From: Brian J Muzek
Type of Proposal: Regular
Brief Summary of the Proposed Change: Increase multi-round maximum for parachute duration.
State Logic and Intent of Change: As the NRC maximum is the target for people to shoot for, it should be such that an NRC maximum is difficult, but not impossible. However, for the 2018-19 season, 13 (out of 38) C divisioners and 5 (out of 12) D division teams achieved an NRC max in 1/4A-PD. In order to see more differentiation between fliers, the Multi-round and NRC maximum durations should be increased to make achieving one more difficult.
Effect, if any, on current competition and NAR records: Increased differentiation throughout the NRC season. No effect on NARAM or records.
Exact wording for the rule revision as it should appear (include section#):
31.3 Classes This event is divided into classes based on the permissible total impulse of the motor(s). The following classes of Parachute Duration are established:
(Current times are in black, suggested revised times are in red)
|Motor Class||Multi-round max||NRC Max|
|1/4A||60 sec 75 sec||180 sec 225 sec|
|1/2A||120 sec 180 sec||360 sec 540 sec|
|A||180 sec 240 sec||540 sec 720 sec|
|FAI A||300 sec|