# Have you had this experience?

## Have you received a negative attitude about your small rockets

• ### Not really anything I have ever seen

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#### LW Bercini

##### Well-Known Member
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I converted this question to a poll so that answers could be anonymous.
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I have a question I would like to address to you adults who fly almost exclusively Low Power and Mid Power.

My buddy and I have had the same experience and I'm trying to find out if this experience was merely an aberration within the geographic area where we do our flying. My only desire is to find out if the situation is widespread, or if my experience is unique

Here is the question: Have you ever had a high power flyer ridicule you or give you an attitude because you fly those "little toys"?

Comments will only lead to arguments, which will get this thread closed and deprive me of the information I'm looking for

Thank you in advance for reading through to the end and for following the instructions.

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#### Woody's Workshop

##### Well-Known Member
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No one kicks me, not by choice, but I fly alone.

#### cvanc

##### Well-Known Member
Absolutely not. The clubs I fly with are universally accepting and supportive of low and mid power. Doesn't matter if it's being flown by younger or older people.

Sad to hear this happened to you.

(and yeah I just realized I can't follow instructions worth a crap :blush: )

#### MClark

##### Well-Known Member
I have had the opposite happen.
I was a pad manager at BALLS and had a flyer apologize for launching "just an O motor"

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#### ChrisAttebery

##### Well-Known Member
One of my favorite rocket memories is from one of the first launches I attended at Black Rock in the late 90's. There was a line of 30 or so people and in front of me was an older guy carrying a large rocket that must have weighed 30 lbs. In front of him was a kid (8-10ish) with an Estes rocket. They were having a great conversation about their rockets. Rockets can be a great equalizer. Young or old, rich or poor, we all get excited about them. That's always stuck with me in the hobby.

#### Bat-mite

##### Rocketeer in MD
The "A" rack is very popular at MDRA. For every "away cell" launch, there are 60 "A rack" launches. LPR flights are applauded/criticized just as sincerely as "big projects."

#### Kirk G

##### Well-Known Member
Yes, but it's not so much a belittling attitude, as an expectation that I'm going to outgrow LowPower and "move-up" to higher power.
I've told them several times that I'm just learning, can't afford it, and have no great desire to tie up more cash in something that burns a 50 dollar bill each time it's lit...

#### mccordmw

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Nope. I've seen the people I fly with cheer on the LPR, MPR, and HPR all equally. They also cheer on the kids just starting out just as loudly as the established flyers who are lofting M-powered larger models. It's all universally fun.

I like to experiment with LPR designs. If it gets lost, it's not a big hit to the wallet. Note to self: I will get that MIRV model second version working for Spring!