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Flying Sculptures In The Park

A day of heavier than air flying art
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A hovering art competition. The rules are simple:

1- The flying sculpture must be heavier than air and hover 4 feet off the ground under its own power for at least 30 minutes without refuling.

2- It must be an original sculpture.

Not aircraft in the typical sense, their job first and foremost is to be artistically pleasing, they just have to fly as well. You might see entries that evoke the comical failed flying machines of yore with rotating umbrellas, eggbeater looking propellers, venetian blind treadmill wings. It might look like something Dr Seuss would design or some wispy, gossamer, feathery affair. The sounds they emitted would be part of the art as well. Mufflers might be fitted with whistles for instance.

The flying art exhibit/competition could be held every once in a while at various parks around the world.

I think it would be different because the two disciplines of art and aeronautics are such intellectual polar opposites. Bringing the two together in a ying yangy fashion might yield some interesting results.

doctorremulac3, Jul 26 2014

For instance http://www.sarum.ac...te-Mayer.resize.jpg
If you could figure out a way to make this fly it would be a good candidate [doctorremulac3, Jul 26 2014]

Floating_20Gardens [theircompetitor, Jul 27 2014]

Styroloons [theircompetitor, Jul 27 2014]

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       I love it
Voice, Jul 26 2014
  

       I want it. +
blissmiss, Jul 26 2014
  

       + very nice! hovering croissant coming your way>>>
xandram, Jul 27 2014
  

       Some of those gossamer-type designs might fly like kites fly, only wind-power needed.
Vernon, Jul 27 2014
  

       With only 90s of hovering, we can rule out the F35B
bs0u0155, Jul 31 2014
  

       I call dibs on a steampunked helicopter-lifted variant of Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang.
RayfordSteele, Aug 01 2014
  
      
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