Jump to content


Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

Winter/Spring Rocket Competition - And the Winner is.....


  • Please log in to reply
74 replies to this topic

#1 EEguy

EEguy

    Playing with fire

  • Full Member
  • PipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Electrical Engineering, Amateur Rocketry, Pyrotechnics

Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:29 PM

This post has been cleared by management.


Don't let a bit of cold weather stop you!

It's winter time; and in my part of the country, this means it is time to experiment with new rocket firework designs. A nice white flame resistant blanket covers the land, and it's too cold to go climbing, hiking or biking. Chemicals are easy to get quickly since there is no holiday rush, and the sun sets early enough for a pre-dinner show.

Getting down to it; I would like to sponsor a rocket competition.
The winner will receive a free E-match controller system! -The Angry Spark III by NichroPulse.

The video footage will be judged by a panel of 6 people using the following criteria:
Uniqueness (1-10 rating) weighted 50%
Footage Quality (1-10 rating) weighted 25%
Altitude (1-10 rating) weighted 25%


Please submit your video link in a Personal Message (PM) to our gracious Admin TheSidewinder before May 20, 2010. There must be a minimum of 5 entries for prize award.


Information on the judges:
Eric: Physics, sugar rockets, bio diesel, mountain biking
Christoffer: Physics, hiking, rocketry, HE
Rob: Mechanical engineering, automotive restoration, skiing, explosions
Leah: Physics, sales, books (non-fiction), soccer
Trevor: Physics, magic tricks, math, climbing
Simon: Electrical Engineering, pyrotechnics, dirt biking, kite boarding


GOOD LUCK AND BE CAREFUL!

Edited by TheSidewinder, 06 March 2010 - 11:18 AM.
Extended the entry deadline, and added minimum entry condition, due to site move

NAR member

#2 dagabu

dagabu

    Grandmaster

  • Donator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,786 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Up Nort

Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:32 PM

Awesome! I'm in!
Dave
 
PGI Member http://www.pgi.org
IPA Member http://www.iowapyro.com
 
"The art of fire is indeed the supreme art; for fire is at once the universal slave, the universal master."

#3 Miech

Miech

    Pyrotechnician

  • HE Qualified
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 411 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:44 PM

Count me in as well :) .
My Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/dudomaniac
Please comment, rate and subscribe.

#4 TheSidewinder

TheSidewinder

    Firebreather

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,309 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Minne-snow-ta

Posted 20 January 2010 - 03:15 PM

Yes, indeed, this is your chance to win a nice prize and show off a bit at the same time. ;)


ENTRANTS: SEND ME A PM CONTAINING A LINK TO THE VIDEO YOU WANT TO SUBMIT FOR THE COMPETITION.

PLEASE DO NOT PUT THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE (OR SIMILAR). USE RAPIDSHARE, MEGAUPLOAD, ETC.

WE WANT TO INSURE ANONYMITY OF ALL ENTRIES.


Now that I have your attention :D ... I won't be entering the competition, so I agreed to act as the intermediary for it.

The people judging this competition will not know whose entry is which, and that's the idea. The winner will receive the prize via a delivery method chosen by the sponsors.

Entries must be received by 23:59 GMT, 20 May 2010.
program: n: a magic spell cast upon computers, which turns user input into error messages. v: A pastime akin to beating one's head against a wall, but with fewer rewards and less personal satisfaction.

#5 NightHawkInLight

NightHawkInLight

    Firebreather

  • Donator - HE
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,676 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:MI

Posted 20 January 2010 - 05:11 PM

Very nice...I'll see what I can do ;)

#6 KruseMissile

KruseMissile

    Pyromaniac

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 178 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA

Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:09 AM

im in
"Education is not the filling of a pale, but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yeats

#7 firetech

firetech

    Pyrotechnician

  • HE Qualified
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 472 posts

Posted 23 January 2010 - 09:38 AM

I'm in.
Let's share all the videos when it's over!

#8 dagabu

dagabu

    Grandmaster

  • Donator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,786 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Up Nort

Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:37 AM

I'm in.
Let's share all the videos when it's over!


Got the motors pressed, now for headingers...
Dave
 
PGI Member http://www.pgi.org
IPA Member http://www.iowapyro.com
 
"The art of fire is indeed the supreme art; for fire is at once the universal slave, the universal master."

#9 Twotails

Twotails

    Pyrotechnician

  • HE Qualified
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 488 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Over there ----->
  • Interests:Pyrotechnics.

Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:42 PM

I guess, I'll give it a shot.
"Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible." Edward Teller

#10 EEguy

EEguy

    Playing with fire

  • Full Member
  • PipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Electrical Engineering, Amateur Rocketry, Pyrotechnics

Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:12 PM

Looks like it's off to a great start! We anxiously await the viewing.
NAR member

#11 Pretty green flame

Pretty green flame

    Firebreather

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,003 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:EU

Posted 30 January 2010 - 12:45 AM

Cool, i'm also in.
Does this unit have a soul?

#12 Pyro09

Pyro09

    Playing with fire

  • Full Member
  • PipPip
  • 39 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:20 AM

Me too,let's hope for some great contributions!

#13 TheSidewinder

TheSidewinder

    Firebreather

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,309 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Minne-snow-ta

Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:27 PM

There's an awful lot of jaw-jacking going on in here....... but I only have one entry as of today. :whistle:


OK, seriously, I know an awful lot of us are still firmly in the grasp of "Winter", and this year has been pretty damn cold in some places.

But there's now less than 2 months to get those entries in.

So put on the thinking caps, roll up your sleeves, get to work, and amaze the rest of us!

M
program: n: a magic spell cast upon computers, which turns user input into error messages. v: A pastime akin to beating one's head against a wall, but with fewer rewards and less personal satisfaction.

#14 Pretty green flame

Pretty green flame

    Firebreather

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,003 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:EU

Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:43 AM

There's an awful lot of jaw-jacking going on in here....... but I only have one entry as of today. :whistle:


Wait for it, still have a couple of exams to take, after that you guys can already send me the prize :lol: Just kidding of course. ;)
Does this unit have a soul?

#15 Twotails

Twotails

    Pyrotechnician

  • HE Qualified
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 488 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Over there ----->
  • Interests:Pyrotechnics.

Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:22 PM

Just waiting on my knee, dislocated it, so i havent been able to get out to my firing area.

Are pre-flight pictures required?
"Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible." Edward Teller

#16 dagabu

dagabu

    Grandmaster

  • Donator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,786 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Up Nort

Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:02 PM

There's an awful lot of jaw-jacking going on in here....... but I only have one entry as of today. :whistle:


OK, seriously, I know an awful lot of us are still firmly in the grasp of "Winter", and this year has been pretty damn cold in some places.

But there's now less than 2 months to get those entries in.

So put on the thinking caps, roll up your sleeves, get to work, and amaze the rest of us!

M


This stuff takes time... I will do my best but you remember my rockets at the fall shoot, not so good huh? New tooling and everything, had to start from the ground up. :P

D
Dave
 
PGI Member http://www.pgi.org
IPA Member http://www.iowapyro.com
 
"The art of fire is indeed the supreme art; for fire is at once the universal slave, the universal master."

#17 TheSidewinder

TheSidewinder

    Firebreather

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,309 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Minne-snow-ta

Posted 01 February 2010 - 03:57 PM

Hey, they were entertaining! ;)
program: n: a magic spell cast upon computers, which turns user input into error messages. v: A pastime akin to beating one's head against a wall, but with fewer rewards and less personal satisfaction.

#18 dagabu

dagabu

    Grandmaster

  • Donator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,786 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Up Nort

Posted 01 February 2010 - 04:18 PM

Hey, they were entertaining! ;)


Uh... thanks? :P

I have a bunch that I have shot this spring and they all go up past 50', really, no kidding. Even if this rocket doesnt do what I want it to do, it sure will be entertaining!!

It goes up this weekend.

D
Dave
 
PGI Member http://www.pgi.org
IPA Member http://www.iowapyro.com
 
"The art of fire is indeed the supreme art; for fire is at once the universal slave, the universal master."

#19 skyisthelimitinc

skyisthelimitinc

    Playing with fire

  • Full Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norway

Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:53 AM

Well i guess iŽll give it a go myself, not post them on youtube? can we post the competition videos on the net after the judges has spoken?

Edited by skyisthelimitinc, 04 February 2010 - 04:55 AM.

Running is not a plan, running is what you do, when a plan fails

#20 EEguy

EEguy

    Playing with fire

  • Full Member
  • PipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Electrical Engineering, Amateur Rocketry, Pyrotechnics

Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:42 PM

Well i guess iŽll give it a go myself, not post them on youtube? can we post the competition videos on the net after the judges has spoken?




I think we should.
NAR member




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users