One of the interesting types of competitions rocketmodeler are launching models — a kind of miniature missiles. In the sporting code of the FAI and our “Rules”-models are represented by two categories S5 and S7 — for the height and realism of flight. Today our story is about a high-rise copies.
Six classes includes a category of models for altitude-S5. Championship classes are two: S5B — for boys and Ѕ5С for adults. Technical requirements for models are as follows: Ѕ5В impulse MRD — no more than 5 NS, maximum weight — 120 g, the minimum diameter (at least 20% of the total length) — 40 mm, length not less than 500 mm; Ѕ5С impulse MRD — no more than 10 NS with a maximum mass of 150 g, the minimum diameter (at least 20% of the total length) is 50 mm, length — not less than 650 mm.
Since 1974 (with a second world championship) starts the high-altitude copies are included in the program of the competition. The first world champion was Rebra R. (England). Russian athletes first major victory in 1981 was won by Yury Soldatov, who became the champion of Europe. And our first winner of the world championship in 1990 was Sergey Ilyin. Since then — we have only winners. In different years they were: Vladimir Minakov, Yuri Firsov, Vladimir Menshikov and Oleg Voronov.
Successfully participate in the category of high-rise copies and juniors Russia. So, world Champions over the years in the class Ѕ5С became: a novel Good (1994), Ivan Liskov (1996), Michael Perevalov (2002) and Elena Yakunina (2006).
For competitions in category of S5 are allowed, models that are copies of existing or existing guided missiles, rockets, launch vehicles spacecraft prototype. If the prototype is a multi-stage, then the replica model may be designed without “working” the top of the steps.
Competitions models-copies category S5 includes two stages: the first poster rating, the second — to achieve the greatest altitude.
On the bench the competitor is ready to launch the model and the documentation for this prototype to confirm the fit of the model to the scale, shape and size, pattern of coloring and markings. The minimum data length and the diameter of the prototype and one photo of the prototype as a whole. Of course, a good estimate for the “stand” to get unrealistic. Therefore, it is desirable that additional photos and drawings. Moreover, this information must be from reliable sources — magazines, books, certified drawings of the manufacturers.
The maximum number of points for stand — 850. Folded poster assessment of the following: documentation — a maximum of 50 points, according to the scale 250, the craftsmanship — 350, the degree of difficulty is worth 200 points.