[rocketlaws-ca] Re: Tuesday Update

Any recent updates? Is there anything the rest of us need to do at this time? 
Thanks, -Fred Shecter NAR 20117 (L2)
 > Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 13:57:31 -0700
> Subject: [rocketlaws-ca] Tuesday Update
> From: mjerauld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: rocketlaws-ca@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> Hi Team!
> 
> Great fun at the TARC finals in Virginia with the best weather ever!
> 
> I talked with Trip and Mark B, changing the code to redefine the
> current model rocket parameters is the likely best course of action.
> Using TARC and the limits that California places on STEM students
> is the angle we should use.
> 
> I also spoke with Marion Blakely and she fully supports this effort
> and has offered the support of the AIA membership.
> 
> I've had a good response from my assemblywoman Toni Atkins'
> office and will meet her chief of staff in San Diego this week.
> 
> DART member Mike Fuller is a patent attorney here in San Diego.
> His initial input was that the code was enacted in the 70s as a
> response to some need.  He will research the historical aspect
> of why and who got the code revised to define model rockets
> then.  Getting it changed will need to take those parties into
> account.
> 
> A quick look at the 1970-1974 Estes & Centuri catalogs
> (THANK YOU ESTES & SVEN!!) Shows that the heaviest
> rocket kits were the Saturn V's at about 280 grams. 3 Cs
> would bring it to around 355 grams flight weight.  The
> Omega with the Cineroc might have been more.
> 
> I am making this my summer project.  I will post news
> as get it.  We'll get this done.
> 
> Ad Astra my friends,
> 
> Mike Jerauld
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