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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: Post a pic that makes you LOL PXR5, Jan 26, 2020 at 12:54 AM
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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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    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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    5. Mid Power Rocketry (MPR)

      Rockets using motors from E through G impulse.
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      Latest: Madcow Twitch and a couple questions AfterBurners, Jan 25, 2020 at 10:09 PM
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    6. High Power Rocketry (HPR)

      Rockets using motors from H impulse upwards.
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      Latest: Rocket Ship 27: An L3 Build Thread Ez2cDave, Jan 26, 2020 at 12:53 AM
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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 Open Thread DeltaVee, Jan 25, 2020 at 3:56 PM
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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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    9. Ground Support

      Ground Support and Launch Equipment - if it doesn't fly, it goes here.
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      Latest: Relay launch controller pads Glasspack, Jan 25, 2020 at 11:33 PM
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    10. Recovery

      Discussions about anything regarding getting your rocket to come back safely.
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      Latest: The Avionics Bay Thread...Post your Photos! wsume99, Jan 25, 2020 at 7:38 PM
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    1. [Restricted]Research

      Topics related to Research motors. Specific details, including motor formulas, are welcome. Want access? Read this
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    2. [Restricted] School and University Discussions

      Contact cwbullet via private conversation to be admitted.
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    3. Latest: How to recover a really tiny booster stage?? GlenP, Jan 25, 2020 at 5:32 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: Holey Swiss Whistler fails again BABAR, Jan 25, 2020 at 5:54 AM
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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: Viking 7 Sounding Rocket. gna, Jan 23, 2020 at 2:05 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: Welcome to the Jungle WAC_Hal, Jan 25, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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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: Large Avro Arrow R/C Rocket glider burkefj, Jan 25, 2020 at 11:39 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: 1/4 Scale Viking 7 sounding rocket Ez2cDave, Jan 25, 2020 at 4:11 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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    8. Cardstock Rocketry

      Rockets built from paper and/or cardstock.
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    9. Oddrocs

      Rockets that are just....different.
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      Latest: Fastest build thread evah! BABAR, Jan 24, 2020 at 10:03 PM
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    1. LDRS Announcements

      LDRS 35 Announcements
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      Latest: LDRS 40 troj, Jan 16, 2020
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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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      Latest: LDRS 39 Questions Evolvant, Oct 30, 2019
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    1. National Events

      Discussion area for National (or International!) events.
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      Latest: LDRS 39 Evolvant, Jan 21, 2020 at 8:09 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: University looking for a launch date TimothyG, Jan 25, 2020 at 1:39 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: AARM - 50: Edmonton Alberta, Canada SavPrato, Jan 25, 2020 at 11:50 PM
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    5. United Kingdom Rocketry

      The forum for discussing rocketry in the United Kingdom.
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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: Wildman Holiday Sales WILDMANRS, Jan 22, 2020 at 3:32 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: Onebadhawk Recovery Harnesses AfterBurners, Jan 25, 2020 at 8:48 PM
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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: Rocketry T-Shirt John Kemker, Jan 3, 2020
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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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    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: subscription notices #$%*** jd2cylman, Jan 8, 2020
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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: Hello. Hello. Hello. John Kemker, Jan 4, 2020
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