In this update: Loading ramps revisited; Trailer unloaded; Ed briefs the team on upcoming test session.
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Work crew today included: Jeremiah Avery, Von Armstrong, Ed Shadle, Keith Zanghi, Chris Greene, Rich Pengelley, John Drury, Omar Chramosta, and John Winchester.
Problem free load/unload operations are vital to overall success of test runs and display venues. Moving the six plus tons of North American Eagle™ is no small task and everything must go right. We have recently modified the loading ramp stand to present a lower angle of travel in and out of the trailer. This has worked well. Today the crew went back to work on the loading ramps. Bottom straps were cut off and ground down to provide a smoother sliding surface when the ramps are manually pulled out of and reloaded into the trailer. Additional support plates were welded into the bottom interior of the ramp structure.
The trailer was pretty well emptied of remaining equipment. The nose cone was unloaded and carted back into the hangar. The massive running axle was unloaded and reinstalled on the Eagle while the travel axle went back into the trailer.
Looking forward to our October test runs, Ed briefed the team on plans and tasks to be accomplished between now and then; all based on final approval by the Bureau of Land Management . We are hoping for a quick decision so that team members can arrange their schedules. Our unpaid volunteers must give up their vacation time and adjust family activities in order to continue our drive toward a world land speed record. Ed, Alex and Cameron Shadle were able to visit the Alvord Desert during their Bonneville Salt Week attendence. The running surface is ideal, the logistics involved in such a remote location is challenging, and Team NAE is ready to go.
Capture 3D Measurement Innovation Show August 21-23
Ed Shadle and Keith Zanghi will be among the featured speakers at Capture 3D Measurement Innovation Conference in Costa Mesa CA this week. The show will run between August 21st and 23rd. They will be showing the attendees how we use Capture 3D Tools to achieve our goal of breaking the 763 mph world land speed record. It will also be a good time to meet with our long time sponsors: Ecliptic Enterprises and Uremet Corporation.
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New iOS App
Android smartphone users have been using the NAE™ App for several months. Now iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users can download the free app! Read all the updates, and view photos and video from your smartphone.
International Manufacturing Technology Show September 10-15
Team North American Eagle™ will be headed on the road again this September 10th through the 15th as they make an appearance at the IMTS 2012 Show in Chicago IL. Ed, Keith, and Steve Green will be appearing in the Geomagic Software and IMS Software booths during the show. Below is the giant 8 ft high by 17 ft long banner that will be hanging in the IMS Software Booth! Along with our 7 foot model and 55 inch LED screens blasting out NAE video; the three will be on-hand to sign autographs and answer questions. Look for more information in the near future.
New Lenovo Video
Lenovo recently released a new video featuring the North American Eagle™ . The NAE™ scenes were edited by Steve Wallace. Team NAE™ uses Lenovo ThinkStations and ThinkPad for aerodynamic and engineering analysis. Click on the photo below and watch this exciting video!
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