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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: What did you do rocket wise today? Andrew_ASC, Aug 25, 2019 at 3:42 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: What to fillet fins with? neil_w, Aug 25, 2019 at 3:05 AM
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    3. MicroMaxx (MMX)

      Rockets that fly on the Quest MicroMaxx motors.
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      Latest: A couple of reissues from ASP kuririn, Aug 23, 2019 at 1:59 PM
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    4. Low Power Rocketry (LPR)

      Rockets using motors 1/4A through D impulse.
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      Latest: Estes A10-3T - 2 CATOs Batch# B180619 BEC, Aug 25, 2019 at 4:12 AM
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    5. Mid Power Rocketry (MPR)

      Rockets using motors from E through G impulse.
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      Latest: G78-4 mojave green lift off max weight. John Taylor, Aug 24, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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    6. High Power Rocketry (HPR)

      Rockets using motors from H impulse upwards.
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      Latest: MAC Hyper 54 L2 cert build Andrew_ASC, Aug 25, 2019 at 4:36 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 Open Thread mikebpd221, Aug 25, 2019 at 4:30 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: Brand new rail kyle, Aug 23, 2019 at 6:32 PM
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    10. Recovery

      Discussions about anything regarding getting your rocket to come back safely.
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      Latest: Sizing “slider rings”? mpitfield, Aug 25, 2019 at 4:12 AM
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    1. Techniques

      Share your modeling techniques with other builders.
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      Latest: Removing Aerotech Mirage fin mrtriton, Aug 25, 2019 at 12:11 AM
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    2. Scratch Built

      For the modeler that enjoys building from the ground up.
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      Latest: TAO Finless Sustainer Build Thread jlabrasca, Aug 25, 2019 at 2:38 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: Der Red Max upscale plans swatkat, Aug 21, 2019 at 6:52 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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      Latest: What Are You Printing Today? BDB, Aug 25, 2019 at 4:24 AM
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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: Rocket Boost Bell X-1? burkefj, Aug 24, 2019 at 6:45 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: Semroc Saturn 1B build matthewdlaudato, Aug 24, 2019 at 11:43 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: 2019 SA Cup and 14th IREC tfish, Aug 24, 2019 at 5:38 PM
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    8. Cardstock Rocketry

      Rockets built from paper and/or cardstock.
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      Latest: Card Model design rocketsharma, Aug 23, 2019 at 6:52 AM
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    9. Oddrocs

      Rockets that are just....different.
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      Latest: Kentucky Flight Chicken BABAR, Aug 23, 2019 at 10:12 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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      Latest: static test motor? jbr, Aug 22, 2019 at 5:15 PM
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    3. Latest: 2019 Tripoli election Steve Shannon, Aug 22, 2019 at 11:29 PM
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    1. National Events

      Discussion area for National (or International!) events.
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      Latest: LDRS 38 llickteig1, Aug 24, 2019 at 10:08 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: CMASS 24 August Launch - Acton, MA lcorinth, Aug 23, 2019 at 3:11 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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      Latest: 10 August contest poll cwbullet, Aug 13, 2019
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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, Aug 23, 2019 at 1:26 PM
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    5. United Kingdom Rocketry

      The forum for discussing rocketry in the United Kingdom.
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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: REI tubular webbing WILDMANRS, Aug 24, 2019 at 1:13 AM
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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: Elon Musk Falcon 9. Ends tonight Ford Prefect, Aug 23, 2019 at 12:41 AM
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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: Estes PSII Nike and Scion Big_Red_Daddy, Aug 25, 2019 at 4:01 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: Signature Picture davdue, Aug 20, 2019 at 8:51 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: My Photo Test SDramstad, Aug 22, 2019 at 9:14 PM
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