Quiet forum these days, other than HPR

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  1. Dec 9, 2017 #31

    neil_w

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    Actually I was thinking you're the *entire* cause of that, but I was too polite to call you out by name. :marshmallow:

    Seriously though, hope you get well, nothing more important than that.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2017 #32

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    SAAB 372 Up alive and Kickin' for HPR.... Check the thread SAAB 372 in the Waterin' Hole... Fresh Outta OR...
    You guys can re-scale that sucker to LPR all you want if you wanna scratch it. :wink:
     
  3. Dec 9, 2017 #33

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  4. Dec 9, 2017 #34

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    I dunno, might be kind fun to be famous.
    Or, I dunno, if I can't be famous I might settle for infamous.
    Thanks! It is the kind of stuff which seems to have inherited tendencies, and a trajectory;
    but that trajectory can sometimes be slower or even stall out completely. Guess which way it goes will be found out when it goes that way.
    In the meantime I can dream about those there and the kits in the storage boxes stacked behind the couch. (which Georgie cat has claimed for a survey his realm perch)

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    Hmm, what would it take to build a flying model version of that joker from 2013?
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  5. Dec 9, 2017 #35

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    And I do appreciate receiving this in email
     
  6. Dec 9, 2017 #36

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    Despite the fun I have with HPR, the reality remains that most of the launch opportunities I have are the nearby LPR/MPR club. So I still have a stash of those builds that I'm working on, but my garage time has been so limited this season that my time has just been spent building and not blogging about them. I do have one or two vintage Estes builds planned, that might merit some build posts.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2017 #37

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    Man Seriously.... Can you CNC some fins?
     
  8. Dec 9, 2017 #38

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    I don't have a build thread of the Estes Red Nova but here are some pictures of the one I built being flown last Saturday.

    SCRA Launch 12-02-17-32 Estes Red Nova awaiting launch.jpg SCRA Launch 12-02-17-34 Red Nova liftoff!.jpg SCRA Launch 12-02-17-35 Just got it in the frame.jpg SCRA Launch 12-02-17-36 Red Nova climbs into the SoCal sky.jpg
     
  9. Dec 9, 2017 #39

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    I sure hope LPR is not dead. I got into LPR because I liked working with my hands (was a truck/diesel mechanic/fabricator for years, but after 4 surgeries on my hands and wrists, it was time to get out). I now have 40 rockets built, 2 on the bench and 19 kits in the wings + 2 rockets that were lost (may they rest in peace). There is field close by where I launch when I have time and the weather is good, but I'm hoping to try and get to Tri-Cities this summer for some launches. Right now I'm recovering from shoulder surgery, so a LOT of time has been spent reading current and some of the older threads on TRF. Every time I get on, I find something that I can use now that I've had a question about. I know I should post more, but I feel I am the student (grasshopper) here, not the teacher (master).:wink: I've attached some pictures of my fleet. DSCF4572.jpg Reflector.jpg Mini Honest John.jpg After launch.jpg
     
  10. Dec 9, 2017 #40

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    Some nice looking rockets there. :cool: Ah the MLAS, one still unbuilt somewhere in a container here for a decade or more.
    I am kinda wondering about the drag coefficient of that brown and white one though ... :wink:
     
  11. Dec 9, 2017 #41

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  12. Dec 10, 2017 #42

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    Again, thanks for taking the time.
     
  13. Dec 12, 2017 #43

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    We have a fairly active club in Memphis, but we still can't get the LHS to carry anything except for LPR stuff, and since they insist on charging full list for everything and never tell you when you have an order in, there's little incentive to throw much business their way anyhow. I just go to Hobby Lobby to buy LPR motors (wish they'd refresh their kit selection more often) and if I need a different delay than what they carry, I'll just buy online. They're not hurting for business between their RC and model railroad stuff, but it would be nice to have a local source for MPR motors at a decent price.

    When I got back into rockets a few years ago, my wife was really paranoid about me going to local schools and sports fields to launch my rockets.
     
  14. Dec 12, 2017 #44

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    I posted not quite a build, but more of a "hey, look what I did" with my Estes Mini Fat Boy.... And a G55. No one cared.

    ...and that's how it goes.

    -Mike
     
  15. Feb 17, 2018 #45

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    I would just like to say that the pendulum seems to have swung the other way lately, there is a bounty of great builds on the forum right now (and not just from CoachSteve. :)) Hope it keeps up!
     
  16. Feb 17, 2018 #46

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    There's not as much interest in build threads as there used to be. A lot of the guys who used to frequent the forum are gone. I still post build threads in Scratch Built, but don't get a lot of responses. I'm working on two builds right now, but don't know if I'll post them here or not. Doesn't seem like it's worth the effort anymore.
     
  17. Feb 17, 2018 #47

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    For what it is worth, I'm in as deep as I am partly as a result of those prolific Captain low and slow build threads. You never know when you are gonna set the hook in a noob.
     
  18. Feb 17, 2018 #48

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    I read pretty much everything. But I don't post anything some days, having nothing to add.
     
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    Oddly enough, 1 in 15 of my builds is prolly an MPR. I'm mostly about LPR. Right now, I have 1 MPR build thread going on and 2 LPR builds on the bench working. It's not likely I'll want to do multiple build threads, so my LPR stuff kinda got left out. And it's like the Cap'n said, Not many ppl are responding anyway. Maybe they're just not interested in my present thread, even though I have 2578 views and 51 posts....and most of those are mine! OK, so I have a couple of good fans and you all know who you are. I still had more responses 4-5 years ago than I do now. I actually joined this forum having heard how active the "scratch built" department was.
    Oh well...Que serĂ¡, serĂ¡.
     
  20. Feb 17, 2018 #50

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    Thank you for saying that. That's pretty much how I got as involved as I did. I definitely got hooked. I started doing build threads as a way of giving back, hoping that I can help noobs, like I was helped. I'll probably keep going, as you never know when you post something, who it will help.
     
  21. Feb 17, 2018 #51

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    I like build threads!

    Although I must admit I usually only chime in when I have a question about something that piques my curiosity.
     
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    And apparently TRF doesn't want me to forget about that. I just got bombed with 13 identical emails of your post.
     
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    Screenshot?


    I guess I Reealy like build threads!
     
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    OK, maybe 11.
     
  25. Feb 17, 2018 #55

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    I totally agree with you.
     
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    Fortunately, there is some totally awesome activity in the Cardstock forum ... viewed by nearly all of it's 17 followers.
     
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    Similar for me - I may make a comment at the end about how the final product came out, but won't make comments during the build unless I have a question.

    One thing I look at for my (few) build threads are the viewed count. While there may not be a lot of comments when I see the viewed count keep rising I assume there is some interest
     
  28. Feb 17, 2018 #58

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    I always learn things from other folks build threads. I also enjoy seeing posts that show people are still alive. (bradycros, good to see you are still with us!)
    Like others, I try not to disturb the flow unless I have something important to say. I guess it is a hold over from childhood, I was to be seen (only occasionally), but definitely not heard. I try to give a compliment here and there, but admittedly am doing that less and less.
    My own build threads are not of the quality that I see others present(in my opinion), so they also are a rarity.

    I would hope that activity in the forum is cyclic, active for a while, with a slow down before the next storm. The question becomes do we want to ride out the slump...
     
  29. Feb 17, 2018 #59

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    Glad I'm not the only one who does that. :)

    I post build threads because otherwise I'm toiling alone in my basement with absolutely no one to share what I'm doing. For me that is no fun. So while I certainly hope for feedback and participation in my build threads, I'll probably keep posting them regardless. I *have* been on an ongoing quest to understand what style of build thread gains the most views and/or participation, and I haven't really figured it out yet. Seems unpredictable.

    For what it's worth, I try to chime in on other build threads that I'm reading to at least acknowledge that I'm watching and appreciating what they're doing.

    One thing that bugs me is that the forum format results in old threads falling off the recent thread listings and being essentially buried. I keep discovering, usually by accident, great old build threads (most recently some of Hornet Driver's). I wish they were all catalogued somewhere.
     
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    After six months of illness, family drama, and other "diversions", I have cleared my bench for 4 LP/MP scratch builds. Two are jet themed, one is a pseudo-scale, and the other is an eclectic 2-stager.

    And before you bring it up Neil, no, no build threads. I simply don't like doing them.
     

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