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EMRR

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10 days left!

4th Entry is up - Project Pluto

5th Placeholder (has been flown) - Python 4
6th Placeholder (needs flown) - The Barbsari B-Prize

Ya'll are going to kill me in html'ing aren't you? Waiting until the last minute.... shame, shame, shame.

Nick
 

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Then someone will ask for an extension (and I don't mean you ;)). I find it interesting how many of the designs should be familiar to TRF members despite the designers being anonymous on the contest site :)
 

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Originally posted by rstaff3
Then someone will ask for an extension
None will be granted... I'm probably done with RMR Descon. Too much to manage with EMRR's growth and now Model Minutes US.

Regards,
Nick
 

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Originally posted by EMRR
... I'm probably done with RMR Descon. Too much to manage with EMRR's growth and now Model Minutes US
d00d! Bummer. But I don't blame you. You do an awful lot.

I hope you find someone fitting to replace you.
 

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Yeah, I wonder if anyone will take it over. I was a little diappointed that all entries but one came in at the 10th, or 11th hour so to speak. Nick, if nobody takes it over, are you going to archive the history and interviews over on EMRR along with the reviews?
 

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Okay, you can start reading them all and start thinking about your favorite. Voting will start next week.

http://www.rmrdescon.com/


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Nick
 

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I voted for the RMR Descon, using the online voting system:

My top (3) were:

1st Choice = [4] - Designer #4 - Project Pluto
2nd Choice = [1] - Designer #1 - Project Orion Test Vehicle
3rd Choice = [11] - Designer #11 - Generation Ship Calypso

I have the following comments about the above and other entries:

I thought my top 3 choices were fantastic. If I would have voted sometime later or earlier, these 3 rockets might have appeared in a different order. Tough to pick from. What may have put Project Pluto over the top for me though was the story as well as the detailed build information & pics. Project Orion also had a highly detailed build process & a unique look to it as well. Calypso was perhaps the most flexible of the bunch motor selection-wise as well as using some readily available parts--although cutting the MMT holes in the FB NC (which was used as a tailcone-like transition) would be a nightmare to recreate!

Congratulations to all of the Descon mystery participants for a job well done!
 

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Heh voting was open before your post...I know...wasn't sleeping at 6am, :rolleyes: :(

1st Choice = [4] - Designer #4 - Project Pluto

2nd Choice = [5] - Designer #5 - Python 4

3rd Choice = [3] - Designer #3 - Zvezdotchka-ACM - Target


I think the Pluto was fantastic and I liked the design methods on the Python. I just like them little ones sometimes so #3 got my vote.
 

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I voted for the RMR Descon, using the online voting system:

My top (3) were:

1st Choice = [5] - Designer #5 - Python 4
2nd Choice = [10] - Designer #10 - Goodbye Kitty
3rd Choice = [11] - Designer #11 - Generation Ship Calypso

I have the following comments about the above and other entries:

I loved the non-steering fins in the Python.

Outstanding detail work in Goodbye Kitty and a rocket to generate interest in rocketry--the best kind of all!

Calypso--very creative use of cluster configuration. Could have placed higher with a snazzy finish.

The Barbsari B-Prize was close--love the lipstick outboards!

Project Orion Test Vehicle--would have finished in the top three if actual flight was like the video of the prototype!

All the other rockets were great!
 

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My top (3) were:
1st Choice = [4] - Designer #4 - Project Pluto
2nd Choice = [5] - Designer #5 - Python 4
3rd Choice = [1] - Designer #1 - Project Orion Test Vehicle

I have the following comments about the above and other entries:
Project Pluto - Love the styling with the wings, belly scoop, and canards. Great craftsmanship making the belly scoop. Beautiful paint job.

Python 4 - At first I wasn't impressed since Estes makes a Python kit. After reading the writeup describing the challenges of the pivoting front fins, I appreciate the amount of engineering that went into it. Plus, the scale-like finish is quite good.

Project Orion - I like rockets that don't look like rockets. Great challenge making something as ungainly as this fly.

Ring Wraith - Great finish, and the spiked fins look wicked!

Generation Ship Calypso - I like the ring fin, tail cone, and variety of engine options. With a better paint job this could have been in my top 3.
 

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I voted for the RMR Descon, using the online voting system:

My top (3) were:

1st Choice = [11] - Designer #11 - Generation Ship Calypso
2nd Choice = [4] - Designer #4 - Project Pluto
3rd Choice = [5] - Designer #5 - Python 4
 

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I voted for the RMR Descon, using the online voting system:

My top (3) were:


1st Choice = [5] - Designer #5 - Python 4
2nd Choice = [4] - Designer #4 - Project Pluto
3rd Choice = [1] - Designer #1 - Project Orion Test Vehicle

I have the following comments about the above and other entries:

While the ModROCs were fun and interesting, I think the Python 4 design effort
makes this one a winner!

I also felt #11 Generation Ship Calypso was an interesting design and rated it my 4th choice.
 

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I voted for the RMR Descon, using the online voting system:

My top (3) were:

1st Choice = [5] - Designer #5 - Python 4
2nd Choice = [1] - Designer #1 - Project Orion Test Vehicle
3rd Choice = [4] - Designer #4 - Project Pluto

The Python because of the ingenious forward fin design and its success.
The Orion and Pluto were close for me, both because of the excellent modelling.
 

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I voted for the RMR Descon, using the online voting system:

My top (3) were:

1st Choice = [8] - Designer #8 - Ringwraith
2nd Choice = [4] - Designer #4 - Project Pluto
3rd Choice = [5] - Designer #5 - Python 4

because I could not vote for my own!

I have the following comments about the above and other entries: really nice entries, congratulation to all of us
;)
 

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I voted for the RMR Descon, using the online voting system:

My top (3) were:

1st Choice = [5] - Designer #5 - Python 4
2nd Choice = [1] - Designer #1 - Project Orion Test Vehicle
3rd Choice = [3] - Designer #3 - Zvezdotchka-ACM - Target

I have the following comments about the above and other entries:

I thought the Python 4 presented an interesting innovation that solves a problem that plagues many air-to-air and air-to-ground missile scale projects. Swiveling forward fins presents some interesting possibilities.

The Project Orion Test Vehicle presents an interesting and unusual shape that shouts 'space exploration'.

The Zvezdotchka-ACM-Target is a stylistic masterpiece. It was nicely thought out and executed.
 

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I voted for the RMR Descon, using the online voting system:

My top (3) were:

1st Choice = [5] - Designer #5 - Python 4
2nd Choice = [4] - Designer #4 - Project Pluto
3rd Choice = [1] - Designer #1 - Project Orion Test Vehicle

I have the following comments about the above and other entries:

Thought the pivoting forward fins on the Python 4 pretty clever - nice touch!
 

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Wrapping up voting by Saturday!
 

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WINNERS:

Mark Schrader - Project Pluto
Drake "Doc" Damerau - Python 4
Stuart Lenz - Generation Ship Calypso
Clive Davis - Ringwraith
Dick Stafford - Project Orion Test Vehicle
John McCoy - Zvezdotchka-ACM - Target
Steve Kristal - Goodbye Kitty
Dwayne Surdu-Miller - The Barbsari B-Prize
Dennis McClain-Furmanski - GO GO GODZILLA
Dennis McClain-Furmanski - Bucky II
Greg Elder - Bertha Shark

PRIZE SELECTION ORDER:

Mark Schrader - Project Pluto
Drake "Doc" Damerau - Python 4
Stuart Lenz - Generation Ship Calypso
Clive Davis - Ringwraith
Dick Stafford - Project Orion Test Vehicle
John McCoy - Zvezdotchka-ACM - Target
Steve Kristal - Goodbye Kitty
Dwayne Surdu-Miller - The Barbsari B-Prize
Dennis McClain-Furmanski - GO GO GODZILLA
Greg Elder - Bertha Shark
Dennis McClain-Furmanski - Bucky II

PRIZES:

A) QuickBurst - $10.00 gift Certificate

B) Art Applewhite Rockets - (1) Any Style of Kit with your choice of design up to a 29mm motor mount.

C) Rocketflite - One complete Electric Match Package: 1- ML-KIT *PLUS* Choice of (2): 1-bag of ML-12; 1-bag of ML-24; 1-bag of ML-48; 1-bag ML-72

D) JonRocket.com - $20.00 gift Certificate

E) Fat Cat Rockets - $40.00 gift Certificate

F) Qmodeling - (1) MRS Stiletto (click on picture)

G) U.S. Rockets - (1) 1.22" x 27" kit for 29mm and 24mm motors: Fire & Forget

H) Skies The Limit Rocketry - (1) 36" semi-hemispherical Parachute


Start prize selection.

I will need an e-mail with your prize selection, a valid e-mail address and a valid mailing address. For prize B and C, I will also need you specific choice of color, design or wires.

Regards,
Nick
http://www.rmrdescon.com
 

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Thanks so much to Nick for hosting the contest again. Great entries all!

For a prize, I'd like:

F) Qmodeling - (1) MRS Stiletto (click on picture)

On to Doc...
 

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Nick,

Thanks again for running the contest and to all the great vendors who donated prizes.
 

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Ditton here, whith special thanks to Nick and Quickburst! I grabbed a pack of his new low current cluster igniters (may not be out of beta test yet?)
 
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