Odd Roc Rules
To ensure the safety of people, STAC has created some rules for flying odd rocs.
1. All “rockets” (and we use that word very very loosely) must deploy a recovery system capable of bringing the “rocket” back to this planet in a SAFE manner. STAC would prefers ACTIVE recovery systems, but we will make exceptions for aero drag recovery – if it can be made. We suggest you discuss any non-traditional, non-active recovery systems with the STAC launch officials before you get too far into your “build”. Please note any non-active recovery systems may not pass RSO inspection. In addition, keep in mind there are some NFPA limitations about motor size and aero drag.
2. Unless you can prove beyond a shadow of doubt your odd roc is stable and safe then a 2,000 foot altitude cap is in place. Old TVs, broken lawnmowers, the dog house (with or without the dog), beer kegs, dead snakes, broken PCs, worn out furniture, musical instruments and the like, are never going to be stable, soooooooooo….. 2,000 feet is as high as you can try for.
3. You must have at least a 5 to 1 weight to thrust ratio (Commercially proven motors ONLY)., We will check this part.
4. Any mess you make and you will definitely make one, MUST be cleaned up immediately after the “flight”. Bring your own hefty trash bags….we’ll provide the dumpster for you.
NOTE: We will definitely make an exception for an aircraft rocket ejection seat – as long as you take a ride in it. Bring you own parachute.