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Well...just thought I would introduce myself. My name is John and I have just got my boy into model rocketry. I, myself, was into the hobby about thirty years ago. I got him a vintage Astrocam 110, an Alpha III, a Liquidator and a Big Daddy for starters......If he takes to the hobby, I will get him some of the more difficult models and an Astrovision as well. We will likely be sticking with low to medium powered rockets as I am not used to running more than an E engine. But who knows......this is something I enjoy also. I might get brave.

So that's about it. I am basically a 46 year old nerd. I will be asking questions from time to time in an effort to gain a better understanding of what I am getting into.

Thanks in advance.

John.
 

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Welcome.

A great father /son activity. as most of us can attest...

All your questions can be answered here...there are plenty of people at all levels of the hobby willing to lend a hand.
 

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Welcome back to the hobby!
You'll find Lots of freindly folks on TRF, we're hear for the same reason to share and learn.
Hope you and your boy had a great Christmas and holiday season, We'll all be looking for photos of your builds and birds along with any questions and comments.

Hope the time you guys spend back in the hobby give you as much happiness and joy as the the 40+ year many of us have:)
 

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Welcome!

One thing that I would suggest is try finding a local club. Most rocketeers that I have been in contact with are friendly, knowledgeable, and (the best part) helpful.

Have fun and enjoy the time building the relationship with your son ... and rockets. :)

Greg
 

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Welcome to the forum John. From your handle I'd guess you've got some land to launch on or you have access to motor making substances...either way I'm sure your boy will love the hobby, my children sure do.
You will find a lot of info at EMRR and checkout Apogee for their tutorials and free trial of Rocksim. Happy launching! Ted
 

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Just us rocket-heads!

I am basically a 46 year old nerd.
Welcome to TRF! You fit right in! It's a great thing that you brought your child with you, you guys have found one of the best places for tips, background, and all-around help.

Only problem is (and if you've been lurking, you already know), you need to post pictures for this bunch or they'll turn on you!

Seems that the generation brought up on comic books has caught up with us?
 

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Welcome back to the hobby and welcome to TRF :) You're going to love both!

Thanks, too, for being the ambassador for getting your son into the hobby!

Enjoy the forum, read, write, contribute and remember we love photo's and build threads! :)

jim
 

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Welcome. Hope you enjoy the company and will feel free to post.
 

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From one noobie to another, welcome!

I see that you are located in NW Washington - If you haven't already checked out NW Rocketry at http://rocketsnw.com/ and Oregon Rocketry at http://www.oregonrocketry.com/ you should. They have a calendar of launches around the region, if you can get to one next spring/summer I would highly recommend it. One warning: Once you see a high-power rocket fly, you WILL want to build one!
 

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John

You will have a great time here lots of good people to answer questions.

Your in Shelton I see, If you would be interested in a club launch closer to home . Look no further than Discover Bay off Hwy 101. We have an 80 acre site. Check out our web site . As a 4-H club we are open to the public so come an join the fun.

John
 

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I think those are the default values when you register for the forum, right? They should be, anyway.
You got that right!!


Just us rocket-heads!



Welcome to TRF! You fit right in! It's a great thing that you brought your child with you, you guys have found one of the best places for tips, background, and all-around help.

Only problem is (and if you've been lurking, you already know), you need to post pictures for this bunch or they'll turn on you!

Seems that the generation brought up on comic books has caught up with us?
I belong to a saltwater fish forum that has the same rules. Post a pic or it didn't happen

Welcome back!

How old is the offspring? http://rocketcontest.org/ might be of interest.

I also recommend http://www.nar.org/NARTREK/ to get back into the flow of things...
Thanks for the links. My boy is 10. I got into this when I was 14 I think......a little late.....

John

You will have a great time here lots of good people to answer questions.

Your in Shelton I see, If you would be interested in a club launch closer to home . Look no further than Discover Bay off Hwy 101. We have an 80 acre site. Check out our web site . As a 4-H club we are open to the public so come an join the fun.

John
Really??!!! I got online last night and saw that the closest club was Federal Way. A little too far to drive.......I will check this out! Thanks. 80 acres is perfect. Actually, we used to shoot off our rockets when I lived in Bellevue at a place named 80 acres.
 

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Welcome aboard, John. You will see that it is also imperative that you be named John to participate in these forums. I enjoy the multi-generational rocketry as well. My father helped me some 20 years ago build and launch my first rockets (the one I remember best was the Falcon Commander) and now I'm enjoying teaching my daughter the hobby. She's only five, but is well along the way to building her first rockets under my watchful eye.
 

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You got that right!!
Actually, we used to shoot off our rockets when I lived in Bellevue at a place named 80 acres.
Well, it is actually called 60 Acres Park, but close enough. Good to have another modeler in the area. If the weather holds this week my son and I are planning on heading over to 60 Acres to launch some of the rockets that need a larger field.

Maybe we all need to try to converge on Sequim when the weather gets better.
 

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Welcome aboard, John. You will see that it is also imperative that you be named John to participate in these forums. I enjoy the multi-generational rocketry as well. My father helped me some 20 years ago build and launch my first rockets (the one I remember best was the Falcon Commander) and now I'm enjoying teaching my daughter the hobby. She's only five, but is well along the way to building her first rockets under my watchful eye.


I have a confession to make: my real first name is Jonathan. My middle name is David but my dad was John so to prevent confusion....

Welcome to the forum, much to learn here :)
 

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Welcome aboard, John. You will see that it is also imperative that you be named John to participate in these forums.
My name's Matt, and not John, John isn't my middle name either, can i still stay on this forum?
 

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But you're British. You fly the 'Union Jack'.

Jack is short for John.

And thus, you are excepted from the rule.
 

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But you're British. You fly the 'Union Jack'.

Jack is short for John.

And thus, you are excepted from the rule.
sorry, i am not in the Royal Navy and the Union Flag is only called a Jack when flown from a ship.

but

a John is another name for a toilet ( in the states at least), and i have been know to use that now and again.
 

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sorry, i am not in the Royal Navy and the Union Flag is only called a Jack when flown from a ship.

but

a John is another name for a toilet ( in the states at least), and i have been know to use that now and again.
That was my other escape when I couldn't come up with any better way to associate the name John with someone. :cheers:
 

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Well, it is actually called 60 Acres Park, but close enough. Good to have another modeler in the area. If the weather holds this week my son and I are planning on heading over to 60 Acres to launch some of the rockets that need a larger field.

Maybe we all need to try to converge on Sequim when the weather gets better.
Perhaps they developed 20 acres ;)

And converging on Sequim sounds good.....Is that the Discovery Bay launch site?
 

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Perhaps they developed 20 acres ;)

And converging on Sequim sounds good.....Is that the Discovery Bay launch site?
You never know (of course it was 60 Acres 40 years ago when I was growing up in Bellevue, but whatever... :p

Sequim is the Discovery Bay launch. We had hoped to get over there last spring, but with my son's school and other commitments we kept missing the dates. Still want to go over there as it seems like it would be a fun day trip.
 

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