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Old 06-09-2020, 09:24 AM
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Default Announcing a Virtual NARAM!

With the postponement of NARAM-62, we won’t be able to get together in person this summer. We can, however, “virtually” get together via a postal contest. We are hosting this unofficial event for NAR members to provide a fun opportunity to practice our competition skills on the events that will be held at NARAM next year.

We are also planning to hold an online Manufacturers’ Forum. With the NAR already planning to host a Town Hall meeting, together we will be covering, in some fashion, a number of NARAM activities.

The postal contest will be an easy going, completely unofficial activity featuring all six NRC events plus 1/2A Flexwing Duration, Sport Scale and C SuperRoc Altitude (downgraded from NARAM’s D SRA to accommodate smaller fields). Participants can fly between 10-Jul-2020 and 23-Aug-2020.

We’ve tweaked the rules for the purpose of this Virtual NARAM:
You can time your own models and process your own altimeter readings.
The return rule on duration events is waived (like NRC)
Time the whole flight (unlike NRC, so no max’s, this eliminates the multiple ties for 1st we could get with the NRC process).
No need to register the launch as an NRC launch. Although, if you fly at a formal NRC event, the flights can count for both. You can fly as often as you like.

Complete details here: https://www.nar.org/site/virtual-naram/

These days, many clubs can’t hold organized launches, but individuals, households, or small groups can go out and do this, if you have a field you can use.

Don Carson and Chris Flanigan will be the contest directors for this postal contest. Contact them at fulldec2001@yahoo.com and ccflanigan@alum.mit.edu regarding questions or suggestions about this contest.

We hope this helps our community enjoy some of the fun of a NARAM, and perhaps we will reach some who have never participated in our Annual Meet.
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Old 06-09-2020, 11:04 PM
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Don, and Chris F,

Thanks for doing the Virtual NARAM.
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:26 PM
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Default Virtual NARAM Update - June 16, 2020

Interested contestants are encouraged to send an email to Don Carson (fulldec2001@yahoo.com) and/or Chris Flanigan (ccflanigan@alum.mit.edu) so we can add you to the growing list of participants.

The Sport Scale rules have been better defined to fit a postal contest.

Did you notice that we are offering cash prizes for 1st through 4th place in each division in every event?

• 1st place – Grant ($50)
• 2nd place – Jackson ($20)
• 3rd place – Hamilton ($10)
• 4th place – Lincoln ($5)

Sweet!

Complete details can be found at: https://www.nar.org/site/virtual-naram/
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Old 06-16-2020, 10:00 PM
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Due to my job, I've never been able to attend a NARAM or NARCON. This could be my first! Sort of.
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Old 06-17-2020, 09:10 AM
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Due to my job, I've never been able to attend a NARAM or NARCON. This could be my first! Sort of.


That would be great, give it a go!

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Old 06-17-2020, 06:45 PM
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Don, and Chris F,

Thanks for doing the Virtual NARAM.


You are most welcome, George! I hope you are going to participate.

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Old 06-24-2020, 11:04 AM
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Default Virtual NARAM Update June 24, 2020 – Getting Close

It's 2 weeks and 2 days until the opening of the launch window for the Virtual NARAM on July 10. The launch window will remain open until August 23. An online Manufacturer’s Forum and Town Hall are being planned for the original NARAM week. Complete details can be found at: https://www.nar.org/site/virtual-naram/

If you're thinking about participating or would like more information, send an email to Don Carson (fulldec2001@yahoo.com) and/or Chris Flanigan (ccflanigan@alum.mit.edu) and include your NAR number. There is no cost to sign up.

Time to finish (or start) building!
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:38 PM
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Default Virtual NARAM Update – June 30, 2020

T-10 days and counting down to the opening of the Launch Window for the Virtual NARAM/2020 contest.

Still have questions about this Virtual NARAM thing? We’ve added a new FAQ page on the website or you can send Don or Chris an email. Complete contest details can be found at: https://www.nar.org/site/virtual-naram/

We’ve also added a Virtual NARAM/2020 photo album on the NAR Facebook page for you to add your own pictures of Virtual NARAM activities – models, launches, people, etc. Show us what you are building now for the contest! When you put them in the album, they will still show up in the main Discussion feed, just like a regular post.

If you're thinking about participating or would like more information, send an email to Don Carson (fulldec2001@yahoo.com) and/or Chris Flanigan (ccflanigan@alum.mit.edu) and include your NAR number. There is no cost to sign up.
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Old 07-07-2020, 09:47 AM
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Default Virtual NARAM Update – July 7, 2020

T-3 days to the opening of the launch window this Friday, July 10!

It is as easy as 1-2-3 to participate:

1. Starting as soon as July 10, go fly any of the Virtual NARAM events you like (following the Rules we’ve laid out)
2. Email your results to Chris Flanigan, include your NAR# if you haven’t already given it to us. Here is what and where to send
3. Check Results to see that we posted your flights correctly. Voila!

Extras:

• Repeat as often as you like to improve your score
• Post some pics on the NAR Virtual NARAM Photo Album
• Something crazy happen? Send a BMQF nomination to Chad Ring(ring@psci.net).
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Old 07-07-2020, 10:44 AM
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I suggest making the approved altimeters easier to find, I really had to dig to find them.
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