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  1. Apr 19, 2019 #31

    tomsteve

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    wow!! deciding where to move based on where the best place for rocketry is- i think youve made a few people here jealous!!
    the best state for rocketry? thats a tough one. it might depend on what your plans would be with the hobby. if you want to stay in low power or venture into high power and producing you own motors in the future and what type of weather youd like to live in year around. you might want to check out the tripoli and NAR website and see where the prefect/clubs are in each choice.
    http://www.tripoli.org/Prefectures
    https://www.nar.org/find-a-local-club/nar-club-locator/

    just my opinion but IF you wanted to venture into high power rocketry,theres a prefect of TRA in kansas -kloudbusters-that has a helluva rocket pasture with a killer waiver- IF you are lookin at high power launches in the future.
    http://www.kloudbusters.org/

    but then again it looks like texas has a few prefects of TRA
     
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  2. Apr 19, 2019 #32

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    I've never been like anyone in my country, I used to feel terrible for being different but now I embrace it.. I think it's a good idea to move to a place where I can be around more like minded people mostly..

    To anyone who's jealous, be thankful you live in the USA haha! It really is the land of opportunity!!!

    My plans mainly are to go from low power to high power mostly. In Trinidad, that's the Caribbean, it's either hot or humid mostly.. personally I prefer the cold weather but it's not the best for flying model rockets as the air is quite thicker..

    Thanks for the links Tom Steve, it is much appreciated! My options are open, but for the while, I would try my best to start off low-power rocketry locally so I would have a bit more experience for later on.. mannn I wish I had friends like you guys here!! xD
     
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    Once you start reading it, the mathematics becomes "challenging" . . . Calculus / Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, etc.

    It's not a "How-To" book for Novices . . .

    Let me know if you change your mind !

    Ez2cDave@aol.com

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    Once you get one or two E2X or RTF kits up, you should consider buying an educator bundle of the Estes viking. It's a little spendy but I learned a TON about design just by building all the kits with different fin, recovery, and paint configurations. It proved to be a great way for me to hone my basic hobby skills as well as learn basic rocket techniques. Good luck and glad to see you taking to the skies!

    -Cheers
     
  5. Apr 24, 2019 #35

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    Thanks CochiseSciGuy!
     
  6. May 1, 2019 #36

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    That is a great attitude to have. A former coworker of mine was from Trinidad--a great guy.

    Also think about where you can do work to pay for your rocketry habit. Depending on what you want to do with your life, that may drive where you live. In general, west of the Mississippi has higher waivers, larger fields, and more open space for recovery. For example, at my club's high power launch site, there's only one tree within 2 miles. In the East, there's trees everywhere and all trees are rocket-eating trees.

    For liking cold weather and rocketry, the area around Bend in Eastern Oregon is probably not bad. A great site (40K+ feet waiver), snow in winter, and warm and dry but not too hot in the summer. There are lots of other places, though.
     
  7. May 2, 2019 #37

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    As with many, finding a club is key to expanding the hobby and your knowledge safely. I am thankful every day that I found the local club on an internet search.

    The key to rocketry is paying the hobby back for what it has done for you by sharing with others.
     
  8. May 2, 2019 #38

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    Amen, Chuck . . . Truer words were never spoken !

    Dave F.
     
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