>New rec.models.rockets contest: write the best post to fit this subject.
Ok, so here goes.
NAR Announces New Provisional Event for NARAM 41
The Pink Book Revision and Simplification Committee has decided its time
for a new event to really bring new and innovative ideas into competition.
It will be a mix of several 'objectives' so the contestant has to be
proficient at many things and knowledgeable in a few.
The rules for this event are as follows:
1/ All Jetex motors MUST use modified fuel pellets in order to get decent
liftoff performance at the directed 45 degree angle.
2/ All vehicles MUST carry one (1) ounce of plutonium in lieu of the NAR
standard payload, as these payloads may prevent undue injury if one of them
3/ The plutonium cannisters MUST be closely examined by the Contest Jury.
Smell, feel, taste, and sight will be used. Geiger counters are optional,
4/ Launch angles MUST be at EXACTLY 45 degrees, as per the 'secret' draft
RCRBG Code. In the case of any X-1s flying this event, the contestant/team
is NOT allowed to use 5 oz of additional plutonium for 'launch ballast' in
There MUST also be a laser detector on each launcher to ascertain
adherance to this 45 rule.
5/ The vehicle MUST perform a realistic delivery mission, in this case
this is to a Pete Alway scale model of Mir. Point given for landing
directly on said station as provided by Mr. Alway.
Both Free Flight and RC are encouraged and may be separate events.
6/ Bob Kaplow reserves the right to closely examine entries for adherance
to these rules as well as the rest of the Safety Code.