Egg Lofting Altitude
- 23.1 Scope
- Egg Lofting Altitude comprises six events open to model rockets that carry, as a totally enclosed payload, one raw egg intended to simulate carrying an astronaut to as high of an altitude as possible and recover the payload without damage.
- 23.2 Stages
- If the entry is staged, the egg must be totally enclosed in the uppermost stage of the entry.
- 23.3 Eggs
- Eggs must be raw and have a mass of not less than 57 grams and not more than 63 grams, and be 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 that has been previously lofted by another competitor. No material may be affixed to the egg (e.g., glue or tape).
- 23.4 Return
- Following the flight, the competitor must present his/her entry as recovered and, in the presence of an official, must remove the egg. If the shell of the egg is broken or cracked, the entry must be disqualified. If the official cannot examine the egg, or the competitor removes the egg in the absence of officials, or breaks the egg in the process of removing it, 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.