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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    The latest news: the support columns were rusted out on the inside. Apparently badly rusted.
    A person would think these rides that leave the ground should be inspected like an aircraft. That being said, it would be interesting to see what kind of PM inspections are actually due and completed on these. You'd think at least once a year or so many ride cycles they should be torn down inspected for wear and rust, re bushed, and reassembled? Apparently not in this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    You'd think at least once a year or so many ride cycles they should be torn down inspected for wear and rust, re bushed, and reassembled? Apparently not in this case.
    It would appear that at least in this case, the "inspection" needs to include metal thickness inspection(s). Also the OEM manufacturer says they will update the inspection procedures. So maybe thickness tests and interior inspections will become the norm not the exception.

    I have yet to find an inspection form from any state close to me that actually says anything "real"! Most seem to be merely suggestions of things someone might look at. Like attempting to turn a fastener by hand.. Not a wrench or socket.. but a hand! I haven't been on any thrill rides in decades.. don't think I'll start now!

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    I'm with 34 40. Haven't been on one in many years, and you could not
    pay me to ride something called a Wild Mouse, etc.

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    I don't ride rides at fairs. Amusement park only since the rides are inspected daily and they carry yearly certifications since they are permanent... Still I wouldn't ride something like that. Roller coasters only really
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