2012 SPACE DERBY WINNERS
1st - Chase Twente - Tiger
2nd - Jeremy Martinez - Webelos
3rd - Miguel Borrego - Wolf
1st - Jeremy Martinez
2nd - Ryan Pfeil
3rd - Sam Bellino
1st - Ethan Salinas
2nd - Gabriel Snelling
3rd - Sean DeLeon
1st - Miguel Borrego
2nd - P.J. Skumatz
3rd - Brody Garcia
1st - Chase Twente
2nd - Jason Mullen
3rd - Jordan Salinas
Space Derby Rules for 2013
All rockets must pass the following inspection to qualify for the race:
1. Only basic materials supplied in the Official BSA kit may be used. The hanging device supplied in the kit must be used.
2. The nose cone (propeller assembly) must not be glued in place on the nose of the rocket. A notch or groove should be formed in the tail of the rocket to seat the band holding dowel. The band holding dowel must not be glued in place. (These rules allow band replacement in case of breaks)
3. The rocket body may be no longer than 7 inches, not including the propeller and fins. Width 2.75 inches -Three rubber bands per rocket.
4. There are no restrictions on the weight or design of the rocket. Rockets may be detailed in any way as long as it does not exceed length restrictions, is flight worthy, structurally sound and does not interfere with another rocket during the race.
5. Rockets with wet paint will be disqualified
6. Scout may use graphite powder between the propeller and the bushing if desired. Other forms of lubrication are prohibited.
7. Scout shall use rocket built for this year, no previous year rockets will be allowed.
8. Track will be 40 foot set up.
9. Prior to each heat, rocket numbers and lane assignments will be announced. Pilots are to take their rocket and give them to the official winder and then take their position at the starting line. Upon completion of the race, "Space Command" will give the rocket back to the pilot.
10. At registration judges will assign a number to the rocket and separate it by Rank. Once the rocket is submitted for entry, no further adjustments can be made except in the case of mechanical failure (see 6).
12. The race will be single elimination. A rocket must only lose once before it is eliminated.
13. Any entry that experiences a mechanical failure will be allowed to re-race if it can be repaired during the same heat. It will count as a heat loss if it cannot be repaired prior to the beginning of the next heat. All repairs of this type must be done with "Space Command" observing and certifying as to its flight worthiness.
14. In the event that all rockets don’t reach the end of track, the one that goes the furthest is declared the winner.
15. One Rocket Only per scout.
16. Racing volunteers are only allowed in the Space Track area.
17. No late registrations will be accepted after rank has started the race
18 Racing will be conducted using the Lane Rotation Method
19. All rulings by “Space Command” are FINIAL.
Do you have a boy 6th grade through 12th grade interested in scouts? Have we got a deal for you! Cub Scout Pack 114 has a Scout Big Brother...TROOP 114! Troop 114 is also associated with the American Legion Post 38. They would love for your son to be involved. If you are interested, please contact Don Wehman at 830-391-0210. The Troop meets each Sunday at 6:00 pm at the American Legion Hall.