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Essence's Model Rocketry Reviews (EMRR) is pleased to announce another contest FIRST (just like our "Virtual Contests" and the EMRR Challenge). This idea has been brewing for several months and now we are pleased to introduce to you:

DESIGN THIS SPACESHIP CONTEST

That's right, below you will find six (6) Spaceship pictures that we found on the web. Each of these pictures induced that "I'd love to build that" feeling in me, so I figured we would see what you could do.

The contest is very straight-forward:

1) Design a flyable rocket that is as closely as possible replicates one of these six pictures

2) Write up a how-to article, with pics and templates, to allow others to be able to build one

3) Submit pictures

4) Name the Spaceship

NOTE: Entries will not be posted until the 10/1/06 deadline to ensure that an entrant's hardwork is not taken by a copy-cat. Fear not! Submit early! Submit more than one design!

Tick-tock... the official due date is 10/1/06, HOWEVER, a 1 month extension my be requested. The request must be accompanied by a brief write-up and pictures of the built rocket. The 1 month extension is to allow for flights and write-up finalization.

Picture Difficulty
Bonus
Minimum
Requirements
D10
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R = 1.0
F = 1.0
W = 1.0
18mm Motor (min)
D11
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R = 1.1
F = 1.3
W = 1.1
18mm Motor (min)
Top Parachute Deploy
D12
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R = 1.5
F = 1.2
W = 1.2
18mm Motor
Rear Deploy
D15
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R = 1.3
F = 1.5
W = 1.2
Cluster with only Outboard Nacelles
Flight Weight reverts to 1.0 if built with central motor.
D14
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R = 1.1
F = 1.1
W = 1.2
18mm Motor (min)
With Approval from Art Form Function (www.artformfunction.com) - Michael Crumpton
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R = 1.5
F = 1.7
W = 1.5
Central Motor
Flight Weight reverts to 1.0 if built with rear motor.

With Approval from Art Form Function (www.artformfunction.com) - Michael Crumpton

Scoring will be determined using the following:

  • 50% = (R)eplication Score * Weight
    • Online Voting will determine total points
    • The Percentage of total points gained will equal your score
    • For Example:
      • 100 Voters selecting top 3 equals 600 total points (300 for 1st, 200 for 2nds, and 100 for 3rd)
      • If you gain 76 points, your score will be 76/600 = 12.7
      • The highest score will be normalized to 100 and a multiplier will be determined.
      • So if the highest score is 90, then 100/90 = 1.11 which will then be the multiplier and therefore the 12.7 * 1.11 = 14.1
  • 15% = (F)light Score * Weight
    • 1 Successful Flight =25 points
    • 2 Successful Flights =50 points
    • 3 Successful Flights =75 points
    • 3 Successful Flights with at least 1 different motor sizes/configuration = 100 points
    • A lot of trust here, so please take photos, movies, etc.
  • 25% = (W)rite Up Score * Weight
    • Online Voting will determine total points
    • The Percentage of total points gained will equal your score
    • For Example:
      • 100 Voters selecting top 3 equals 600 total points (300 for 1st, 200 for 2nds, and 100 for 3rd)
      • If you gain 76 points, your score will be 76/600 = 12.7
      • The highest score will be normalized to 100 and a multiplier will be determined.
      • So if the highest score is 90, then 100/90 = 1.11 which will then be the multiplier and therefore the 12.7 * 1.11 = 14.1
  • 10% = Best in Group Percentage
    • Online Voting will determine total place
    • The Percentage of total Rockets in Group will equal your score
    • For Example:
      • 5 Rockets in Group and yours places 2nd = 80
      • 5 Rockets in Group and yours places 1st = 100
      • 1 Rocket in Group and yours is it = 100

Winners will be judged by EMRR Guests during a voting week after the August 1st deadline.

  • Each entrant may enter (1) entry of each rocket photo (Maximum of 4 entries allowed)
  • Each entry must include at least (1) Static and (1) Flight photo, however, to allow others to be able to build the rocket from your article, more pictures, templates, and drawings are encouraged.
    • Entry photos, templates, or drawings may be GIF, JPEG, of BMP - or - if you don't have an electronic photo, e-mail us for a mailing address and we will scan them in for you.
  • The winner will have first choice from the pool of prizes available for the contest, the runner up getting second pick, etc.
    • Each entrant may only win one prize based on the highest placement of the entrant's one - four entries.
    • If there are more than enough prizes, then prize selection will begin again with the highest placing second entry per entrant
  • Submissions required by 10/1/2006.
  • Online Voting will take place after all submissions are posted.

PRIZE TABLE (in contributed order):
(Even if you can't play or win, thank these sponsors by supporting them!)

Guest
Anonymous Guest
Thrustline
(1) $50 Gift Certificate at Thrustline Aerospace
Aerotech
Aerotech
Cheetah (1) Cheetah Rocket Kit (Valued at $65)
[Picture]
Art Applewhite Rockets
UFO Picture Any Style of Flying Saucer kit of your choice of design up to a 29mm motor mount. (Valued at $20)
SpaceCad Logo
SpaceCAD
SpaceCAD
(1) SpaceCAD Registration License (Valued at $55)
JonRockets
JonRocket.com
Peter Alway Saturn
(1) Peter Alway - 1/195 Saturn V (Valued at $50)
Model Minutes US
Model Minutes US
6-Pack
(1) 6-Pack: Make that 7! Variety of skill levels. Variety of themes. Variety of flights. (Valued at $88)
Thrustline
Thrustline Aerospace
Thrustline
(1) Electra kit. Includes the CD which will have all the instructions, spare templates, spare shrouds and more. (Valued at $56)
QModeling
QModeling
Vega Snooper
(1) Vega
- OR -
(1) Snooper
Futuristic Rocket
Kit (Valued at $75)
Squirrel Works
Squirrel Works
Squirrel Works
(1) Nick Adams' Interstellar Probe (Valued at $27)
PML
Public Missiles Ltd
Lil Lunar Express
(1) Lil' Lunar Express (Valued at $150)
Sirius Rocketry
Sirius Rocketry
Refit U.S.S. Atlantis
(1) Refit U.S.S. Atlantis (Valued at $60)

Entries:

Drake Damerau
Designer #5
Annulus Pic (R)eplication= 100*50%*1.5=75
(F)light= 100*15%*1.7=25.5
(W)rite-up= 100*25%*1.5=37.5
(B)est in Group= 100*10%=10
FINAL SCORE= 148
Drake Damerau
Designer #9
SP2050 Freightliner Space Truck Pic (R)eplication= 61.7*50%*1.1=33.94
(F)light= 100*15%*1.1=16.5
(W)rite-up= 62.5*25%*1.1=17.19
(B)est in Group= 100*10%=10
FINAL SCORE= 77.63
Geoffrey Kerbel
Designer #6
Federated Transport and Delivery Pic (R)eplication= 37*50%*1.3=24.05
(F)light= 100*15%*1.5=22.5
(W)rite-up= 50*25%*1.2=15
(B)est in Group= 100*10%=10
FINAL SCORE= 71.55
John Thompson
Designer #2
Klingon Special Forces Unit Transport Pic (R)eplication= 50.6*50%=25.3
(F)light= 25*15%=3.75
(W)rite-up= 85.71*25%=21.43
(B)est in Group= 100*10%=10
FINAL SCORE= 60.48
Peter Stanley
Designer #3
Crazy Train Pic (R)eplication= 13.58*50%*1.3=8.83
(F)light= 100*15%*1.5=22.5
(W)rite-up= 66.07*25%*1.2=19.82
(B)est in Group= 71.4*10%=7.14
FINAL SCORE= 58.29
Todd Mullin
Designer #15
USS Moebius Pic (R)eplication= 14.8*50%*1.3=9.62
(F)light= 100*15%*1.5=22.5
(W)rite-up= 26.79*25%*1.2=7.28
(B)est in Group= 85.7*10%=8.57
FINAL SCORE= 47.97
David Hoffmeier
Designer #11
Solar Rail Pic (R)eplication= 18.5*50%*1.1=10.18
(F)light= 100*15%*1.1=16.5
(W)rite-up= 32.14*25%*1.1=8.84
(B)est in Group= 66.6*10%=6.66
FINAL SCORE= 42.18
Chan Stevens
Designer #8
ISS Pluto Pic (R)eplication= 14.8*50%*1.3=9.62
(F)light= 100*15%*1.5=22.5
(W)rite-up= 14.29*25%*1.2=4.28
(B)est in Group= 57.2*10%=5.72
FINAL SCORE= 42.12
Scott Turnbull
Designer #13
Cluster Boink Pic (R)eplication= 7.4*50%*1.3=4.81
(F)light= 100*15%*1.5=22.5
(W)rite-up= 7.14*25%*1.3=2.33
(B)est in Group= 14.3*10%=1.43
FINAL SCORE= 31.07
David Hoffmeier
Designer #12
Solar Flare Pic (R)eplication= 7.4*50%=3.7
(F)light= 100*15%=15
(W)rite-up= 8.93*25%=2.23
(B)est in Group= 75*10%=7.5
FINAL SCORE= 28.43
Kathy Miller
Designer #1
The MicroGlia Pic (R)eplication= 8.6*50%=4.3
(F)light= 100*15%=15
(W)rite-up= 16.07*25%=4.02
(B)est in Group= 50*10%=5
FINAL SCORE= 28.32
Andrew Skinner
Desginer #7
Red Bolt Pic (R)eplication= 4.93*50%=2.47
(F)light= 100*15%=15
(W)rite-up= 19.64*25%=4.91
(B)est in Group= 25*10%=2.5
FINAL SCORE= 24.88
Clive Davis
Designer #10
Speranza Pic (R)eplication= 4.93*50%*1.3=3.21
(F)light= 100*15%*1.0=15
(W)rite-up= 8.93*25%*1.2=2.68
(B)est in Group= 28.6*10%=2.86
FINAL SCORE= 23.75
David Hoffmeier
Designer #4
Arakska - 1 Pic (R)eplication= 1.23*50%*1.3=0.81
(F)light= 100*15%*1.0=15
(W)rite-up= 5.36*25%*1.2=1.61
(B)est in Group= 42.9*10%=4.29
FINAL SCORE= 21.71
Scott Turnbull
Designer #14
The Gension Pic (R)eplication= 2.47*50%*1.1=1.35
(F)light= 100*15%*1.1=16.5
(W)rite-up= 0*25%*1.1=0
(B)est in Group= 33.3*10%=3.33
FINAL SCORE= 21.18

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