Posted on November 9th, 2010
Over the last few months I’ve been working on the largest and scariest construction project I’ve had the chance to work on in over a year.. an entry into the Redbull Flugtag competition. The competition ran over the weekend at Mrs Macquaries point, you can see me in the photo above – holding onto the control frame as we go over the edge..The team and I had a lot of fun working on our design – in a nutshell it was essentially a hang glider that could be transformed rapidly to/from a large 4 person tent. The tent/glider transformation takes about 5-10 seconds, and we performed this on stage in front of around 20,000 people (rough guess, give or take 10,000 people or so..) – after which we proceeded to fly the craft straight into the harbour!Needless to say a lot of work went into this project, much more of which is held in our blog, the tent that flew . If you’re interested in bamboo structures that can transform and fly, by all means go have a look..Also worth noting is the fact that out of all the designs we saw on the day, ours was the only craft to make it back alive – unscathed and potentially ready and able to fly again another day. Proud? You don’t know the half of it.