I was looking at the Orbital Dynamics site and thinking how nice it would be
to use some of their motors. When I sent an e-mail asking about
certification, I got the following response:
"Thanks, in advance, for your interest in ODI and our line of HPR products
and supplies. The RDS rocket motors are available now. Some motors have been
submitted for NAR Certification. [minor snip] As they are not certified at
this time you may still purchase and launch these motors under the following
1) You must have a valid BATF LEUP and proper storage.
2) You must have a valid FAA Waiver.
3) You must have a properly secured flight site. (i.e., a letter from
You dont need Tripoli or NAR, depending upon your state and local laws
and most of you do not). If you have your BATF LEUP, send a photo copy,
with the ODI Agreement and Release, and your drivers license (proof of age)
for our records. Once we receive the proper documents on file here you are
ready to order!
Hope this has answered your questions and we look forward to serving your
HPR requirements soon.
Have a pleasant day!
David F. Johnson
President - ODI"
Now, I found this really odd. I always thought uncertified motors were
actually illegal in most states, and I believe that NAR's insurance is null
and void if you are using uncertified motors.
I know this subject has gotten a lot of talk on here, but I'd like to know
your reaction to Mr. Johnson's message above.
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