RSO Checklist?

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  1. Jun 26, 2019 #31

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    This is from our range duties document. An abbreviated version is printed on the back of our flight cards:

    Some of the items to consider for every flight:
     Are the launch guides secure?
     Is the motor retained securely?
    Is the motor certified and approved by the California Office of the State Fire Marshall? (It is the flyer’s responsibility to identify the motor and produce documentation for FSR examination.)
     Is the rocket construction sufficient to survive flight on the installed motor(s)?
     Is the rocket stable? (Ask the flyer about the CP location and how it was determined, and obtain the CG by balancing the rocket.)
     Will the rocket drag- or pressure-separate?
     Will the rocket recover safely?
     If electronics are used, how are they “safed” and “armed”, and what precautions have been taken to ensure that they function as planned?
     If motor ejection is used, is the delay appropriate for the flight?
     
  2. Jun 26, 2019 #32

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    (Gotta love California exceptionalism. NAR, TRA, or CAR certification is good enough for everyone else in this and some other countries, but oh, no, not California.)
     
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    Don't get me started...

    If it were only rocketry it would be tolerable...
     
  4. Jun 27, 2019 #34

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  5. Jun 27, 2019 #35

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    Huh!! Interesting.

    I can open the 1st one, but I "do not have permission" to view the 2nd & 3rd ones. Anyone else?!
     
  6. Jun 27, 2019 #36

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    Me too :confused:
     
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    Me three.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2019 #38

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    The 2nd and 3rd do not work for me either.
     
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  10. Jun 27, 2019 #40

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    They're the super secret stealth checklists. If you can read them, you're no longer on "Double Secret" probation... :eek::rolleyes::p:p
     
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    They're necessary training aids for RSO certification. And you can only read them if you're RSO certified.
     
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  14. Jun 28, 2019 #44

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    That worked.
     
  15. Jun 28, 2019 #45

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    But I stayed at a Holiday in Express last night....


    And, I'm a limo driver..
     
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    Oh, get real. Four or five Uber calls a week doesn't make you a limo driver.
     
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    Thanks @CzTeacherMan! This was the PDF document that I was talking about in post #7 here. Lots of great information!
     
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