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8.2.3 What are all these funny names I see referenced?




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This article is from the Model Rockets FAQ, by Wolfram von Kiparski with numerous contributions by others.

8.2.3 What are all these funny names I see referenced?

Until the 1979 Pink Book revision, different power classes
were designated by names. For gliders, the names were of
flying creatures. Here is a decoder table:

		1/8A	[none]
		1/4A	Gnat
		1/2A	Hornet
		A	Sparrow
		B	Swift
		C	Hawk
		D	[no official name. The "Pink Book" used to lump D and E 
			into one category. Sometimes called Deagle or Falcon ]
		E	Eagle 
		F	Condor 
		G	[no official name. This class did not exist back when names
			were used, but was occasionally referenced as Dragon]

 

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