Model Rocket Contest in Texas

Model Rocket Contest in Texas

Post by Bob Supa » Thu, 10 Jul 1997 04:00:00



MODEL ROCKET CONTEST
AUGUST 2-3, 1997
"AUGUST HOTSHOTS" REGIONAL

The NASA/Houston Rocket Club, Section 365 of the National Association of
Rocketry, will be hosting a sanctioned regional model rocket competition
at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas on Saturday and Sunday
August 2-3, 1997.  This competition is open to all interested parties
who
wish to compete.  A $3.00 range fee will be required of all
contestants.  
Event winners in the Senior and Junior Divisions will receive ribbons
for
first through fourth placings.  Trophies will be awarded to the overall
places in the contest.  As the contest will be held on the Johnson Space
Center facility grounds a security pass is mandatory.  Passes may be
obtained by sending a SASE along with the $3.00 entry fee to the contest
director at the address listed below.  The NASA/Houston Rocket club will
provide all launch equipment for both competition launches and sport
launches.  The following is a listing of the events and their
description.

*C Dual Egg Altitude:  This event is open to any rocket that uses a C
motor and  carries a payload of  2 eggs.  Two flights are allowed and
the
highest altitude is  recorded for the qualified flights.  Any damage to
either egg will constitute a disqualification of the flight.

*A Payload Altitude:  This event is open to any rocket that uses an A
motor and carries a standard one (1) ounce payload aloft.  The payload
will be cylindrical in shape with an outside diameter of 20mm (standard
BT 20).  Two flights are allowed and the greatest altitude will be
recorded for a qualified flight.

A Streamer Duration:  This event is open to any single staged rocket
that
uses an A motor and  is recovered by a steamer.  A streamer is defined a
uniform material in rectangular shape that has a length to width ratio
of
at least 5:1 and a minimum area or 100 square centimeters.  The streamer
may be attached to the model in only place along its narrow end.  The
streamer may not be cut, slit or otherwise altered in such a manner as
to
affect its nature as a simple connected plane.

Sport Scale:  This competition is open to any model rocket that closely
resembles an existing or historical guided missile, rocket vehicle, or
space vehicle.  No plastic models may enter this event.  The model must  
be accompanied by a minimum of data to substantiate the scale
appearance.  This data may consist of a line, tone or color drawing or
one or more clear photographs, halftones, or photo-reproductions of the
prototype, sufficient to show the outline and general configuration of
the prototype being modeled.  Models submitted without data will be
disqualified from the competition.

Streamer Spot Landing:  This event is open to any rocket using any size
motor and using a streamer recovery system.  Only one flight will be
allowed in the event and the model landing closest to a predetermined
target will be declared the winner.

*Altitude flights will be flown within a specific window of opportunity
which will be announced at the event and dependent on the weather.
These
flight times will be approximately 30 minutes in the morning on each
day.

Mail SASE for gate pass along with $3.00 entry fee to:

                Sam N. Saenz, Contest Director
                5718 Fifth Streeet
                Katy, Texas 77493-1916


CAUTION:  CONTEST DIRECTOR WILL BE ATTENDING NARAM 39 THE WEEK
PRECEEDING
THIS EVENT AND RESPONSES FOR JSC GATE PASSES WILL BE UNAVAILABLE DURING
THAT WEEK...PLAN ACCORDINGLY!