TARC 2013 – Team America Rocketry Challenge new rules

I have updated the TARC page with the new rules for TARC 2013.

In brief:

  • 1 egg payload, and the egg must be flown and recovered “on its side” (installed in the rocket sideways)
  • body minimum diameter 60 millimeters (2.362 inches) at the point where the egg is located (BT80 size)
  • altitude goal 750 feet
  • duration goal 48 to 50 seconds
  • liftoff mass limit 650 grams
  • rocket motor total impulse limit 80 Newton-seconds (F motor or lower)
  • recovery of egg and altimeter by parachute 15 inch diameter, +/- 1 inch
  • either of two altimeters permitted: Perfectflite APRA, or Pnut
  • up to 1000 teams, no more than 5 teams per school
  • Finals – May 10-12, 2013
  • Qualification flight deadline March 2, 2013

Full details at http://www.rocketcontest.org/

Registrations opens September 4, 2012.

Thanks to Trip Barber for the details.

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