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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: Who are your rocketry idols? lakeroadster, Mar 23, 2019 at 3:18 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: OpenRocket tips? Bat-mite, Mar 22, 2019 at 1:29 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: Resurrection of my first Big Daddy!!! Bill Gibson, Mar 23, 2019 at 3:53 PM
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    5. Mid Power Rocketry (MPR)

      Rockets using motors from E through G impulse.
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    6. High Power Rocketry (HPR)

      Rockets using motors from H impulse upwards.
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      Latest: Parachute drag coefficient on openrocket Alan15578, Mar 23, 2019 at 3:46 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 Open Thread Luzwingnut, Mar 23, 2019 at 6:46 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: Developing a GPS Guided Recovery System afadeev, Mar 23, 2019 at 1:53 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: Let's see your Jawstand - Rail adapters OZRoc, Mar 21, 2019 at 9:15 PM
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    10. Recovery

      Discussions about anything regarding getting your rocket to come back safely.
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      Latest: Large Streamers for HPR recovery Bat-mite, Mar 21, 2019 at 2:54 PM
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    1. Techniques

      Share your modeling techniques with other builders.
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      Latest: Zipper prevention...best methods ? MetricRocketeer, Mar 23, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    2. Scratch Built

      For the modeler that enjoys building from the ground up.
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      Latest: Alcubierre Build Thread lakeroadster, Mar 23, 2019 at 12:57 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: What Are You Printing Today? Bruce, Mar 23, 2019 at 2:51 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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    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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    9. Oddrocs

      Rockets that are just....different.
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      Latest: PMC? Kitbash? Clone? kidagain, Mar 14, 2019
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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? SpaceManMat, Mar 21, 2019 at 3:42 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: Red Glare 20 -- Who's Coming? Bat-mite, Mar 22, 2019 at 1:40 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: Rocketry in BC gwh, Mar 22, 2019 at 5:17 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
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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: MAC 6" FWFG (Wildman Glass) Super BlackFly mpitfield, Mar 23, 2019 at 3:02 AM
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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: Great service from Giant Leap McRick, Mar 23, 2019 at 1:45 AM
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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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      Latest: Parachute Silk... JonathanOtt, Mar 21, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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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: 4X Manta Bomber upscale -- needs work kelltym88, Mar 23, 2019 at 2:59 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: Test kyle, Mar 23, 2019 at 3:52 PM
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