Pre-flight checklist

1. Is the nosecone or payload section sufficiently tight to prevent drag separation or wobble?

2. Are the launch lugs or rail buttons or guides securely fastened to the rocket? And of sufficient size? They should NOT bind, but should move freely up and down the launch conveyance.

3. Are the fins fully secured to the rocket, with no cracks, and parallel to the roll axis of the rocket?

4. Is Cg ahead of Cp, preferably by a body tube diameter or more, for a stable flight?

5. Does the motor(s) provide sufficient thrust to safely fly the rocket?  Are they currently currently certified, or are you a certified TRA Level 2 flyer and the motor(s) EX ?

6. Is the expected altitude with the motor(s) installed below the 4500′ waiver ?

7. Is (are) the motor(s) firmly restrained in the rocket to prevent fly-through ejection?

8. If a reloadable motor, are all parts used and ejection charge installed?

Recovery System
9. Did you remember to pack and correctly attach your parachute? And use biodegradable wadding?

10. Is the shock cord free of burns, frays or cuts and of sufficient size and length to support the rocket?

11. Is the shock cord securely mounted to the rocket and any swivels, screw eyes, etc.? Is it strong enough to withstand recovery loads?

12. If electronics are used, is the battery and electrical connection secured against >G= loads?

13. After RSO inspection, once at the launch pad, are all igniters or ejection charges inserted in the rocket and protected against inadvertent operation?