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EMRR Spaceship Design Contest - 2008
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Essence's Model Rocketry Reviews (EMRR) is pleased to announce our third year of this uniquely-EMRR contest. Yes, here we are with the 2008 version of:


DESIGN THIS SPACESHIP CONTEST

This year, we are especially pleased to have a partner in the contest: Federation Models. Their mission to distribute some of the finest science-fiction resin model kits and related items available today is right up our alley!

This contest also serves as a bonus item for the 2008 EMRR Challenge, but it is not necessary to participate in the Challenge to participate in this contest... but, why wouldn't you?

That's right, below you will find six (6) Spaceship pictures that we found at replicas at Space Toys. Each of these replicas fit in with our scale and "real" rocket theme and yet will provide a challenge to our contest participants. Let's see what you can 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 12/01/08 deadline to ensure that an entrant's hard work is not taken by a copy-cat. Fear not! Submit early! Submit more than one design!

* All designs are copyrighted and can only be used for this contest and not for packaging or sale.

Picture Difficulty
Bonus
Minimum
Requirements
F4
Click to Enlarge
R = 1.0
F = 1.0
W = 1.0
18mm Motor (minimum)
F3
Click to Enlarge
R = 1.2
F = 1.0
W = 1.0
18mm Motor (minimum)
F1
Click to Enlarge
R = 1.1
F = 1.2
W = 1.0
2x18mm Motor (minimum)
[Can be Canted]
F5
Click to Enlarge
R = 1.4
F = 1.3
W = 1.2
24mm Motor (minimum)
F2
Click to Enlarge
R = 1.2
F = 1.6
W = 1.1
3x13mm Motor (minimum)
[Can be Canted]
Flight Weight reverts 1.2 if only a single central motor
F6
Click to Enlarge
R = 1.3
F = 1.4
W = 1.2
3x13mm Motor (minimum)
Flight Weight reverts 1.1 if only a single central motor

FINE PRINT:

  • If the rocket requires clear fins to be stable, the flight score reverts to 1.0 for single motor and 1.1 for clusters
  • Rockets can not be plastic (or any other) model conversions.

Scoring will be determined using the following:

  • 50% = (R)eplication Score * Weight
    • Online Voting will determine total points by normalizing the maximum point earner to a score of 100
    • For Example:
      • 100 Voters selecting top 3 equals 600 total points (300 for 1st, 200 for 2nds, and 100 for 3rd)
      • 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. If you gained 76 vote points, then your score will be 76 * 1.11 = 84.36
  • 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/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 by normalizing the maximum point earner to a score of 100
    • For Example:
      • 100 Voters selecting top 3 equals 600 total points (300 for 1st, 200 for 2nds, and 100 for 3rd)
      • 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. If you gained 76 vote points, then your score will be 76 * 1.11 = 84.36
  • 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 period after the December 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 12/01/200812/15/2008.
  • Online Voting will take place after all submissions are posted.

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

Federation Models
TOP (3) Places will WIN the MODEL ROCKET* from Federation Models that they replicated!

* If no longer available one of the other contest models can be substituted.

Model Minutes US
Model Minutes US
XFLR
Colonization Pack: Convert your competition Space Racer into a long-range reconnaissance vehicle, then send the G-200 Carrier to establish base, and follow it up with the G-75 for people and supplies.
Rokitflite Odyssey
Rokitflite - USS Odyssey kit
SpaceCad Logo
SpaceCAD
SpaceCAD
Now you can "really" design your own spaceships with a Registered version of SpaceCAD
JonRockets
JonRocket.com
$50 Certificate
$50 Spending Spree at JonRocket Rockets website.
Mercury Engineering
Mercury Engineering
Invader

(1) Invader rocket kit PLUS a Rocket T-Shirt
Sirius Rocketry
Sirius Rocketry
Interrogator
(1) Interrogator Rocket Kit

Entries:

Ray King Falling with Style (FWS) Pic (R)eplication= 100*50%*1.3= 65.0
(F)light= 100*15%*1.4= 21.0
(W)rite-up= 97.9*25%*1.2= 29.4
(B)est in Group= 100*10%= 10
FINAL SCORE= 125.4
Matt Gillard Twin Jet TR5 Fighter Pic (R)eplication= 89.9*50%*1.1= 49.4
(F)light= 100*15%*1.2= 18.0
(W)rite-up= 66.7*25%*1.0= 16.7
(B)est in Group= 100*10%= 10
FINAL SCORE= 94.1
Les Bradshaw UNF Pangaea Pic (R)eplication= 50.6*50%*1.0= 25.3
(F)light= 100*15%*1.0= 7.5
(W)rite-up= 100*25%*1.0= 25.0
(B)est in Group= 100*10%= 10
FINAL SCORE= 67.8
William Beggs Interceptor Pic (R)eplication= 47.2*50%*1.0= 23.6
(F)light= 100*15%*1.0= 15.0
(W)rite-up= 31.3*25%*1.0= 7.8
(B)est in Group= 78.9*10%= 7.9
FINAL SCORE= 54.3
John Thompson Leif Erickson Pic (R)eplication= 23.6*50%*1.0= 11.8
(F)light= 100*15%*1.0= 15.0
(W)rite-up= 45.8*25%*1.0= 11.5
(B)est in Group= 67.3*10%= 6.7
FINAL SCORE= 49.8
Matt Gillard Single Jet S4R Transport Pic (R)eplication= 12.4*50%*1.0= 6.2
(F)light= 100*15%*1.0= 15.0
(W)rite-up= 14.6*25%*1.0= 3.7
(B)est in Group= 59.6*10%= 6.0
FINAL SCORE= 30.9
John Partridge Explorer Pic Missed Voting, but got credit on EMRR Challenge.

* The actual number of prizes issued will not exceed 3/4ths of the number of contest entries (e.g. if there are 10 prizes and only 10 entries, only 7 prizes will be issued). EMRR assumes no responsibility for the prize once it leaves our or the prize donor's location. EMRR is not liable for any damages or injury caused by the assembly or use of the prize.

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