Ual747den From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11 Posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1979 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!
Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1939 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.
Ual747den From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1889 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
CannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1821 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.
AvianceGirlUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1811 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.
Ben From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1777 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.