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Old 04-04-2022, 10:44 AM
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I have three issues of The SPOTTER, in PDF format below.

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Dave: All 3 of those are the same issue, which I have. But Thanks
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Old 04-04-2022, 11:03 AM
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It looks exactly like the Civil Air Patrol patch . . . I wonder which one came first ?

https://www.vanguardmil.com/product...-rocketry-patch


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Old 04-05-2022, 12:59 PM
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Terry,

I have three issues of The SPOTTER, in PDF format below.

Dave F.



Contests...lots and lots of competition flying. What happened?!?!?!?!?

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Old 04-05-2022, 04:09 PM
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Contests...lots and lots of competition flying. What happened?!?!?!?!?



Rocketeers grew up and didn't "pass along the heritage" to their children and grandchildren.

Then, HPR came along and became "legal" . . . HPR "seduced" adult rocketeers away from Model Rocketry, which led them to see Model Rockets as "toys".

Competition, while never a majority of activity in the NAR, took a huge "hit", especially once HPR rocketeers started viewing Competition as an "inconvenience" or as an "impediment" that took "flying time" away from HPR flying, especially the Duration events.

I miss the "golden era" of Model Rocketry and I am proud to have grown up during it !

PS - I enjoyed "HPR" a lot more, before it was "legal".

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Old 04-06-2022, 07:49 PM
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Rocketeers grew up and didn't "pass along the heritage" to their children and grandchildren.

Then, HPR came along and became "legal" . . . HPR "seduced" adult rocketeers away from Model Rocketry, which led them to see Model Rockets as "toys".

Competition, while never a majority of activity in the NAR, took a huge "hit", especially once HPR rocketeers started viewing Competition as an "inconvenience" or as an "impediment" that took "flying time" away from HPR flying, especially the Duration events.

I miss the "golden era" of Model Rocketry and I am proud to have grown up during it !

PS - I enjoyed "HPR" a lot more, before it was "legal".

Dave F.


My HPR was more by-my-self-outlaw. I built one that used 2 F100's in strap on boosters with an F7 in the main rocket. Later on I had 3 F100's on the booster lighting off an F7 on the second stage. Then I got married and started having kids......
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