Hang Time

Q:  Are 1.25 L bottles ok for Hang Time rockets?
A:  No.  ” One-liter plastic bottle”

Q: Is kite fabric ok to use for Hang Time parachutes?
A: Yes, fabric, including nylon or other fabric used for kites is acceptable.

Q:  Can rockets be launched at less than 35 psi?
A:  No.  ” L9. All rockets will be launched at 35 psi”

Hang Time

Q:  Are rockets required to use a nose cone?

A:  No.

Q: Are we allowed to tape the parachute directly to the payload?
A:  Yes, as it does not alter the payload.  Something like hot glue that could alter the physical or chemical makeup of the payload is prohibited.
Q:  Must the payload be in its own canister?
A:  No

Hang Time, 3D parts?

Q:  Are we able to 3D print parts/components for our rocket or parachute?

A:  No, only tools readily available in an elementary school may be used.  Not all elementary schools have a 3D printer.  From B5 of the Detailed Event Description, “All parts on the rocket are expected to be built by the students with tools used in elementary schools.”

Hang Time payload?

Q:  I am coaching 5th grade.  Can the payload (plastic egg) stay inside the assembly, or do you have to have access to it after launch to take it out and examine it?

A:  As long as the egg can be inspected before the launch to ensure it is a full, unaltered, original egg then it’s okay. It must also be visible/accessible after the first launch if the same assembly will be used for a second launch.

Q:  Does the payload assembly have to stay attached to the rocket at all times. Can the payload assembly with parachute come down separately?

A:  The payload assembly can come down separately from the rocket body.

Hang Time

Question 1:
What is the diameter of the 3rd grade payload bead?  It’s the one item on the “WESO supplied materials” list for Hang Time without a purchase link.
Answer 1:
Approximately 1.5″ diameter.  The inner diameter is 3/8″.  The WESO Supplied Materials list has been updated with a link.
Question 2:
By sports cones, do you mean traffic cone style, disc style, or either?
Answer 2:
Either