On 14-July-1998, I sent the following 2 simple questions to former TRA
president and current BoD member Chuck Rogers.
I'll make it easy for you. Two yes/no questions:
1) Did you tell the NAR that the AT 18/24/29mm reloads were TRA certified at NARAM-34 in Vegas?
2) Have any of these motors other than the D24-10 ever been tested by TMT?
I recieved no response. Then on the 17th I sent the following, which Chuck
redirected me to TRA HQ for a response. Since then, there has been no
response to this either.
18 Jul 1998 20:07:37 +2000 (EDT)
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 20:07:37 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: RE: legitimate complaints
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Since you request "official answers", please mail a letter containing these
requests to the Tripoli Board of Directors, care of Tripoli Headquarters at:
Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 970010
In a message dated 98-07-17 21:28:41 EDT, you write:
>Here's a new concept! You've got a legitimate complaint, let's take it to
>private e-mail and I'll see what I can do for you. See my e-mail address
How about this complaint: You lied to the NAR at NARAM-34 about the
certification status of the small "model rocket" reloads from Aerotech. Why?
How about this complaint: TMT has listed as certified motors for which all the
available delay combinations have not been tested, which is not in compliance
with NFPA 1127 even though TRA has adoped 1127 as their safety code. Why?
How about this complaint: There has been no accounting of funds between a non
profit entity TRA, and a for profit entity HPR since the two were improperly
separated. Where is the money going?
How about this complaint: The TRA BoD has not enforced the bylaws clause that
prohibits discussion of corporation activities by members in public in a even
manner. Why? It only attacks those it disagrees with. You'd have to throw out
everyone who writes in RMR and HPR, or repeal the stupid rule in the first
How about this complaint: The TRA BoD has yet to take action against Kelly for
improperly refusing my renewal in May of 1996. Why?
How about this complaint: TRA has not taken action against HPR publishing,
which has not delivered what TRA members have contracted for over the past year
I await your official answers.
Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"
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