Lightning Strike Knex Roller Coaster

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About: I'm a 16 year-old guy who loves to build mechanics out of knex. my main interests are ball machines and roller coasters. My real name is Matt and I'm a christian. I live in Australia or more commonly known a...

Intro: Lightning Strike Knex Roller Coaster


Lightning Strike has arrived! A micro knex B&M looper consisting of a loop, a dive loop and a Zero-G roll. That's to the members of SScoasters who helped with this project. Enjoy! :-)

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    albydesign

    3 years ago

    Do you have a rough pice count for this? I have to make this!!!! :D

    This is cool. I like it. I invented a block brake system for this type of coaster. I'll post a video. The coaster cars operate the system not a motor.

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    KnEx FrEaK 1

    7 years ago on Introduction

    when it goes down the hill it looks like a lightning strike

    by the way can you plz make the instructable for the coaster if you do ill subscribe

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    Tornado96KnEx FrEaK 1

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Sure! I'll just rebuild it all again and make an ible... I took ths down half a year ago... :-P

    But I'll take that subscription! ;-)

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    KnEx FrEaK 1Tornado96

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    nevermind about the instructions because i dont have that many small black rods for the tube supportors so can you make one that doesnt use more than 20 small black rods cause i have barely any black rods and im trying to learn how to make knex rollercoasters.

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    Tornado96KnEx FrEaK 1

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Well if you want to do roller coasters the first thing you'll need is more pieces... For my first custom I used over 100 small black rods...

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    KnEx FrEaK 1Tornado96

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    how do you get the coster t keep its speed all the way through the coaster because i have to have 2 uplifts

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    Tornado96KnEx FrEaK 1

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    You haave the strengthen the track with a track spine and You need strong supports. I suggest box supports for your first. I'll send you a lin to a good box coaster later on today!