Tokyo Tech's student club Meister took to the skies on July 28 at the 42nd Birdman Rally, held at Lake Biwa in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture.
Tokyo Tech participated in the Human-Powered Propeller Plane category, in which planes and pilots are pushed by teammates before launching off a platform 10 m above the surface of the lake. The aim is to fly as far as possible via two designated checkpoints, and ideally, return to the platform.
Results of the competition will be released only after the official broadcast of the competition on Japanese television by Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, scheduled for 7 p.m. on August 28, 2019.
We completed a safe flight without injuries to anyone. This year's team consisted mainly of 3rd- and 4th-year students, who put in plenty of effort despite being busy with their studies and research. We will be back next year with an awesome aircraft that will exceed everyone's expectations, and look forward to your continued support.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation and Nippon Television Network Corporation
Update : August 27, 2019