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http://www.modelaircraft.org/amaconvention/convention2005.pdf

Large "hobby show" as well as convention and Model Rockets will be there.

For the last several years, the show management has worked with Quest to provide 'make-it & take-it' rockets. The 'make-it & take-it' booth is staffed by Southern California Rocket Association members.

This year there are supposed to be 2 categories for Model Rockets in the static model competition with cash prizes. Stay tuned for details.

The show is a great place to pick up seriously discounted tools, adhesives, composite building materials, balsa, plywood (Superior Balsa brings a LARGE truckload and last year it was gone well before the end of the show), and radios/batteries.
 

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Since its on the wrong coast, I'll have to settle for a report. Please take pics on anything exciting.
 

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i wish they'd switch coasts like every year, like one year do the west coast, and the next do the east....that'd be cool. i'd love to see it, but its not worth a 500 dollar round trip flight.:(
 

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Hello,

SCRA (NAR Section 430) will once again staff a booth and provide slave labor for a free Model Rocket Make-It & Take-It at the annual AMA Convention. The convention runs January 7, 8, 9, 2005 and is being held once again at the Ontario CA Convention Center. Last year the crowd was about 50% larger than previous years in Pasadena. (This show was formerly known as the IMS until the AMA bought it).
http://www.modelaircraft.org/05amaconvention.asp

Feel free to bring a few dozen club members or scouts to build free rockets. AMA worked with Quest to provide the free models and I think we're using Starhawks again this year.

There will be Model Rocket categories in the static model competition with CASH PRIZES. Last year the cash prizes were $300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place in each category - hopefully they will be the same. See flyer for details:
http://www.modelaircraft.org/amaconvention/staticinfo.pdf

Even though there are no Model Rocket companies signed up as exhibitors at this point in time there are a lot of other manufacturers and retailers of interest to rocketry folks who will be there. It's a great place to load up on adhesives, wood (LOTS of wood), composite airframe building materials, batteries, tools, radio equipment, etc. In the past they even had an electroluminescent flat panel light company which would be of interest to anyone doing night launching.

-Fred Shecter NAR 20117
 
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