"Offical" BALLS Page click here
Below is the AHPRA/XRAA BALLS page.
This page has much the same info as the "Official Page" But you need to go there for latest info, to register and buy T-shirts.
Launch date will be September 20-22
Pre registration ends September 14, 2013. This means it must be delivered to AHPRA before that date, not post marked.
BALLS is held under Tripoli Research rules. To launch you must be a TRA member, to launch research you need to be level 2 minimum and certified to the total impulse you are using. The NAR does not support research activities so NAR members can not launch unless they are also TRA members, sorry..
Certified motors must be K impulse or greater.
Research motors have no minimum size.
Vendors MUST contact AHPRA well before the launch to guarantee a space on vendor row. Vendors must get a permit to sell stuff from the BLM
Friday, Saturday and Sunday is launching all day or until we run out of rockets on Sunday.
Thats right, research all three days.
Maximum Waiver is to 491,000 feet. TRA Research rules state.........
7.5.1. The maximum launch altitude for flights containing research motors shall be 75% of the waiver altitude established for the launch.
188.8.131.52. The BOD may waive this requirement when it can be demonstrated (by past performance, actual thrust curves, etc.) that the performance of the motor(s) to be used shall not exceed the limits of the waiver.
However the rocket must sim that it stays in the waivered area. 15 mile radius. If you are going to be close contact us well BEFORE the launch. To land farther out you will need your own waiver and permit from BLM (File early!)
Rockets with Class 3 waivers may be higher/farther out. Farther requires a BLM permit.
Rockets regardless of impulse designed to fly above 50,000 feet AGL will be submitted to the Class 3 committee for review.
From TRA BoD--
Due to increased scrutiny and renewed interaction between FAA and sister Federal agencies. Rockets regardless of impulse designed to fly above 50,000 feet AGL will be submitted to the Class 3 committee for review.
This is internal and not a request by any Federal Agency but renewed commitment to Safety by Tripoli.
This does not constitute a Class 3 certification but is an excellent primer for obtaining one.
Procedures for submittal may be found under the Class 3 Committee section of the Tripoli web site or by contacting Kent Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at email@example.com
If you are planning to use a total impulse larger than P, liquid fuel, or a hybrid with an oxidizer other than Nitrous Oxide you must get the approval of the Tripoli Board before the launch. You should plan on submitting your proposal to them before LDRS so it can be voted on. In '08 we had issues with projects with a total motor burn greater than 15 seconds, if you are thinking about doing this contact the TRA BoD early to start negotiations. If you just show up with one of the above without the BoD blessing it will not be launched.
All projects P or larger need a seperate waiver. The flyer of the rocket must file with the FAA themselves, this is a FAA rule not ours.
TRA will help you file for your Class 3 waiver
What is BALLS?
Pre register $40
On Site $60
All who attend must pay the range fee.
More info, BALLS22 T-Shirts, Registration Form
Hotel, Bruno's 775-557-2220
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May change a couple miles this year.
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