I had a meeting tonight with some engineering consultants. It consisted of 3 men and a baby. (Don’t worry we gave the baby a box to play in (Note: No babies were harmed during this meeting)). I think we’ve got some good ideas so that we can make this thing actually fly and look badass too.
TPG 1.0 was all about winning, but our lack of experience brought us down in the end. This time, we won’t be stopped.
it is with heavy hearts that tpg announces there will be no red bull flugtag this year, and thus we will not be able to break our world record flight of 08 until 2010. fortunately that just gives us more time to design next year’s record setter.
on a side note, after reviewing the 08 blog, it has come to my attention that we are in need of a new project so that we can continue to team blog throughout 09. someone make that happen.
So the monthly sales/engineering update meeting ended with video of the TPG “flight”. I’m pretty sure nobody at work has any respect for me anymore (not that they did in the first place). It was described as “WMPC engineering at its best”. Great.
Now that its all over, I can say without question, all the hard work was definitely worth it. Although, we didn’t fly to Michigan as planned, I think it went extremely well. The car looked great, the girls looked great (thanks for taking one for the team), the skit was awesome (no practice). I wish I could have seen the edge of the ramp while I was in the car so I could have jumped with the wings level to the ground. Maybe then I wouldn’t have landed on the hood of the car. But I’m extremely pleased to only walk away with a few scrapes and bruises and not a broken limb like I’d been mentally preparing myself to have for the past 3 weeks. Highlights of the weekend….
No soy Latina
Being a bizarro rockstar and taking pictures with random people for 2 hours straight.
Having 0 fractures
I would say being on stage, but it was such a blur that I really can’t say what happened up there. Good thing we have video.
Old friends, New Friends. lots of good times.
Thanks to everyone that came out to watch us, and everyone that helped along the way. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever been lucky enough to be a part of. Hopefully we’ll see TPG out again next year in some new absurd creation.