AARM-50+2

AARM-50+2 was a great success! Thank you to all who were able to join us! To read all about it, please take a look at our AARM-50+2 Special Edition Newsletter here.

AARM History:

The Annual Alberta Regional Meet (AARM) is a provincial Alberta Model Rocketry Competition with seven separate event categories for both adults and youth to compete in. AARM-1 was the first ever Regional Rocket Competition held in Canada on July 11 & 12, 1970 near Morinville, Alberta.

Competition Details:

Altitude Events:

The A (Altitude) and D (Egg Loft Altitude) competitions require altimeters. Altimeter events must use a PerfectFlite FireFly altimeter. ERC will have an inventory of PerfectFlite FireFly altimeters for competition use but competitors are free to provide their own. These altimeters will fit inside a Estes B20 Body Tube. The altimeter size is: 28mm L x 17.3mm W x 7.9mm H. These altimeters are not in a protective casing and can get damaged from ejection gasses.

For best results, the altimeter should be installed in a separate payload compartment, sealed from the pressure and heat of the ejection charge gasses. An example below shows a protected avionics bay that can be built as part of a rocket for the competitions to protect sensitive electronic altimeters. Participants are free to develop a different design as they see fit, as long as the altimeter is protected. Also one or more static pressure sampling holes are required to allow outside air pressure to be sampled by the altimeter.

Egg Loft Events:

Payloads (eggs) to be flown will be solely provided by the ERC.

PerfectFlight Firefly Altimeter

Our Sponsorship Levels and Sponsors:


Mercury

(up to $100)


Gemini

($100 - $499)


Apollo

($500 - $999)

- FVB Energy


Artemis SLS

(Space Launch System)

($1000+)

- Gambit Machining

- A Mackie & Associates Ltd.


A Mackie & Associates Ltd.

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