Saturn Rocketry Club

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Rocket Launch

The largest motor we can launch at the sod farm site is a G.

Our next launch is planned for Saturday the 18th of November from 11am/3pm.

The First contest year for the Saturn Rocketry Club will run from June 1 2017 to May 31 2018. Each event will run for three months. So you will have 3 months to enter an event. We will roughly follow the NAR Pink Book but modified to meet the needs of our club. 

The entrance fee for the contest year will be $5 or a proof of purchase equaling

$5 or more from the concession stand. 

 

JUNE-Very Open Spot Landing. WF3.

One flight in each of the 3 months the event runs, is permitted. A "B" motor or larger is required.

JULY-Very Open Spot Landing.

"A" Streamer duration. WF8.

 May make 3 flights total (not necessarily in the same month). 1 must be returned the day of the flight. The total of the best 2 flights will be scored.

AUGUST-Very Open Spot Landing.

"A" streamer duration.

"A" Parachute duration. WF7.

 May make 3 flights total (not necessarily in the same month). 1 must be returned the day of the flight. The total of the best 2 flights will be scored.

SEPTEMBER-"A" streamer duration.

"A" Parachute duration.

"A" Boost Glider duration.  WF18.

 May make 3 flights total (not necessarily in the same month). 1 must be returned the day of the flight. The total of the best 2 flights will be scored.

OCTOBER-"A" Parachute duration.

"A" Boost Glider duration. 

"B" Helicopter duration. WF21.

 May make 3 flights total (not necessarily in the same month). 1 must be returned the day of the flight. The total of the best 2 flights will be scored.

NOVEMBER-"A" Boost Glider duration. 

"B" Helicopter duration.

"B" Altitude. WF10.

 May make 3 flights total (not necessarily in the same month). All flights must be returned the day of the flight. The total of the best 2 flights will be scored.

DECEMBER-"B" Helicopter duration.

"B" Altitude.

"B" Parachute or Streamer Spot Landing. WF4.

JANUARY-"B" Altitude.

"B" Parachute or Streamer Spot Landing.

"B" Streamer duration. WF9.

 May make 3 flights total (not necessarily in the same month). 1 must be returned the day of the flight. The total of the best 2 flights will be scored.

FEBRUARY-"B" Parachute or Streamer Spot Landing.

"B" Streamer duration.

"B" Parachute duration. WF8.

  May make 3 flights total (not necessarily in the same month). 1 must be returned the day of the flight. The total of the best 2 flights will be scored.

MARCH-"B" Streamer duration.

"B" Parachute duration.

APRIL-"B" Parachute duration.



SRC's Pink book

 3 Model Rocket Specifications

3.5 Reusability 

A model rocket shall be so constructed as to be capable of more than a single flight; and shall be provided with a means for retarding its descent to the ground so that its structure may not be substantially damaged, and so that no hazard is created to persons and property. If a model descends in more than one unattached part, each part must conform to the above specification. 

10 Official Flights

10.3 Official Flight Requirements 

A flight is official if any part of the model leaves the launcher under a motor?s thrust phase; except in the case of a catastrophic failure according to the provisions of Rule 11.5, in which case the flight is not considered to be official. All models that do not leave the launcher subsequent to motor ignition shall not be considered as having made an official flight unless they are disqualified by the RSO for safety reasons. If the power pod or motor of a Boost Glider model disengages and proceeds into the air under power without the glider portion, the attempt shall be considered a disqualified official flight.

10.4 Return of Inaccessible Models 

When the return of a model is required, and the contestant cannot return his/her model, but can point out (to a qualified official) the model, visible in an inaccessible place such as a tree, power line, lake, or rooftop where recovery would pose a personal hazard to the contestant, the Contest Director has the option of scoring the model as having been returned.

10.5 Recording of Returns 

It is the responsibility of the contestant to ensure that the officials have noted on the entry card that the model has been returned, where it is so required. 

11 DISQUALIFICATIONS 

11.1 Officials 

The Contest Director and/or the Range Safety Officer or his/her deputies may disqualify any entry that in their opinion did not comply with the competition rules or which in their opinion was not reasonably safe in operation. 

11.5 Catastrophic Failure 

A model rocket experiencing a catastrophic failure shall not be given a disqualification. The flight may or may not be considered as an official flight, only if in the opinion of the Range Safety Officer the model performed a safe and stable flight, and at least nominally complied with the competition rules (e.g., a glider glided). The contestant shall in this situation have the option of having such a flight ruled as either official or unofficial. If the model did not meet these requirements, then it shall be ruled an unofficial flight. 

When he/she has the option, the contestant shall inform the applicable Contest Official of his/her decision to accept or reject the flight as an official flight as soon as possible; but in any case, prior to any subsequent flight by the contestant in that event.

11.8 Correctable Conditions 

Disqualifications for static conditions of an entry are not permitted. In this case the modeler shall be instructed to correct the condition prior to the official flight. If the contest officials do not discover a condition until during or after the flight is made, such as flying with the wrong motor type, the flight will not be considered official. 

13 Competition Points 

13.1 Competition Points 

Competition points shall be awarded to each contestant on the basis of the following schedule: 10 points per event for placing first.
6 points per event for placing second.
4 points per event for placing third.

2 points per event for placing fourth.

 1 point per event for making at least one qualified, official flight (flight points). 

W x P = F

W = Weight Factor   P = Place   F = Flight Points 

Flight Points will be totaled at the end of the contest year for the championship. 

13.3 Weighting Factor 

Each event is assigned a Weighting Factor that is based on the difficulty of the event.

14 ALTITUDE DATA

14.10 Electronic Altimeters 

The altimeter must be fully enclosed within the rocket body. The part of the rocket containing the altimeter must be vented to the outside air by at least 3 vent holes evenly spaced around the circumference of the body.

15 TIMING DATA 

15.1 Timers 

In all events for which a time-of-flight figure is scored, one or more Timers shall be stationed in the launching area with stopwatches and may not leave the launching area in order to keep the model in sight.

15.2 Separation 

Unless specifically allowed by the rules of that event, no timed entry may separate into two or more unattached parts, or eject its motor. 

15.3 Deployment 

The recovery system of any duration model need not deploy fully and correctly, as long as the model descends in a safe manner and the recovery system action remains within the requirements of the particular event. 

15.4 Conflict of Interest 

A Timer shall not time his/her own entry. 

15.6 Timed Interval 

All entries shall be timed from the instant of first motion on the launcher until the part to be scored for time of flight touches the ground, is caught in a tree, power line, or otherwise stopped, or drifts out of sight of the timer.

15.7 Averaging 

The official time of flight shall be computed by averaging the elapsed times of flight recorded by each Timer, then rounding to the nearest whole number of seconds. 

15.10 Return 

The contestant must return his/her entry to the officials after at least one of his/her qualified flights. Contestants failing to satisfy this requirement cannot place in an event, but shall receive flight points.

20 ALTITUDE COMPETITION

20.1 Scope

The purpose of this competition is to achieve the highest altitude.

20.2 class

Motor Class

Weighting Factor





1/2A

9

A

10



B

11



C

12

D

13

E

14

30 PARACHUTE DURATION COMPETITION

30.1 Scope

The purpose of this event is to achieve the longest flight duration time.

30.2 Classes

Motor Class

Weighting Factor


1/2A

7


A

7

 

B

8

 

C

9

 

D

10

 

 

 

 

31 STREAMER DURATION COMPETITION

31.1 Scope

The purpose of this event is to achieve the longest flight duration time. 

31.2 Streamer Specifications

A streamer is defined for this event as a piece of cloth, plastic film, or paper, whose shape is approximately rectangular.

31.4 Classes

Motor Class

Weighting Factor





1/2A

8

A

8



B

9

C

10

D

11

32 HELICOPTER DURATION COMPETITION 

32.1 Scope 

The purpose of this competition is to achieve the longest flight duration using an autorotating recovery system. 

32.2 Autorotation 

Each entry must be decelerated during descent by its autorotating recovery device. The resulting autorotation must be around the vertical axis. A model that descends nose first, or flips over during descent is permitted. 

 

32.3 Recovery 

Recovery devices employing flexible (e.g., plastic film or cloth) surfaces are prohibited. Entries using a recovery system that is designed to act (or that actually acts) in a manner similar to a parachute, a rigid inverted bowl, or similar techniques are specifically excluded from this competition. 

Motor Class       Weighting Factor 

1/2A                            19 

A                                  20 

B                                  21 

C                                  22 

D                                  23 

36 BOOST GLIDER DURATION COMPETITION 

36.1 Scope 

Boost Glider Duration Competition is open to any model rocket, one portion of which returns to the ground in stable, gliding flight supported by aerodynamic lifting surface. The entry may separate into multiple pieces; only the gliding portion is timed and only the timed gliding portion needs to be returned to satisfy Rule 15.10. The purpose of this competition is to achieve the longest flight duration time. 

36.2 Disqualifications 

An entry that descends with parachute and/or streamer recovery device(s) permanently attached to the gliding portion of the model shall be disqualified. However, other portions of an entry may deploy parachutes and/or streamers for recovery purposes. If the glider entry accidentally rips the motor pod?s recovery streamer and the streamer attaches itself to the glider, the entry may be qualified depending on the RSO ruling that the entry still glided and was not disqualified for other reasons. 

Motor Class       Weighting Factor 

1/2A                             17 

A                                  18 

B                                  19 

C                                  20 

D                                  22

60 SPOT LANDING COMPETITION

60.1 Scope

The purpose of this competition is to land the entry so that the tip of its nose cone is closest to a predetermined spot on the ground.

60.3  Recovery

Each entry must comply fully with the provisions of Rule 3.5.

60.4  Separation

An entry must not separate into two or more unattached pieces.

60.6 Scoring

If the tip of the nose cone lands more than 300ft. from the spot, the model shall not place, but shall receive flight points; otherwise, the model shall be given a score equal to its distance in inches. The contestant achieving the smallest score shall be the winner. 

Any type of recovery device is allowed unless specified. 

Any model that cannot be returned to the officials shall be scored as if it had landed over 300ft. 

from the spot. 

Weight factor 3 or 4.

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