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Larson International Superloop!
Amusement Ride
About this creation
The Larson International Superloop!(Ring Of Fire) amusement ride is a very unique example of engineering. This ride is touted in the carnival community as 'The best two-man set-up, one trailer spectacular in the business'. It is simple in it's experience, although it looks very eye appealing from the spectators perspective. The ride is a large loop structure, with an 'Inertia ring' that is fastened by rollers to the loop. There is a car-train that sits on one portion of the ring, and is driven around the loop via a wheel powered by a hydraulic motor. The collest thing about this ride for me is how it actually folds down and is set-up. Mostly by hydraulic cylinders moving parts into place.
The translation to Lego for this one was fun! Although it used up a great deal of my red elements. I mounted a plastic tubing 'track' to the inside edge of each side of the loop. I then built the intertia ring using various technic elements, and hinges. As of this writing, the Superloop is not complete. I hope to bring it out of storage for work in the future.

Thanks for looking!
:)

tilt



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   The loop structure taking form. The supports were there only temporarily to prevent an accident!



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   the trailer base and the beginning of the loop. I used my ferris wheel support with a hanging rod to make the arc for the loop a true circle. I completed one quarter with it, then removed it, and mirrored the rest until it was done.



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   Here is my project manager, Suzie



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   As you can see, this thing took A LOT of red.



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   Here you can see the completed Inertia Ring. It uses wheels mounted both above and below the plastic rails I installed into the loop sides.



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   The Inertia Ring from below.



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   The strings are there to prevent accidents!



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   Inertia Ring



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   Complete Loop with Inertia Ring



Comments

 I like it 
  December 15, 2007
Things awesome! but theres one thing. Suzie needs to loose some weight i think. 

 I like it 
  December 18, 2005
Wow!!! this guys stuff Rocks !.....Man this guy has ALOT of bricks and knows how to use them.
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  November 12, 2005
WHOA...This must have taken over 40 years to build :O Or somethin. Ok i like it a lot!!!
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  September 13, 2005
WOW, thats awesome, i saw a real one saturday, but i never thought it could be made of lego, i made one that fell apart before inertia ring, and do you have a video f it (with a car attached)
 I like it 
  May 15, 2003
Wow! That is really big. Can't wait to see it finished. Josh
 
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