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Steel Python Knex Roller Coaster- Instructions

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It's back everybody- Steel Python! 
    This model is the recreation of my older design, with a few minor changes, since I never had specific pictures of the original. This design of course has its flaws, so you may have to fiddle around with it until it works correctly. As for me, when I made the instructable the track's adjustments became warped and then it didn't work any more. Sorry that I couldn't get a parts count for you, but deconstruction started right after I finished taking pictures. It sounds dumb, I know, but this is my first instructable.
    So after some requests, here it is! The instructions for Steel Python.
    Enjoy, and remember to leave a comment, and feel free to post your version of this coaster. Thanks!
                           
                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jag56


 
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Step 1: Beginning of Chainlift

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This is where the chain lift starts (obviously). Pay close attention to the gear's positioning! There are three modules to this step.
These are the basic divisions of each step:
-Parts make up sections
-Sections make up modules
-Modules make up steps!
   Not to complicated, right? 

Step 2: The lift Hill

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These are the three modules that connect to make the lift hill of the coaster. Pay close attention because it's easy to get lost!

Step 3: The Motor?

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This is a small step, because all it is is the motor system! 

Step 4: Drop Support Tower

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This is the tower that supports the drop and also the rest of the lift hill. There are two modules in the making of this step.

Step 5: Extra Base and Supports

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This step shows you how to build the base that leads up to the corkscrew and that maintains the bottom section of the drop. There are a total of three modules that must be connected together to create it.

Step 6: More Base and Supports

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Turn your model around, because this step is added onto the other side! Finally, something on the other side! Your almost finished making the base of the Steel Python!

Step 7: Even More Base and Supports

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This is the homestretch! Your'e thiiis close to laying down some track! 

Step 8: The Chain Lift Track

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You have finally reached the stage of putting on track! Yay!

Step 9: The Drop

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This is the drop part of the track.

Cat + ball machine/roller coaster (usually) = chaos

Jag56 (author)  knexinventions 4911 months ago

Lol ya tell me about it.

OZKNEX222 years ago
cool
Jag56 (author)  OZKNEX222 years ago
Thanks!
Very cool! Nice job!
Jag56 (author)  knexpert#108294762 years ago
Thank you!
neat and simple-nice
Jag56 (author)  TheAwesomestDude2 years ago
Thanks!
your welcome
Is there an other way to connect the track? I don't have that many flexy green rods, and none of those neon yellow track connectors :(
Jag56 (author)  dr. richtofen2 years ago
If you convert the supports to micro than you would still need the neon converters.... But you could recreate the supports and make them like those on Serpent Spiral, which uses the converter rods instead. :)
Ok, I'll try sometime. I haven't built a RC in a VERY long time. Thanks for the tip :)
Looks good, I like it!
Jag56 (author)  sandroknexmaster2 years ago
Thanks!