Well, Happy New Year!
It is that time to start the competitions, but first lets go over some of the ground rules, and some changes. It has been brought to my attention a couple of times that the Best Rocket Competition is turning into a Biggest Rocket Contest, and looking at the results the last couple of months I would have to agree. Nothing wrong intrinsically, as it IS a popularity contest, and apparently we like BIG rockets! Starting with the January contest I am going to try and have TWO contests per month. One being Low Power(F and below) and one MPR/HPR(G and above). Right now, I only have one MPR/HPR sponsor, but I am working on getting more so we can have to 2 competitions.
I am making a modification to the rules to reflect the new split power level competitions. I am also enhancing the rocket 'eligibility' rules. The following will take effect with the January competition.
Rockets entered MUST have at least one successful flight. Not simulated, but real world flying through the sky type..with successful recovery.
Whenever I can get appropriate sponsorships for the month there will be 2 contests. One will be strictly LOW POWER(F impulse and below) and the other will be MPR/HPR(G impulse and higher). So double check to make sure you entering in the correct 'power level' thread! Only ONE entry per person per month(no entering BOTH LPR and MPR/HPR in a single given month!). The thread titles will reflect the power level: XXX Best Rocket Competition LPR or XXX Best Rocket Competition MPR/HPR.
If you have any further enhancements or modifications that you would like let me know. I have had it suggested that the previous month's winner is the one to choose the next month's theme. Thoughts?
I want to make this contest fun and enjoyable for all involved, so, please, if you have any suggestions post 'em!