ROL NEWS--Tripoli Competition Events Revision

Tripoli Competition Events Revision March 13, 2006 Web posted at: 1:19 PM EST
(ROL Newswire) -- Tom Rouse, Tripoli Competition Director, is pleased
to announce that the "Large Rockets" category has undergone revision to address the lack of classes for L, M N & O motors. Tom states, "The revisions also change the existing class structures of diameters and lengths for the G through K classes. "
Tom credits long-time Tripoli member Mark Clark for his exhaustive study which made these revisions possible. Both are confident that the changes will make the competition more appealing to Tripoli members , especially for members where FAA waivers are limited and flyers want to be able to compete in things other than maximum altitudes. The reasoning behind these changes can be found at http://www.ahpra.org/motorsvolume.htm .
A complete list of Tripoli Competition Events can be found on the Tripoli website at http://www.tripoli.org
Source: Tom Rouse, Tripoli Competion Director
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*This* looks interesting...
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Indeed! This is almost as complex as the rules for the Americas Cup sailing competition. The geeks will be in heaven measuring and computing airframe volumes on the field.
The volume "formula" could be simplified, but since tables are provided for each motor, one could simply have "fair" volumes for each motor considering all aspects, and not just the arbitrary formula.
This leaves me with the question: What about the restrictor plates?
Nevertheless, anything that generates interest and participation is a good thing.
Alan
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Alan Jones wrote:

Immerse the rocket into a large drum of water with calibrated tick-marks? :-)

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Eureka!
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Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L >>> To reply, there's no internet on Mars (yet)! <<<
Kaplow Klips & Baffle: http://nira-rocketry.org/Document/MayJun00.pdf
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Bob Kaplow wrote:

"Archimedes... fascinating chap, bit wet..." - The Doctor, in "The Two Doctors"
Bill Sullivan
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ROTFL!
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Kaplow Klips & Baffle: http://nira-rocketry.org/Document/MayJun00.pdf
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