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coolfun5688
12-04-2004, 05:57 PM
i was looking at nitro pictures and i saw this funky one with the seats and an antena hanging on the train infont of the seats and i was wondering what is that for

http://www.coastergallery.com/1999/nitro6.jpg

Edit: Don't leech images.

coasterdude28
12-04-2004, 06:02 PM
that antena is not attatched to the train. it is in the station where the floor ends and it drops off. just looked like it was on the train.

coolfun5688
12-04-2004, 06:04 PM
well at least its not on the train but whats it there for?

medieval
12-04-2004, 06:32 PM
Its susposed to tell the guests their not susposed to go past it.:rolleyes: But I believe it has something to do with the station itself.

Leo C
12-04-2004, 10:29 PM
"Safety first!" The antenna has a universal message of saying: "Red & white, red & white, don't go past me and fall off the station platform to the track down below."

bk2004
12-04-2004, 10:40 PM
/\ That's what I'm saying. Even if it's for that reason, it's not going to stop anyone. It's not even an inch thick. It has to be for something else. I mean, that's why they have automatic gates in the lines and rows.

medieval
12-04-2004, 10:43 PM
It might be for where the sensor is for how far the train needs to go up.

Diesel
12-04-2004, 11:57 PM
It might be for where the sensor is for how far the train needs to go up.
Yeah, the ride also has tennis balls that hang from the roof of the station. When the train bumps one of the balls, it knows that it pulled up far enough. :flip:

If this were some sort of sensor, why wouldn't it be totally infront of the train? And don't you think that's a bit low-tech?

coasterguy1
12-06-2004, 06:22 PM
Minimum height?

medieval
12-06-2004, 06:24 PM
I was talking about where the sensor is located. Not that it is the actual sensor.

coasterdude28
12-06-2004, 06:39 PM
no as i said before it is to warn you that the platform drops off. not to stop you but to warn you.

Jerry S
12-06-2004, 08:25 PM
Well, there is no voice saying "Do not go past the red an white antenna" in the station though. I don't remember AC or RB with one of those either. It probably has something to do with checking ride response. If that antenna doesn't come up, something malfunctioned. Just a suggestion though.

Montu Man
12-06-2004, 09:04 PM
One picture showing half of the antennae doesn't say anything.