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.
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.