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Essence's Model Rocketry Reviews (EMRR) is pleased to announce our fifth year of this uniquely-EMRR contest. Yes, here we are with the 2010 version of:


DESIGN THIS SPACESHIP CONTEST

This year, we were inspired by the art work found while searching the internet for new designs. We hope you really challenge yourself this year and submit multiple entries!

LogoARA Press has graciously offered to be the primary sponsor of the 2010 Design this Spaceship contest. We have love their publicatons and within them there are also wonderful Spaceships ("Spaceship Handbook") and Saucers ("Saucer Fleet") that could be used as inspiration for future builds.

Spaceship Handbook Saucer Fleet

This contest also serves as a bonus item for the 2010 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 reading the above mentioned book and through other internet searches. 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 YOUR Spaceship

NOTE: Entries will not be posted until the 11/01/10 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 pictures are copyrighted and can only be used for this contest and not for packaging or sale.

Stop Kenny Mitchell, owner/operator of www.kennyscrap.com website is flatter for our selection of his images, however, he wants you to do your very best in replicating flying versions. So, to that end, he has put up additional pictures HERE. With his work here, it is suggested that you use these and not request additional images from Kenny. THANKS, KENNY (come back to flying rockets!)
Picture Difficulty
Bonus
Minimum
Requirements
Spaceships
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R = 1.0
F = 1.0
W = 1.0
PICK ONE
18mm Motor (minimum)
Spaceship
Click to Enlarge
R = 1.2
F = 1.1
W = 1.2
18mm Motor (minimum)
Spaceship
Click to Enlarge
R = 1.2
F = 1.2
W = 1.2
2x 18mm Motor (minimum)
Spaceship
Click to Enlarge
R = 1.1
F = 1.3
W = 1.1
24mm Motor (minimum)
(Rear-Ejection Required)
Flight Weight reverts to 1.2 if rear-ejection is not used
Spaceship
Click to Enlarge
R = 1.2
F = 1.3
W = 1.2
2x 24mm Motor (minimum)
Flight Weight reverts 1.2 if only a single central motor
Spaceship
Click to Enlarge
R = 1.1
F = 1.4
W = 1.2
Glide Recovery (minimum)
Flight Weight reverts 1.1 if not a Glider

BONUS: In harmony with our 2010 EMRR Challenge, get an extra 5 points if you submit two or more entries and 15 points if you submit four or more entries.

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 11/01/2010.
  • Online Voting will take place after all submissions are posted.

Submit your entries here:[E-Mail]


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

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PRIZE SELECTION: The normal prize selection procedure for EMRR is that at the end of the contest winners will get an e-mail THROUGH THE eList asking them to acknowledge by reply within a week. Prize selection is done through this e-mail exchange.

Logo
ARA Press

The top 3 winners will receive a book of their choice from these and any new ones releasing this year:

Spaceship Handbook Saucer Fleet
[Picture]
Art Applewhite Rockets
UFO Picture Any Style of Flying Saucer kit of your choice of design up to a 29mm motor mount.
Sirius Rocketry
Sirius Rocketry
Cestris
The S.S. Cestris Interplanetary Transport Vehicle carries the idea of intermodal transport one step further - into outer space!
Fliskits Logo
Fliskits
Fliskits Decim8 The most sinister battle ship ever to hit the skies! The Decim8 features 11 fins, 6 cut body tubes, 6 guns, water slide decals and the most sophisticated engine mount ever used in a model rocket kit!
SpaceCad Logo
SpaceCAD
SpaceCAD
(1) SpaceCAD Registration License (SCEMRR-9845)
Guest
Al Nonymous
SR-71
(1) Estes Estes SR-71 Kit

Entries:


* PRIZE SELECTION: At the end of the contest winners will get an e-mail THROUGH THE eList asking them to acknowledge by reply within a week. Prize selection is done through this e-mail exchange.

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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