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Electric Motor and Spring Tension Launch - Revolution Blackpool Pleasure Beach
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An Electric motor and spring tension mechanism was used by Arrow Dynamics Launched Loop coasters, which were popular in the 1970s and 1980s. A working example is Revolution at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

  

Electric Motor and Spring Tension Launch Roller Coasters

A powerful electric motor and tensioned springs are used to propel a launch car forward. The launch car pushes the roller coaster train outward from the loading platform where it drops down a hill and through a loop. After exiting the loop the train climbs a hill leading to the opposite platform. When the train reaches the opposite platform, another catch car works the same way, this time pushing the train backwards.

A ride consisting of two elevated platforms separated by a single loop is referred to as a shuttle roller coaster.

Electric Motor and Spring Tension Launch was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by Dan

Originally posted 2019-02-06 14:03:27.

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