2011 Australian Youth Rocketry Challenge Rules Released
The rules for the 2nd Australian Youth Rocketry Challenge (AYRC) are now available to download from www.rocketcontest.org.au. The 2011 competition is scheduled for 23rd July at the Queensland Rocketry Society's premier launch site at Cedar Grove
The AYRC was established to expose school aged students to all the factors involved with launching a model rocket, including theoretical and practical use of mathematics, physics, history, aerodynamics and more. The students performed so well in the 2010 competition that it was necessary to include an added degree of difficulty in the 2011 competition.
The 2011 challenge has been divided into Primary and High School challenges with specific raw egg lofting criteria for the High School students. To make things a little more exciting, Primary School students who are up for the challenge mayalso enter the egg loft to take on their older school counterparts.
With great interest from across the country, this years challenge is sure to be an exciting one. Applications and handbooks will be available soon, so keep an eye on the site.
A great resource for competitors, or anyone interested in rocketry, is the Australian Rocketry Forum www.ausrocketry.com/forum