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3R's Essence's Model Rocketry Reviews' Challenge is making a strong effort to rekindle the variety of challenges that model rocketry bring to the hobbyist. During the 2005 and 2006 EMRR Challenge, many loved the concept but wept over their own procrastination. We will allow them to recover their pride, as well as remind them and all participating in this challenge, that it is best not to relax... the competition is challenging and rewarding!

The purpose of our challenge is to give our guests some milestones throughout the year while supporting EMRR.

We believe that this challenge will not only help the participants to have fun in our hobby, but will also provide them with some learning experiences. We also believe that by sharing those experiences through the pages of EMRR, that others will benefit as well.

Junior Bonus: If you are 15 or younger, you will receive twice the entries for the drawing level that you achieve. In other words, if you make Silver, you will get two Silver entries for the drawing at the end of the year.

REdeemed Procrastinator Bonus: For any who had signed up for and procrastinated during the 2005 or 2006 Challenge, you have the opportunity to bring them up to GOLD level. If you do, you will receive an extra entry toward the drawing level that you achieve.

The challenge runs from 1/15/07 - 12/15/07. Drawing to take place on 1/1/08.

Challenge Awards:


Todd Mullin


For each participant that scores 31 points or more will be entered to win the grand prize. (A $300* Shopping Spree at BRS Hobbies)

SPECIAL NOTE: BRS Hobbies came to the RESCUE! after a prior sponsor has disappeared! We really appreciate BRS Hobbies stepping up to the challenge!!!!

If nothing else, consider them for your next rocketry purchase!


BRS to the RESCUE!


For each additional 4 points over 31 each participant will gain an addition entry.

The maximum points available is 39, therefore, the maximum entries for the grand prize is 3.


Ray King


For each participant that scores 27 points or more will be entered to win the runner-up prize. (A $150* Shopping Spree at Quest Aerospace)



Matt Gillard


Talon For each participant that scores 23 points or more will be entered to win the second runner-up prize. (Giant Leap Talon 2 from Tim Thomas)


All participants with at least 19 points will receive the next version of "2008 EMRR Calendar"**


Wiliam Beggs
Ian Cinnamon
Jonah Robert Dahncke
Matt Gillard
Geof Givens
Ray King
Mitch Marchi
Todd Mullin
John Partridge


* Shipping is included in the shopping spree amount.
** If "2008 EMRR Calendar" is not produced then a rocket kit from Model Minutes will be provided as a replacement.


Challenge Description Max
10   Join the REUSABLE EMRR Announcement eList - Mandatory
This will be the only communication path, so turn on ability to receive e-mails
9   REDUCE the EMRR's Hit List (or Super Hit List) by Building, Finishing, Flying* and Reviewing any rocket on EMRR's list 4
8   BonusDesign, Build and Fly* and write an article on any of the "Design this REtro Spaceship" rockets. (guidelines) 8
7   Submit a REUSABLE Featured Tip with step-by-step instruction and pictures. This can be sent in text, MS Word, or other format instead of the standard tip submission form. 4
6   Design, Build and Fly* and write an article on a rocket that was created out of RECYCLED parts of another previously flown rocket (must have picture of previous rocket). (guidelines)

- OR -
Design, Build and Fly* and write an article on a rocket that was created out of ordinary RECYCLED household trash (keep it respectable). (guidelines) [See Q/A below]
- OR -
5   Bonus RElease your creativity by finishing a rocket uniquely with some "designed" finish. Submit (3) Static and (1) Liftoff picture (attempt, at least on the field) 4
4   Utilize the EMRR Flight Logs database to REcord all your 2007 flights**. 3
3   Participate in at least one other EMRR Contest during 2007 and earn REwards. 1
2   Build, Finish, Fly* and Review any REUSABLE Glider or Boost-Glider rockets (guidelines)
- OR -
Design, Build and Fly* and write an article on a REUSABLE Glider or Boost-Glider (guidelines)
- OR -
1   REveal EMRR in some tangible way (see Q/A for examples). Must include link to Home Page ( for written/online items. Must ensure we are aware of it. 1



  • Points for each challenge can only be gained once regardless if multiple qualifying entries are made.
  • Items do not need to be performed in any order
  • * Fly = Each rocket must be flown 3 times, unless destroyed or lost. The challenge rocket flights are the ones, at minimum, that need to be recorded in the EMRR Flight Logs database
  • ** Flight Logs. EMRR can't verify that ALL of the participant's 2007 flights are recorded, however, all the flights necessary for the challenge can be. In the spirit of the challenge, participants should endeavor to enter all of their flight logs for 2007.
  • Rockets for 6, 5 and 2: These rockets can be a submission to any other design contests that is taking place during 2007, e.g. BRS on EMRR, FlisKits DOM, RMR Descon, etc.
  • Rockets for 8: These rockets can NOT be submitted to any other design contest that is taking place during 2007, e.g. BRS on EMRR, FlisKits DOM, RMR Descon, etc.

Participant Status

Want to participate? Let me know. Submit

We will track individual's status here:
(clicking on bars will take you to the entries)

WARNING: Points for reviews/articles are listed even if they have less than (3) flights, it is expected that they will have (3) flights prior to the end of the challenge or lose the points.

2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1  
Art Applewhite  
William Beggs 34
Moe Bertrand  
Dan Bihary  
Ian Cinnamon  
Jonah Robert Dahncke 21
Andrew Calderon  
Frank Casey  
Drake Damerau  
Tim Duncan  
Dan Eastwood  
Bill Eichelberger  
Michael Emerick  
James Gartrell  
Matt Gillard 39
Geof Givens 34
Brian Guzek  
Chris Halinaty  
Bob Harrington  
Dave Hein  
David Hoffmeier  
Sandy Houston  
Sam Johnson  
Karl Kalbaugh  
Geoffrey Kerbel  
Ray King 31
Jeff Lane  
Roy Lappalainen  
Donald Laskey  
Rick Lindsey  
Michael Mangieri  
Mitch Marchi II 35
Clair Mills  
Scott Monsma  
Todd Mullin 39
+1 entry
Charlaine Cadence Nordin  
John Partridge 33
Eldred Pickett  
Brian Ray  
Mark Rine  
Dwayne Shmel  
Chan Stevens  
Craig Swinson {short description of image}  
John Tolppi  
Glenn Turner  
Alan Tuskes  
Mark Van Luvender  
Ron Wirth {short description of image}  
Kyle Yawn  
Craig Zicafoose  
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1  


  • If we are already on the Announcement eList, do we need to re-register?
    • No. Just let me know your Announcement eList address.
  • If I have a rocket that I built and flew last year but never reviewed, is it still eligible or does it have to be built and flown this year?
    • EMRR can not confirm when people build the rocket. We can only tell when things are submitted to EMRR. The spirit of the competition was that all activities of the challenge would be in 2007.
  • If a challenge has a low point -or- a higher point score, can I submit for the lower point and then go for the higher one later in the year??
    • Yes. Now you are seeing some of the strategy! (note: it is either low pts or high pts, not additive)
  • I've replied to your thread about the EMRR 2007 Challenge. Is this adequate mention of EMRR on TRF, or should I try to mention EMRR somewhere else?
    • If you were me, how would you respond? Here are some ideas:
      • Your Webpage
      • Your Club’s Webpage
      • Your Club’s Newsletter (send me a scan or eCopy)
      • Your Hobby Store’s Webpage
      • Mention in article, authored by you, for Apogee’s Newsletter
      • Mention in article, authored by you, for Sport Rocketry
      • Mention in article, authored by you, for Extreme Rocketry
      • Picture of yourself at a launch in EMRR-ware (purchased req’d – sorry)
      • Picture of your rocket at a launch with EMRR sticker on it
      • TRF Threads that indicate some benefit or specific article, tip, etc
      • RFR Threads that indicate some benefit or specific article, tip, etc
      • Provide Prizes for EMRR Contests (not anonymously)
    • pro-mote (pruh moht') v.t. <-mot-ed, -mot-ing>
      • 1. to help or encourage to exist or flourish; further: to promote world peace.
      • 2. to advance in rank, dignity, position, etc.
  • I was also wondering what happens if you purchase a rocket to review that is on the hit list but after you get started someone else posts a review before you do? Will it still count?
    • Yes
  • Why haven't you updated my score with the Tip or Review I just submitted?
    • Updates to scores will occur when I post the submissions to the site and I can link to them. But, please, reminders are not frowned upon if after a site update you don't see your score updated!
  • You say "Review" in places and "article" in others. Is there a difference between a review and an article? If so, which submission form should be used for an article?
    • Reviews are something with EMRR ratings (Kits, Plans and sometimes OOP); Articles are everything else without EMRR ratings (MODS, Scratch, and sometimes OOP)
  • Do I have to participate in the EMRR Challenge to participate in the "Design this Spaceship" and/or Finish contests?
    • No, but why not?
  • Can the rocket created from recycled household trash contain any regular rocket parts? Or does it have to be all recycled products??
    • All recycled products to get the full 8 points. One entry uses a piece of balsa wood that was used as a stiffener for shipping.
    • If there are some recycled rocket parts in with the recycled household trash, then we'll give 5 points.

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