AFAIK, the FAA has not tried to turn the 1500ft ceiling into a 62.5ft
ceiling just because being tough on terror was good for someone's career.
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I'm sure you're referring to the 62.5 gram limit as if this is something
the ATF came up with post-9/11. If so, you need to go back and do a
little research. The ATF has been pretty consistent in their position
since at least 1996 (when I entered the hobby). Congress just helped
them with the so-called Safe Explosives Act.
Well I guess I will design and make some short 38mm motors having one grain
of 62 grams. I will make those short motors and short grains and drive them
to my launch site. Then I will disassemble those motors and stick the
grains into my longer 38 mm motors... I made the grains for my short motors.
Transported them as short motors. Then I manufactured a long motor on site
and launched it.
What do you think??? Sound legal or not?
Well if it is not legal then there's on field propellant processing.
IIRC some folks from the RRS did just that when they sent a boosted dart
up to 50 (stature) miles at Black Rock. Something like 1996 or so.
Still not. They've ruled that any reload grain that COULD be assembled into
a <62g mortor is regulated. So even the G61 single 38mm grain from AT now
requires an LEUP.
And if they ever find a way to put 7 D9 or D13 grains into a hunk of pipe, then
even a D13 reload grain will be regulated.
Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L >>> To reply, there's no internet on Mars (yet)! <<<
Kaplow Klips & Baffle: http://nira-rocketry.org/Document/MayJun00.pdf
The exemption lists black powder, APCP, and other similar low explosives.
The explosives list is not all inclusive. Just because it isn't
listed there doesn't mean it isn't an explosive subject to regulation
by the ATF.
One of the claims by the ATF in their justification for the new
exemption is that regulation of the bigger motors would not create an
undue burden on rocketeers. Be sure to notify the NAR/TRA of the
specifics of why you can't get a permit as this could be useful to the
David W. Schultz
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