Essence's Model Rocketry Reviews is pleased to announce our third
annual: ROCKET VIDEO contest. This was a first-of-kind for rocketry and a first for EMRR in 2007 and we loved
You may choose to use an on-board video, combination, or hand-held. Your may
choose to add titles, transitions or music... it's your call. You may choose to include people or just a rocket...
really, you decide. Just be sure to have a high: COOLNESS FACTOR! Make us say, "cool" and "hey,
come here and watch this!".
Entries will be judged by EMRR Guests during a voting week starting September 28,
Rated "G"; including language and musical lyrics
Hobby rocketry (any power level)
< 15 Meg is size
< 3 Minutes Long
MPEG, WMV, or MOV (e-mail me if different)
A Screen shot for posting (clicking on it will get the movie)
Your original work or with permission of another hobbiest
Write-up must give basic information and details
Include a small award acceptance speech (published if you place)... just
like the EMMY awards
Contestants must be on EMRR's eList to be
Only one entry per Contestant (you may substitute entry with another any time
prior to the end of the contest... give us your best!)
Entries must be received by 9/27/2009.
Submit your entries here:
PRIZE TABLE*: (Even if you can't play or win, thank these sponsors by supporting them!)
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.
These students are amazing. Thanks to the following sponsors ATK
(nationally), Boeing, B&W Auto, Printnet, CMCA PTO, Thad Zylka, Brandango, Alpha Hybrids, Dry Cleaning Equipment
Service, ASMDA, Lockheed Martin, Lance Sijan Chapter of the Air Force Association, and ITT. Thanks also to Giant Leap
for being there when we needed parts fast! Special thanks to Julie Clift and all the other great folks at NASA (since
it's Alabama, I can say folks).
SLI is a NASA-sponsored student initiative to fly a nine foot tall, four
inch diameter rocket to a mile high with an onboard science experiment. The invitation from NASA to participate was
offered to the team as a result of their placing in the top 20 at Team America Rocketry Challenge. The video is a
chronological nutshell of nine months of teamwork.
This scale model of the Soviet N-1 moon rocket was created by the men and
women of Tripoli San Diego (Prefect #5) and DART (NAR Section #317). This launch took place at Plaster Blaster in 2005.
The rocket was 21 feet tall and weighed over 300lbs on the pad. I don't recall the details of the motor configuration.
If you look closely you will notice a couple of things. The third stage had fold-out fins for stability, and there was
a small D-powered fourth stage. Everything went according to plan, and our N-1 went higher than any real N-1 ever did.
This was a spectacular event. The short clip at the end is the 10inch Thumper M drag race from the same Plaster
This video is the making of the Falling with Style rocket for the 2008
Spaceship design competition. I had such a great time design, developing, re-design, experimenting and finally
successfully flying this rocket - I had to share the experience with other rocketeers. This rocket flew on 3 - C6-3
engines. It developing this rocket I used 23 motors over the 11 flights in all kinds for weather. Thanks EMRR for
challenging all us to improve our skills. I now know how to use some of the "bells and whistle" of Movie
Maker. My son did the video recording and I created the video presentation shown here.
Two motor cluster rocket launch of Estes 36 D Squared.. One motor did not
ignite. The rocket is designed to fly successfully even if one motor does not ignite. However, video makes it pretty
clear the ignition system wires didn't release from the rocket, and the the wires pulled the rocket into an unstable
flight. Then the rocket comes back to the "pad", and wraps itself around the launch rod. A Festivus Miracle
of sorts. (Video is my own work)
As part of the Elevate Eleven contest here on EMRR, we built 11 rockets in
11 weeks. Our initial intent was to launch them on or around July 4th. Well a month later we finally were able to get
to the park for the big rocket launch. It just happened to be on a certain 6 year olds birthday. The film is a
compilation of pictures and video from that launch. The permission to use the images and video of individuals seen in
the film was given by adults, parental guardians, and rockets.
Estes Screamin' Mimi on a D12-5 with a BoosterVision GearCam Mini strapped
to the top of the body tube with electrical tape. Great flight, and you can hear it whistle briefly when the engines
cut out. The parachute hesitates a moment before opening.
The video is called Holy Smokes. It is a promotion for a program I am
trying out at my church to get some young people involved. It has footage of two of the coolest projects I have seen
first hand, Dave Hein's Quad Pod and Ken's 29mm monster monocopter. Additionally, it has some footage of my Maxi Honest
John and my (un)Lucky Seven. I shot all of the footage and I had permission from the rocketeers to make this video. The
music is not the original (my favorite theme) but a licensed Muzak style copy.
Small Spy Camera launched in the Hammerhead, a rocket I designed souly for
this camera. The Camera weighs less than 3/4 of an ounce, allowing it to be launched by even a C6 motor. This launch
was on a D12. Wanting to make a cool video, I did a drag race with a rocket called Prangle's. Guess what I made it
with! The launch was with Valley Aerospace Team, unfortunately, we just lost the field because of the zoning commision!
But we will prevail! Enjoy and Happy Flying!
This is flight video from a camera and 900 MHz ATV system onboard a payload
rocket. Flight was at the METRA launch 11/1/08 in Pine Island, NY. Rocket is a heavily modified Estes "Super Nova
Payloader", flying on an Aerotech F24-4W reloadable APCP motor.
Video montage that I compiled from video that I recorded at the February
2008 rocket meet in Rainbow Valley, AZ (just SW of Phoenix.)
* 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.