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JoeG

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Most of the things you need to know are going to be found in FAA Part 101, NFPA 1127 and the High Power Safety Code.

OK what have I missed?
 

Steve Shannon

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I know there's the study for the L2 exam here

http://www.nar.org/high-power-rocketry-info/

but is there any reading material? I'm not one who's into just memorizing Q&A I want to actually know the information.
That's commendable. The pool of questions and answers includes explanations and references below the answers for every question so you can learn the information.
 

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I don't know how the NAR test was--I certified under Tripoli-- but The 1127 and safety code did most of it. I remember a couple questions about hybrids, which I knew nothing about, so I studied up on their basic theory and operation before taking mine. But I've slept since then...

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I know there's the study for the L2 exam here

http://www.nar.org/high-power-rocketry-info/

but is there any reading material? I'm not one who's into just memorizing Q&A I want to actually know the information.
If you know basic rocket design fundamentals, Cp/CG relationship, etc, you will do fine for half the questions. Unfortunately, the other half of the exam does require rather mindless memorization of impulse classes and distance tables.
 

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I know there's the study for the L2 exam here

http://www.nar.org/high-power-rocketry-info/

but is there any reading material? I'm not one who's into just memorizing Q&A I want to actually know the information.
All the basics on methodology and theory, from stability, drag, impulse, staging and achieving high altitude are in Stine's book, but you won't find a large proportion of the questions on the test relating to some of this "design" information.
Like Joe said, I had to bone up on the FAA NFPA and distance tables in the High Power Safety Code.
Some of that stuff is taken care of by people running the launches so I never had to worry much about it, until I took the test.
 
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The 2008 version of NFPA 1127 is out of date. It is revised about every 5 years and there were some significant changes.

The current 1127-2013 version is listed here at the NFPA website: http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-stand...st-of-codes-and-standards?mode=code&code=1127 It is free to read on-line.
 

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You might want to peruse this thread about an answer that I found to be, at best, misleading, and at worst, wrong, in the NAR exam.
 
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