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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 lakeroadster, Mar 20, 2019 at 10:09 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: OpenRocket tips? SpaceManMat, Mar 20, 2019 at 10:27 PM
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    3. MicroMaxx (MMX)

      Rockets that fly on the Quest MicroMaxx motors.
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      Latest: Micromeister News acalver, Mar 17, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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    4. Low Power Rocketry (LPR)

      Rockets using motors 1/4A through D impulse.
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      Latest: A simple Estes question. K'Tesh, Mar 20, 2019 at 10:34 PM
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    5. Mid Power Rocketry (MPR)

      Rockets using motors from E through G impulse.
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      Latest: 24mm Near Min-Diameter Scratch Build Thread Zertyme, Mar 20, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    6. High Power Rocketry (HPR)

      Rockets using motors from H impulse upwards.
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      Latest: An "R"-powered rocket build pondman, Mar 20, 2019 at 10:07 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: Why does nobody use Liquid-Propellant rockets? cbrarick, Mar 20, 2019 at 9:34 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: OR Simulation Techniques Nytrunner, Mar 20, 2019 at 9:47 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: AltusMetrum Launch system RocketRev, Mar 20, 2019 at 6:09 PM
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    10. Recovery

      Discussions about anything regarding getting your rocket to come back safely.
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      Latest: Parachute patterns JohnCoker, Mar 20, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    1. Techniques

      Share your modeling techniques with other builders.
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      Latest: Zipper prevention...best methods ? Mugs914, Mar 20, 2019 at 9:02 PM
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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 JJSR, Mar 20, 2019 at 10:21 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: 600 + rocket plans Gary Byrum, Mar 11, 2019
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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: 3D printer suggestions? dr wogz, Mar 20, 2019 at 3:19 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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    6. Scale

      The place to talk about scale. Scale builds, scale data, useful photos. It all goes here.
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      Latest: Estes Pershing 1A Clone Leo, Mar 20, 2019 at 8:39 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: TARC frustration: advice needed JJSR, Mar 18, 2019 at 5:33 PM
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    8. Cardstock Rocketry

      Rockets built from paper and/or cardstock.
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      Latest: Downsize Carded Cherokee D Plans Wanted barn, Mar 15, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    9. Oddrocs

      Rockets that are just....different.
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      Latest: PMC? Kitbash? Clone? kidagain, Mar 14, 2019 at 9:31 PM
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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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    3. Latest: LDRS Nike Smoke drag race solid_fuel, Nov 17, 2018
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    1. National Events

      Discussion area for National (or International!) events.
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      Latest: Thunda Downunder 2 - Who's coming? OverTheTop, Mar 17, 2019 at 6:01 AM
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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: URRF6 June 21, 22, 23th dr wogz, Mar 20, 2019 at 7:29 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 Contest Entry" AV bay Sled thingie.. Wallace, Mar 14, 2019 at 1:32 AM
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    4. Canadian Rocketry

      Discussion area for rocketry activities in Canada
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      Latest: the LAUNCH CANADA challenge midpower_madness, Mar 18, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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    5. United Kingdom Rocketry

      The forum for discussing rocketry in the United Kingdom.
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      Latest: Newbie Southampton. PhilC, Mar 15, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    1. 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: FLISKITS is Back Ted Curtis, Mar 20, 2019 at 7:22 PM
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    2. Product and Vendor Reviews

      Forum to discuss reviews of both products and Vendors. Please keep everything very civil.
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      Latest: Madcow 38mm motor retainer. Keisling, Mar 17, 2019 at 3:08 PM
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    3. 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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    4. 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: NIP Estes Rockets K'Tesh, Mar 20, 2019 at 10:24 PM
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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: testing dhbarr, Mar 19, 2019 at 2:51 AM
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