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The WRA2 Design and fabrication contest discussion thread.

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Make your suggestions for the WRA2 design and fabrication contest. How do we pick a winner? Do we have a vote on this forum? Is there any designs that are not allowed (bottled gas systems with modified/removed safety equipment such as pressure regulators)?
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I think that there should be a couple of different sub-categories, like:

1. Best Looking Rocket
2. Deployment Device
3. Launcher Design
4. Unique Design
Ect.

Online voting sounds like the best way to do it. I think the rules should still be applied to the competition. Removing regulators and such can cause problems for people who don't know what they are doing.
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Drag_Racer408a wrote:I think that there should be a couple of different sub-categories, like:

1. Best Looking Rocket
2. Deployment Device
3. Launcher Design
4. Unique Design
Ect.

Online voting sounds like the best way to do it. I think the rules should still be applied to the competition. Removing regulators and such can cause problems for people who don't know what they are doing.
I like the idea of a best looking rocket. There was this site I once saw where thsi guy made scale models of real rockets from balsa wood and put water rockets made from spliced bottles inside to fly them. They were gorgeous!

Something rewarding that kind of work would be really sweet.
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Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 »

The winner of the competition should definitely be voted on in a poll in the competition forum.

We should let anyone enter any new ideas or improvements on existing designs or ideas.

Any original idea that is submitted we should allow the entrant to name and we can then adopt the names of each idea as the official terminology for that idea. Even if an idea doesn't win, the competitor will still take away the satisfaction of world name recognition.
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Would we be able to enter our own altimeter design without having to submit detailed technical drwwings (We don't want any copy cats if we decide to market it)?
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Cloud Dancers wrote:Would we be able to enter our own altimeter design without having to submit detailed technical drwwings (We don't want any copy cats if we decide to market it)?
I imagine you can enter as much or as little information about your idea as you'd like, but since the competition is intended to inspire people to share their work with others, it might not get a high score. In fact, I suggest a vote that scores each entry in different categories, like innovation, usefulness, aesthetics, and reproducability by others. Average the scores from all the categories to get a final score for an entry!
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