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#1. When may a high-power rocket be launched?
a.After warning the spectators and after giving a 5 second countdown
b.When all systems are ready and after giving a 5 second countdown
c.After announcing the rocket and after giving a 5 second countdown
#2. When may Research Motors that have been sold for a profit be used at a Tripoli Launch?
a.When the motors are not transported outside the state of manufacture
b.When the sale of motors is limited to certified users
c.It is never permitted
#3. How close can spectators be to a high-power rocket launch?
a.At the distance defined by the Safe Distances Table
b.Half the distance defined in the Safe Distance Table
c.Double the distance defined in the Safe Distance Table
#4. The maximum landing speed of a rocket is not to exceed____?
a.50 ft/s (15 m/s)
b.35 ft/s (11 m/s)
b.15 ft/s (4 m/s)
#5. What is the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)?
a.The organization, office or individual responsible for enforcing requirements of a code or standard, or for approving equipment, materials, an installation or a procedure
b.A court proceeding that rule on high power rocketry activities
c.The individual preparing a high-power rocket for flight
#6. What is the maximum altitude allowed for flying high power rockets if there is a cloud ceiling of 3,000 feet (914 m) and an FAA waiver to 15,000 feet (4572 m)?
a.Up to 15,000 feet (4572 m)
b.Up to 3,500 feet (1067 m)
c.Up to 3,000 feet (914 m)
#7. Organizations that may certify high power rocket motors include:
a.Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) only
b.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE)
c.TRA, NAR, and the Canadian Association of Rocketry (CAR)
#8. What are the elements of an ignition system?
a.Wireless controlled, electrically operated, a launch switch that returns to OFF when released
b.Wireless controlled, electrically operated and a removable safety interlock in series with the launch switch
c.Includes an arming switch with a removable key or interlock, which disables the entire launch control system when removed and uses a momentary switch to command the rocket motor ignition ignition
#9. What is the minimum distance for smoking (or open flames) from high power rocket motors, motor reloading kits and pyrotechnic modules?
a.10 feet (3m)
b.25 feet (8m)
c.There is no minimum distance
#10. Which of the following materials can be used for research motor cases?
a.Metallic cases made of non-ferrous ductile metals such as 6061 aluminum alloy
b.Metallic cases made of ferrous metals such as Steel
c.Non-metallic cases made of PVC
#11. Except for pertaining to safety, who may override a launch directors’ decision?
b.A Tripoli BOD member, prefect or TAP
c.Except for pertaining to safety, the launch director’s decision is final and cannot be overridden
#12. Rockets flown at Tripoli launches may carry:
b.Hazardous payloads including those which are poisonous, flammable, incendiary, or explosive
c.Neither a. nor b.
#13. What is the launch site criteria?
a.No less than one-quarter the maximum altitude expected or granted by the FAA
b.No less than 1500 feet (457 m)
c.Both a. and b.
#14. What is a class 1 rocket?
a.A model rocket with a G motor or smaller
b.A model rocket with more than 125 g (4.4 oz.) of propellant and more than 1500 g (53 oz.) pad weight
c.A model rocket with 125 g (4.4 oz.) or less of propellant and 1500 g (53 oz.) or less pad weight
#15. At what total impulse and/or average thrust does a motor become high power?
a.A rocket motor with more than 80 Newton-seconds of total impulse and 80 Newtons average thrust
b.A rocket motor with more than 160 Newton-seconds of total impulse or 80 Newtons average thrust
c.A rocket motor with more than 160 Newton-seconds of total impulse and 160 Newtons average thrust
#16. What are the minimum criteria that define a high-power rocket?
a.A rocket with a single motor with more than 160 Newton-seconds total impulse or an installed impulse of 320 Newton-seconds and no more than 40,960 Newton-seconds
b.A rocket with a single motor having an average thrust in excess of 80 Newtons or any sparky rocket motor (usually using titanium pieces)
c.Either a. or b.
#17. What is the maximum weight of a model rocket with motors installed?
a.53 oz. (1500 g)
b.1 lb. (453.6 g)
c.There is no maximum weight limit to a model rocket
#18. While a 3:1 average thrust to weight ratio is the absolute minimum established in the Tripoli Unified Safety Code, what is the typical initial minimum thrust to weight ratio for a rocket?
#19. The flier shall document the location of the center of ____ and be able to demonstrate the center of _____? (Answer in order of blanks)
#20. What is the minimum distance from a launch site to any person or property not associated with the operation?
a.1000 feet (305 m)
b.1500 feet (457 m)
c. No minimum distance if the building occupants are informed of the activity.
#21. Who is allowed in the high-power launch area at a Tripoli launch?
a.Any invited person
c.Tripoli TMP or Jr L1 NAR Members and any Tripoli or NAR member 18 years old or older
#22. When is it permissible to catch a high-power rocket?
a.If the rocket weighs less than 2.2 pounds or 1 kg
b.It is never permissible to catch a high-power rocket
c.If the rocket is falling slowly enough that it is deemed not to be a hazard
#23. When must the stability of a rocket be determined?
a.If the safety monitor requests it
b.During the design of the rocket
c.When the rocket is prepared for flight
#24. What is the limit of surface wind for launching a high-power rocket?
a.30 MPH (48 km/h)
b.20 MPH (32km/h)
c.15 MPH (24km/h)
#25. When can electronics that control energetics be powered on?
a.Before closing the rocket ebay in your campsite
b.After you have been through the rocket inspection
c.After the rocket is vertical on the pad but before the motor igniter is installed