# NARTREK Bronze level Question

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#### texasck1

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How many of you have gone through the NARTREK certification process?

I'm considering doing it for the experence. It looks like an interesting challenge.

What would be a good rocket to build for the streamer and parachute duration requirment? I would like to build one rocket for both. It has to go on no larger than a B motor and make 30 secs on the streamer and 60 on the parachute. Did I read it right that it has to be a "kit" and not a scratch build?

Any info or advise that you might have that could help would be greatly appreciated.

https://www.nar.org/NARTREK/index.html

Thanks,

#### brianc

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Originally posted by texasck1
What would be a good rocket to build for the streamer and parachute duration requirment? I would like to build one rocket for both.
There was a great write-up on NARTREK by Larry Brand in the May/June 2004
issue of Sport Rocketry.

Larry did his with a Quest Pipsqueak and suggests Estes Yankee, Sizzler, Wizard
or Stardust as alternates.

#### prowlerguy

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I used a Wizard with a homemade mylar parachute and streamer for both. Worked great. My son is using a HiFlyer for his Gemini requirements. Pretty much any of the min diameter Estes kits will work fine.

#### jflis

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The cougar models can get 30 seconds with a streamer if you build carefully. Also, the Flea converted for parachute should do that easily. I beleive it would qualify as a kit, so the CAUTION rocket from FlisKits with a parachute would easily do that on a B motor.

I also know of someone who got the Bronze level with the Midnight Express paper rocket.

Flea
Cougar 660
Caution rocket
Midnight Express

jim

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I used an Estes Wizard for both my parachute and streamer flights. Worked out great, but there are a ton of minimum diameter rockets out there that would work as well.

#### JRThro

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Or (sorry, Jim!) Aerospace Specialty Products makes a whole line of competition kits, at https://www.asp-rocketry.com/compkits.html.

A member of my club just did his streamer duration flight using one of these last Saturday, with (I think) a 39 second duration.

#### astrowolf67

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I did both of mine with an Estes Hi Flier. I built it without the external motor hook, and just use friction fit. For a streamer, I used a 3x30 home made from a space blanket, flown on a B6-4, and for parachute, a 12" Estes chute with a small spill hole flown on a B6-4.

##### Roving Rocketeer
the sugestion is to use a kit but if you're experienced you may use a scratch built.

#### Justin

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BTW- Your cardstock bird is cool. Someone on this forum once said to me about a scratch built I did, "get it in the air, and it'll fly". You should post a launch pic when she goes up..