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Red Bull Flugtag Event, Doing It?  
User currently offlineUal747den From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

I was just wondering if anyone on here will be trying to make their own "aircraft" for the Flugtag event here in the USA? The top prize is flight lessons, so it kind of fits in here! We should have an Airliners.net team! Well anyways I think that im going to try to do the one in Cleveland. That is the one that gives me the most time to get a team together and I guess with a big flying machine im going to have to drive there and not fly so im going to give myself a couple of days for that!


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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

I went to watch the Red Bull Flugtag in London last year and it was a hopeless waste of time.

Instead of getting on with the "flying" which is what the public wanted (and were waiting in 30-degree heat to see), the organisers insisted on employing Z-list "celebrities" to host the event who then proceeded to spend ages on tedious interviews and interim waffle both before and during the performance.

I gave up watching after just three flights, because I was sick of having to endure 10 minutes of nonsense just for 10 seconds of genuine entertainment.

I'm sure it all looked good in Red Bull's boardroom - but it was complete sh*t in reality. I shan't be going again until they learn to give the audience what it really wants.  Insane


User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Wow, I was going to got to that - glad I didn't



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User currently offlinePlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

I also went to the London one and it was bad. My dad and I also left after a few flights.

User currently offlineUal747den From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

I hope its better that you make it sound!!! I know that they have to take some time in between the "flights" to clear the water for the next poor sucker however I hope its not that bad. I think im going to go to the one in Miami and check it out...... Thanks for the feedback


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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

The UK also holds a similar event at Bognor Regis - the 'Birdman of Bognor' competition. I don't know anyone who has been to see it - but if you have, is it any better than the Red Bullsh*t show?

User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

Wait, is that the thing where all these guys spend hours upon hours building incredibly elaborate machines and then push them off a bridge or something? Cause if so that's fucking hysterical and I love it. Too much crap in between jumpings but a bonghit or two takes care of that.

User currently offlineAvianceGirlUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

Are they having one in London again this year? If so ill remind myself to steer well clear. Last year i saw bugger all.. and it was scorching hot. I ended up playing frisbee around the park all day and getting insanely drunk. That was more fun than watching the event. It was just too packed.

User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8372 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

My 2 friends and I are currently engineering a glider to compete at Flugtag 2004 in Cleveland. Look out, cause the "Screamin' Emu" is going for the distance record!


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User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 1193 times:

I went to the London one last year too.. and like the others, was very disappointed.

The thing that sticks in my mind is the complete lack of engineering aptitude the designers showed. None of them had any hope of 'flying' or even gliding. The distance scored was mainly related to how good the run-up was.

A team that put even a little bit of thought into the design would have a very good chance of winning.


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