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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby starpug » May 31st, 2010, 1:14 pm

Littleboy wrote:I get it. Any other advice

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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby Littleboy » May 31st, 2010, 1:26 pm

Why would I
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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby AlphaTauri » May 31st, 2010, 5:54 pm

So Bottle Rocket is basically Egg-o-naut without the egg? I'm going to try this over the summer...should be fun.
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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby starpug » May 31st, 2010, 6:38 pm

AlphaTauri wrote:So Bottle Rocket is basically Egg-o-naut without the egg? I'm going to try this over the summer...should be fun.

Should be, unless they're gonna be misleading with the names. Should be egg o naut except the focus is to keep everything together and there is no egg. I would also like to point out in past years they have prohibited parachutes, so you may find it gratifying to attempt a backslider (look it up)
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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby lllazar » May 31st, 2010, 7:03 pm

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AlphaTauri wrote:So Bottle Rocket is basically Egg-o-naut without the egg? I'm going to try this over the summer...should be fun.

Should be, unless they're gonna be misleading with the names. Should be egg o naut except the focus is to keep everything together and there is no egg. I would also like to point out in past years they have prohibited parachutes, so you may find it gratifying to attempt a backslider (look it up)


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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby fleet130 » May 31st, 2010, 8:53 pm

Check out Robert Youens' Water Rocket Page. Its an old backslider website by a previous national event supervisor for Bottle Rockets. It was lost for a while when AOL Hometown folded, but was rescued off their server a few months later just before they shut it down. It's not being updated, but it still has some good information..
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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby lllazar » May 31st, 2010, 9:09 pm

fleet130 wrote:Check out Robert Youens' Water Rocket Page. Its an old backslider website by a previous national event supervisor for Bottle Rockets. It was lost for a while when AOL Hometown folded, but was rescued off their server a few months later just before they shut it down. It's not being updated, but it still has some good information..


Thanks for that, looks really interesting :)
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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby calgoddard » May 31st, 2010, 10:00 pm

I can recall the Bottle Rocket event allowing parachutes, e.g. in 2006, but no egg was carried aloft. The parachute and nose cone were not allowed to separate from the rocket.

In other years, the Bottle Rocket event did not allow parachutes but there was no requirement to carry an egg.

More recently, in the two years of the Egg - O - Naut event, parachutes were allowed and there was a bonus for separating the egg capsule from the rocket body, and another bonus for recovering the egg unbroken.

I am thinking that for the 2011 Bottle Rocket event you might have to carry an egg aloft, along with a mouse trap, and the mouse trap will have to be used to deploy the parachute, but the egg cannot be broken in the process or else you will lose the bonus. Also, you may have to keep the egg aloft for a specific time which will be announced after impound. The 2011 rules might limit to pressure vessel to a 550 ml soda bottle to keep the altitude low.

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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby baker » June 1st, 2010, 12:01 pm

Let's shoot down range at a target (bullseye).

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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby bridgebuilder25 » June 2nd, 2010, 10:57 am

Anyone know the times of the rockets that medaled at nats?
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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby rocketman1555 » June 2nd, 2010, 11:18 am

bridgebuilder25 wrote:Anyone know the times of the rockets that medaled at nats?


1 - Solon , 7+ minutes (i don't know when they stop timing, but it could be seen from the launch site for 7-10 minutes, and was in the air even longer)

2 - Centreville, 4 min 35 sec (not sure if this is with or without bonuses)

3 - New Trier, a little over a minute, I would guess about 1 min 20 sec without bonuses

I don't definitely know any of the other scores, but the rest of the rockets in the top ten would have been between 40 seconds to a minute without bonuses.
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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby bridgebuilder25 » June 2nd, 2010, 12:41 pm

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bridgebuilder25 wrote:Anyone know the times of the rockets that medaled at nats?


1 - Solon , 7+ minutes (i don't know when they stop timing, but it could be seen from the launch site for 7-10 minutes, and was in the air even longer)

2 - Centreville, 4 min 35 sec (not sure if this is with or without bonuses)

3 - New Trier, a little over a minute, I would guess about 1 min 20 sec without bonuses

I don't definitely know any of the other scores, but the rest of the rockets in the top ten would have been between 40 seconds to a minute without bonuses.

Thanks for the info. I heard how incredible Solon's was! Props to them, but as always with egg-o-naut, there was probably a little luck involved. It's just a little frustrating knowing that our rocket was aloft for 2 minutes without bonuses... at states. Too bad we didn't make nationals!!!
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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby starpug » June 2nd, 2010, 1:17 pm

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bridgebuilder25 wrote:Anyone know the times of the rockets that medaled at nats?


1 - Solon , 7+ minutes (i don't know when they stop timing, but it could be seen from the launch site for 7-10 minutes, and was in the air even longer)

2 - Centreville, 4 min 35 sec (not sure if this is with or without bonuses)

3 - New Trier, a little over a minute, I would guess about 1 min 20 sec without bonuses

I don't definitely know any of the other scores, but the rest of the rockets in the top ten would have been between 40 seconds to a minute without bonuses.

I definitely heard 10 minutes from the timers and supervisors when I was launching at the end of the day. They had people following the rockets when they drifted away since their were rather tall building near by.
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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby lllazar » June 3rd, 2010, 11:00 am

rocketman1555 wrote:
bridgebuilder25 wrote:Anyone know the times of the rockets that medaled at nats?


1 - Solon , 7+ minutes (i don't know when they stop timing, but it could be seen from the launch site for 7-10 minutes, and was in the air even longer)

2 - Centreville, 4 min 35 sec (not sure if this is with or without bonuses)

3 - New Trier, a little over a minute, I would guess about 1 min 20 sec without bonuses

I don't definitely know any of the other scores, but the rest of the rockets in the top ten would have been between 40 seconds to a minute without bonuses.


7 Minutes? I think i know the guy who did Eggo-naut...Stan Chan? He medaled first in Mousetrap at nats as well....

But wow, the difference between 1st and 2nd and then2nd and 3rd...insane o.0
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Re: Egg-O-Naut C

Postby Littleboy » June 3rd, 2010, 1:21 pm

What would happen if it goes out of site and then comes back in a few minutes latter and lands nearby? Would it be when it lands or first goes out of site?


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