seems to me that the TRA should only be certing H and above motors or at
least only HPR motors.... They have absolutely nothing to do with model
rocketry in the first place but still they are certifying model rocket
engines.... I don't quite understand that..... ANd why does certain motor
manufacturers that make these model rocket engines go to TRA for cert
instead of NAR in the first place? Is it Cheaper? Is it less restrictive?
Now don't anybody come to the aid of TRA by saying well then NAR should only
cert model rocket motors and not HPR cause they are a model rocketry
org...WRONG....80% of the adult NAR membership is Certed HPR ......
Well, I don't see it as a problem, since any motor is certified for use
by both associations if listed by either.... so the only difference is
NAR contest certification.
It's been suggested that the contest issue could be fixed by authorizing
any motor on the "combined list" for contest use if it meets the NAR
The reason some people let TRA certify MR motors is:
1. TRA asks them to as a means to ascimilate model rocketry.
2. They are already TRA "blessed" manufacturers so whatever motors they
submit get certified.
Been there, done that.
TRA is trying to assimilate model rocketry? what the heck does that mean? I
do notice they have a Junior membership now, which I find strange,
considering the fact that people under 18 cannot even purchase anything
above an F engine which is traditionally considered a model rocket engine.
So enlighten me, what good is a TRA junior membership?
The serious question would be is the TRA stand sensitive enough and properly
calibrated to test an F or D or A motor on the same stand used to test M
Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L TRA # "Impeach the TRA BoD"
>>> To reply, remove the TRABoD!
You think wrong then. The price of a Junior NAR membership includes a
subscription to Sport Rocketry magazine. A junior member can save
$12.00 if he/she joins as a family member of another NAR member who
receives the magazine.
NAR #22012 Sr. L2
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