2018 NFPA 1122 Code - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Keep a popular hobby safe by complying with the latest requirements for model rocketry as presented in new NFPA 1122.

    Essential to public safety, the 2017 edition of NFPA 1122: Code for Model Rocketry applies to the design, construction, limitation of propellant mass and power, and reliability of model rocket motors and model rocket motor reloading kits and their components, for use by the public for purposes of education, recreation, and sporting competition.

    A significant change in the 2017 edition allows rocketry users to calculate minimum launch site dimensions based on readily available software.

    This edition allows another option for calculating the minimum launch site dimensions for original rocket designs or rocket kits, which cannot normally be obtained by manufacturers.  This change permits a consumer to accurately calculate the altitude that any rocket will attain with any motor and allows the consumer to obtain an estimate of the flight altitude that is subsequently used for determining minimum launch site dimensions.

    The 2017 edition also contains an update in Annex B to the National Association of Rocketry's Model Rocket Safety Code to the current 2012 edition. (Print, 20 pp., 2017)

  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1122 Code for Model Rocketry, 2018 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Enforcement.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Requirements for Model Rocket Construction, Operation, and Motor Storage
    4.1 Model Rocket Operations.
    4.2 Model Rocket Materials.
    4.3 Model Rocket Recovery.
    4.4 Model Rocket Weight Limits.
    4.5 Model Rocket Power Limits.
    4.6 Model Rocket Payloads.
    4.7 Model Rocket Flight Paths.
    4.8 Model Rocket Launch Site.
    4.9 Model Rocket Launch Site Size.
    4.10 Model Rocket Launchers.
    4.11 Model Rocket Launcher Eye Safety.
    4.12 Model Rocket Launch Safety.
    4.13 Model Rocket Ignition System.
    4.14 Spectator Distances.
    4.15 Spectator Notification.
    4.16 Model Rocket Misfires.
    4.17 Model Rocket Launch Conditions.
    4.18 Model Rocket Retrieval Safety.
    4.19 Model Rocket Motor Requirements.
    4.20 Residential Storage of Model Rocket Motors and Motor Components.
    Chapter 5 Prohibited Activities
    5.1 Prohibited Activities.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Model Rocket Safety Code of the National Association of Rocketry
    Annex C Glossary
    Annex D Sample Ordinance Adopting NFPA 1122
    Annex E Informational References
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