LVL1â€”your community nonprofit hack spaceâ€”in partnership with New2Louâ€”your favorite local social organizationâ€”is competing in the National Red Bull Day of Flugtag in Chicago on September 21st as Team New2Flug. Check out the grandeur that is homemade flying contraptions here: at RedBull Flugtag. More importantly, the entire Bluegrass is resting on our â€œwingsâ€ as we are the sole team representing our great state of Kentucky. The plan is to build our own giant Pegasus (the symbol of our greatest sporting eventâ€”the Kentucky Derby) complete with a rider and a LVL1-designed wing. This whole thing will get shoved off of a 30-foot runway located on Lake Michigan along the Chicago shoreline with our pilot and wings first doing some gliding and then ending with what we can only hope will be a spectacular crash landing.
So far, we have worked purely with donated material and volunteered engineering and build time. The point is simple: WE NEED YOU!
You have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help represent YOUR state and YOUR city in a contest that will be simulcast live in front of more than five million people. For more information (and to donate!) check out our crowdfunding video which can be found at Louisville Flugtag on Rocket hub. Also, feel free to come by LVL1 and participate in the building every Monday and Thursday at 6pm.
Thank so much for any and all help and support you can give us.
Kentuckyâ€™s only and Louisvilleâ€™s own,
Some Key Event Times for Public Participation!
9/9 Nu2Flug Build Day at LVL1
9/11 Nu2Flug send off party at the Garage Bar!
9/16 Nu2Flug Build Day at LVL1
9/21 RedBull Flugtag Competition Live