Nartrek Bronze Achievement

Summary


The NARTREK Bronze Achievement is the first level of Achievement in the National Association of Rocketry Training Rocketeers for Experience and Knowledge (NARTREK) program offered through the National Association of Rocketry (NAR)

Challenge


Parachute Duration Flight

Goal:

Make a successful flight of at least 60 seconds duration with a model rocket you have built
from an existing model rocket kit of your choice, using a parachute as the recovery device.
Use a motor of no more than "B" total impulse. Someone else must time the flight using either
a stop watch or a watch with a second hand. Time the flight from the moment the rocket
begins to move until it lands again. Complete the requirement certification sheet. Take a
photograph of your model and attach it to the certification sheet

Kit/motor:

This challenge was met with a modified Estes Viking kit on an A motor. Modifications included replacing the streamer with a small 4 in parachute, and removing 1in off the end of the body tube to reduce weight.

Results:

Challenge was passed with a total flight time of just over 60 seconds


Streamer Duration Flight

Goal:

Make a successful flight of at least 30 seconds duration with a model rocket you have built
from an existing model rocket kit of your choice, using a streamer as the recovery device. Use
a motor of no more than "B" total impulse. This model can be the same one used for the
parachute duration requirement, with a streamer substituted for the parachute. Someone else
must time the flight in the same manner as for the parachute duration flight. Time the flight
from the moment the rocket begins to move until it lands again. Complete the requirement
certification sheet. If your model is the same one use for the parachute duration requirement
you do not have to take another picture of it. Simply note on the requirement certification
sheet that it is the same model.

Kit/motor:


Staged Flight

Goal:

Make a successful two-stage model rocket flight using at least a type "A" motor in the lower
and upper stages. Use a model built from an existing model rocket kit. You can use the same
model rocket you built for the parachute and/or streamer duration requirements if you add a
lower stage. Complete the requirement sheet. Take a photograph of the model and attach it to
the certification sheet.

Kit/motor:


D or Larger Motor

Goal:

Make a successful flight of a model rocket that you have built from an existing model rocket
kit that is propelled by a type "D" motor, or larger. Take a photograph of your model rocket
and attach it to the completed requirement certification sheet.

Kit/motor: