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Using The Forum Software

Hints, Tips, and Tutorials about using the Forum Software.

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Auction for BurritoBandito

A collection of auctions for a fundraiser for BurritoBandito

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Discussion of low to high power rocketry.

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Discussion of Pyrotechnics related Chemistry.

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Tools and Tooling

Discussion of the tools required for our hobby

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Safety precautions/procedures and equipment. Consequences and mishaps.

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Newbie Questions

A lightly moderated section for our less experienced members.

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Random Discussion & Chat

Random threads and topics that do not pertain to the other sections.

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Pyrotechnic events and event reports

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Circuitry, components, wiring, and construction of various electronic devices.

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Spudguns, Air Cannons, etc.

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Pyrotechnics Compositions

Compilation of tried and tested pyrotechnic compositions submitted by members of the APC forum.

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Member Tutorials

Tutorials on "Everything Pyrotechnics". High-Explosives-related info forbidden here. Read the stickied rules before posting!

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Competition information.

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Aerial Shell Competition

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Cake/Mine Competition

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Rocket Competition

Submit your rockets for the competition here.

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Wheel Competition

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