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Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Thu 24th March 2016

In late 2015 Keith Adams of Modern Classic interviewed Steve Harper in his Studio about this past...

ESP theme design sketches 1997.09

The 8 – 12 seat ESP ride simulator was designed to fulfil the needs of operating an attraction in smaller venues such as shopping malls or low roof arcades.

 From initial theme sketches produced in September 1997, the scale clay model and plinth was produced by Geoff Beachim and Tony Day, ready to be previewed at the IAAPA show in November.

Data from the scale model was used to create a master model using CAD/CAM by Digiform in UK.

The tooling model was developed by the model makers at Fletcher Sportsboats along with the modelling of the fully integrated interior panels.  

The distinctive and supportive seats were modelled during the early part of 1999 by John Grimshaw and Jim Oates, whilst the capsule construction and assembly sequences were being finalised.

 By May, the first prototype was built at the Camber facilities near Crawley UK, and the completed capsule was launched ready to market, at the IAAPA show, just 12 months after the first scale model had been shown.