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Anything interesting happen at NARCON ?
anyone?

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Gus wrote:

Yes - absolutely everything was interesting at NARCON, except the long lines at the Milwaukee airport
Dale Greene
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Dale Greene wrote:

Anyone ELSE?
Anyone?
Anyone?
Bueller?
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Lee was very interesting
Bunny was very vocal in town hall.
Matt's story was entertaining.
Seminars were informative.
Cocktails in the Lounge with Old Friends, Priceless.
Cranny Dane.
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Cranny Dane wrote:

and quite animated....
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Cranny Dane wrote:

Beerlofting in the lobby was pretty much fun also. The Marriot staff was very tolerant of the noise and the glass-topped table survived a record SECOND straight year! Good times!
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ground shaking interesting? no.
generally interesting yes.
did the parachute, UFFO, camera rocket, section care, matt steele, and other stuff.
spent all my money to the point of wondering if I could drive to work the next day (low on gas)
still should have brought more money.
forgot my swimsuit at the hotel when I left. oh well....
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writes:

I had another great time at NARCON. My hat's off to the whole WOOSH gang for pulling off three great conventions.
It was great to see both Lee and Matt, and to hear their stories. I brought a table full of Centuri memorabilia for the old rocketeer gathering, and had Lee autograph several items for me.
Bunny was rather animated while discussing the BATFE situation inthe town hall meeting. He rightly pointed out that the latest court ruling leaves them between a rock and a hard place. Also discussed were the recent changes to the HPR safety code.
I went to Brent and Dean's router session. They had nice jigs for cutting centering rings and for making fin slots on an inexpensive router table. Not for Bertha sized rockets, but the way to go for HPR.
I attended Ted's discussion of the safety comittee report, along with Warren's talk on how they run HPR launches at JSC and deal with all their restrictions.
Michael Wolff's talk about the Mars Rovers was cool. Except for the video snafu that prevented us from seeing the 3D images, it was a neat talk. Some may remember my old friend Geoff Landis, who was also part of the rover team at JPL.
Peter Alway gave an interesting talk about the soviet moon program.
I ran into Tater Sunday morning, on the other side of the room inthe NAR section panel. Got some tips there to put into use at both of our sections here.
The two sessions I presented were in the two right-after-lunch slots. Lee returned on Saturday for the old rocketeers gathering inthe manufacturer room. I wasn't the only one who had him autograph stuff. I WAS the only one with the big LJ2 that I had him autograph, along with a Mini-Max motor and a catalog.
Sunday afternoon I closed out the weekend giving my talk on advanced construction techniques for competition models. The session was surprisingly well attended considering that half the participants left by lunchtime.
The mark of a good convention was how many people were disappointed that they couldn't get to all of the sessions they wanted to attend. There were several times I had to pick between 2 (or in one case four) sessions I wanted to attend. Worse, there were a couple sessions I wanted to attend at the same time as the 2 sessions I led.
Hit Bobby Nelsons cheese shop on the way home. Not as big as Mars next door, but all they carry is the local stuff fromthe local farmers. My daughter is the 4th generation of Kaplows to shop there.
Finally, the hotel was definitely NOT a Ramada. In fact it was WAY too nice for a rocket event. It almost seemed a waste, since we never got to use any of the facilites other than the room. We'd have been just as happy in a Super-8.
--
Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L >>> To reply, there's no internet on Mars (yet)! <<<
Kaplow Klips & Baffle: http://nira-rocketry.org/Document/MayJun00.pdf
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Hummph ;)
I have enjoyed the fact that 4+ star hotel was used for three years for a rocket event.
Myself and others used plenty of their facilities besides the room.
A fireplace in the lounge really adds touch as well.
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