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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: Self healing cutting mat Lowpuller, Feb 17, 2019 at 12:27 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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    3. MicroMaxx (MMX)

      Rockets that fly on the Quest MicroMaxx motors.
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      Latest: Micromeister News Brian Kirksey, Feb 15, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    4. Low Power Rocketry (LPR)

      Rockets using motors 1/4A through D impulse.
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      Latest: Build thread: Estes Indicator + Rex R, Feb 17, 2019 at 7:41 AM
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    5. Mid Power Rocketry (MPR)

      Rockets using motors from E through G impulse.
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      Latest: 2.6" ASP WAC Corporal Build Theory, Feb 17, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    6. High Power Rocketry (HPR)

      Rockets using motors from H impulse upwards.
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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: 38 CTI motor fail this one is a mystery. Help cbrarick, Feb 17, 2019 at 12:45 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: Adept Rocketry cwbullet, Feb 13, 2019 at 11:22 AM
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    10. Recovery

      Discussions about anything regarding getting your rocket to come back safely.
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      Latest: Open Rocket Deployment System Simulation Error Buckeye, Feb 16, 2019 at 12:44 AM
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    1. Techniques

      Share your modeling techniques with other builders.
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      Latest: DIY Composite Curing Oven sooner.boomer, Feb 17, 2019 at 11:23 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 Lifting Rocket Crawf56, Feb 17, 2019 at 6:20 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: Corkscrew Cl(VII), Feb 15, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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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: J&H Aerospace kits Maxout, Feb 14, 2019 at 1:07 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: Estes Pershing 1A Clone Leo, Feb 17, 2019 at 11:37 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: TARC frustration: advice needed cbrarick, Feb 17, 2019 at 12:41 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? kuririn, Feb 17, 2019 at 6:07 AM
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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: LDRS 38 ECayemberg, Feb 12, 2019 at 4:52 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: Tripoli Wisconsin- Bong - Feb 16 rfjustin, Feb 17, 2019 at 12:11 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: the LAUNCH CANADA challenge dr wogz, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:08 PM
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    5. United Kingdom Rocketry

      The forum for discussing rocketry in the United Kingdom.
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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: SMT Designs 2019 Product Outline SteveThatcher, Feb 16, 2019 at 5:32 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: Loc/Precision Service jmuck78, Feb 16, 2019 at 6:02 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: Craigslist lot K'Tesh, Feb 11, 2019 at 7:14 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: CTI L3200-Vmax OldAmber, Feb 16, 2019 at 11:56 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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      Latest: Scrolling within threads disabled?! timbucktoo, Feb 12, 2019 at 8:52 PM
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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: New member - testing forum buttons JJSR, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:27 AM
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