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Jan 10, 2012
MDG, Vail High-Speed MDG

Correction: Vail Gondola Most Certainly Not The World’s Fastest Gondola

Last week I discussed the upcoming Vail, Colorado gondola and its promoters’ claims of it being “The World’s Fastest Gondola.” And while I correctly demonstrated how it couldn’t be the fastest gondola, in general, I readily fell for the marketing-speak and accepted without inquiry the idea that at 6 m/s the system could very well...

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Jan 24, 2010
Gondola, MDG, Technology

Aerial Technologies, Lesson 2: MDG

Monocable Detachable Gondolas (MDG) are likely the most common CPT system you’ll encounter as their low cost has made them an attractive addition to public transit systems in the developing world. Systems like the Medellin MetroCable, Telecabine de Constantine and Caracas Metrocable all use MDG technology. Characterized by a detachable grip which allows for intermediary...

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