# TARC 2010 rules announced.

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http://rocketcontest.org/rules_2010.cfm
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I strongly suggest getting in lots of basic practice flights. Test out compenents such as payload cushions and streamers before you test the entire rocket 'system'.

Note the new weight and power limit as well as the new way of scoring the time.

In my personal opinion, this years rules will result in TARC rockets that are more like Aerospace vehicles and less like plumbing or lumber projects. They will need to be light and strong. I would not be surprised if some teams do well with E motors.

-Fred Shecter NAR 20117

#### Swampworks

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http://rocketcontest.org/rules_2010.cfm
http://rocketcontest.org/pdf/2010_rules.pdf
http://www.rocketcontest.org/

In my personal opinion, this years rules will result in TARC rockets that are more like Aerospace vehicles and less like plumbing or lumber projects.
-Fred Shecter NAR 20117
With the streamer recovery requirement, I am of the opinion that it will also result in a competition of payload protection ingenuity. Trying to slow down an egg falling 800+ feet with a streamer attached to it will not be easy.

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With the streamer recovery requirement, I am of the opinion that it will also result in a competition of payload protection ingenuity. Trying to slow down an egg falling 800+ feet with a streamer attached to it will not be easy.
"... not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win..."

#### powderburner

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Excellent rule improvements across the board. By giving all the durations between 40 and 45 seconds the same score, picking the winner isn't such a crap shoot as it has been, and it's not so dependent on human timers. Reducing the max impulse and eliminating pyro deployments will help keep it within an affordable range. But if someone wants to get creative with a non-pyro deployment based on an altimeter, that's still o.k.

I'm personally am also happy to see that they left the door open for altimeters other than the Perfectflite, so maybe if I get the Wren and Raven done soon I can get them approved for the 2010 TARC.