I believe most rocketers can secure a license if it were not for the storage
Since most rocketeers do not store all that many motors, why not develop a
storage box that can hold 50 pounds of solid motors. The box would need to
be fire rated and if motors did ignite the box would blow out from the top
nothing lower than 6' could catch fire. FFFF and Pyrodex would not be
there are options for deployment that do not need powder, this would be a
to pay to be able to store motors in ones home..
I have used safes that are fire proof. You can burn a building down and the
are not damaged. Owners who can not secure a BATF permit can store can of
gasoline to power lawn mowers and propane for the barbecue. These two items
news in a fire. If we can purchase a storage device that would not blow in a
fire, then fire chiefs
would be less reluctant to give the okay, especially, if the storage box
the escape of gases if ignited such that the container does not explode and
the gases and flames
If a new type of storage box could be developed to do the above
and the BATF would modify their rules to include storage of this type of
container for only AP motors then we have a win win situation. The BATF gets
to issue more licenses which means a bigger bureaucracy, more agents, bigger
budget and maybe even bigger, shinier badges, nifty side arms with holsters
that glows in the dark, and hats that flash "I am important" to make the
really significant, and rocketeer get to keep x pounds of motors in their
homes or garages.
We can count on BATF greed to help us here.
Just a thought.
- posted 17 years ago