MASA Summer Regional - June 4-5

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3rd Annual MASA Summer Regional Contest - June 4 and 5, 2010

Nowthen, Minnesota (NW Minneapolis/St Paul metro area)

For all details, visit https://www.masa-rocketry.org/news/2011/2011-02.htm


The Minnesota Amateur Spacemodeler Association ( MASA), NAR Section # 576 is pleased to invite all NAR members to our third annual regional contest. The contest will be held at our Nowthen, MN launch site on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, 2011. (Rain dates are Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12) This is a NAR sanctioned competition. The sanction number is 3006-11R.​

Events:

  • Open Spot Landing WF 4
  • Drag Race WF 2​
  • 1/2A Super-Roc Duration WF 13​
  • A Helicopter Duration WF 20​
  • C Eggloft Altitude WF 18​
  • A Cluster Altitude WF 16​


    (Total Weighing Factor: 73)​

Details: Contest fee is $5.00 per competitor. (Payable at the field when you register.) MASA members who are not NAR members are still welcome to enter and participate; please contact Mike if you have any questions.

Saturday
A contest range with central controller and pads will be set up.
A separate sport range will also be set up. The sport range will be "misfire alley" - bring your own pad & controller. Our waiver allows flights to 4,500 feet AGL. Based on field size and distances from occupied buildings, the maximum practical flight altitude is 4,000 ft agl. Field size supports up to a J motor.

Sunday
A contest range with central controller and pads will be set up. A separate sport range will also be set up. The sport range will be "misfire alley" - bring your own pad & controller. The waiver will NOT be active on Sunday. This limits sport flights to < 3.3 lb and no more than 125 grams of propellant.

Contest flying has priority over sport flying on both days




This contest will be conducted in accordance with the current U.S. Model Rocket Sporting Code and the NAR Safety Code. You may find the "Pink Book" online at https://www.nar.org/pinkbook/


Contest Director:
Please contact Mike if you plan to enter the contest, or if you have any questions.
Mike Erpelding
NAR # 79922 HPR L2
16714 143rd Ave
Watkins, MN 55389
[email protected]
(320) 248-9907 [cell]​
Location:
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The contest will be held on a private sod farm near Nowthen, MN. This location is just to the east of Elk River, MN and to the northwest of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
The location of this MASA launch site may be viewed on Google maps.
For the GPS crowd, the field is at N45* 21.201', W93* 29.961'
The sod fields are typically surrounded on all sides by crop fields - typically corn or soybeans. In early June, the crops shouldn't be tall enough to pose too much of a problem.
Directions:
From the north metro:
Take US Hwy 10 West, or US Hwy 169 North to where they intersect. After crossing under US Hwy 10, the road that used to be US 169 becomes Ferry Street N ( I believe also Co. Rd. 47). Take this road to the north. This road also gets renamed to St. Francis Blvd/ Co. Rd. 47 after going around two corners. Stay on Co Rd 47 until you reach Nowthen Blvd NW/ Co. Rd. 5. Turn left onto Nowthen Blvd NW/ Co. Rd. 5. Stay on Co. Rd. 5 to the town of Nowthen, MN.
Choice #1
On the north edge of town turn left onto 201st Ave NW/ Co. Rd. 65. Turn right onto Tiger St. NW/ Co. Rd. 82. This road switches to a gravel road after going by 205th Ave NW/ Co. Rd. 82. The farm is located on the driveway leading west with the sign "Private Drive" located at the intersection of Tiger St NW and 211th Ave NW.
Choice #2
Continue on Co. Rd. 5 through Nowthen, MN. Take a left turn on 211th Ave NW. This is a gravel road. The farm is located on the driveway leading west with the sign " Private Drive" located at the intersection of Tiger St NW and 211th Ave NW.
From I-94:
Take the Elk River / Rogers exit. Take Hwy. 101 north. Hwy. 101 becomes US Hwy. 169. Cross US Hwy. 10 and the Mississippi River. Continue on US Hwy. 169 until you reach Main Street. Take a right onto Main Street. Go two blocks, then take a left at the 4-way stop onto Hwy 13. Follow Hwy 13 until you get to Co. Rd. 34/ 205th Ave NW and take a right onto 205th Ave NW for 1.3 miles. Turn left onto the gravel road at the "T" intersection. The farm is located on the driveway leading west with the sign " Private Drive" located at the intersection of Tiger St NW and 211th Ave NW.​
Nearby Hotels:

As a courtesy to those competitors coming in from out-of-town, here are the names of several hotels within about 5 miles of the contest field.
  • Country Inns & Suites, 18894 Dodge St NW, Elk River, MN, (763) 241-6990​
  • Holiday Inn Minneapolis NW-Elk River, 9200 Quaday Ave NE, Elk River, MN, (888) 897-0084 or (763) 241-1780 (has big indoor waterpark)​
  • Landmark Motel, 1153 Main St NW, Elk River, MN, (763) 441-2592​
  • Elk Motel, 13291 Highway 10, Elk River, MN, (763) 441-2552​
Additional hotels are located at the junction of I-94 and Highway 101 (about 10 miles from the contest field).​



Overnight camping is NOT allowed at the launch site. There are some campgrounds in the general area.


Food:
There are a number of restaurants and stores in Elk River along Highway 169, about 4-5 miles from the contest field. [Walmart is about 4.5 miles away.] There are also two restaurants in the small town of Nowthen, about 2 miles from the contest field.
See you there!


For the full applicable rules, see the NAR Model Rocket Sporting Code. https://www.nar.org/pinkbook/
 
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