ROL NEWS--EMRR Design This Spaceship Contest Announced

EMRR Design This Spaceship Contest Announced May 4, 2006 Web posted at: 12:21 PM EDT
(ROL Newswire) -- Essence's Model Rocketry Reviews (EMRR) is please to
announce their latest contest geared toward the creative rocket community: "Design This Spaceship" Contest.
The contest is open to low-power, mid-power, and high-power rocket designers and fliers. The concept is straight-forward: design any one (or up to four) of the six "spaceship" choices, build it, fly it, and write up a construction article to be eligible for MAJOR prizes.
The "spaceship" concepts are a single picture on the EMRR contest page. It is then up to entrants to develop the plan and build the rocket so that it can fly. Some are much more challenging than others, however, all have a unique look that will certainly get the "ooh's and aah's" when finished and punched into the air.
The contest has weighted scoring to address the complexity of some of the designs as well as four areas of measure:
Replication Score (50%); Replicate the picture into a viable 3D flying machine! Flight Score (15%); Prove that it can fly and be recovered! Write Up Score (25%); Record key information and drawings do others can do it! Best in Group Percentage (10%); Make it the best!
The total prize pool is currently valued at > $750 and is being provided by (in alphabetical order):
Aerotech: Cheetah Rocket Kit Art Applewhite Rockets: 29mm Flying Saucer JonRocket.com: Peter Alway - 1/195 Saturn V Model Minutes US: 6-Pack Rocket Collection Public Missiles: Lil' Lunar Express QModeling: Vega or Snooper Kit Sirius Rocketry: Refit U.S.S. Atlantis Kit SpaceCAD: Design Software License Squirrel Works: Nick Adams' Interstellar Probe Kit Thrustline Aerospace; Electra Kit
All entries need to be submitted by August 1, 2006.
Visit EMRR at http://www.rocketreviews.com to find out more details or write to EMRR, P.O. Box 1172, Williston, VT 05495
Source: Essence Model Rocketry Reviews (EMRR)
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This contest looks like it could really bring some nice designs out.
Is it possible for the source of the images to be revealed?
-DanB
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Just saw a picture of a finished spaceship... one I didn't anticipate anyone building so quickly! It looked great. He said he'll fly it this week.
Here are some questions:
1) Can I build this out of paper?
2) Can I convert an existing kit into one of these (and it would count toward the EMRR Challenge)?
3) Can I build the simpliest one quickly and then work hard to get a more difficult one submitted?
4) Can I use non-rocketry (typically) items, like egg-shell cartons, ping-pong balls, plastic kit parts, baby bottles, soda or other sport drink bottles, etc.?
Food for thought....
Nick http://www.rocketreviews.com
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