 

I stand corrected.  It very well does look like finished track

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Based on above^^ That has to be part of the drop! There is nothing else that low to the ground going that direction in that area. Good job [mention=9314]LovinMeSomeBanshee[/mention]


I agree. I think they are bolting the backbone into lengths of 2 pieces so that when the big cranes are in, they can erect them rapidly.

I think they are just staging them where convenient.
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3 minutes ago, fyrfyter said:

 

 


I agree. I think they are bolting the backbone into lengths of 2 pieces so that when the big cranes are in, they can erect them rapidly.

I think they are just staging them where convenient.

 

I think they are in place and they are adding the 3rd piece on right now!  You can see it is lifted so its going on a support!!! We have the bottom of the drop in place ladies and gents!

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^^ Yeah how else would they lift upward and you can see far right the gap between the track and the ground! This is exciting people! We have the bottom of the drop!

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Just now, Maverick44 said:

^^ Yeah how else would they lift upward and you can see far right the gap between the track and the ground! This is exciting people! We have the bottom of the drop!

There's also another support waiting for some track!

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Just now, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

Wow, you guys are right.  This is installed track.  How the hell did they install supports without any of us noticing?!

The support is on the bottom of the track, came from CSF already done for those pieces.

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I wonder if they will continue to do the low work where they can? Maybe they complete much of the rest of the circuit to finish with the start/end later on?

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If we look at Fury, They met at the top from both sides since the stop is self supporting. So I think they have to start the bottom in order to complete the lift hill.

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