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8 Comments on RCP 2021-001
At the risk of opening this can of worms again. This does not address the "may not be cut, slit, punched, and or perforated" part of the requirement. This has been interpreted to mean that you cannot punch or perforate the streamer by the contest board at different times in the past. I was told that the current contest board interpretation is that punching a hole for the cord is acceptable. If the intent of this streamer RCP is to "allow any kind of streamer attachment," while this is being voted on, the wording should be changed to "it may not be cut, slit, punched, and or perforated except to provide an attachment point to the streamer." That would clarify this confusing definition that even the contest board has not been consistent on over the years.
And for those who do not believe it; yes, you can attach a streamer without punching a hole in the streamer material or adding a stiffener, which is the way I was taught to make a streamer for competition and do.Â
I am ok with this change, as personally I don't care how the streamer is defined to be attached, just enforce the rules put in place.Â
And just to clarify, it looks to me like this would still make a yoke on the rocket side against the rules.Â Â
Agreed, this one is long overdue. Apparently there are different styles of yokes already being used in NARcomp, so to just allow it puts everyone on equal and 'fair' playing field. Plus, why have to different attachment requirements in the same rulebook?
This is a good suggestion. Policing the current specs for streamer design is virtually impossible as the differences are nearly impossible to notice from a distance and the deployed streamer is never inspected up close.Â I see no need, in the spirit of the event, to prohibit a stiffener or yoke attachment and some people use them anyway (some being aware of the prohibition, some not).