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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: Newsbot signing off from the Watering Hole Cnorm, Feb 20, 2020 at 3:12 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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      Latest: SPEV MK. 1 gna, Feb 19, 2020 at 9:53 PM
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    3. MicroMaxx (MMX)

      Rockets that fly on the Quest MicroMaxx motors.
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      Latest: MMX Saucers ???? ThreeJsDad, Feb 9, 2020
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    4. Low Power Rocketry (LPR)

      Rockets using motors 1/4A through D impulse.
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      Latest: 2 fins and a nose cone...and it flies. sl98, Feb 20, 2020 at 1:02 AM
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    5. Mid Power Rocketry (MPR)

      Rockets using motors from E through G impulse.
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      Latest: Revisiting the Estes Maxi Brute V-2... James Duffy, Feb 19, 2020 at 11:44 PM
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    6. High Power Rocketry (HPR)

      Rockets using motors from H impulse upwards.
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      Latest: I'm starting my L1 cert. research wolsen, Feb 20, 2020 at 2:28 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 G8ST Motors at Research Launches burkefj, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:38 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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      Latest: Launch Controller Using Raspberry Pi? John Kemker, Feb 20, 2020 at 3:16 AM
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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: Trailer workshop ideas? SCooke123, Feb 19, 2020 at 4:20 AM
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    10. Recovery

      Discussions about anything regarding getting your rocket to come back safely.
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      Latest: Paracord Mid Power Shock Cords cwbullet, Feb 19, 2020 at 2:42 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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    3. Latest: Strap on boosters - show and tell Eyesinthesky, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:16 AM
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    1. Techniques

      Share your modeling techniques with other builders.
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      Latest: Motor hook size and strength prfesser, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:36 AM
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    2. Scratch Built

      For the modeler that enjoys building from the ground up.
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      Latest: Lakeroadster's "T-Square" Rocket BABAR, Feb 20, 2020 at 2:18 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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    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: Improving Nose Cone Strength Wallace, Feb 18, 2020 at 12:33 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: Upscale BSG Colonial Viper RC Rocket glider BABAR, Feb 19, 2020 at 11:47 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: Men Into Space aerostadt, Feb 20, 2020 at 1:52 AM
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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: AARM - 50: Edmonton Alberta, Canada ksm2001, Feb 18, 2020 at 1:51 AM
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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: Odd'l Rockets Little Green Man and Pigasus Blast it Tom!, Feb 20, 2020 at 12:49 AM
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    1. LDRS Announcements

      LDRS 35 Announcements
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      Latest: LDRS 40 DaveW6DPS, Feb 11, 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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    1. National Events

      Discussion area for National (or International!) events.
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      Latest: NSL 2020 caveduck, Feb 13, 2020
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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: Michiana Rockerty March Launch - 3/14/2020 DAllen, Feb 19, 2020 at 6:56 PM
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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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      Latest: 3D Design Constest - KC3KNM NikeMikey, Feb 14, 2020 at 9:04 PM
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    4. Canadian Rocketry

      Discussion area for rocketry activities in Canada
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      Latest: AARM - 50: Edmonton Alberta, Canada ksm2001, Feb 18, 2020 at 2:02 AM
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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 needs your help bclark989, Feb 16, 2020 at 5:05 AM
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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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    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: Estes Presidents Day Sale KILTED COWBOY, Feb 14, 2020 at 8:13 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: 23.8 lb. roll of 6oz Fiberglass mperegrinefalcon, Feb 20, 2020 at 2:08 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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    2. Area 51

      This is the post test area, where you can learn how to post to the forum.
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      Latest: Swedish laws on amateur rocketry Steve Shannon, Feb 18, 2020 at 9:48 PM
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