Monday, January 10, 2005

Great Egg Race

'Tropical Flies', a team of Aeronautics students, were the undisputed winners of February's Great Egg Race after constructing an aircraft that travelled nearly half way across the lawn after being launched from the Queen's Tower balcony. The annual challenge to convey an egg from the tower to the ground safely attracted well over a hundred participants, despite barely receiving any publicity until a few days prior to event. Many of the entries performed extremely impressively, despite the gusting wind. The C&G Executive Committee team managed to produce one of the worst performing aircraft of the event, with a strange device that flew so completely out of control that it actually landed fractionally behind the position from which it had been thrown.