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BUILDIN UP THE PARATROOPER

Updated 20.02.00

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Paratrooper load

Paratrooper load consists of two trailers.

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Centre

One of the trailers contains the central mast and the hydraulics to lift it up.

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Setting up the centre

The mast has just been raised up. The trailer is pulled out of the way.

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Levelling the mast

Packing is installed under the legs in order to level the frame. Note the winch at the top of the central hub. The ladders are removed when the work is over.

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Paybox

The paybox is lifted down. The electricity is connected at the early stage since the main engine must be operated during the assembly.

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Seats

Seats are still waiting for the assembly.

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Sweeps are installed

Radial arms are lifted by the winch and are mounted immediately to the central hub.

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More sweeps are installed


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Other parts of the wheel structure

When all the sweeps are assembled, the cow horns, braces and tie bars are attached next.

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Joint

This is a typical joint of the amusement park rides. A stud is placed through the parts. The cotter pin at the lower end of the stud acts as a safety clamp. No nuts are used.

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The frame is ready


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Light panels

The lights are separate parts in this paratooper.

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Installation of the lights under way


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Installing the cars

When the lights are attached, the passenger cars are built up. They include seats, car supports and canopies.

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Support arrangement

When all the car supports are installed, the seats are attached to the hole at the lower end of the support.

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Stubs behind the seat

The stubs are attached to the support rods.

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Seats are installed


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Securing the seats

Seats are the only parts that are secured by the nuts.

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Platform

The platform is built up next. It consists of metal framework and wooden boards.

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Perimeter fence

When the ride is ready, the ladders are removed and the fence is set up.

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Operating Paratrooper

The hours of hard work is rewarded when the fair opens.

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