Is an airstart a complex rocket?

Is an airstart a complex rocket?

Post by Hit it » Sat, 31 May 2003 04:55:03



If you fly a rocket that starts off with an "L" motor and then
airstart 2 "J" motors is that a complex rocket for the purpose of
launcher distance requirements?

Thanks.

 
 
 

Is an airstart a complex rocket?

Post by David Schult » Sat, 31 May 2003 05:22:32


Certainly.

NFPA 3.3.15.1.1 Complex High Power Rocket. A high power rocket that is
multistaged or propelled by two or more rocket motors.

It doesn't matter if you light them on the ground or in the air, it is
still more than one motor.

And depending on the motors it could be a complex M which translates to
a safe distance of 1000 feet.

Quote:

> If you fly a rocket that starts off with an "L" motor and then
> airstart 2 "J" motors is that a complex rocket for the purpose of
> launcher distance requirements?

> Thanks.


 
 
 

Is an airstart a complex rocket?

Post by Jerry Irvin » Sat, 31 May 2003 05:43:54




Quote:
> If you fly a rocket that starts off with an "L" motor and then
> airstart 2 "J" motors is that a complex rocket for the purpose of
> launcher distance requirements?

> Thanks.

Only if you are a TRA member in good standing and flying a rocket at a
TRA SANCTIONED launch.

Else no.

Jerry

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Is an airstart a complex rocket?

Post by Jerry Irvin » Sat, 31 May 2003 05:44:36




Quote:
> Certainly.

> NFPA 3.3.15.1.1 Complex High Power Rocket. A high power rocket that is
> multistaged or propelled by two or more rocket motors.

Only if you an NAR member in good standing and flying a rocket at a
launch operated under NAR rules and services.

Jerry

Quote:

> It doesn't matter if you light them on the ground or in the air, it is
> still more than one motor.

> And depending on the motors it could be a complex M which translates to
> a safe distance of 1000 feet.


> > If you fly a rocket that starts off with an "L" motor and then
> > airstart 2 "J" motors is that a complex rocket for the purpose of
> > launcher distance requirements?

> > Thanks.

--
Jerry Irvine, Box 1242, Claremont, California 91711 USA

Please bring common sense back to rocketry administration.
Produce then publish.  http://www.usrockets.com
 
 
 

Is an airstart a complex rocket?

Post by Hit it » Sat, 31 May 2003 05:58:49




Quote:
>Only if you are a TRA member in good standing and flying a rocket at a
>TRA SANCTIONED launch.

What if my state has adopted a form of NFPA 1127?
 
 
 

Is an airstart a complex rocket?

Post by Jerry Irvin » Sat, 31 May 2003 06:03:54




Quote:


> >Only if you are a TRA member in good standing and flying a rocket at a
> >TRA SANCTIONED launch.

> What if my state has adopted a form of NFPA 1127?

Then you cannot launch rockets at all unless TRA or NAR?

Jerry

--
Jerry Irvine, Box 1242, Claremont, California 91711 USA

Please bring common sense back to rocketry administration.
Produce then publish.  http://www.usrockets.com

 
 
 

Is an airstart a complex rocket?

Post by RocketW » Mon, 02 Jun 2003 10:27:53


Quote:

>What if my state has adopted a form of NFPA 1127?

Move. ;)