For what its worth,
When I mentioned a resources section in a Forum section thread a while back, Carl had mentioned he was planning to do a Site with Scale data, resources, and the like.
My reason for such an endeavor was based on some sites/sources online going belly up, and the data no longer being available.
I personally have over a gig of data collected now, and offered to send him a couple cds of info for the site. My collection is broken down with each rocket having its own folder, with drawings/photos and specs - where available.
I agree with Micro completely. 8)
Here was my follow-up thoughts that were posted at the end of the original thread Scale section w/ poll before it was closed.
A section on TRF devoted to Scale Design would be made up of two areas:
1) A general discussion area for Scale design, like the other sections here at TRF, but its focus would be scale, its design and even historical reference.
2) A section devoted to rockets/missiles and the like. With the amount of sites online that hold data, images and the like, its a large task to locate data, if you don't know where to look. Sure, these sites could go down tomorrow, but at least a general listing could help such an endeavor.
All I ever hear/see here is IF someone is looking for something, they need to do a search through the archive here and read a ton of threads on the off chance that the information was already posted/referred to by a member.
So, why not combine all that into one section..devoted to it.
NOTE: No images, videos or direct download links would be placed in this section...BUT links to those pages/sites could be.
You could have a thread for each type of rocket, with links to sites online and listings for online image sources.
As one example: MANY of you seem to speak of the older Scale/Sport Rocketry magazines, which seemed to have had a large impact on designs and scale design. For me, I do not have access to these old magazines, but it would be nice to know if these are available online for perusal - pdf/image etc.
If I needed information on a particular design, a STICKY thread could have some of the following sources so you would know what books to buy, or at least where to look. Examples follow:
Rocket's Of The World - Pete Alway
ROTW Supplements 1999 - 2003
Boeing's website for Delta 2, 3, and 4
Apogee for Plans
The Nike Site for Nike images and information
Jimz's Site for plans
Yellow Jacket Systems for images, etc.
Needless to say, this would not be an exhaustive listing, but would be a place to start the search for such data.