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Are Fly-Away Rail Guides Allowed in Level 1 Certification?

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Steve Shannon

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What if the FARG breaks....then the rocket would not be in immediately reflyable condition, just sayin!
As a certification witness I wouldn’t withhold my signature because of that, as long as the rocket survived. The rocket could be placed into a tower or have acme rail guides glued on. I’ve seen so many FARGs break that I consider them expendable.
 

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There are no Tripoli or NAR restrictions that would prohibit fly away rail guides for certification flights. Read the certification rules.
I have read the rules, there is no mention one way or another about FARGs, I did not want to assume, I wanted to ask. Thank you for the answer.
 
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The typical statement I’d it must be reflyizble today. I would pass a rocket even if they had to glue another rail button on.
 

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As a certification witness I wouldn’t withhold my signature because of that, as long as the rocket survived. The rocket could be placed into a tower or have acme rail guides glued on. I’ve seen so many FARGs break that I consider them expendable.
Just threw it out there to see what the answer would be, I wouldn't fail a cert flight over what is technically a piece of GSE (IMO).
 
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