Want to feel like a pilot mastering flight? In 2014 that will be possible at Dreamworld, Australia. ‘Tail Spin’ is the name of the Sky Fly by Gerstlauer, which will feature an interactive experience for every rider.
Once the 12 comfortable single-rider gondolas are carried aloft, there is no stopping. The gondola brakes are released and thanks to control wings every rider is able to roll over. Everyone decides whether the ride turns into a hair-raising flight-adventure or ends up to be 'just' a scenic flight. ‘Tail Spin’ is for everyone! Since the boom is tilted, the riders go up 72 ft (22 m) and come down each revolution. Comfortable shoulder restraints with redundant, hydraulic cylinders keep riders in their seats safely.
Are you ready for take-off? ‘Tail Spin’ by Gerstlauer is! Get on board.
|Base Area (Center Column)||~ 8.2 ft (~ 2.5 x 2.5 m)|
|Diameter||~ 44.0 ft x 31.0 ft (~ 9.5 m x 13.5 m)|
|Height (gondolas lifted)||~ 72.0 ft (~ 22.0 m)|
|Flight Path Diameter
||~ 98.0 ft (~ 30.0 m)|
|Number of revolutions||8.5 r/min|
|Connected load||~ 110 kW|
|Minimum height||4.2 ft (~ 1.3 m)|
|Guests (per ride)||12 bucket seats|
|20 rides per hour||~ 240 pph|
|30 rides per hour||~ 360 pph|