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Summer Heat 2015: "A Design For The Skyline"

Stats Model Statistics
Completed 2015
Height 4' 0"
# of Vehicles 16

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Solar Wheel
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Description Introducing, LaMbChOpZ's newest model! A K'Nex version of a wonder/roller coaster wheel. Similar to the one found in Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure, this K'Nex model was built over the span of two months for the Summer Heat, A Design For The Skyline competition. The ride was built specifically to draw fans of all ages and excitement levels - follow the white path for a normal Ferris Wheel ride, or take the exhilarating challenge of the blue path for the moving carriages.

The ride's bright color palette gives the illusion of a sun, setting or rising depending on the time of day, from within and for miles around the park. No matter if it's a cloudy or overcast day, the sun always shines in this park.

In the real rides, the moving carriages' paths are not parallel with the supports, but this was done to make the design easier, doable, and compact. The ride also features, beyond this innovative design, an extremely compact and modular power system. Four wheels (two on opposite sides of the ride), were built in an extremely compact space to power the ride's rotation. These power wheels are built and connected to the main supports like a real ride, rather than being built and supported on separate supports.

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