Land the Eagle Event
This is a NAR event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, July 20, 2019. The contest objective is to launch a model rocket and have it land on an area in a field representing the moon. The contestant whose rocket lands closest to the “Tranquility Base” target is the winner.
- The contest is open to all model rocketeers registered at NSL 2019.
- Contestants must follow all applicable safety rules. This includes launching within 20 degrees of vertical and downrange.
- Modelers must provide their own model rockets, wadding, engines, igniters, and prepping tools. The NSL Staff will provide the launch equipment suitable for 1/8” and 3/16” diameter launch lugs.
- Model rockets must use a single engine for each flight that is a “C” class engines or smaller.
- Total weight of the model rocket with engine must be less than four ounces.
- Model rockets must land safely by a recovery system using either a streamer or parachute for their recovery. If the rocket’s landing is unsafe the flight will be disqualified.
- Model rockets must not separate into two or more unattached parts during flight.
- Modelers may launch their models one time. The model should be marked with the modeler’s name.
- Contestants must inform the Pad Manager that they making their Land the Eagle flight when requesting a pad assignment.
- A launch is a successful ignition of the engine so that the model leaves the launch pad.
- The object of the event is to determine whose flight comes closest to reaching the center of a circular150’-diameter “Moon” marked on the ground.
- If a model rocket lands on the “Moon,” contestants must leave the model rocket undisturbed until the model rocket is measured.
- Officials will measure all model rockets that land within the “Moon’s” boundaries.
- Measurement will be from the “Moon’s” center marker to the tip of the model rocket’s nosecone. The measurement becomes the contestant’s score.
- The person with the smallest measurement (i.e., closest to the “Moon” center) will be declared the winner. The next smallest score will be second place and so on.
- The contest will be flown in two age divisions: one is for those 15 years and younger; the other is for those 16 years and older.
- Decisions of the judges are final.
–Contest Registration closes at 3PM Saturday, June 7.
–Contestant must register before their contest flight
–Contest Flying Period – Daylight flight hours of operation on Saturday, June 7.
–Awards Ceremony will be after daylight flying ends on Saturday at the Registration area. Listen for PA announcements.