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Old 06-05-2019, 11:12 AM
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I'm going to attend NARAM-61, first time ever attending a NARAM. Anyone have advice, perspectives, tips, what to watch for, etc. for a NARAM newbie? I signed up for sport flying and the banquet. I also am doing the A Boost Glider Duration for the free contest event, not really into doing contests, but thought what the heck, I don't usually do boost gliders, so why not challenge myself with something different.

Anyone here going? Should we have a Ye Olde Rocket Forum meetup?
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:31 PM
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Tim,

NARAM is a nice place to fly rockets and meet other people into the hobby. Bring some extra cash with you as there will be vendors there (like Pem Tech), no shipping charges! There is always a lot to do even if you are just a there to fly sport like me. I enjoy going to the R&D presentations for the competitions; there is always something new to learn from these talks. I especially enjoy going to the Cannon Auction and bidding on rocketry related items, you never know what you might find (scheduled for Friday August 2 from 7:00 pm Ė 9:00 pm at the Horizon Convention Center Shafer Hall at the Marriott Courtyard in Muncie, IN.). If the weather is bad for flying you can always attend the local attractions nearby.

I typically attend NARAM during the week after the weekend crowd has subsided. I have been at the Muncie International Aeromodeling Center site. There is ample parking, nicely maintained site with bleachers for observers and porta potty's. For the low power sport range be prepared to launch from a blacktop surface near an outdoor pavilion, hard landings, roof landings and road rash are common occurrences. For high power, the pads are on an adjacent grassy area and due to the smaller size of the field the FAA clearance is to 6,000′ AGL, with K motor limit.
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:10 AM
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Thanks for the information. Blacktop and roofs huh, that will influence what rockets I bring for sure. I'm about 2 hours from Muncie, so I'm fortunate for my first NARAM I can adjust fairly reasonably to the conditions and rocket choices. Already scheduled the week off from work.
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:44 PM
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Here is an aerial tour of the site . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6SfDuzYm-E

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Old 06-06-2019, 03:09 PM
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And here is a map of the IAC: https://www.modelaircraft.org/syste...0Site%20Map.pdf

According to the NARAM-61 web site the sport range will be set up on Site 1 with the mid-power pads on the control line circles (blacktop). The low-power pads will be off the south edge of the paved area and the high power pads north of it. https://www.nar.org/site/naram-61-r...ld/sport-field/ Presuming winds take the models away from the spectator area they ought to land in grass, mostly.

The contest range will be set up in Site 3, and the two large R/C runways will provide a paved landing opportunity for contest models which land north and west of the pads if they donít go far. https://www.nar.org/site/naram-61-r.../contest-range/
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