Dual Egg Lofting Altitude
- 24.1 Scope
- Dual Egg Lofting Altitude comprises five events open to model rockets that carry, as a totally enclosed payload, two raw eggs intended to simulate carrying two astronauts to as high of an altitude as possible and recover the payload without damage.
- 24.2 Stages
- If the entry is staged, the eggs must be totally enclosed in the uppermost stage of the entry.
- 24.3 Eggs
- Eggs must be raw and have a mass of not less than 57 grams and not more than 63 grams, and no more than 45 millimeters in diameter. Prior to flight each egg must be uniquely marked, and the mark must be recorded on the competitor’s flight card. A competitor shall not be required to use an egg(s) that has been previously lofted by another competitor. No material may be affixed to the egg(s) (e.g., glue or tape).
- 24.4 Return
- Following the flight, the competitor must present his/her entry as recovered and, in the presence of an official, must remove the eggs. If the shell of the egg(s) is broken or cracked, the entry must be disqualified. If the official cannot examine the eggs, or the competitor removes the eggs in the absence of officials, or breaks the eggs in the process of removing them, the entry must be disqualified. Any entry that is caught or cushioned prior to landing must be disqualified. Rule 10.4 – Return of Inaccessible Models does not apply.