HOLTVILLE HAVOC

November 6,7,8, Tripoli San Diego will be hosting the forth annual Holtville Havoc at the TRASD launch site located at the closed Holtville Airport. This will be the Holtville version of the old Plaster Blaster launch.  Note that Holtville Havoc will now take place in NOVEMBER and will no longer be in March -

 

New for 2020 is our CONTEST!!!
Here are the rules:

In an effort to spur some creativity and scratch building of rockets in the club, we hereby announce a contest for the most creative high power rocket. The contest will be held at the next Holtville Havoc, currently scheduled for November 6-8, 2020. That give everyone 4 months to plan, design, build, and even test fly (at the October launch) their entry. All entries must fly on a HPR motor (or more) and be recovered in flyable condition, just like a certification flight. To make this a level field of competition, Val Derkach will be the judge and not competing. The following are the rules.

In an effort to spur some creativity and scratch building of rockets in the club, we hereby announce a contest for the most creative high power rocket. The contest will be held at the next Holtville Havoc, currently scheduled for November 6-8, 2020. That give everyone 4 months to plan, design, build, and even test fly (at the October launch) their entry. All entries must fly on a HPR motor (or more) and be recovered in flyable condition, just like a certification flight. To make this a level field of competition, Val Derkach will be the judge and not competing. The following are the rules.

1. An entry must be a scratch built rocket (not a straight kit build) by the person entering the contest.

2. An entry must have the Center of Pressure (Cp) clearly marked on the rocket or on an accompanying drawing to facilitate RSO check of the rocket.

3. An entry must fly on a California certified HPR rocket motor (essentially H power or higher).

4. The rocket flight must be safe and stable.

5. An entry must be recovered in flyable condition, just like on a certification flight.

6. The flier must be a current member of TRA or NAR and certified for the motor they fly.

7. TRA and NAR safety codes must be followed as applicable to the flier’s membership.

8. Each entry must be an individual effort. No group projects.

9. Upscale versions of kit rockets are acceptable, but must not be available as a kit in the size produced.

A flyer may enter as many rockets as they desire.

After all the successful flights, Val will then judge which rocket is most creative.

Yes, this is subjective – but so is much of life, including having fun!

So there is the challenge with plenty of time to make it happen. We hope you take up the challenge and look forward to the fly off and judging at Holtville Havoc.

 

 

18,000 foot waiver.

Motors up to M impulse.

AMW-PROX will be onsite.  http://amwprox.com/

Launch fees for Tripoli San Diego members will be $10 per day or $20 for the entire launch.

Launch fees for non-members will be $15 per day or $30 for the entire launch.

Onsite camping is free. 

Spectating is free

T-shirts will be available for purchase. (see below to pre-order your shirt)

Raffle prizes

Class 1 night launch Saturday (LPR and MPR only)

Insurance required to launch.  Membership in NAR, Tripoli, or attending with a scout group satisfies this requirement.

 

Holtville airport is about 2 hours east of San Diego down I-8.  It can be found by searching Google Maps for “TRASD launch site”.  The small town of Holtville is nearby, with gas stations, small markets and restaurants.  Nearest hotels are in El Centro, along with grocery stores and a Home Depot. 

 

Launch Dates and Times

Day and Date Launch Start Time Launch End Time
Friday, November 6, 2020 1:30PM (1330) 5:45pm (1745)
Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:00AM (0900) 5:45PM (1745) / Night Launch
Sunday November 8, 2020 9:00AM (0900) 1:00PM (1300)