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GuyNoir 11-22-2019 04:36 PM

Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2020 (NIRCON 2020), Saturday, March 14, 2020
 
What: Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2020 (NIRCON 2020)

A one day convention modeled on NAR’s national NARCON event with speakers, rocket display with “People’s Choice” voting for best model, and a prize raffle, sponsored by the Fox Valley Rocketeers (FVR), NAR Section #683.

When: Saturday, March 14, 2020. (Moved later than normal due to schedule conflicts among FVR members). Registration opens at 8:15 AM and convention activities begin at 9:00 AM

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 2018 North Route 47, Woodstock, IL (Moved due to lack of space at Woodstock North High School).

Google Map Link: https://tinyurl.com/tptpo46

Entry Fee: COMPLETELY FREE!

Raffle Tickets / Lunch:
• $7 – Lunch: Sandwich, chips and drink
• $10 – Lunch AND 4 raffle tickets
• Additional Raffle Tickets $1 / Six for $5

Workshops: (subject to change):
• Standard Sled Designs for Rocket Electronics - Sather Ranum
• Refurbish Your Fleet - Mike Moran
• Gimbaling Your Scale Model - Guy Gehlhausen
• Superroc Stiffness Analysis - Bob Zurek

Rocket Display: “People’s Choice” awards for both Adult and Best Junior (under 18) Model Bring your best birds to show the rest of the world your rocketry skill.

Come join the Fox Valley Rocketeers for a day of sport rocketry fun!

GuyNoir 03-04-2020 09:49 PM

Our speaker schedule is now set:

Standard Sled Designs for Rocket Electronics - Sather Ranum
Recovery With Trackers or "Jungles, Lions, Tigers and Bears" - Scott Goebel
Rocketry and Lightning Safety - Tony Lentini
The WOOSH Air Rockets System - Walt Evans
Simple Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Hacks to Assist your Next Launch - John Cieslak
Return to Jupiter: NASA's Juno Mission - William Higgins
Refurbish Your Fleet - Mike Moran
Superroc Stiffness Analysis - Bob Zurek
Gimbling Your Scale Model - Guy Gehlhausen
Razor Plane: It's Not For Shaving - Bob Kaplow

jeffyjeep 03-05-2020 08:41 AM

Looks like a good lineup! I definitely need razor plane training--I truly suck at using one. That's why I've had to get so good at doing built-up fins.

I'll bring my razor plane, blades, balsa and basswood pieces, and a tourniquet.

See you there!

tbzep 03-05-2020 11:37 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffyjeep
I definitely need razor plane training--I truly suck at using one.

Five o'clock shadow? :D

LeeR 03-05-2020 11:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffyjeep
Looks like a good lineup! I definitely need razor plane training--I truly suck at using one. That's why I've had to get so good at doing built-up fins.

I'll bring my razor plane, blades, balsa and basswood pieces, and a tourniquet.

See you there!


I recently used my David Combi hand plane. It’s the tool John Boren of Estes uses. I’ve had it for a couple years, but it gets very little use. I’m trying to change that. At this point, I can use it to “very roughly” do some profiling or tapering. I still do the bulk of the work by hand sanding. I have several Great Planes sanding tools for hand sanding. The biggest issue I have is trying to hold a relatively small piece of balsa stationary while using the plane. Taping the balsa down does help.

Hope the presentation provides some useful techniques.

jeffyjeep 03-05-2020 11:40 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by tbzep
Five o'clock shadow? :D


Naa, I'm not Pinocchio. :D

PaulK 03-08-2020 09:05 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffyjeep
Looks like a good lineup! I definitely need razor plane training--I truly suck at using one. That's why I've had to get so good at doing built-up fins.

I'll bring my razor plane, blades, balsa and basswood pieces, and a tourniquet.

See you there!
A bunch of us from WOOSH will be attending. Do bring one of your creations for the People's Choice - I'd like to see your handiwork up close.

jeffyjeep 03-08-2020 09:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulK
A bunch of us from WOOSH will be attending. Do bring one of your creations for the People's Choice - I'd like to see your handiwork up close.


Oh yes. I’ll be bringing a NICE one.

jeffyjeep 03-12-2020 06:00 PM

I’m assuming it’s still on?

A Fish Named Wallyum 03-13-2020 05:13 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffyjeep
I’m assuming it’s still on?

No. https://www.oldrocketforum.com/show...5659#post235659


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