> Not at all.. for one, EX is ok in TRA but not in NAR.
EX should stand on its own, as a seperate organization.
> Also, (IMHO) while NAR now allows certs up to L3, many in the org have not
> embraced big rockets. The LC33 is still at <20 members, while the TRA TAP
> is something like 4 times the size... When you look at the membership
> numbers of NAR vs TRA, you'll see the percentage is much worse!
The L3CC comittee IS growing slowly, but I've yet to hear that its size is
an obstacle to any one getting their L3.
> Also, (IMHO), look at the mess over Kosdon! TRA dropped cert with cause,
> yet NAR didn't with the same facts. Even though the issue was raised due to
> a question about NSL a few years back!
TRA overreacted, NAR did not. Where was the paperwork for decertifying USR
motors by TRA? Where is the required delay accuracy data from TRA. In fact
WHERE IS THE DATA FOR ANY OF THE MOTORS TRA CERTIFIED WITH A STROKE OF A
PEN? How did they certify three dozen motors of assorted delays with only
two dozen test firings.
> Also (IMHO), do you notice that NAR won't cert any motor with an "adjustable
> delay"? These are only done with CAR (CTI) or TRA (AW)
I'm not aware of this being policy. No such motors have been submitted to
NAR. Even TRA won't certify infinitely adjustable motors, as each value
certified must be tested for compliance with the specs.
Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L TRA # "Impeach the TRA BoD"
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