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Old 06-24-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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I'm going to Flugtag!

Well, on the real life front, I'm going to be going to Red Bull Flugtag, as a competitor!

What exactly is Flugtag? Well, it's easier just to watch:

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What am I doing? Well, my team is going to be doing something like this:

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Here's us on the Red Bull website. Our team is supposed to be called Notorious Nate & The Texas Tomcats, but that somehow got shortened to Notorious Nate. We're working on getting it to just Texas Tomcats.



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Old 06-24-2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:35 AM   #3
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:30 AM   #4
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Enjoy, be safe, have a beer if age appropriate, wear a cup. These things are important.



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God speed, SS!


Who's more foolish, the fool or the fool that follows?

Just exactly what is a head-piece to the Staff of Ra?

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Old 06-25-2013, 12:11 PM   #6
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Enjoy, be safe, have a beer if age appropriate, wear a cup. These things are important.

Actually, alcohol and any substance usage are strictly forbidden for competitors until the event is completely over. Guess they don't want anybody to drink and drown.



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Old 06-25-2013, 03:08 PM   #7
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Wow! Red Bull does give you wings.


BTW, good luck, SS!


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Old 07-01-2013, 11:05 PM   #8
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:54 PM   #9
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My team took first at the Dallas/Fort Worth Flugtag. Here's the video of the winning flight:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/...=2684333654001

It was a blast, but sucked up a ton of my time. That's part of the reason I haven't been around much lately. I didn't fly it, the girl that did was 30 pounds lighter than any of the rest of us.



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Who's more foolish, the fool or the fool that follows?

Just exactly what is a head-piece to the Staff of Ra?

http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=206819

http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=206541

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Old 10-06-2013, 11:10 AM   #11
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My team took first at the Dallas/Fort Worth Flugtag. Here's the video of the winning flight:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/...=2684333654001

It was a blast, but sucked up a ton of my time. That's part of the reason I haven't been around much lately. I didn't fly it, the girl that did was 30 pounds lighter than any of the rest of us.
Nice. I went to see this in Chicago this year and there were none that flew that well. It was actually pretty boring because of how bad all of them were, most just immediately fell into the water. I think I had unrealistic expectations.


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Old 10-10-2013, 01:52 PM   #14
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I think lots of alcohol helped most of the spectators to enjoy it more. And we really only had 3 or 4 that got any kind of distance.

Wow, just watched the winning one for your city. That was bad even for Flugtag. I think most cities had at least two or three that went twice as far as that.




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Old 10-10-2013, 02:30 PM   #15
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I thought being bad and crashing was the whole point?


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Old 10-10-2013, 04:08 PM   #16
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Well, the crowd goes a lot wilder when you actually fly, and the judges give you higher scores.



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Old 10-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #17
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Hm. So then the real catch is making something within regulation or something?


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Yes, they limit you to a 28' wingspan, 20' length, and 10' height (including the detachable cart). Weight limit is 400 pounds, and we were at around 382 pounds with a 110 pound pilot. The span limit isn't ideal for a glider, but it's workable.

Most folks seem to neglect their Center of Gravity, and it ends up too far aft or forward, which can cause an otherwise flyable (in a very, very loose sense of the word) craft to nose dive or tail slide. We made sure that our CG was in the optimum range, though it appears that just a bit more aft would have gotten us a little more distance.

Most just fall, but Red Bull prefers them to fly because that's why people come to watch, and that's what gets them excited.



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Old 10-17-2013, 10:52 AM   #19
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Flugtag sounds quite German.



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