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New K'NEX Water Ride!
« on: May 13, 2017, 12:47:49 am »
Two days ago, my brother and I have started building a genuine K'NEX water ride!
Here's a picture of the vertical lift:


Tomorrow we're going to test it in a water reservoir, fingers crossed!
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 04:36:20 am »
What's its supposed to do? It looks cool and complicated, though.
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 01:31:52 pm »
What's its supposed to do? It looks cool and complicated, though.

You're allowed to guess ;) It's a shot that looks from above.
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 02:18:49 pm »
If you are going to make us guess, add more pics!
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 07:35:10 pm »
If you are going to make us guess, add more pics!

Not yet. If it's a failure (and that's ALWAYS an option, just like Adam Savage says) it would be a shame.
Alright. It's a vertical lift that you see.
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 07:49:48 pm »
More pics! Tomorrow a water test
Fingers crossed!
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2017, 08:32:38 pm »
Ooooooooooh, i think i know what you are making! Do the barrel things float? How are you making the "waterpath"?

EDIT: or do they "roll" / "slide" on some track, instead of floating on water?
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2017, 08:35:50 pm »
Ooooooooooh, i think i know what you are making! Do the barrel things float? How are you making the "waterpath"?

EDIT: or do they "roll" / "slide" on some track, instead of floating on water?

Real water, Sorunome. Real water.
Pumps too. And just some styrofoam to let them float. We Epoxy-resin'd a 1 by .75m wooden box.
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2017, 09:04:08 pm »
Ooooooooooh, i think i know what you are making! Do the barrel things float? How are you making the "waterpath"?

EDIT: or do they "roll" / "slide" on some track, instead of floating on water?

Real water, Sorunome. Real water.
Pumps too. And just some styrofoam to let them float. We Epoxy-resin'd a 1 by .75m wooden box.
That sounds pretty awesome! I'm looking forward to see where this is going :) I don't think i have seen this around yt anywhere yet
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2017, 09:19:35 pm »
Ooooooooooh, i think i know what you are making! Do the barrel things float? How are you making the "waterpath"?

EDIT: or do they "roll" / "slide" on some track, instead of floating on water?

Real water, Sorunome. Real water.
Pumps too. And just some styrofoam to let them float. We Epoxy-resin'd a 1 by .75m wooden box.
That sounds pretty awesome! I'm looking forward to see where this is going :) I don't think i have seen this around yt anywhere yet

That's why we (my brother is initiator) are making it ;) it's unique
And that's why teasers have to do. We don't want peoplez stealing our plans xD
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2017, 11:29:24 pm »
Update!
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2017, 09:09:40 pm »
Another Update!
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 02:13:55 am »
woah this thing progress really fast  :o

btw it looks fun  :D
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 06:52:13 pm »
woah this thing progress really fast  :o

btw it looks fun  :D

Two builders, 5 days off got us to 70% of the ride. The rest is working on details (the ride), changing the parcour, thinking and making of a theme, and some general building or improvement. So, all in all not sooo much. The ride is compact, maybe that helps :)
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Re: New K'NEX Water Ride!
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2017, 11:57:20 pm »
Preview Video added!


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