Themed Sport Launch & Elections
***Pumpkin Payload Contest G Duration***
*****NIGHT LAUNCH CONTEST*****(7pm)
Any rocket. If the launch weight (including motor and pumpkin) is over 1500 g (3.3 lbs) you need to be at least L1 certified.
Twelve “pumpkins” have been purchased for you to use. They are actually the pumpkin-shaped decorative gourds, which are smaller, lighter, and cheaper than actual small pumpkins. All 12 were checked for size to ensure they fit easily into a standard 4” coupler.
You may select your pumpkin, first come first served, only one at a time. Select using your hands and eyes (no scales).
You may make up to three flights. Each flight cost $5 for an entry fee, PAID IN ADVANCE. Best single duration flight wins. Winner takes half of the pot, SMASH/MMAR takes the other half (50/50 fundraiser).
The rocket, or portion of the rocket containing the pumpkin, or pumpkin only (if the pumpkin is ejected) is timed from launch until landing on the ground or something attached to the ground (e.g. a tree), or until out of sight.
You may attach the chute to the pumpkin directly, using a screw eye or similar, or by drilling a single hole up to 3/8” diameter through the pumpkin for a shock cord to pass through.
Total Impulse installed in the rocket must be in the G class (80.1-160.0 newton-seconds). If you are at least L1 certified you may use G motors that are considered high power motors based on average impulse, propellant weight, or being “sparky”.
Please volunteer to time rockets for others, if you want them to time yours. You may not time your own rocket. Questions are to be directed to email@example.com
Night Launch rockets are limited to low power! Officer elections will also be held today.
This is a NRC launch, CD Bob Alway
Saturday, October 24th, 2020
11am - 6pm, night launch@ 7pm
Muskegon County Wastewater Facility
COVID-19 Launch Directives for SMASH/MMAR
1. Masks are REQUIRED under the pavilion, at the LCO table, in the launch pad areas, and when not practicing social distancing.
2. ANYONE WHO IS SICK OR HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS POSITIVE INDIVIDUALS IN THE LAST 2 WEEKS SHOULD NOT ATTEND!!
3. Maintain 6 ft social distancing when visiting others, waiting to check-in models, and when loading launch pads.
4. Leave a minimum of one vehicle width between cars when parking.
5. PLEASE BRING (FOR YOURSELF AND FAMILY):
A. Your own masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer.
B. Your own food and beverages. THERE WILL NOT BE A GRILL, GRILLED FOOD, BEVERAGES, OR A POTLUCK AVAILABLE.
C. Your own Easy-Up or sun shelter/shade of some kind.
D. Sunscreen and bug/tick repellant.
ALL ATTENDEES are required to register at the LCO table, both participents and spectators alike, for possible contact tracing. This is mandated by the Govenor's Executive Order. Launch fees will be collected at that time.
Our clubs will have hand sanitizer available in several locations, and have a limited amount of masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant available.
The LCO will distribute flight cards and a sanitized pen for participant use.
We will NOT permit congregating at the LCO table or on the flight range. IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE A TABLE UNDER THE PAVILION, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES!