ECZenith
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Monday, December 1, 2003 10:13:33 PM
For anyone here handy with models...

My girlfriend was so excited about the release of the Wave Swinger Faller released and has just recently completed the mechanical part of the ride. It was plugged in and just doesn't go. Our models almost always move when they're sent for their first test run. Several of you here are very talented and have had a lot of luck with this kit, if you can be of any help, please PM me or respond here so you can talk to her. Even if we have to send it out to you, or pay, we'd like to see it run. [|)]

Thanks in advance!
-Sean
"If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much room."
TopSpinJay
Monday, December 1, 2003 11:07:51 PM
Sean,

>make sure the ride is in the down position completely that the contact is touching the limit switch.
>then check power... if your gettng power at the connection of the controller then your good there
>from that point make sure your connections are well and good and in the proper order according to the diagram...its verry important.
>if all that is right check the start switch which can simply be a wire it dont have to be a switch but make sure you have that connected or the ride wont start
>if you get a green status light on the controller and no action check connections
>i know first hand that some of the controllers have gone bad ...I for one have had the problem so you might have to get a new one if thats the case and its not responding at all and you can get a replacement for absolutly no charge by emailing fallers customer service. but they also might ask you to return the bad one sence they do refurbish the boards. i had a topspin controller go nutty and they did just what i said.
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Matt C.
Tuesday, December 2, 2003 11:20:43 AM
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Originally posted by ECZenith



My girlfriend was so excited about the release of the Wave Swinger ....please PM me or respond here so you can talk to her. Even if we have to send it out to you, or pay, we'd like to see it run. [|)]

Thanks in advance!
-Sean



Damn dude, thats cool as hell... my ex girlfriend wouldnt even hold my models cause she thought that they would break.- lol Even so, its neat to get someone like that interested in one of your hobbies..
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tiltawhirl
Tuesday, December 2, 2003 2:04:42 PM
Sort of on topic, but I wanted to ask a question about the mechanics of the REAL Wave Swinger. I know that the covered sweeps move up the center pole, and then after getting to the angled part of the pole, it rotates. My question is, exactly WHERE on the ride is the reverse rotation happening? It is the same sort of motion as a Spider or the like, but when I look at this ride racked, I can't see what actually turns the center column, and at what point on the ride is the reverse direction force applied? Is the column geared at the base? I know this sounds convaluted, but I am just curious about the inner workings of this ride.

tilt
TopSpinJay
Tuesday, December 2, 2003 6:36:12 PM
yea pritty much the bottom of the colum is geared.

the set of sweeps is lifted by a elevator cable like system that consists of 4 specialy rated cables
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Matthew
Tuesday, December 2, 2003 7:12:02 PM
If you ever see some pictures of the European-style Paratroopers, they have a tower similer like those used on the Wave Swinger. However those appear to use hydrolics rather than cables.

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Originally posted by tiltawhirl

Sort of on topic, but I wanted to ask a question about the mechanics of the REAL Wave Swinger. I know that the covered sweeps move up the center pole, and then after getting to the angled part of the pole, it rotates. My question is, exactly WHERE on the ride is the reverse rotation happening? It is the same sort of motion as a Spider or the like, but when I look at this ride racked, I can't see what actually turns the center column, and at what point on the ride is the reverse direction force applied? Is the column geared at the base? I know this sounds convaluted, but I am just curious about the inner workings of this ride.

tilt

tiltawhirl
Tuesday, December 2, 2003 10:13:36 PM
Sorry to sort have derailed your thread ECZenith![:I]
I know you should be able to get some help in this area here.[:)]
Matthew posted:
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If you ever see some pictures of the European-style Paratroopers, they have a tower similer like those used on the Wave Swinger. However those appear to use hydrolics rather than cables.



From the pics I've seen, I can see that part pretty clearly. [:)]
My question is, when you ride a wave swinger, not only do you rotate with the direction of the sweeps, but also(getting back to the undulation part) move up and down, much the same motion as a Eyerly Spider. How is the counter-rotation acheived to cause this? On a Spider there is that center arm that the sweeps are attached to.

tilt




ECZenith
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Tuesday, December 2, 2003 10:30:00 PM
No prob at all tilt, [;)]

Matt, it is definately a great benefit for my girlfriend and I to have the same hobby. We're both coaster/flat ride enthsiasts, and I'm an HO scale modeler. When she saw my amusement park layout taking form, she had to have some kits. Now she has Pirate Island, Jupiter Ferris Wheel, and a Wave Swinger that needs some love.

We both split the costs and built Mammoth Cave, and Jungle Train together.

Definately a great thing to have the same hobbies. I can't love her enough.[:)]
"If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much room."
Carnie_Joe930
Sunday, December 21, 2003 1:17:42 AM
My girlfriend saw me out with a "model", and now she's having Undulation Issues!
HUSSRAINBOW
Sunday, December 21, 2003 6:31:29 AM
ahhhhh haha lol
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Matthew
Sunday, December 21, 2003 11:30:14 AM
The sweeps are attached to a hub that travels up and down the tower. Near the top of the tower it bends at a slight angle. This is what causes the ride to tilt. Take one of those bendable straws and bend it at a small angle. You'll see what I mean. The counter rotating of the tower happens at the base of the ride.

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Originally posted by tiltawhirl

Sorry to sort have derailed your thread ECZenith![:I]
I know you should be able to get some help in this area here.[:)]
Matthew posted:
Quote:

quote:


If you ever see some pictures of the European-style Paratroopers, they have a tower similer like those used on the Wave Swinger. However those appear to use hydrolics rather than cables.



From the pics I've seen, I can see that part pretty clearly. [:)]
My question is, when you ride a wave swinger, not only do you rotate with the direction of the sweeps, but also(getting back to the undulation part) move up and down, much the same motion as a Eyerly Spider. How is the counter-rotation acheived to cause this? On a Spider there is that center arm that the sweeps are attached to.

tilt





tiltawhirl
Monday, December 22, 2003 10:46:17 PM
Thanks Matt!
Actually, I finally figured out that the actual HUB rotates on this via some sort of motor system that lifts with the sweeps and hub section. The counter spin is, as you said, from the gearing at the bottom of the column where the slew bearing sits.
I would LOVE to see a picture of the commutator on this thing.
Thanks for the info everybody
[:)]

tilt
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Originally posted by Matthew

The sweeps are attached to a hub that travels up and down the tower. Near the top of the tower it bends at a slight angle. This is what causes the ride to tilt. Take one of those bendable straws and bend it at a small angle. You'll see what I mean. The counter rotating of the tower happens at the base of the ride.

Quote:

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Originally posted by tiltawhirl

Sorry to sort have derailed your thread ECZenith![:I]
I know you should be able to get some help in this area here.[:)]
Matthew posted:
Quote:

quote:


If you ever see some pictures of the European-style Paratroopers, they have a tower similer like those used on the Wave Swinger. However those appear to use hydrolics rather than cables.



From the pics I've seen, I can see that part pretty clearly. [:)]
My question is, when you ride a wave swinger, not only do you rotate with the direction of the sweeps, but also(getting back to the undulation part) move up and down, much the same motion as a Eyerly Spider. How is the counter-rotation acheived to cause this? On a Spider there is that center arm that the sweeps are attached to.

tilt