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MASA "Open Contest" Records

Click here for the new flight submission form (PDF)

The "Open Contest" (OC) is meant to encourage fun competition amongst MASA members.  The current records are tabulated at the bottom of this web page.

The four OC categories are:

  • Parachute Duration

  • Streamer Duration

  • Boost Glider / Rocket Glider Duration

  • Altitude

In each OC category, separate records are kept for the three standard age groups:

  • A Division, ages 7 to 13

  • B Division, ages 14 to 18

  • C Division, ages 19 and up

In addition, for each age division, a separate record is kept for each motor class.

The rules are:

  • Flights must be performed at an official MASA club launch.

  • Flier must be a current MASA member.

  • Must follow NAR safety code.

  • Basic guiding rules will be that of the NAR "pink book" (U.S. Model Rocket Sporting Code).  (motors must be certified, may not eject motor, must be a safe & stable flight, etc, etc.)

  • Rockets must be returned after flight. (i.e. not lost)

  • Duration flights must have two timers. You may not time your own flight.

  • Altitude flights - altitude must be from either an onboard electronic altimeter or from a 2 station optical tracking system.

  • You may make as many attempts on an individual record as you like.

  • You may make as many attempts on various records as you like.

  • A new duration record must break the previous duration record for that category & group by at least one second.  The official duration time will be the average of the two recorded times rounded to the nearest whole second.

  • A new altitude record must break the previous altitude record for that category & group by at least 1% (one percent).

Submitting record attempts:

Please use this paper form:  Flight submission form (PDF)
It has room for up to four flight entries.

After you have made an OC record attempt, paper forms may be submitted to any MASA officer at the launch.
Or, the same information may be emailed to
MASARocketry@rocketmail.com

If emailing your record attempt, you must include the following:

  • date, flier's name, flier's age

  • for each record attempt, list OC category, rocket used, and motor used

  • if a duration attempt, list the two measured times for the flight.  (do not average or round the times)

  • if an altitude attempt, list the measured altitude and describe how that altitude was measured

Submitted record attempts will be examined by the OC-CD.  If he judges that a new OC record has been set, the official MASA records will be updated accordingly.

 

 

Current MASA Records (last updated Nov 1, 2012)

 
 
  Parachute Duration              
  C Division (ages 19 and up)   B Division (ages 14 to 18)   A Division (ages 7 to 13)  
Class Time (sec) Name Date Time (sec) Name Date Time (sec) Name Date
MM                  
1/4A 29 Ken Jarosch 17-Jul-04            
1/2A  69 Todd Schweim 27-Jun-09 79 Caleb Boe 27-Jun-09      
A                  
B 148 Mike Erpelding 18-May-02 89 Seth Cochran 28-Sep-02 48 Justin Nelson 26-Jun-04
C 49 Alan Estenson 24-Jun-00       39 Brian Fergus 24-Jun-00
D  56 Rick Vatsaas 27-Jun-09            
E                  
F                  
G                  

 

  Streamer Duration              
  C Division (ages 19 and up)   B Division (ages 14 to 18)   A Division (ages 7 to 13)  
Class Time (sec) Name Date Time (sec) Name Date Time (sec) Name Date
MM                  
1/4A 23 Ken Jarosch 17-Jul-04            
1/2A 35 Ed Eastman 28-Jul-01 22 Joe Schneider 28-Jul-01 22 Ingrid Vatsaas 28-Jul-01
A 111 Todd Schweim 27-Jun-09 188 Caleb Boe 27-Jun-09 100 Alyssa Stenberg 22-Sept-12
B 111 Buzz McDermott 5-Jun-10       19 Paul Newswanger 18-May-02
C 128 Ray King 2-Jun-12       65 Zackary Stenberg 2-Jun-12
D                  
E                  
F                  
G                  

 

  Boost Glider / Rocket Glider Duration          
  C Division (ages 19 and up)   B Division (ages 14 to 18)   A Division (ages 7 to 13)  
Class Time (sec) Name Date Time (sec) Name Date Time (sec) Name Date
MM                  
1/4A 51 Alan Estenson 5-Jun-10            
1/2A 90 Ray King 22-Sept-12       62 Alyssa Stenberg 22-Sept-12
A 51 Stuart Lenz 26-Jun-04 29 Seth Cochran 26-Jun-04 44 Seth Cochran 23-Jun-01
B 121 Jon Stenberg 2-Jun-12       100 Alyssa Stenberg 2-Jun-12
C 102 Jon Stenberg 22-Sept-12       103 Alyssa Stenberg 22-Sept-12
D                  
E                  
F                  
G                  

 

  Altitude                
  C Division (ages 19 and up)   B Division (ages 14 to 18)   A Division (ages 7 to 13)  
Class Alt (ft) Name Date Alt (ft) Name Date Alt (ft) Name Date
MM                  
1/4A                  
1/2A                  
A 78 Ted Cochran 28-Jun-03            
B       216 Ellison Lenz 28-Jun-03      
C 380 Ted Cochran 28-Sep-02            
D 2148 Ray King 27-Oct-12       1372 Blake Grover 27-Oct-12
E                  
F  2920 Alan Estenson 25-Aug-07            
G 3624 Alan Estenson 25-Apr-03            
H 2497 Glen Overby 25-Apr-03            
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