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Date: 09/05/10 08:02 AM

47 Responses to New Flugtag World Record Flight

  1. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 4, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    Link: New Flugtag World Record Flight - Remember the Japanese birdman? Here`s the Minnesota version.
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    butji Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 8:09 am
    do you mean minnesota?
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    MercuryCrest Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 8:12 am
    Makes me want to start building....
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    Luke139 Male 13-17
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    September 5, 2010 at 8:25 am
    The voice cracks made me lol
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2010 at 9:03 am
    Awesome!
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    September 5, 2010 at 9:24 am
    WERLD RECUUUURLD
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    Justeazy Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 9:56 am
    Lol at the judges with their 100+ ratings on a 1-10 scale!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 5, 2010 at 10:06 am
    It looks so easy... lolz! Yeah right!
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    madest Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Wow look at all the people. Glenn Beck is envious.
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    Kaonin-Kun Male 13-17
    49 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 11:36 am
    Meh.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    Well of course it`s going to get lift. You made a drating glider. This become much less impressive when you realize aerodynamic flight was realized 100+ years ago...
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    ozmonkey2003 Male 13-17
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    September 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    yeah minnesota!!!
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    Crucible Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    Just strap on some rollerblades and grab a hangglider. Boom. World record.
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    cman7721 Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    i was going to go to that...
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    zombieland Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    sombody explain this to me, world record for what?
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    romanwho Male 13-17
    119 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    I at least thought it was cool.
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    the_phantom Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    i went to the one in philadelphia. it was pretty awful. it was actualyl in camden, whom they conveniantly "forgot" to tell there would be a flugtag. so literally thousands descend on camden, and all public transportation stopped. then due to hurricane earl, not even the plane made by the MIT could fly. one plane even went -15 feet
  18. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    That was cool!
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    that was awesome...flugtag rules
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    bowlinguy Male 13-17
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    September 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    @zombieland; its the world record for furthest flight with a human powered aircraft dropped from that height, thats the whole point of flugtag really.
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    Obliviously Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    I was there, but I missed this one. Met the guys that made it at Burger King afterwards though :D
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    teampink27 Female 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    haha, that was awesome
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    evilducky00 Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    Went to the Long Beach one it was packed.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    St. Paul, Minnesota ROCKS!
  25. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    madest: Beck had over 300,000 people on the mall. The St. Paul, MN police said 90,000 were at the Flugtag event. Your math is way off.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    >>Just strap on some rollerblades and grab a hangglider. Boom. World record.

    Yeah, I thought the point of the whole "flugtag" thing was that the entries don`t really fly, they just look stupid and they do it for a laugh or whatever.
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    iGamer Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    Seemed like a fail that saved it self and cameback to WIN!
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    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 11:02 pm
    hey, i was at this. good times, much drinking was being done
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 11:23 pm
    Lots of drinking and obnoxious people.
    Reminds me of Las Vegas..........
  30. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    duffytoler: Actually, Flugtag is a challenge of flight, Human powered flight. There are rules about weight, Size, It`s limited to 5 people total, And as you can see in the contest there is very limited take-off space. If a human powered contraption ever does achieve sustainable flight at Flugtag it will be a world`s first.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    September 6, 2010 at 1:31 am
    >>If a human powered contraption ever does achieve sustainable flight at Flugtag it will be a world`s first.

    You never heard of Paul MacCready? The Gossamer Albatross? The Kremer prize? Human powered flight is over 30 years old now.
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    dognesss_666 Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2010 at 5:03 am
    that was pretty sick, it totally looked like it wouldn`t make it. i bet those guys were AMPED!
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    madest Male 40-49
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    September 6, 2010 at 6:42 am
    madest: Beck had over 300,000 people on the mall. The St. Paul, MN police said 90,000 were at the Flugtag event. Your math is way off.
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    Actually Beck had 89k to 92k. You know better than getting your news from Fox.
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    ctgregorcyk Female 18-29
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    September 6, 2010 at 7:31 am
    I totally got to see this when it happened. it was AMAZING.
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    jhendrix Male 30-39
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    September 6, 2010 at 11:00 am
    Holy crap. I was there to see this when it happened. WOO HOO!!!!
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    "Actually Beck had 89k to 92k."

    United States park service says 300k my friend.

    I think they would know how many people were in the park. It`s their job to police them. Fox news stated the number was "Thousands".

    MSNBC says 300k. Kinda got that backwards didn`t you there bud?
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    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    w00t MN
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    nitrain Male 30-39
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    September 6, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    That was actually in St. Paul proper. Why does Minneapolis get all the props? It`s like St. Paul is the bastard stepchild.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    September 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    United States park service says 300k my friend.
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    Really? Because the US Park service doesn`t give out crowd estimates. The only media outlet that actually paid for a crowd counting service was CBS.
    ..No `bud` I don`t.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 6, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    This looks like way, way more than 87k my friend.



    Don`t forget to count the people in the trees lol.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 6, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    AJ: madest couldn`t ever admit that Glenn Beck is that popular, It would shatter his ethos.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    September 7, 2010 at 5:58 am
    AJ: madest couldn`t ever admit that Glenn Beck is that popular, It would shatter his ethos.
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    Close. I can`t admit America has that many stupid people. The crowd was pegged at under 100k by a company that does that for a living. I trust them over Fox or Becks estimate. The picture AJ shows looks about right. The contents of FedEx Field emptied on the Mall. Still believe there were more people at the Flugtag event.

    PS: The WWII monument ruins the Mall. It`s a goddamn monstrosity.
  43. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2010 at 6:25 am
    Yeah that thing is pretty freaking large....

    ...but WWII was a pretty freaking large war, so.

  44. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 7, 2010 at 6:26 am
    You could always open that pic in Photoshop and start counting lol.
  45. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2010 at 9:18 am
    Flugtag is fun to watch.
  46. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    September 7, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    madest: The WWII monument ruins the Mall. It`s a goddamn monstrosity.

    Considering DC didn`t have a WWII memorial, Even though Vietnam vets and Korean Vets each had one, It was long overdue that WWII vets got theirs.

    The 87,000 CBS source was wrong by most accounts, madest. Even the New York Times and NBC News poked holes in CBS`s numbers and estimated the crowd at 300,000.

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