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1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This code shall apply to the design, construction, limitation of rocket propellant mass and power, and reliability of model rocket motors and model rocket motor reloading kits and their components, produced commercially for sale to or for use by the public for purposes of education, recreation, and sporting competition. 1.1.2 This code also shall apply to the design and construction of model rockets propelled by model rocket motors specified in 1.1.1. 1.1.3 This code also shall apply to the conduct of launch operations of model rockets specified in 1.1.2. 1.1.4 This code shall not apply to the design, construction, production, manufacture, fabrication, maintenance, launch, flight, test, operation, use, or other activity that is connected with a rocket or rocket motor where carried out or engaged in by any of the following: (1) National, state, or local government (2) Individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, corporation, or other business entity engaged as a licensed business in the research, development, production, testing, maintenance, or supply of rockets, rocket motors, rocket propellant chemicals, or rocket components or parts (3) Colleges or universities 1.1.5 This code shall not apply to the design, construction, fabrication, maintenance, production, manufacture, launch, flight, test, operation, or use of rocket-propelled model aircraft that sustain their mass against the force of gravity by aerodynamic lifting surfaces that support the aircraft during the entire duration of its flight in the air, but it shall apply to the model rocket motors and their components that provide the propulsion for such model aircraft. 1.1.6 This code shall not apply to fireworks rockets or pyrotechnic rockets as defined in NFPA 1123, Code for Fireworks Display. 1.1.7 This code shall not apply to NFPA 1124, Code for the Manufacture, Transportation, Storage, and Retail Sales of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles. 1.1.8 This code shall not apply to NFPA 1126, Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience. 1.1.9 This code shall not apply to high power rocketry as defined in NFPA 1127, Code for High Power Rocketry.
This code advances safety through requirements for the design, construction, limitation of propellant mass and power, and reliability of model rocket motors and model rocket motor reloading kits and their components, produced commercially and for use by the public for purposes of education, recreation, and sporting competition.
NFPA 1122 covers all aspects of model rocket construction, operation, and motor storage, including materials, recovery, weight and power limits, payloads, flight paths, launchers and launch sites, ignition system, spectator distances, and retrieval. It also contains the Model Rocket Safety Code of the National Association of Rocketry as Annex B.
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