Tue, Dec 21, 2010
Battlestar Galactica enters final testing stage

SINGAPORE - Universal Studios Singapore's star attraction the Battlesa Galactica has entered the final stages of testing.

According to online news reports, it will undergo final safety checks which includes day-time stress tests.

The world's tallest duelling roller coaster, the Battlestar Galactica, is scheduled to re-open in Singapore by the first half of 2011.

The outdoor ride, themed after the hit television series Battlestar Galactica, was closed on March 25, just weeks after it's opening.

A seat of the rollercoaster fell off during a test that morning. Nobody was on the ride at the time.

Manufacturer, Vekoma Rides said that "higher than anticipated stress and vibration levels caused fatigue cracks to develop in a welded component on the ride's seat-post support."

Local broadcast company reported that every single component of the ride has been taken apart, examined and then re-assembled in order to rectify the problem.

All welded components for the seats have since been replaced with new machined parts.

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