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9.1 Total Impulse Limit
No entry in sanctioned competition may be powered by a motor or combination of motors exceeding 125 grams of total propellant. The maximum total impulse, in accordance with the Model Rocket Safety Code, must not exceed 320.00 Newton-seconds.
9.2 Ejected Motors
Unless allowed by the rules of a specific event, if a motor is ejected at a sanctioned competition and if that motor does not have a streamer or parachute attached, the flight is disqualified.
9.3 Flight Characteristics
During the powered phase of flight, spinning of the entry is permitted only around the roll axis. Entries that spin or loop around the pitch axis or yaw axis under power must be disqualified.
9.4 NAR Number
Each entry must carry, legibly displayed upon its exterior surface as the entry appears in flight readiness, the competitor’s name or NAR license number. In the case of a team entry, the entry must carry the team name or team number.
9.5 Safety Check
Each entry must pass a safety inspection given by the Safety Check Officer (SCO) before each flight to ascertain that it will be safe in its operation and meet the standards of the Sporting Code. This inspection may include any launching device and auxiliary equipment provided by the competitor to assist the launch.
9.5.1 Motors
The flight card shall contain the make and complete designation of the motor on the competitor’s flight card. (e.g. AeroTech G40-10W)
9.6 NARAM Minimum Entries
An entry must make an official flight before points can be awarded in the event.
9.7 Substitution of Entries
Unless disallowed by the rules for a specific event, substitution of entries between official flights in an event is allowed. When the rules for a specific event disallow substitution between official flights, only recovery devices and lost or damaged parts necessary to make the entry flight worthy may be changed or replaced for subsequent flights. In these circumstances, a replacement for a lost or damaged part must be similar to the part that it replaces.
9.8 Simultaneous Events
Two or more competition events may not be flown simultaneously by the same entry on the same flight.
9.9 Construction
Models not requiring construction are permitted in competition. However, for entries that require construction, the competitor must ensure that he/she has completely constructed the model rocket(s) he/she is using in competition. Materials and designs may be obtained from any source, including kits.
9.10 Impound
To ensure adherence to the Sporting Code, the Contest Director and/or RSO have the authority to require that any entry having made an official flight shall be returned and impounded for a reasonable length of time for inspection. The impounding of an entry must be requested during or immediately after the flight in question. If the entry or the part requested for impound cannot be returned to the officials within a reasonable time, the entry may be disqualified.
9.11 Radio Control
Radio control safety is the responsibility of the competitor. Frequency control regulations must be obeyed if implemented at the flying site. Radio control of an entry is not considered human intervention with regard to catching or cushioning of any model required to land naturally. Unless otherwise specified by the rules of that event, any entry may be radio controlled. The Contest Director can prohibit the use of Radio Control at NARAM in any event or for the entire meet and this restriction shall be stated in all associated printed material and electronic postings. Entries that are to be radio controlled must be controlled or guided by the builder or a builder of the entry.
9.12 FAI Events
Except for rocket glider, entries flown in the FAI class of an event, must comply with the following construction requirements of the FAI Sporting Code, Section 4, Volume SM – Space Models for that event.
9.12.1 Dimensions
The minimum length of the enclosed airframe of the entry must be 500 millimeters and at least 50 percent of this airframe length must have a minimum diameter of 40 millimeters in the launch configuration.
9.12.2 Stages
In events where multi-staging is allowed, the booster stage must deploy a recovery device; the upper stage must be at least 18 millimeters in diameter over at least 75 percent of its length, and any upper stage boat tails must be at least 18 millimeters in diameter.