From: Brian J Muzek
Brief Summary of the Proposed Change: Include Rocket Glider in the list of possible NRC Events
State Logic and Intent of Change: Rocket glider is a staple of NAR competition and an excellent test of modeling skills.
Effect, if any, on current competition and NAR records: Possible inclusion of Rocket Glider in the NRC events list
Exact wording for the rule revision as it should appear (include section#): Add the following to the list in 13.1.4 NRC Events List: 1/2A-C Rocket Glider.
13 Comments on RCP# 2019-10
I support RCP# 2019-06 instead of RCP# 2019-10, not because I authored 06, but because I think that it becomes much more difficult for many people to fly 18MM motor events in BG or RG. These models can easily outfly fields vs. 13 MM models because they boost significantly higher. RCP#2019-06 also maintains consistency across the NRC events, as all others are limited to the 1/4A-A motor classes.
If I have to choose between this one and the other R/G RCP, I prefer the other one. C R/G for A and B divisions is challenging and tough for small fields when they do get it to work.Â There are no returns required for NRC launches, but it takes time to build one of these as compared to a PD or SD model.
I support any proposal to get RG into the NRC Event list.
I prefer this one because it provides a wider range of choices. We can leave it to the wisdom of the Contest Board to pick good motor choices or we can modify the motor range with an RCP in the future. This would be especially good if the RCP 2019-05 allowing selecting different events for different age divisions is approved.
Adding rocket glider alongside boost glider in the NRC makes sense. However, I agree with Bob. Bunny and Brian should combine their proposals with a compromise impulse range. 1/2A-B sounds pretty good to me. It doesn't make sense (to me at least) to "split the vote."
If the selling point of this RCP is the motors, then the typo in the proposed motor designation should be fixed so people know what is being proposed. (1/A-C Rocket Glider) What fractional motor is the low end of the proposal?
I think this would be a great idea, however RCPs 2019-6 and 2019-10 are almost identical except for the motor range. I think the authors of RCPs 6 and 10 should get together to arrive at a singe common motor range for an NRC rocket glider event, maybe 1/2A-B. C may be a little big for a lot of flying fields, and 1/4A may be small for the kids with the only delay available being 3 seconds.