What about building an airplane? (Distance not height)

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What if the teams built airplanes? I do not know how they could be judged, but something like that could be worked out later. Safety is a factor that might come up in arguing against this idea. By Land, Air, and Sea. Your decision.

Inquiring mind, Charley

-- Charley Claxton (Lightning_50_01@yahoo.com), February 23, 2001


Actually, I'd kind of like to see an "open" challenge. The idea is to move this item from this side of the lake to the other. You decide how.

Of course, the road around the lake is pretty rough...like MUCH rougher than any of the off road courses that have been done before. If you build a boat, you still have to load this 2 ton thing...and building a plane seems out....hmmm, that sounds like a challenge..


-- Brian Flynn (bflynn@nc.rr.com), February 23, 2001.

If you a posting an idea for a challenge, pease note that the following challenges have already been filmed: Hovercraft, Catapults, Power-pullers, Diving helmets, Off-road vehicles, Rockets, Gliders (manned), Cannons, Land Yachts, Amphibious vehicles, High milage vehicles, Underwater salvage, Walking machines (no wheels), Demolition machines, Windmills, Bombers, Mini-submarines, Bridging machine, Steam powered cars, Mowing machines, Fireboats, Dragsters, Power boats, Car Crushers.

-------------- Bombers and Gliders are the closest you'll get to "airplanes". Also, it costs US$20,000 to US$30,000 for a fully x-rayed aircraft engine. You're not allowed to use junk.

-- Uncle Orange (orange_nz@hotmail.com), February 23, 2001.

Why not endurance RC aircraft? The on that stays aloft longest wins.

-- Stephen A. Binion (Stephenbinion@hotmail.com), February 23, 2001.

$20,000 to $30,000 for a machine, can't use junk. Well I'd move two to three acres of junk down to Mexico, then film some of the episodes you can't do in the states.

One will be 'Man will Fly', they build an air plane out of junk. And the next show ill be 'Man will Fly' where they build an air cannon or catapult and launch a man. And then you have the third of the series of 'Man will Fly' and attach a junkyard turbo jet the gentleman was discussing on another thread to a man wearing a pair of skate. Ignite the turbo jet and watch the man fly to the nearest supply of water to put out his burning ars.

Then you can leave the junk down there and sell it to the locals.

-- Richard James Retey (theswampie@cs.com), February 24, 2001.

why RC?...make it a free flight event. coice of propultion is up to contestants...small motors, and crossbow launched gliders allowed...

it would have to be a certain size...

-- Mighty Mik (mightymik2@home.com), February 25, 2001.

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