United States Model Rocket Performance Records

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17.1 Sanctioned Competition

All United States Model Rocket Performance Records must be attempted, established, or surpassed during competition sanctioned by the National Association of Rocketry in accordance with this United States Model Rocket Sporting Code. No proxy-flown entries shall be permitted to earn a United States Model Rocket Performance Record.

17.2 Categories

United States Model Rocket Performance Records may be set in any event and class unless judging is required, or a limited score is the goal. For example, records may be set in any class of Altitude or Parachute Duration, but not in Scale Altitude, Spot Landing, or Precision Payload.

17.3 Competition Divisions

All United States Model Rocket Performance Records will be awarded in competition divisions.

17.4 Return

Regardless of the rules of the individual event, the model must be returned to the officials for a detailed examination after the flight to verify compliance with all rules for that event. Rule 10.4 does not apply.

17.5 Surpassing

Attempts to surpass an established United States Model Rocket Performance Record must exceed the value of the established record performance by at least 1%.

17.6 Radio Control

A separate class of records will be kept for radio-controlled entries. Such models flown in slope soaring conditions are not eligible for records. The flight conditions for a radio-controlled entry must be documented as part of the record documentation.

17.7 Altimeters

A separate class of records will be kept for altitude entries where the altitude was measured using an altimeter. The record will use the altitude as defined in Rule 14.10.4.

17.8 Setting New Records

Contest Directors and Regional Contest Board Chairmen will examine the results of all flights flown in NAR Competition to determine if they meet the requirements for a new performance record under the provisions of Section 17. If the performance is a new performance record, the pertinent data shall be forwarded to the NAR Records Subcommittee for automatic inclusion as a new United States Model Rocket Performance Record. Individual modelers may, at their discretion, apply for recognition of a record-setting flight directly to the NAR Records Subcommittee by sending a copy of their flight card for the flight and their entry form for the sanctioned competition or record trials, both signed by the Contest Director.

17.9 Certification

It is the purpose of these homologation and requirements to ascertain that a given model did indeed attain the flight performance claimed, and that a flight was made completely within the requirements of this United States Model Rocket Sporting Code. The NAR Records Subcommittee has the right to request any additional record substantiating data it feels may be necessary in the circumstances to achieve this purpose, and has the right to disallow any record claim, regardless of the homologation data submitted, if the opinion of the NAR Records Subcommittee the record attempt was unfairly made or untruthfully reported.

17.10 Record Data

In addition to the event, class, age division, record, date and name of the record holder, records will also retain motor(s) used and altimeter used if the record was set under Rule 14.10.4.

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