I would like to see this forum lean more towards education (in all aspects of rocketry) and be a bit more open minded about it. I know there was some talk about loosening the rules on here about these topics. I'd like to see more talk and some progress on those. The descussion of amateur/exp rocketry is an aspect of rocketry and it has played a huge part in making model rocketry what it is today. Tripoli even allows for exp days allowing you to test your motors with their blessing as long as you follow their rules.Unless you are trained in the art and have the proper facilities and observe the proper safety rules, making rocket motor can be dangerous to you, and to those around you. At TRF we do not discuss amateur motor manufacturing, and we do not encourage our readers to make them. The reason is that many of our readers are young and could be seriously hurt if they have an accident trying to make a motor. Commercial hobby motor manufacturers spent large amounts of money to make their facilities safe and compliant with government regulations, and the motors they sell to the public are independently tested and certified to be safe when used according to the instruction sheet accompanying the motors. Amateurs simply don't have the resources to duplicate this.
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