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  1. #1
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    HotRod's Rocket Challenge 2012

    HotRod's Rocket Challenge 2012

    This is the Official announcement!

    This year it will be held at multiple club launch venues, one each this spring.
    **** Huge thanks to the hosting clubs / organizations for letting us put this on. ****

    CMASS........ Massachusetts
    CATO......... Connecticut
    MMMSCS..... Maine
    LDRS..... New York


    HotRod's Rocket Challenge 2012
    EGG PAYLOADS
    Your eggs are your simulated Astronauts. Get them back safe!

    Two classes, based on age:
    -Class 1-.
    Ages 10-14 (Change to 14 and Under ) Timed Duration = Longest flight.

    -Class 2.-
    Ages 14-21 Max Altitude Scratch-built.

    All the Rules ect. here: http://www.hotrodrocketshop.com/CONTEST.html

    Event Dates To Follow as Club Schedules are posted.


    Prizes / Awards
    Prizes will be awarded in each category. Prizes will vary depending on the launch venue/ club. Some prizes will
    certainly be HotRod Rockets kits and accessories, but may also include items from other vendors, local
    businesses, gift certificates or almost anything.

    Awards of Merit
    HotRod Rocket's MERIT awards will be given to those who go above and beyond average rocketry.
    What does this mean? Well, I know it when I see it.

    Now Get to Building!!!!!


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    David S. Mackiernan
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    L2, so now I can create bigger problems....

    .........Chief Curmudgeon and agent of CHAOS

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  2. #2
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    If I act like I'm 14 can I play?
    Al Gloer
    TRA/NAR L3
    President - CATO
    Has been Launch Organizer - LDRS XXXI
    Most Likely Sent from an HP Z820 Workstation (64GB/2TB/NVidia GeForce 780)
    Miles Biked in 2014 - 1,147

  3. #3
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    Nice job putting it together. Hopefully you'll get a ton of participants.

  4. #4
    My son's 8 can he play? He even designed and help build the rocket.....if we couldn't chunk punkins, we're gonna chunk a egg.... La revedere de duvlec style! Twin G-80's rule!
    L1 4/09 LOC Vulconite "Morning After Bad Thai Food"
    L2 7/09 Wildman JR "A Little Wild"
    L3 9/10 Ultimate Wildman "Wildman CT"

  5. #5
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    Hmm

    I have the mentality of a 14 yr old - does that count?
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    Chuck Haislip
    NAR/Tripoli Level 3 Prefect ICBM - TRA #60

    Level 1 - LOC Minie Magg; Level 2 - PR Broken Arrow;
    Level 3 - 10 inch Nike Smoke
    Ns for Year: 2250 but back in the USA. Builds starting today!!!!
    My rockets usually fly naked. If they survive, they earn their paint.

    Come fly with ROSCO or ICBM in Orangeburg SC => http://rocketrysouthcarolina.com/ind...erid=$1-ChuckH

  6. #6
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    cbrarick: My son's 8 can he play?
    Definitely , I changed Group 1 to "Age 14 and under". More the merrier.
    .... Seems like we may have a few? Do you have a young Wildman in Training over there?
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    cwbullet:Hmm...I have the mentality of a 14 yr old - does that count?
    Maybe I could do a Bragging rights adult "King of the Egg Chuckers" at LRDS? Just listening to the voices in my head right there......
    BUT
    In the past when I try a contest for adults.... I get a few Pink-book-lawyer types that really take all the fun out of the festivities.

    ..
    David S. Mackiernan
    Nar# 87538 ,
    L2, so now I can create bigger problems....

    .........Chief Curmudgeon and agent of CHAOS

    www.hotrodrocketshop.com

  7. #7
    LDRS (TRA) or NERRF (indy) may be your best two places to do an adult one...after all, the pink book is NAR and they don't play that way....just make up some rules and post em....if you want to play, you play: otherwise don't

    It doesn't get any easier then that..
    L1 4/09 LOC Vulconite "Morning After Bad Thai Food"
    L2 7/09 Wildman JR "A Little Wild"
    L3 9/10 Ultimate Wildman "Wildman CT"

  8. #8
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    Awwww no west coast launches. LDRS is just to darn far this year.

    Bryce

    Bryce Chanes
    ROC Board Member
    NAR 89467, TRA 13928 L3
    KR0CKT Technician
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    2011: 14,773Ns (44% N)
    2012: 38,670Ns (89% O)
    2013: 26,936Ns (32%O)
    2014: 7,392Ns (45%M)

    www.Project60k.com

  9. #9
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    Yup northeast only.
    Some day when I'm Rich and famous (not just infamous) maybe I can take a tour of North American Rocketry. But for now, in this economy, I have to keep it to where I can drive back and forth.

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    David S. Mackiernan
    Nar# 87538 ,
    L2, so now I can create bigger problems....

    .........Chief Curmudgeon and agent of CHAOS

    www.hotrodrocketshop.com

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    Can I use...

    Can I use a hard boiled egg?

  11. #11
    Cool! I'm going to see if my 9 year old is interested in trying this out...will be his/my first time at a rocket launch besides our own...he told me recently that he wanted to be an engineer..this may be of great interest to him!

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    dlazarus6660 : No, I'll supply the eggs and they won't be boiled. But your young ones can build some sort of super ultra modern fighter-craft to hold the egg!

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    Egg lofter Design

    Here's some food for thought. A very Simple egglofter. Not super aero or elegant. But it works. It can be made cheap enough that anyone can build one.

    Simple parts list:
    BT-50
    Scrap balsa for fins and standoffs
    Plastic Easter Egg (nose cone)
    Launch lugs
    Parachute, elastic cord
    Motor block (can make from sliver of spent motor case)
    Nose Cone shoulder ( made from same spent motor case)
    ...fly this baby all day on 24mm motors.

    If you don't have "Openrocket" design and sim program.... go download it. I also believe (but could be wrong) that .ork files can be read in Rocksim.

    Happy building!
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    David S. Mackiernan
    Nar# 87538 ,
    L2, so now I can create bigger problems....

    .........Chief Curmudgeon and agent of CHAOS

    www.hotrodrocketshop.com

  13. #13
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    http://www.nar.org/competition/plans...oMinuteEgg.pdf

    Always a classic right off the NAR site.
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    David S. Mackiernan
    Nar# 87538 ,
    L2, so now I can create bigger problems....

    .........Chief Curmudgeon and agent of CHAOS

    www.hotrodrocketshop.com

  14. #14
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    Here you go. Official Dates /places. I know folks are chompin' at the bit. So get to it!

    CMASS
    Sat. April 28, 2012
    Amesbury Ma


    http://cmass.org/

    http://cmass.org/index.php?option=co...ions&Itemid=75



    MMMSC
    Sat. May 26, 2012
    Berwick Maine


    http://mmmsclub.org/

    http://mmmsclub.org/?page_id=2



    CATO
    Sat. June 16, 2012
    Durham, Ct


    White's Field, Durham, CT

    http://www.catorockets.org/launchschedule.php



    LDRS
    Sat. July 14, 2012
    Penn Yann, Ny


    http://ldrs31.org/

    http://ldrs31.org/directions/


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    David S. Mackiernan
    Nar# 87538 ,
    L2, so now I can create bigger problems....

    .........Chief Curmudgeon and agent of CHAOS

    www.hotrodrocketshop.com

  15. #15
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    April 27, 2012 at 11:06 am
    Breaking news April 28, 2012 launch.
    CMASS launch for the 28th : moved site to Berwick Maine.

    Well now, I guess the CMASS launch has been diverted to M3 s field.
    So that gives everyone another opportunity to launch eggs!

    Ill bring at least a dozen of the little egg-stronaughts, But I may need to know a local source of chickens if a lot of people want to chuck eggs up there.

    SEE YA Tomorrow!
    David S. Mackiernan
    Nar# 87538 ,
    L2, so now I can create bigger problems....

    .........Chief Curmudgeon and agent of CHAOS

    www.hotrodrocketshop.com

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