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    1. The Watering Hole

      An area where general discussions can take place, that don't necessarily fit well into other categories. This can relate to rocketry, general chat, or any other topic not prohibited by TRF rules and guidelines.
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      Latest: Nature Abhors A Vacuum... 25 Years Later... K'Tesh, Sep 17, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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    2. Beginners & Educational Programs

      An area for those new to model rocketry to exchange ideas or ask questions. Also the place to discuss model rocketry Educational programs, etc.
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      Latest: Filling in body tube spirals... samb, Sep 17, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    3. MicroMaxx (MMX)

      Rockets that fly on the Quest MicroMaxx motors.
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    4. Low Power Rocketry (LPR)

      Rockets using motors 1/4A through D impulse.
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      Latest: Hobby Lobby BRS Hobbies, Sep 17, 2019 at 1:05 PM
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    5. Mid Power Rocketry (MPR)

      Rockets using motors from E through G impulse.
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      Latest: Ventris SRB Mr G, Sep 17, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    6. High Power Rocketry (HPR)

      Rockets using motors from H impulse upwards.
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      Latest: Pyrotechnic booster separation Charles_McG, Sep 17, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    7. Propulsion

      Discussions of motors ranging from single-use black powder motors, composite reloads, hybrids, etc.
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      Latest: Aerotech G8ST Motors at Research Launches Rocketjunkie, Sep 17, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    8. Rocketry Electronics and Software

      An area to ask questions or discuss electronics and computer software issues related to rocketry. Eg: OpenRocket, Rocksim, Onboard Video, Altimeters.
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      Latest: openrocket color question K'Tesh, Sep 16, 2019 at 10:13 PM
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    9. Ground Support

      Ground Support and Launch Equipment - if it doesn't fly, it goes here.
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      Latest: Atower type piston launcher. hakudoh, Sep 17, 2019 at 5:02 AM
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    10. Recovery

      Discussions about anything regarding getting your rocket to come back safely.
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      Latest: Chute Release rocket_troy, Sep 17, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    1. Techniques

      Share your modeling techniques with other builders.
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    2. Scratch Built

      For the modeler that enjoys building from the ground up.
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      Latest: Neil_W's half-baked design thread jqavins, Sep 17, 2019 at 12:37 PM
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    3. Plans

      This section is primarily for the plans for your scratchbuilt models. Optimally, we'd like to see the "plans" and/or associated (Rocksim, Spacecad, etc.) file first, then any discussion to follow.
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      Latest: K'Tesh's OpenRocket files... K'Tesh, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    4. 3-D Printing and Related topics

      CAD software (since used for 3D printing, machining, laser cutting, etc.) 3D printing Machining (stuff involving lathes and mills) Laser Cutting and CNC Routing
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      Latest: Customizable Rocket Wall Mount BEC, Sep 17, 2019 at 3:29 AM
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    5. Rocket Boosted Gliders

      For discussions about all types of rocket boosted gliders. Parasite gliders, boost gliders, rocket gliders, flex-wing gliders, lifting bodies and R/C variants. Also the place for helicopter recovery.
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      Latest: Hobby Labs SR-71 SteveNeill, Sep 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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    6. Scale

      The place to talk about scale. Scale builds, scale data, useful photos. It all goes here.
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      Latest: Black Brant VC neil_w, Sep 16, 2019 at 11:26 PM
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    7. Competition Rocketry

      Talk about competition rocketry here. Anything from informal club competitions to FAI internationals.
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      Latest: the LAUNCH CANADA challenge mpitfield, Aug 29, 2019
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    8. Cardstock Rocketry

      Rockets built from paper and/or cardstock.
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      Latest: Card Model design rocketsharma, Aug 23, 2019
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    9. Oddrocs

      Rockets that are just....different.
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      Latest: Marvin the Martian from the Kaboom Krewe Crawf56, Sep 13, 2019 at 12:19 AM
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    1. LDRS Announcements

      LDRS 35 Announcements
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    2. LDRS Questions & Answers

      Submit your questions here; the LDRS 34 hosts will answer them as quickly as possible
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    1. National Events

      Discussion area for National (or International!) events.
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      Latest: LDRS 38 rharshberger, Sep 15, 2019 at 9:13 PM
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    2. Regional or Local Events

      Discussion of events in your area. Personal launch reports are welcome, too.
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      Latest: CMASS 15 September 2019 Launch - Amesbury, MA KennB, Sep 17, 2019 at 2:12 AM
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    3. Contests

      An area for people to host rocket contests, also the home of TRF's Secret Santa exchange.
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    4. Canadian Rocketry

      Discussion area for rocketry activities in Canada
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      Latest: Cambridge Rocket Club in Ontario sunward, Sep 12, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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    5. United Kingdom Rocketry

      The forum for discussing rocketry in the United Kingdom.
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      Latest: estes F15-0 Rocketjunkie, Sep 12, 2019 at 5:21 AM
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    1. Vendor Giveaways

      Forum to host Sponsor related Giveaways.
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    2. Vendor Display

      Vendor announcements on their products, specials and company news. Please remember to show vendors the respect they deserve.
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      Latest: RF Approved: Cherokee-G Limited Run Kit nabooengineer, Sep 17, 2019 at 12:30 PM
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    1. Product and Vendor Reviews

      Forum to discuss reviews of both products and Vendors. Please keep everything very civil.
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      Latest: PerfectFlight seth_cooper, Sep 13, 2019 at 12:41 AM
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    2. Rocketry Deal Forum

      This forum is for you to post eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, Facebook and other rocketry specific deals you have found.
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      Latest: Hobby Lobby Clearance BEC, Sep 16, 2019 at 10:45 PM
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    3. Yard Sale / Wanted

      If you have a personal rocketry-related item for sale, or that you're looking for, this is where you list it. These are for one time sales items. If you have similar items for sale on a somewhat regular basis, please list them under the "Vendor" forum.
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      Latest: Parachutes - Spherachute & Fruity Chutes slydoh, Sep 17, 2019 at 4:25 AM
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    1. Rocketry Forum Feedback & Announcements

      This is where constructive criticism is sought and appreciated. Keep in mind that not every suggestion can be implemented though.
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      Latest: No longer staying logged in blackjack2564, Sep 14, 2019 at 4:52 AM
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    2. Area 51

      This is the post test area, where you can learn how to post to the forum.
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      Latest: Picture Test Cape Byron, Aug 31, 2019
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