List of Changes

« U.S. Model Rocket Sporting Code

Summary of Changes Since 2008 Edition

Applied Changes from 2008-2009 RCP cycle:

  • RCP 2007-801 Total Impulse For Contest Events
    Affected Rule 9.1
  • RCP 2007-802 Boost Glide and Flex Wing Duration, Only Return Glider
    Affected Rules 36.1, 38.1
  • RCP 2007-803 Self Penalizing Clarification for Open Spot Landing
    Affected Rules 60.3, 60.7.1, 60.7.2, 60.7.3
  • RCP 2008-804 Removed Requirement for Returning Judging Sheets to Modeler
    Affected Rules 50.11, 53.15. Deleted Rules 51.4.1, 52.9, 54.8, 55.8, 63.13
  • RCP 2008-805 Recovery Requirement for Payload Event
    Affected Rule 25.4
  • RCP 2008-806 Remove Option to Have Motor(s) Checked Post-Flight
    Affected Rule 9.5
  • RCP 2008-807 Clarify Official Flight Requirements
    Affected Rule 10.3
  • RCP 2008-808 Change the Name “Science Fiction and Future Sport Scale” to “Concept Sport Scale”
    Affected Rule 56.1, Appendixes
  • Contest Board changed Rule 32.2 to correct conflict with Rule 11.9 (Helicopter Duration Flipping)

Applied Urgent Change

  • RCP 2006-202U Delete Requirement for Enclosed Recovery System
    Affected rule: 21.3

Applied Urgent Change

  • RCP 2009-910 Maximum Launcher Height
    New rule: 5.5

Added Provisional Events

  • P24 Super-Roc XL Altitude Competition
  • P25 Pee-Wee Payload Competition
  • P40 Payload Duration Competition
  • P41 Super-Roc XL Duration Competition
  • P57 Classic Model Competition

Applied Changes to Rulemaking Procedures

  • Revisions to Appendix F approved by Board of Trustees on March 12, 2010

Applied Changes from 2009-2010 RCP cycle:

  • RCP 2009-903 Clarify Wording of Concept Sport Scale
    Affected Rule 56.1
  • RCP 2009-904 Clarify Wording of Other Scale Events
    Affected Rules 50.1, 50.3, 51.1, 52.2, 53.1, 53.4, 54.1
  • RCP 2009-906 Altimeter Records
    Affected Rules 14.10.4, 17.7, 17.8, 17.9

Applied changes from 2010-2011 RCP cycle:

  • RCP 11-0404: Increase maximum propellant mass to 125g
    Affected Rules 4.3, 9.1
  • RCP 11-0505: Define correctable condition as pertaining to an entry
    Affected Rule 11.8, Appendix A
  • RCP 11-0808: Eliminate loophole in super-roc measurement
    Affected Rules 21.5, 33.4
  • Updated Appendix G: Approved Altimeter List

Applied changes from 2011-2012 RCP cycle:

  • RCP 2011-0505: Make craftsmanship damage cumulative
    Affected Rules: 50.15, 51.5, 52.8, 53.15, 54.8, 55.8, 56.8, P57.9
  • RCP 2011-0606: Remove the ability to skip places in R&D
    Affected Rule: 63.12
  • RCP 2011-1212: Include motor and altimeter data in records
    Affected Rule: 17.10
  • RCP 2011-2222: Clarify altimeter language
    Affected Rule: 14.10
  • RCP 2011-2323: Add rules for altimeter placement
    Affected Rule: 14.10
  • RCP 2011-2424: Include full text of regular RCP on ballot
    Affected Rule: F.10
  • RCP 2011-3030: Display altitude in meters for Super Roc Altitude results
    Affected Rule: 21.5
  • RCP 2011-3131: Display duration in seconds for Super Roc Duration results
    Affected Rule: 33.4
  • RCP 2011-3434: Eliminate mission points from Classic Model flight scoring
    Affected Rule: P57.7

Applied changes from 2012-2013 RCP cycle:

  • RCP 2013M-01: Allow each event at a contest to use a different tracking method
    Affected Rule: 14.10
  • RCP 2013M-06: Allow additional model to be entered for multiround flyoff
    Affected Rule 15.12.2

Applied change from 2013-2014 RCP cycle:

  • RCP 2013N-06: Expand the scope of R&D
    Affected Rule 63.1

 Applied Contest Board approved changes:

  • Move Classic Model from provisional to full event status
    Affected Rule 57, Appendix B, Appendix C, Appendix D
  • Move Precision Payload from provisional to full event status
    Affected Rules 17.2,  28, Appendix B, Appendix C, Appendix D

Applied Urgent Change:

  • Allow installation of altimeter immediately on startup, if stated in the manual.
    Affected Rule 14.10.1

Applied Board of Trustee approved changes:

  • Require R&D reports to be submitted electronically
    Affected Rule 63.5.5
  • Add new event Mentorship
    Affected Rule 64, Appendix B, Appendix C, Appendix D

Applied changes from 2014-2015 RCP cycle:

  • RCP 2014-03: Increase protest fee to $20
    Affected Rule 12.1
  • RCP 2014-13: Mandatory posting of contests in Launch Windows
    Affected Rule 6.8

Applied Board of Trustee approved changes:

  • Revise and clarify wording on Mentorship and supporting rules
    Affected Rules: 8.4, 13.5, 64

Applied Urgent changes:

  • Clarify scoring on Mentorship
    Affected Rule 64.6
  • Change RCP submission deadline to September 1
    Affected Rule F.11
  • Update wording on altimeters to align with FAI changes
    Affected Rules 14.10, 14.10.1, 14.10.3
  • Remove requirement for 3 copies of R&D reports
    Affected Rule 63.5.5

Applied changes from 2015-2016 RCP cycle:

  • RCP 2015-05: Remove impound rule for reloadable motors.
    Affected Rule 4.2
  • RCP 2015-12: Remove FAI A boost glider, add FAI A rocket glider
    Affected Rules: 36.3, 37.3, 9.13