From: Chad Ring, NAR# 50652
Type of Proposal: Regular
Brief Summary of the Proposed Change: Break out Mission and General Flight into subcategories for Classic Model scoring.
State Logic and Intent of Change: Much confusion and rescoring occurred at NARAM-60 due to poor wording and Mission points being combined in the same scoring section as General Flight. This will simplify scoring, while keeping a point emphasis on General Flight over that of Mission in this one event.
Effect, if any, on current competition and NAR records: None
Exact wording for the rule revision as it should appear (include section#):
55.7 Flight Characteristics: 300 points
100 points – Mission points are awarded for the entry’s characteristics that mimic the operation of the classic rocket kit prototype during flight (i.e., clustering, staging, glide recovery).
55.7.2 General Flight:
200 points – General flight points are awarded for proper operation of the entry during flight, including launch, lack of misfires, stability, recovery, and lack of damage on landing. No consideration should be given to staging or prototype-like flight characteristics, as they are covered under mission points. However, if the general flight performance of the entry is adversely affected by the failure of one or more of these aspects, general flight points may be deducted.