Agreed. Find the closest club, head out to a launch and watch....and if it suits you, join whatever faction they happen to be. Unless you want to make your own motors, then you'll need to find a TRA club.My choice to join Tripoli was based on the fact that my local club was Tripoli, so I would start with the club you prefer to join and see what options you have.
^^^ This.If you are into smaller rockets and precision models, consider NAR alone.
If you are into high power, I think both is the only way to roll. Heck each annual membership costs about the same as a baby J motor.
I suppose if you were heavy into EX and more interested in motors than flying, that might be reason to do Tripoli alone. But like I said, adding NAR is fairly cheap!
Yes, both global, I recently learned that the NAR has a couple of Canadian sections and Tripoli goes even further afield. Don't know the totals; I'll leave that homework assignment for someone else. :wink:What about international clubs? Is NAR global? Tripoli? If both are, which one has more clubs?
Not true, at all. I helped run a major three day Tripoli event and the low power pads were hopping, the whole time.Long time NAR member, no Tripoli clubs close. interested in I impulse and below. From what I understatnd, Tripoli members "don't do those small dime store rockets". Quotes from a Tripoli member I know.
Not true, at all. I helped run a major three day Tripoli event and the low power pads were hopping, the whole time.
Now, LDRS and BALLS are different, but those are quite specific events and the emphasis is clearly stated.