Every once in awhile, though, the stars would align and a well-designed, -constructed, and -flown craft would carry on for a bit of distance. In this case, it happened to be one that also had fantastic decorations. Team Sugar Skull 138 flew a día de los muertos-themed craft to a second-place finish.
When all was said and done, only a handful of craft made it anywhere close to the 40-foot mark, which makes the 200+-foot world record mark all the more impressive. Perhaps it simply goes to show just how difficult it is to build something that will defy gravity for such a distance. Even so, as the movie Toy Story reminds us, when you can't fly, you can still fall with style.