REPORTS

NIRCON 2017

White Paper on the Rocket Range of the Future;  Kerry Quinn's notes on setting up an advanced rocket range.

The slides from Kerry's presentation

2011 launch Top 10 Fliers List

This is strictly a quantity list, not a quality list. These folks have had the most launches for the 2011 season:

RANK

MEMBER

Total Flights

1

Ed Chess

43

2

Bob Kaplow

22

3

James Kalemis

18

4

Mark Bundick

13

5

Jeff Hallett

11

6

John Yuill

11

7

Peter Welter

11

8

Matt Pankava

9

9

Maverick Penkava

9

10

John Kohler

7

 

NARCON 2010

Kerry Quinn did a talk on OpenRocket at NARCON.  He was kind enough to send me a copy of his presentation.  He also presented a software tool he created that will produce graphics files of templates for fins, transition sections and alignment guides out of OpenRocket.  There are 3 files you need here and example of the result. 

A sample of what the software can do, using our very own summer flying field. Presentation for NARCON

ORutils.txt an intro and directions 

orutil.py source code 

ORutils_32_h.zip 32-bit windows application 

allin.htm sample output 

Flight Stats

If you are interested in some launch statistics, here are some from our launch seasons:

2010 Flight Statistics - Member flight by result through August

2009 Flight Statistics - Member flight by result through November

2009 Flight Statistics - by launch date through August

2008 Flight Statistics - Member flight Rank

2008 Flight Statistics - Flights with failure types

2007 vs. 2006 Motor and Failure Stats

2007 vs. 2006 Flyer stats

FVR 2006 Flight Stats

Launch Reports

August 14, 2010 at Kishwaukee Park in Woodstock, IL

July 10, 2010 at Kishwaukee Park in Woodstock, IL

April 18, 2009 at Hughes Seed Farm in Woodstock, IL

September 20, 2008 at Raintree in Woodstock, IL

September 06, 2008 Richard Bong Rec area Kansasville, WI - a WOOSH launch

July 12, 2008 at Raintree in Woodstock, IL

November 11, 2007 at the Stephen's Farm in Marengo, IL

October 08, 2006 at the Stephen's Farm in Marengo, IL

September 24, 2006 at Raintree in Woodstock, IL

August 13, 2006 at Raintree in Woodstock, IL

NARAM-48, 2006

July 10, 2006 at Raintree in Woodstock, IL

June 11, 2006 at ?Raintree? in Woodstock, IL

Presentations

Design vs. Reality  Jeff Hallett presented his learnings from his Level II flight at our January 2010 meeting.

GooneyBird Rockets Ed Chess gave a presentation at the 2009 NIRACON on these funny little rockets. This is a large powerpoint file.

Saturn Rocket History and Resources Mark Bundick did a presentation at our November 2008 meeting on the famous moon rocket. This article contains links to various Saturn related sites.

Useful Rocketry Software Mark Bundick did a presentation at one of our meetings on helpful (and free...) rocketry software.

NARCON 2007 Kitbashing Presentation Mark Bundick did a presentation at the 2007 NARCON on Kitbashing. Note, this is a 1.4MB file.

Finishing Tips Ed Chess was kind enough to do a presentation on finishing tips.

Meeting Reports

January 08, 2007

September 11, 2006

August 14, 2006

March 26, 2006  Building Session.

Press Coverage

Daily Herald - November 2008 has coverage of our launch at Marengo in November.

Woodstock Independent - September 2007 has a nice article about us.

Northwest Herald - June 2007 has a nice write-up about our June launch - Check out the link!

Other Documents

From the April '06 meeting, a couple of people commented they wanted copies of the FVR logo for either decals or wallpaper. Click here to download a zip file that has a good copy of the logo in GIF format and two wallpapers. Glad everyone thinks the logo is OK.