Home-made Roller Coaster

Home-made Roller Coaster

Roller coasters are modern rides used for amusement purposes. It is commonly situated in children抯 parks and carnivals. It is a luxury machine used to induce a thrilling feel to individuals who ride on it. Most of popular theme parks will own more than one roller coaster used by people with varied ages. The machine uses gravity to accelerate and propel it. The roller coaster track is made of rail whereas where wheeled cabins are mounted on top. Roller coasters have evolved over time, with technology advancement and thrill-seekers needs as well.

In most modern society, families have extended to bring the thrill home by constructing the whole set in their own backyards. The following tips will help anyone to develop a backyard roller coaster ride in the most economical way.

Planning is an important step in initiating the process of developing a backyard roller coaster. The individual will have to consider the area available, the height of the system and other logistics such as the plan and layout of the coaster.

Home-made Roller Coaster
Home-made Roller Coaster

Having considered the above, one will get to work by starting to develop the system. Its initiated by burying the posts. The recommended interval is 1.5 meter from one post to another. The depth of each post should be 1/3 of the size of the post used. Filling the holes with concrete will create a more firm base than using uncovered soil.

The rails are then screwed on top of each pole in a T-Shape manner. This is to improve stability of the rail as it can handle more weight in this position. This procedure is done for consecutive posts. Its recommended to join rails after every 30 cm for greater stability. For the straight sections, deck screws are used to attach ties, enabling the rail to tolerate the weight of the cabins.

The car details should be as follows:
?Bolts and (12 by 50) mm castor assemblies
?Bearings
?Wooden platform (60 by 90)cm
?Four by twos ( 2 by 610,4 by 270,4 by 190)mm
?Lock nuts(8 by 130 mm by 10m)
?Infant car seat
?Plywood of varied sizes 12mm thick.

The next procedure involves fixing the castor into their designated location. They are bolted on each side of the 12mm by 610mm plywood. A space 420mm is left between each wheel. More castors should be bolted on the four by twos. All this is made to create a wooden platform that can freely run along the rails.

Attaching windbreaks is the next task, since they are used to keep the bearing inside the track. They should be attached at right angle beside the rails. Either ends of the windbreaks should be hooked around each the rails with wheels running along it.

An infant抯 car seat is then bolt on the wooden platform and bearing are put between them and bolted for stability. A dummy test crash the put on the car and driven. It should provide more than twice the standard efficiency expected before used by human being.

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