Video-Did We Just Make the Launch Better?

Well, the capstan just isn’t holding up well enough and the rope is wearing out. Its time to improve the design. Let’s look at one of the greatest launch systems in existence for guidance: Top Thrill Dragster.


Watch and see what happens when we modify the system.

Corey Rasmussen

Corey is the Managing Director of the Mentored Engineer and owner of Rasmussen Designs. He received his BSME from Baylor University and holds a professional engineering license in North Carolina and Texas. He has been an engineer since 2002 with extensive experience in engineering design, fabrication and troubleshooting. He specializes in mobile equipment, hydraulic systems and machine design. He has two patents

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