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Old 08-25-2011, 11:26 PM
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Something for you to consider in the future...

When I was active in NIRA, we used to do silly contests at our club launches. One of the more interesting events was a variation of LeMans Start that we called LeMans "eat". It was basically the same rules as LeMans Start, except the model had to carry a standard-sized marshmallow. The contestant had to eat the marshmallow completely before the watch was stopped. This became quite difficult sometimes because the rest of the contestants would heckle and do everything possible to get him/her to laugh.

Now, just imagine a cheese-centric variation...

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Old 08-25-2011, 11:38 PM
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The contestant had to eat the marshmallow completely before the watch was stopped. This became quite difficult sometimes because the rest of the contestants would heckle and do everything possible to get him/her to laugh.


Ooooh, I like that idea. Food for thought for next year's event host. You have to eat it in the presence of the gallery... no snacking way in the field.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:23 AM
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There are other variations you could add to it to make it even more interesting...

1) Establish a target circle somewhere down range. Any model landing in the circle gets an automatic deduction from the clock. The idea is to make an incentive for people to make flights that travel away from the pad - no super-draggy-barely-off-the-pad kinds of flights. And making people run, means eating becomes more challenging.

2) Another idea is to do it as a relay race. Contestants are paired. The first flight is timed according to LeMans Start rules, the payload is recovered, transferred to the second model (in the gallery area) and then flown a second time. The second contestant eats the payload on return. Consider pairing the contestants randomly. We did a lot of this kind of "mix 'em up" stuff in the early days of MRFF, guaranteeing people getting to know new people.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:30 PM
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Results of the 2011 WOOSH ECOF Jarosch Cup - Edam Spot Duration with Streamer...

1st runnerup - Roy H. (Best duration time = 61.5 seconds)
Winner - John M. (Second best duration time = 56.0 seconds, plus best accuracy = 32 feet. This gives 30% bonus (16.8 seconds) for total score of 72.8 seconds.

Congratulations, John.

to be updated / expanded following return from LDRS...
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congrats john.
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I knew about where my time would be , but I did get lucky on the landing . FYI the winning rocket was an estes Patriot punched out to 24mm , with CCExpress booster fins .

I actually used this airframe extensivley for a camera platform , so just swat the camera for cheese
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