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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 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 1359 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 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 1319 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 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

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

"They have lady pilots......... they're not that good, but they have 'em"
User currently offlinePlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 1286 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 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 1269 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

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 1218 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 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 1201 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 6 months 7 hours ago) and read 1191 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 offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8269 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 1175 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 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1157 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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