ual747den
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Red Bull Flugtag Event, Doing It?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:13 am

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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backfire
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RE: Red Bull Flugtag Event, Doing It?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:40 am

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
 
A3204eva
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RE: Red Bull Flugtag Event, Doing It?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:44 am

Wow, I was going to got to that - glad I didn't
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planemad
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RE: Red Bull Flugtag Event, Doing It?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:50 am

I also went to the London one and it was bad. My dad and I also left after a few flights.
 
ual747den
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RE: Red Bull Flugtag Event, Doing It?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:56 am

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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backfire
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RE: Red Bull Flugtag Event, Doing It?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 6:43 am

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?
 
cannibalz3
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RE: Red Bull Flugtag Event, Doing It?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:33 am

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
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RE: Red Bull Flugtag Event, Doing It?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:48 am

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.
 
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RE: Red Bull Flugtag Event, Doing It?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:35 am

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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ben
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RE: Red Bull Flugtag Event, Doing It?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 6:59 pm

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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