NARAM-52 and HPR Contest Events

NARAM-52 will not only be host to the National NAR contest (175 WF) for NAR junior and senior members, with National Championship awards, but will also have a non-sanctioned High Power Rocketry Competition going on in parallel at the sport range for NAR and Tripoli members. These events will also earn awards along with an overall HPR Championship (most points earned on all events). In addition, all HPR flyers launching their L1, L2 or L3 Certification flight at NARAM-52 will receive a special commemorative medal. For help with competition rocket plans visit the Competition Consortium's home page

NARAM-52 Contest Events NAR Sporting Code (Pink book)Description - These events were chosen to have the widest incremental impulse range of motors, from 1/4A through G (Giant Sport Scale). All have their own challenges and need care to have a succesful flight.
B STREAMER DURATION WF-9 Para 31 Open to single-staged entries that contain a single streamer as the only recovery device. The purpose of this event is to achieve the longest flight duration time. Score is the total time of two flights
1/2A PARACHUTE DURATION WF-7 Para 30 Open to single-staged entries containing one or more parachutes for recovery purposes. The purpose of this event is to achieve the longest flight duration time. Score is the total time of two flights.
1/4A BOOST GLIDER DURATION WF-18 Para 36 open to any model rocket, one portion of which returns to the ground in stable, gliding flight supported by aerodynamic lifting surfaces which sustain that portion against gravity. If the entry is staged, the gliding portion must be part of the uppermost stage, and must not be deployed until that stage has burned out. The entry may separate into multiple pieces; only the gliding portion is timed. Models whose gliding surfaces are made of flexible materials (e.g., plastic film or cloth) are prohibited from this event. The purpose of this competition is to achieve the longest flight duration time. Score is the total time of two flights.
Plans: Gnat - 1/4A Record Holder
E DUAL EGG LOFT ALTITUDE WF-29 Para 27 Open to model rockets that carry, as a totally enclosed payload, two raw USDA Large hen's egg, each with a mass of no less than 57 grams and no more than 63 grams, and measuring no more than 45 millimeters in diameter. If the model is staged, the eggs must be enclosed in the uppermost stage of the model. The purpose of this competition is to carry an exceedingly fragile payload to as high an altitude as possible and to recover the payload without damage. If the shell of the egg is broken or cracked, the entry shall be disqualified.
Plans: Former E DEL Record Holder
F SUPER ROC ALTITUDE WF-19 Para 21 open to single-staged model rockets whose body length is no less than the minimum allowed for the classes of the event. The purpose of this competition is to achieve the greatest altitude possible with the longest rocket possible without impairing the structural integrity of the rocket. Length to be between 200cm to 400cm. The static points (length) and flight points (altitude) shall be multiplied to determine the score.

Note: We will have at least 10 T-Slot launchers with 8-12 foot long rails available for this event.

D HELICOPTER DURATION WF-23 Para 32 open to any single-staged model rocket that uses the principle of autorotation as the sole means of recovery. The purpose of this competition is to achieve the longest flight duration using an autorotating recovery system.
Plans (these are for 18mm motors - upscale as needed): Rose-aroc, ROTAROC
A CLUSTER ALTITUDE WF-16 Para 23 Open to single staged model rockets with a cluster of 4 class A motors. All motors of Cluster Altitude event models shall be ignited on or instantaneously after the model's first motion. Models that do not ignite all motors in flight will be considered official flights as long as the flight was deemed safe. (Four A's are equivalent to one C motor).
GIANT SPORT SCALE WF-20 Para 53.2.2 Open to any model rocket that closely resembles an existing or historical guided missile, rocket vehicle, or space vehicle. The purpose of this competition is to produce a flying replica of a real rocket vehicle that exhibits maximum craftsmanship in construction, finish, and flight performance. The model must be at least 100 centimeters in overall length or at least 10 centimeters in body diameter. Vehicles with significant outer assemblies or winged vehicles qualify if their length plus wingspan totals at least 100 centimeters or if their girth (as measured once around in a plane perpendicular to the centerline of the model by a length of string around the components not including the fins or wings) totals at least 31.4 centimeters. (You'll see G motors used here). Refer to the NAR Sport Scale Judging Form on how craftsmanship points are determined. Mission points, which reflect the actual flight characteristics and operational mission of the real rocket, are assigned on flight day. Refer to the Mission Points Worksheet Version 5.3 for more details.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WF-36 Para 63 Open to any NAR member who is performing research, or engineering new developments, in which model rocketry plays a primary part. The purpose of this competition is to stimulate new concepts, approaches, and ideas in Advancing the state-of-the-art of model rocketry or Using model rocketry as a research tool.
HPR Contest Events
(No points)
NAR HPR Sporting Code Notes: Event may be Modified from HPR Code. Must use any commercially available altimeter that may be read without the aid of a computer. The rocket must be returned immediately to the LCO for logging the altiude. Any dissasembly before scoring must be before the LCO or assigned judge.
NAR or TRA L1 or higher certification required to compete.*
MILE-HI PREDICTED ALTITUDE See HPR Sporting Code Para 21.2.1 Closest to one mile (5280 ft) Elevation AGL in honor of the 1st NAR section Mile-Hi, founded by G. Harry Stine. Only one flight permitted. *This event may be used to get your L1 Certification which will certify you to fly the other events.
PIKES PEAK OR BUST (MULTIPLE) PREDICTED ALTITUDE See HPR Sporting Code Para 21.2.1 (with additions) Two or more flights closest to 14,110 ft (4,300.7M) without going over, starting at the field elevation, in honor of the the 2nd NAR Section, Peak City, founded by William S. Roe. Must use the same rocket and motor class for all flights. A minimum of two flights must be flown. Any impulse within the class may be used (varying the length of hardware and number of grains). If your combined altitude exceeds 14,110 feet the altitude the last flight will be subtracted from the first.
I ALTITUDE See HPR Sporting Code Para 20 Highest altitude using any I Impuse motor and a rocket having at least a 10cm (3.937in) diameter section that is at least 30cm (11.81in) long. (to stay under the 8000 ft waiver). Best out of Two flights.
H TIMED RECOVERY See HPR Sporting Code Para 30 The purpose of this competition is to maximize the altitude and minimize the return time to the designated launch or recovery area. TBD minimum body diameter due to launch field restrictions. Single deployment or main deployment must use a parachute. Minumum deployment altitude 500 feet AGL. The time in minutes will be subtracted from the altitude (AGL) in feet. The highest score with a qualified flight is the winner. Flights must be returned by the contestant, or the contestantís designated recovery team, entirely on foot. The rocket must be undamaged in a flyable condition. Best out of Two flights.
R/C Rocket Glider Championships
(No points)
Para 62 Every even year at NARAMs, R/C Rocket Glider enthusiasts face off for a friendly show down and compete on the Saturday or Sunday before the start of the 5-day NARAM Contest week. Medals will be awarded to the the top 4 finishers.