I wanted to share this year's Halloween creation.
I built and designed a backyard roller coaster/dark ride/motion simulator. It is the only ride in the world to combine a roller coaster pneumatic launch (in reverse) with a motion simulator. Riders travel through space on a turbulent unmanned star speeder experiencing a rescue mission.
This custom 2DOF motion simulator uses high-volume/low-pressure pneumatics to carry 8 passengers on a flight throughout space. This custom ride vehicle is made of 2" 11ga welded steel and can carry thousands of pounds on its "journey through space". The ride's finale consists of a reverse pneumatic launch (similar to those seen on roller coasters) capable of generating up to 1.6Gs of acceleration. (All launches in operation were done at 40PSI. The system had the capability of launching at up to 120).
Thank you to Mark Whittier from Broken Films for the great POV and off ride footage.
To see the BTS photo album, click here Intergalactic Adventures 2022 BTS
My email is [email protected]
We already have our plan for next year, incorporating motorized spinning of the ride vehicle (along with the motion base) and upgrading our control system to allow for multiple unique ride sequences and multiple show scenes (having multiple projection screens synced with motion).
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