The Hong Kong Radio Control Soaring Society


Red Bull Paper Wing Hong Kong Qualifier
4 April 2006

The Hong Kong Radio Control Soaring Society was invited as a judge for a paper wings contest organized by Red Bull. The club was also invited to exhibit the r/c soaring activities with model gliders. A flying demonstration was also performed by our club's experience pilots. Red Bull organizes a worldwide paper wings contest every year. This year, the final will be held in Austria, May 5-6, 2006. The Hong Kong qualifier contest was held in International Trade and Exhibition Centre (HITEC) in Kowloon Bay on 4 April 2006. The paper wing glider must be constructed from piece of paper by folding only. It is very challenging to fold a paper correctly to get the CG of the glider right and also relatively floaty for duration flight. The contest is opened to university students in Hong Kong. Please see the leaflet and the contest schedule for this paper wing contest below. For more information, please check the Official Red Bull Paperwings Site.

Red Bull Paper Wings Contest - Hong Kong Qualifier
(Exhibition and Flying Demonstration)

Date:       4 April, 2006 (Tuesday)
Venue:    Hall B, International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Kowloon Bay
Time:      18:30pm to 23:30pm


16:30 - 18:30         Competitors arriving for folding their planes and practicing, exhibition setup

18:30 - 18:45pm    Opening by MC

18:45 - 20:00pm    Contest: longest distance

20:00 - 20:15pm    Heli flying demonstration by HKRCHA

20:15 - 20:30pm    3D plane flying demonstration by HKRCSS

20:30 - 21:10pm    Contest: aerobatic flight

21:10 - 21:40pm    Break

21:40 - 23:00pm    Contest: longest duration

23:00 - 23:30pm    Prize presentation

23:30 -                   Closing remark


Please see some photos taken during the paper wing contest.

Thanks for our committee members for helping in the exhibition

Are you interested in the A380 Airliner or flight simulator?

Thank you Tsz Ming for showing his new design: A380 Airliner

Ah Kin is our chief pilot for demonstration

There is a 60m track for contestants to fly the paper wing

The MC is asking one of the contestant about his design idea

Stanley is invited to be a judge and is inspecting a paper wing from a contestant. How much score can he get for his aerobatic flight?

Oh! 7 points from Stanley but the others seem not so impressed.

Please see a movie of 3D flying demonstration taken during the contest.