Thursday, 01 June 2017 11:23

KEMM Contest Results

The Ken Eva Memorial Meet (KEMM) took place on Saturday, April 22 out at Frank Hunt Field. The weather was very cooperative and there was a fairly good turn out for the competition.

We had some scouts set up launch pads to handle their launches to gain their rocketry badges as well. There were 11 contestants in the competition and some great flights. Matt Goode was the meet champion followed closely by Bruce Bell.

Results for individual events are listed below. The next NAR competition event is Pioneer 2017 and it takes place Saturday, June 3 at Frank Hunt Field as well. 

You can view photos from the launch in the UROC Gallery

 

Ken Eva Memorial Meet 2017 Meet Champions

 

PlaceContestantNAR NumberSectionTotal Points
C Division
1 Goode, Matt 100903 523 2016
2 Bell, Bruce 20636 523 1524
3 Bell, Sally 85169 523 672
4 Redd, Randall 6333 523 324
5 Snaufer, Mark 29609 523 120
6 Steele, Carrie 78080 523 60
6 Steele, Cassidy 81474 000 60
6 Steele, Katie 80121 000 60
7 Steele, Cody 46810 000 30
7 Stewart, Pearce 101610 000 30
8 Morstadt, Bob 60107 000 0
T Division
1 Team, Pod Bay Doors T-201 523 2400
2 Team, Pod Babe Doors T-202 523 1224
Sections
1 UROC   523 8340
2 IND   0 180

Ken Eva Memorial Meet 2017 Standings

 

Sport Scale

PlaceContestantNumberSectionPrototypeStaticFlight 1Flight 2TotalPoints
C Division
1 Bell, Bruce 20636 523 D-Region Tomahawk 570.0 98.0   66800 600
2 Goode, Matt 100903 523 Space Shuttle 470.0 140.0   61000 360
3 Bell, Sally 85169 523 IQSY Tomahawk 460.0 100.0   56000 240
-- Redd, Randall 6333 523 Jupiter 535.0 0.0   0 0
T Division
1 Team, Pod Bay Doors T-201 523 Sandhawk 600.0 100.0   70000 600
2 Team, Pod Babe Doors T-202 523 D-Region Tomahawk 530.0 100.0   63000 360

 

C Egg Lofting Altitude

PlaceContestantNumberSectionFlight 1Flight 2TotalPoints
C Division
1 Goode, Matt 100903 523 185   185 540
2 Bell, Bruce 20636 523 182   182 324
T Division
1 Team, Pod Bay Doors T-201 523 381   381 540
2 Team, Pod Babe Doors T-202 523 88   88 324

 

A Helicopter Duration

PlaceContestantNumberSectionFlight 1Flight 2TotalPoints
C Division
1 Goode, Matt 100903 523 62   62 600
2 Bell, Sally 85169 523 31   31 360
3 Bell, Bruce 20636 523 28   28 240
T Division
1 Team, Pod Bay Doors T-201 523 48   48 600
2 Team, Pod Babe Doors T-202 523 20   20 360

 

1/2A Streamer Duration Multiround

PlaceContestantNumberSectionFlight 1Flight 2Flight 3Flight 4TotalPoints
C Division
1 Bell, Bruce 20636 523 36 24 32   92 360
2 Goode, Matt 100903 523 32 33     65 216
3 Redd, Randall 6333 523 50       50 144
4 Bell, Sally 85169 523 28       28 72
T Division
1 Team, Pod Bay Doors T-201 523 52       52 360
-- Team, Pod Babe Doors T-202 523 SEP       0 0

 

Random Duration (90 sec)

PlaceContestantNumberSectionFlight 1Flight 2TotalPoints
C Division
1 Goode, Matt 100903 523 2.2% (88 s)   22 300
2 Redd, Randall 6333 523 12.2% (101 s)   122 180
3 Snaufer, Mark 29609 523 46.7% (48 s)   467 120
4 Steele, Carrie 78080 523 68.9% (28 s)   689 60
4 Steele, Cassidy 81474 000 68.9% (28 s)   689 60
4 Steele, Katie 80121 000 68.9% (28 s)   689 60
5 Steele, Cody 46810 000 77.8% (20 s)   778 30
6 Stewart, Pearce 101610 000 87.8% (11 s)   878 30
-- Bell, Bruce 20636 523 DQ   0 0
-- Morstadt, Bob 60107 000 DQ   0 0
T Division
1 Team, Pod Bay Doors T-201 523 CAT 67.8% (29 s) 678 300
2 Team, Pod Babe Doors T-202 523 CAT 78.9% (19 s) 789 180

 

Published in UROC News
Thursday, 19 June 2008 07:39

Orbital Transport

Bob Morstadt's project for HellFire 13 is a 4x upscale model of the Estes Orbital Transport. According to the 1971 Estes Catalog; "The Orbital Transport is based on the latest proposals for a reusable air-breathing (scramjet) booster for orbital vehicles."

This was a great looking kit and has been the focus of several different upscale projects over the last few years. According to Bob, "I’ve borrowed the basic idea from Jason Wares who has an internet website for his model and it has been published in Sport Rocketry. Jason used an I284 to launch his vehicle."

As you can see from the pictures, the booster is now done and he is working on the Orbiter. Bob is borrowing an idea from George Gassaway’s website and is building the servo’s right into the Styrofoam wings of the Orbiter. "I am introducing an idea of my own and I plan to slide the tail and internal frame into the orbiter from the aft end. This way I can adjust the location of the R/C receiver and batteries for gliding or I could introduce new components like a tail rudder or in-flight ignition of an Orbiter motor." Bob goes on to explain that "The Orbiter is gaining weight as the build proceeds, so who knows if the glider/Orbiter will survive a Salt landing at Hellfire (if I have the courage to launch this beauty)."

Luckily Bob has all the parts for a back-up Orbiter and has started its construction. There are also plans for a future in-flight ignition system, but that modification will not be ready this summer.

Good luck Bob, we'll be excited to see this one fly!

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Flight

The actual flight took place on Saturday during HellFire 13. The boost was perfect, straight, true. Unfortunately, when the parachute was supposed to deploy it got stuck in the body tube. The glider seperated but the booster section went down hard. The glider worked perfectly, Bob kept it into the wind and brought it down flat as a pancake. I don't think the booster was repairable but I hope that doesn't stop Bob from continuing on with this project.

Here is a video of the Project's untimely death...
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