The Northwest Xtreme Rocket Show, or NXRS is now less than 2 months away. This years NXRS will be held June 28th, 29th, and 30th. Certainly hope you are preparing motors and rockets for this spectatular event. This is the premier extreme national research event hosted at our launch site in Brothers Oregon. NXRS is attended by many of the most talented rocketry folks this nation has to offer. Last year, we had attendees from over 11 states. We are expecting even more this year from more states that are planning to attend the third annual event. Holding the third highest approved altitude waiver in the nation, NXRS is drawing in the Xtreme motors, Xtreme rockets, Xtreme excitement, and the Xtreme people. NXRS 2013 will be an event not to miss this year.
Our sponsors for NXRS this year include: Allied Orthopedic, Bob Grossfeld @ Oregon Observatory, Fruity Chutes, Public Missiles, and Robert Krausert. Northwest Xtreme Rocket Show is hosted by Robert Krausert, and our director Fred Azinger. This is a research event, sanctioned under Tripoli Rocketry Association, and affiliated through OregonRocketry.
You can expect an attendance of around 250 people, or more either participating or watching. Our three day goal is to burn 1,000,000 Newton seconds of APCP through rocket motors up to O impulse, as well as maybe a couple P motor ground tests. Estimating that research motors will account for greater than 60% of the total impulse of the weekend. Blackrock Navada has Balls, a selected state each year has XPRS. But NXRS is always here at our launch site in Brothers Oregon, and promises an experience of a lifetime. Whether you walk, bike, drive, swim, fly or break out of jail – NXRS is an event not to miss. As mentioned, the launch Site in Brothers Oregon holds a standing FAA waiver of 20,500 feet AGL, with many open windows to 42,280 feet AGL. The new TRA research rules now only limit research motors to 90% of the commercial waiver. This means a lot of very high flights, many multi stage flights, many clustered flights. So what’s keep you from NXRS? We at NXRS and OregonRocketry hope you’ll attend this event, participate and contribute to the Ns goal.
The Tinder Trailer Trasher @ NXRS;
This contest requires each flyer to fly a moonburner or star grain motor (single grain) to fly in an altitude race between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 29.
- Must be either K or L motors.
- Must be 54mm diameter.
- Must have a burn time of greater than 5 seconds.
- Can be research or commercial motors.
- Monograin is preferred.
- Must pass RSO approval.
- Must be part of the racks between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Saturday to qualify.
The T^4, or The Tinder Trailer Trasher @ NXRS is one that you must have the rocket that reaches the highest altitude without Shredding. Winner gets bragging rights, and a prize provided by Tinder Rocketry. Winner’s choice – either an L2 Tender Descender, or an Exhaustless Peregrine CO2 ejection system.
Sparkie Challenge @ NXRS;
We’ll have ballots for voting at the LCO table. During Friday and Saturday we’ll be watching for sparkie motor flights. One winner for day time sparkie, and one winner for night flight will be announced at the community fire Saturday night after 10pm. The overall winner will a prize and bragging rights.
Allied Orthoperdic Waiverbait Challenge @ NXRS;
Rocket must use a bero style atlimeter and able to show/display results onsite. Winner is the highest rocket between 33K and 38K feet. Disqualification if you exceed 38,000 feet. Flyer must strive to get as close to 38,000 feet AGL as possible, without exceeding. Winner gets a $1,000 cash prize from Allied Orthopedic of Boise, Idaho. Hold on!! No one won last year… meaning this years prize is a combined, for a prize of $2000!!!
Fruity Chutes 3Kn200 @ NXRS;
This contest is sponsored by Fruity Chutes. This contest requires the flyer to send a rocket containing a 12oz unopen beverage can up to and as close to 3000 feet. Beverage can be pop, beer, etc. Just unopuned. The total flight time from lift off to landing must be as close to 200 seconds as possible. Each flight gets one poine added for each foot over or under 3000 feet, and gets one point for each second over or under 200 seconds. If the 12oz beverage is damaged and leaking, the flight is disqualified. Each flyer can make up to two attempts. The person with the overall lowest score wins first, then second and then third. First place winner gets a $75 gift cert with Fruity Chutes, second place winner gets a $50 gift cert with Fruity Chutes, and third place winner gets a $25 gift cert with Fruity Chutes.
These contest are promote fun, enjoyment and challenging the skills. We hope you appreciate these contests.
Why should you and your friends attend NXRS? For this event, seeing is believing. Last years event held a record attendance of people at the peek, launching M motors, N motors and O motors. As well as several two stage and clustered rockets on L, M and N class. For 2013 we are already aware of many planned motors; expecting a doubling in M motors, several more N and O class, clusters, multi stage. The 2013 goal is to consume greater than 1,000,000 Newton seconds of fuel.
Still thinking? Seen one rocket launch, seen them all? Did I forget to tell you that we own our launch site location. We have an FAA waiver to 42,280 feet. Super high waiver, and no risk of a land owner issue. We’ll have extreme rocketeers trying to touch the FAA limit, 8 miles up. Why not be there to witness the flights.
Mark your calendar. Get prepared to become Xtreme. Join us for what shall be a weekend that will blow the mind. Xtreme times.
The Northwest Xtreme Rocket Show is your show!! Are you Xtreme? Become NXRS ready…
Robert (Host & Sidekick)