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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: Apogee Rocketober Photo Challenge neil_w, Oct 16, 2019 at 1:18 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: SpaceX Falcon Heavy georgegassaway, Oct 16, 2019 at 5:39 AM
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    3. MicroMaxx (MMX)

      Rockets that fly on the Quest MicroMaxx motors.
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      Latest: Igniters electricmatch, Oct 15, 2019 at 12:08 PM
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    4. Low Power Rocketry (LPR)

      Rockets using motors 1/4A through D impulse.
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      Latest: Falcon Heavy - SpaceX / Boyce Aerospace Build Switch, Oct 16, 2019 at 4:42 AM
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    5. Mid Power Rocketry (MPR)

      Rockets using motors from E through G impulse.
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      Latest: Star Orbiter G80T...Supersonic? ebman159, Oct 16, 2019 at 3:45 AM
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    6. High Power Rocketry (HPR)

      Rockets using motors from H impulse upwards.
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      Latest: LOC Precision 4" Iris DAllen, Oct 16, 2019 at 1:41 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: How Reliable are Estes Igniters? Ez2cDave, Oct 16, 2019 at 5:55 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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    9. Ground Support

      Ground Support and Launch Equipment - if it doesn't fly, it goes here.
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      Latest: Trailer workshop ideas? SMR, Oct 14, 2019 at 1:10 AM
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    10. Recovery

      Discussions about anything regarding getting your rocket to come back safely.
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      Latest: Drogue size? RCGuyGR, Oct 15, 2019 at 11:31 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]Youth Advanced Topics

      Advanced topics discussion area, including motor technology, for youth members.
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    3. [Restricted] School and University Discussions

      Contact cwbullet via private conversation to be admitted.
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    1. Techniques

      Share your modeling techniques with other builders.
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      Latest: vacuum forming anyone? kuririn, Oct 16, 2019 at 2:43 AM
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    2. Scratch Built

      For the modeler that enjoys building from the ground up.
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      Latest: More Half-Baked Designs Thread jqavins, Oct 16, 2019 at 12:56 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: Exploring Estes ESAM-58 Upscale K'Tesh, Oct 16, 2019 at 10:24 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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    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: Mega Baron at Fall S.M.A.L.L. 2019 aerostadt, Oct 16, 2019 at 2:49 AM
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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: 1:100 scale Mercury Redstone KILTED COWBOY, Oct 16, 2019 at 1:46 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: Matchstick Rocket Truck John Kemker, Sep 25, 2019
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    9. Oddrocs

      Rockets that are just....different.
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      Latest: Skelenaut Redux Jim Hinton, Oct 10, 2019 at 9:29 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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    1. National Events

      Discussion area for National (or International!) events.
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      Latest: LDRS 38 dhbarr, Oct 12, 2019 at 4:41 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: RIMRA/CMASS October Skies Launch - 19 October 2019 KennB, Oct 16, 2019 at 12:20 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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    4. Canadian Rocketry

      Discussion area for rocketry activities in Canada
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      Latest: Cambridge Rocket Club in Ontario sunward, Oct 11, 2019 at 1:43 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 Tim51, Sep 20, 2019
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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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    1. Product and Vendor Reviews

      Forum to discuss reviews of both products and Vendors. Please keep everything very civil.
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      Latest: How much I like Perfectflite Altimeters Dave A, Oct 12, 2019 at 10:56 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: NASA Laptop Decals/Stickers John Kemker, Oct 11, 2019 at 5:50 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: Madcow Discovery Kit kuririn, Oct 16, 2019 at 3:05 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: High School and University Team Forum cwbullet, Oct 10, 2019 at 12:14 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: this is a test Bat-mite, Oct 4, 2019
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