(snip for brevity's sake)
With this latest flap in the lawsuit over engines, I wonder which
magazine will go under first? With it being more difficult to obtain
HP propellant/motors it will be more difficult to interest any new BARs
to take up the hobby again. A certain group of kids will still do LPR
and MPR but I believe there is a risk that HPR will wither and the
industries that support it will suffer too. How many magazines are
there now? There is the NAR and Tripoli magazines and a couple of others?
I stand corrected. If someone is in NAR and gets the nice NAR
magazine what is the chance they'll spend money (especially a kid)
on another magazine? I'd be worried about coming out with a rocketry
periodical at this time. If the lawsuit would have been over, cripes
groups could have advertised heavily to get folks out to launches and
created more interest. The big stuff is what gets one's attention.
With engine availability iffy for HPR, it will be hard to convince
someone to join the hobby if the larger rockets is what interests them.
The guy who 'launched' the magazine explained his target demographic on The
He seemed to know what he was doing and how to market the magazine.
You seem to assume that it will only be marketed and sold to hardcore rocket
will subscribe for delivery by mail.
I don't think that is what he said.
Why don't you contact them and tell them what they are doing wrong and what they
doing to stay in business?
-Fred (I subscribed) Shecter NAR 20117
NARs magazine is a member benefit, and covers all phases of the hobby. It
will not be affected by the lawsuit. Unless the NAR membership takes a nose
dive, in which case it will again scale back costs, cut color, etc.
TRA hasn't had a magazine of its own for a decade.
Speaking of which, is HPR magazine still in business, or did they die when
finally removed from life support?
LAUNCH seems to be targeted broadly enough that a drop in HPR activity
shouldn't hurt it.
If any one suffers, it's likely to be Extreme Rocketry...
Get with the times Bob. TRA dumped HPR about a year and a half ago.
It has been OOP for quite some time now. A little over a year ago,a
new TRA Official magazine called Rockets Magazine came into being. I
think I just got my 4th issue. I think it's a great magazine. They
don't have any of the charastics of ER that I have bitched about in
BTW everything (I remember) related to TRA that you ever complained
about is no longer an issue. Its time for you to come back to the
dark side. ;-)
Perhaps there hasn't been much HPR coverage yet, but I believe the
publisher intends to have a fair, broad coverage of all hobby rocketry.
I mean, they've only got one issue out ... isn't it a little premature
to judge the book by its rather new cover?
I was not judging the intended content by the magazine.
I was repeating what I thought the publisher stated FLAT OUT on The Rocketry
Have you read his statements?
If he has changed his mind since then, I am unaware of that.
"The Rocketry Forum: it's more than a blank white page"
-Fred Shecter NAR 20117
"We will be an LPR magazine for the most part?and we view ourselves as a
complement to Sport Rocketry. We will touch on high power at times, but
not in the depth of Extreme Rocketry and Rockets."
This doesn't say there will be no HPR coverage in Launch.