Any interest in a "My Own Design" build contest?

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Scotty Dog, May 2, 2016.

Help Support The Rocketry Forum by donating:

  1. Sep 10, 2016 #181

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Overstable By Design

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,318
    Likes Received:
    184
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lincolnton NC
    Joker with a Rocket.jpg
     
  2. Sep 11, 2016 #182

    LW Bercini

    LW Bercini

    LW Bercini

    Forum Supporter TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,495
    Likes Received:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Macon GA
    I think there are a boatload of people around here who are completely uninterested in any design smaller than 4" in diameter and sporting a motor lower than J impulse.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2016 #183

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Overstable By Design

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,318
    Likes Received:
    184
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lincolnton NC
    AMEN!
     
  4. Sep 11, 2016 #184

    dixontj93060

    dixontj93060

    dixontj93060

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    12,882
    Likes Received:
    16
    Although I am probably part of that group, I voted anyway as I thought the designs were fabulous!
     
  5. Sep 11, 2016 #185

    neil_w

    neil_w

    neil_w

    Hunkered down TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
    Messages:
    7,762
    Likes Received:
    1,537
    Location:
    Northern NJ
    I suspect some portion of folks don't even know about it. Many seem to only look at certain subforums, and this notice hasn't been plastered all over the site, just in a couple of places. I don't know where you could put a notice that ensures everyone would see it, short of a banner on the front page which would require help from the admins.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2016 #186

    EXPjawa

    EXPjawa

    EXPjawa

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2015
    Messages:
    2,181
    Likes Received:
    38
    I've seen a few references to "I'd have entered if I knew about it", so yeah, I agree. The contest really wasn't widely publicized until the voting, so a lot of people that didn't regularly visit the scratch build section may not have even seen it. With that said, I think that there was a suitable number of entrants for the first go-around at it, and there has been a sufficient number of votes, for now. Enough to have variety in design and enough to have fair voting. Perhaps next time it'll be a little bigger.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2016 #187

    blackbrandt

    blackbrandt

    blackbrandt

    That Darn College Student

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    9,125
    Likes Received:
    38
  8. Sep 13, 2016 #188

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,306
    Likes Received:
    93
    Congratulations to the winners!!
    A HUGE "Thank You" to all.
    The builders, voters,viewers, and Admins.
    Super "Thank You" goes out to Mat (blackbrant) for taking care of the tech end of the build off.

    So, Ill need Flyfalcon to pick from the prize kitty and then expJawas gets to pick so then Kenecoyot gets the other.

    And I need real names and addresses from yous all.
    PM me.

    Later
    Thanks again to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You all made it a wicked cool contest!!!
    I loved how everyone helped each other out even tho yous all were going head to head.

    I already have ideas for next summers build off.
    Limited parts/ bag-o-parts and maybe a theme to boot. Make it a little tougher. This summers was wide open.
    Automatic entry if your bird CATOS!
    Maybe a rule for a judgement call on failure do to a recovery glitch.

    Scotty Dog
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016
  9. Sep 13, 2016 #189

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Overstable By Design

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,318
    Likes Received:
    184
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lincolnton NC
    They were all winners. Congrats and Hi-5 to the 3 best.

    Super Hero Rocket.jpg
     
  10. Sep 13, 2016 #190

    rstaff3

    rstaff3

    rstaff3

    Oddroc-eteer

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    11,716
    Likes Received:
    7
    Congrats to all!
     
  11. Sep 13, 2016 #191

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,306
    Likes Received:
    93
    The kitty box

    DSCN3498.JPG

    DSCN3500.JPG

    DSCN3507.JPG
     
  12. Sep 13, 2016 #192

    dhbarr

    dhbarr

    dhbarr

    Amateur Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2016
    Messages:
    6,064
    Likes Received:
    780
    GJ everyone! Was a ton of fun, and kicked off a bunch of ideas.
     
  13. Sep 13, 2016 #193

    Cabernut

    Cabernut

    Cabernut

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2015
    Messages:
    1,384
    Likes Received:
    1
    That's easy - just use an E9. :wink:

    How about bonus points if you use an E9 and it doesn't CATO?

    Seriously though, I'm looking forward to the next one.
     
  14. Sep 13, 2016 #194

    Flyfalcons

    Flyfalcons

    Flyfalcons

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2015
    Messages:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    357
    Thank you, and congratulations to everyone else for participating in the competition. I really mean it when I say I was blown away by the variety of the very creative designs that everyone came up with. Just way too cool.

    A big thanks to Scotty and Blackbrandt for running the contest. I'd like to give Scotty a break (and the chance to compete) next year, and chair the contest. I have some ideas that are similar to Scotty's for the event. How about a kitbash contest, where everyone starts with the same kit, and can use literally anything in the bag, as well as the bag itself? I think that would be a ton of fun to see what people could come up with.

    Scotty, I'll PM you in a bit. That Kraken is calling my name. Thank you so much for donating the prizes. It has been a real pleasure participating!
     
  15. Sep 14, 2016 #195

    jqavins

    jqavins

    jqavins

    Joseph Avins TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,859
    Likes Received:
    665
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Howard, NY
    I liked this contest exactly because it was so open. I'm not sure I'd have entered a "confined" contest rather than one that let me pull out an old idea I'd never got around to and run with it. I might never have got around to it if not for the contest. But that's just me, and if popular opinion calls for something else then so be it.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2016 #196

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,306
    Likes Received:
    93
    The whole idea with the "OPEN" was to keep it as simple as possible. Even with it "OPEN" as it was, we still had a few issues in the gray areas.
    As far as you saying you may not have entered if confined..well,maybe you would have entered.
    You did build a bird you didn't think you would get around to build...sooooooooooooo
    And that was/is me prize..the fact that I inspired many a great minds.
    Thanks

    Scotty Dog
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016
  17. Sep 14, 2016 #197

    Screaminhelo

    Screaminhelo

    Screaminhelo

    Shade Tree Rocket Surgeon

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Messages:
    931
    Likes Received:
    1
    Looks like we have the makings of a couple of contests here! I thought that the open design option really inspired people to try new things and tipped the scales for us to go ahead with that idea that has been floating around Mindsim for a while. A kit bash could easily inspire much of the same creativity and possibly bring in some folks that are intimidated by the idea of a completely scratch rocket. Maybe we have the makings of a summer contest and a winter contest...
     
  18. Sep 14, 2016 #198

    TopRamen

    TopRamen

    TopRamen

    SA-5

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2013
    Messages:
    9,919
    Likes Received:
    15
    Agreed! I was too busy to participate, but saw a lot of really cool things come from the whole thing in general, so I look forward to the next one of these types of things.
    It's nice to see folks have to think outside of the 3-4fnc realm for a reason, then watch them go for it with their own creative and really well thought out designs.
     
  19. Sep 16, 2016 #199

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,306
    Likes Received:
    93
    Prizes will be shipped this coming Saturday.
    Still need Kens address.
     
  20. Sep 16, 2016 #200

    dhbarr

    dhbarr

    dhbarr

    Amateur Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2016
    Messages:
    6,064
    Likes Received:
    780
    Ken told me to give you his address *cough cough*





    ....what?
     
  21. Sep 16, 2016 #201

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,306
    Likes Received:
    93
    :lol:
    Nice try!
     
  22. Sep 16, 2016 #202

    Amsterdam

    Amsterdam

    Amsterdam

    __________

    Joined:
    May 30, 2015
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    10
    Congrats to the winners! Well deserved. Very very cool stuff.
     
  23. Sep 16, 2016 #203

    TangoJuliet

    TangoJuliet

    TangoJuliet

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2016
    Messages:
    1,232
    Likes Received:
    3
    I'm already looking forward to the next contest!
     
  24. Sep 17, 2016 #204

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,306
    Likes Received:
    93
    Two away, running hot straight and normal.
    Still looking for an address for bird #3.
     
  25. Sep 17, 2016 #205

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Overstable By Design

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,318
    Likes Received:
    184
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lincolnton NC
    If he don't want it, I'll take it. I prolly came 4th place anyway, right? :wink:
     
  26. Sep 18, 2016 #206

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,306
    Likes Received:
    93
    U came very close to 3rd actually. Only 3 pts dif. Now ya know. Can ya live with it?
    I'm glad I didn't have to be a tie breaker vote. That would have sucked making that choice.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2016
  27. Sep 18, 2016 #207

    dixontj93060

    dixontj93060

    dixontj93060

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    12,882
    Likes Received:
    16
    I voted for ya!
     
  28. Sep 18, 2016 #208

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Overstable By Design

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,318
    Likes Received:
    184
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lincolnton NC
    I'm totally OK with that SD. I knew how tough the competition was.

    Dat makes yew my bestes fren. I luv u, luv u, luv u.
     
  29. Sep 20, 2016 #209

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,306
    Likes Received:
    93
    IDK
    You may end up with the 3rd place prize after all.
    STILL HAVENT HEARD FROM KEN with an Address.
    Anybody know this guy..let him know I aint waiting forever.
     
  30. Sep 20, 2016 #210

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Overstable By Design

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,318
    Likes Received:
    184
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lincolnton NC
    OK, so what's left?
     

Share This Page

Group Builder