3rd March 2012, 03:26 PM
Back in hobby after years (decades?) Away
Been lurking here for a while, BAR, have been in the RC nitro hobbies for the last 20 years. The build is my favorite part of most hobbies, and I have to say, love the LPR/MRP rocketry, compared to RC it is so inexpensive. Love that i can do it with my family, have HUGE soccer complex for flying field 3 blocks from home. I have learned, may say relearned, a ton of stuff reading on here.
3rd March 2012, 03:39 PM
Its along the lines of buying a rocketry book but better! Im the same , rc trainer planes , fully aerobatic low wingers onto hellis far to costly so here I am Rockets. £40.00 can have you 6 flights with your first rocket.
3rd March 2012, 03:42 PM
I think many if not most BARs have had a "hiatus" of several years to a decade at one point or another. I went about 18-19 years at one point with little to no rocketry involvement.
But later I realized that even when I was for all intents completely out of it, I would still see things in dime stores, etc etc., and think, "that would make a good part for a rocket."
If you have a good flying field within walking distance, you have achieved almost complete nirvana!! I spend a lot of time reminiscing about the good old days when I was a kid and I could ride my bike to launch rockets.
--- I live next to a park where I have flown some A/B models, but anything bigger is tree-bait.
--- There's a high-school field a couple miles away where I know some people fly, but again there are a lot of geographical hazards (trees, wires, buildings, nearby roads).
--- After that, it's about a 25-mile drive to the field where I usually fly.
So if you've got a field nearby to fly, I'd say go crazy!
3rd March 2012, 04:10 PM
Yeah, we are pretty lucky...can walk to the soccer in less than 10 minutes.
only trees are in a cemetary to the south, farm fields on the other 3 sides. Soccer complex in top left of map.
Also, for the most part, the people on this forum are way nicer than the RC forums.
Last edited by Sdphilips; 3rd March 2012 at 04:23 PM.
4th March 2012, 01:13 PM
Well, welcome back to rocketry and welcome to TRF! Yer going to love both!
4th March 2012, 07:26 PM
6th March 2012, 02:00 AM
I think you will have a great time here if you need help please free to contact the mod team.
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6th March 2012, 05:20 AM
The "mod team" really, the name "Mod Squad" is so much cooler.
Originally Posted by Fred22
6th March 2012, 10:52 PM
I agree but dont have the hair to fit the moniker anymore
Originally Posted by rokitflite
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9th March 2012, 12:46 AM
Welcome back Scott! The hobby starts out inexpensive, but one can get carried away, like any other hobby.
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9th March 2012, 02:03 AM
Yes it can....already sort of has....i have enough in my build pile now to keep me busy for quite a while.
Originally Posted by dpower
9th March 2012, 05:25 AM
Welcome back to being a Rocketeer!
And to this forum.
Don't forget, the only dumb question is the question not asked and costs you time, money and more.
We seam to be like one big family here as I have learned.