Backlot Stunt Coaster
Stunt Coaster has two LIM (linear induction motor) launches: One out of the station into the "Parking Garage" spiral, and one out of the helicopter scene. The LIM propulsion units launch the train from 0 to 40 miles an hour in three seconds. Propulsion is achieved when currents are produced by the interaction of an electromagnetic field generated by the LIM and an aluminum reaction plate on the cars. The currents produced by this interaction create a magnetic field that opposes the original magnetic field, thereby producing a force vector between the LIM and the fin.
©2010 by Joel A. Rogers