Set Altitude-3000 Feet
All contestants shall attempt to achieve the same Set Altitude. The contestants may utilize any size motor up to the maximum impulse limit established for NARAM-63.
The target altitude for this competition at NARAM 63 is 3,000 feet AGL.
1.2.1 Only a single official flight is permitted in this competition. Official flights shall be declared prior to model launch by completing a competition flight card.
1.2.2 There is no limit on the number of flights of the entered model prior to declaring an official flight.
1.2.3 The model may not separate into two or more unattached components in this event.
1.3 Installed Impulse
1.3.1 Models will utilize only a single rocket motor.
1.3.2 The installed impulse shall be no greater than 10,240 Newton-seconds.
1.4.1 The entry shall not utilize any means of external control to control the altitude of the model (e.g. remote control).
1.4.2 Altimeters for the first deployment event must be set to apogee detect.
1.5.1 In the event of multiple altimeters, the RSO will average the reports and round to the next-highest 1-foot increment to get the reported altitude.
1.5.2 The reported altitude of the model will always be rounded up to the next highest 10-foot increment (e.g. 673 feet will be recorded as 680 feet).
1.5.3 The altitude error will be calculated as the absolute value of the difference between the reported altitude and set altitude (3,000 feet).
1.5.4 The percentage error will be calculated as the altitude error divided by 3,000, times 100.
1.5.5 The entry with the lowest percentage error and a qualified flight is the winner.
“H” Motor Multiple Egg Lofting Altitude
2.1.1 Multiple Egg Lofting Altitude comprises a single event open to any rocket that carries anywhere from two to six large eggs. Contestants will pick the number of eggs in their entry. No rocket may exceed the NARAM-63 FAA waiver of 6,000 feet AGL.
2.2.1 Two official flights are permitted in this competition. Official flights shall be declared prior to model launch by completing a competition flight card.
2.2.2 There is no limit on the number flights of the entered model at the event prior to declaring an official flight.
2.2.3 The model may not separate into two or more unattached components in this event.
2.2.4 Flights shall be recovered by a minimum of one parachute.
2.3 Installed Impulse
2.3.1 Models may be clustered.
2.3.2 The installed impulse shall be no less than 160.01 Newton-seconds and no greater than 320.00 Newton-seconds (H motor class).
2.4.1 The Contest Director will provide all eggs for this event. Eggs will be numbered and/or uniquely marked to indicate their source.
2.4.2 Egg identification will be recorded on the flight card at the time of issue.
2.4.3 The contestant must notify the contest officials a minimum of one day in advance of the start of competition, including the number of eggs required and number of planned flights.
2.4.4 Eggs will not be screened for weight or diameter for this event.
2.5.1 All models shall be returned following their flight for egg inspection.
2.5.2 Egg enclosures shall not be opened until presented for post flight inspection.
2.6.1 The number of eggs carried will determine an altitude factor; refer to Table 1. The actual measured altitude will be multiplied by the altitude factor to determine the flight score.
- A) Flights with no damaged eggs will use the second column to determine the altitude factor.
- B) Flights with damaged eggs will use the third or fourth columns to determine the altitude factor.
2.6.2 The highest flight score for a qualified flight by a contestant will be their official score.
2.6.3 The highest flight score of all qualified flights made by contestants shall be declared the event winner.
Table 1-Altitude Factor
|Number of Eggs||Altitude Factor
|2||1||0 (any damaged eggs)|
|3||1.2||0 (any damaged eggs)|
|4||1.5||.5 (1 damaged egg)||0 (>1 damaged egg)|
|5||2.1||1 (1 damaged egg)||0 (>1 damaged egg)|
|6||3||1 (up to 2 damaged eggs)||0 (>2 damaged eggs)|
- This event is similar to TARC and FAI S2/P, but without the eggs. The rules are fairly simple.
- Any size rocket using any size motor(s) may be flown. Radio Control is prohibited. Any device that limits altitude or duration for the purpose of attaining the target altitude/duration is prohibited.
- Model must make a safe flight and recovery.
- The target altitude is 1013 feet. Altitude is to be measured using any on board altimeter. Altitude will be measured to the nearest foot.
- The target duration is 55 seconds. Model will be timed from liftoff to touchdown. Time will be measured using a stopwatch. Time will be measured to the nearest second.
- For every foot over/under the target altitude, one point is awarded. For every second over/under the target duration, one point is awarded.
- Points for altitude will be added to points for duration. Lowest score wins!
- Have fun and ‘Light ‘em up!’