Saturday, January 24, 2009

2009 Box O' Parts Contest - GO!

We are pleased to announce another Box O' Parts contest. This one has a few twists, but should be very exciting.

For those wondering where some of their reviews are… we had a slight back-log in formatting and are working through them.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Yes, we surpassed a decade! Come help us celebrate by participating in our "Elevate Eleven" contest. We've come up with prizes recognizing another anniversary: the Apollo 11 Mission which put placed man on the moon.

We are now officially announcing the 2009 EMRR Challenge and the 2009 Design this Spaceship contest. All prizes are set... thank the sponsors by placing an order with them this week!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Challenge and Design this Spaceship Pre-Announcement

We are pleased to do a pre-announcement of our 2009 EMRR Challenge with a theme of “The next STAGE to take in rocketry”. That’s right staging focus.

What you will find about this challenge:

  • Many more prizes from EMRR-ware as you move up the levels. Right now Gold Prize is not finalized. I’m working on this. Special thanks to Semroc for the Silver Prize and Squirrel Works for the Bronze prize.

  • You will quickly see is that it will be significantly easier to get to Green (as few as 2 rockets) and even Bronze (as few as 3 rockets). To get to Silver (as few as 4 rockets), you'll have to do extra points, have many more flights, or do the big challenge (Design this Spaceship). For Gold (is basically 5 rockets).

  • We have kept the milestone bonuses in place which helps you but encourage participation and not procrastination. It helps me avoid getting slammed with entries.

  • The HIT LIST is generated by YOU… so pick something from your pile that you plan on building and that also does not have a review on EMRR. How easy can that be?

  • Are you in into Mid or High Power, then there is a Staging bonus for using only composites.

  • Are you out flying a lot during the year? Then you will be 1 point for every 10 flights (maximum 4 points) for recording those flight logs… but be aware: at least 1 in 10 must have a photo attached to it.

At the same time, we are pre-announcing the 2009 Design this Spaceship contest with the theme of “Future of Space Travel”.

What you will notice about this contest:

  • Designs are better suited to the wide-variety of skill and available supplies that most rocketeers have.

  • There are no real “pull-away” designs.

  • Up to 15 bonus points are available for staging and looks of the booster you use
    Prizes and a sponsor are coming….

We hope you like what you see ahead of you… and look-forward to your participation.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Quest Motors and Ice Cream!

I just received my large order from Quest including a couple of the Area 51 SPEV UFO Saucers and a "Best Value Micro Maxx Super Starter Set" to get me back into MicroMaxx. (Good thing because my Area 51 SPEV came with a free Micro Maxx Saucer).

Also a few of their kits and one particular kit for my son.

I also order a lot of motors including two "Master Blaster Model Rocket Engine Pack's". This should take care of my 18mm flying needs for 2009.

But that isn't what this little Blog is about. The title says Ice Cream. Yes, I said Ice Cream. This is what came to mind when I saw the new packing for the C6-0 motors from Quest. Not your typical ice cream, but the packs of Space Ice Cream... you know, the freeze-dried stuff. Well, maybe it's just me!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome to 2009!

We are kicking off our 14-Day Fund Raiser and doing all the end of year maintenance.

The EMRR Guest's Hit List is now being populated.

For 2009, I decided to have a Guest Generated Hit List, so go to your pile and identify some rockets that you plan to build in 2009 that are NOT already reviewed on EMRR.

Send me that list and they will show up on the Hit List, along with some others.