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Old 11-06-2018, 10:51 AM
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Default Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2019 (NIRCON 2019) Saturday, February 9, 2019

What: Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2019 (NIRCON 2019)

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, February 9, 2019. Registration opens at 8:15 AM and convention activities begin at 9:00 AM

Where: Woodstock North High School, Room D-187, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock, IL

Details to follow.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:37 AM
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We're about a month away from the Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2019 (NIRCON 2019). Here's a few updates.

Our confirmed speakers thus far are:

Sather Ranum - Get Out the Laundry: How to Use Deployment Bags
John Ciesiak - Go Straight: Simple Competition Launch Towers from Robotic Structures
Ed Chess - Measure Twice; Cut Once: Scale Model Tips I've Learned
Bob Zurek - Analysis on Cluster Altitude Models
Becky Zurek - "Holy Chutes, Batman!", An R&D Report
Bob Kaplow - The Lates from Bob's Kaplow's New Astron Workshop
Jim Kovac, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador - The Search for Planet 9

Registration opens at 8:15 AM and convention activities begin at 9:00 AM

Where: Woodstock North High School, Room D-187, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock, IL

Google Map Link: https://tinyurl.com/y8yfzq9q

Entry Fee: $0.00, FREE! (Seriously!)

Raffle Tickets: $1 each or six (6) for $5.00. Tons of kits and supplies to win.

Lunch: $7 (Subway sandwich, chips, drink). Other fast food options located near by.

Rocket Display: Bring your best birds to show the rest of the world. People’s Choice ballots handed out to all participants to vote on “Best in Show”! There will be a special classs for Saturn models of any type, including non-flying, and "Best Junior (18 and under) Model".

Come join the Fox Valley Rocketeers for a day of sport rocketry fun!
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:37 AM
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Bunny,

Sorry I can't make it this year but looks like a great lineup.

Really had a good time at the last one I went to and heartily encourage anyone who can make it to go. Really fun and interesting.

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Old 01-10-2019, 12:25 PM
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I’d love to attend. I was fortunate to attend NSL and NARAM in 2018. We are selling our home and moving closer to kids/grandkids. That will consume our time this year.
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For folks that live in IN/IL/WI, this is a worthwhile conference. I know I'll be there. Just need to decide which Saturn to bring!
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:22 AM
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The speaker list for the Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference is now complete:

Becky Zurek - "Holy Chutes, Batman!", An R&D Report
Bob Kaplow - The Latest from Bob's Kaplow's New Astron Workshop
Bob Zurek - Maximizing the Altitude of Models Using Clusters
Carl Riley - Foamboard RC Gliders
Dan Wolf - Altimeters - Where we are with Barometric Pressure Sensor Types and What is On the Horizon.
Dave Miller - View from Zenith: Inside Peek at Sirius Rocketry
Ed Chess - Measure Twice; Cut Once: Scale Model Tips I've Learned
Jim Kovac - The Search for Planet 9
John Ciesiak - Go Straight: Simple Competition Launch Towers from Robotic Structures
Sather Ranum - Get Out The Laundry: How to Use Deployment Bags
Tom Disch - Pop! Goes the Rocket: Pistons Demystified
Tony Lentini - Accidental Camouflage

Come join us on Saturday, February 9!

http://www.foxvalleyrocketeers.org/...19-nircon-2019/
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Wow, there are quite a few of those I'd like to hear/see. I don't suppose any of those presentations will be available afterward, will they?
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:48 AM
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Wow, there are quite a few of those I'd like to hear/see. I don't suppose any of those presentations will be available afterward, will they?


We're just a little local convention, and I'm not planning on getting anything from the presenters.

Sorry!
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Bunny,

OK.....maybe I'll have to bug a couple of them myself directly, since I'm not exactly local.
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GuyNoir, I'm curious how long has this Fox Valley Rocketeers been around? I grew up in McHenry County but don't remember hearing about them. Maybe I'll have to check it out someday when I'm back visiting my parents.
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