In This Update: Rear axle load cell; Steering box platform; Nose cone bulkhead plate

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 Team NAE rainy day sign in: Lars Pedersen, Steve Rima, Andrew Luck, Von Armstrong, Britney Freer, Keith Zanghi, Steve Wallace, Les Holm

The team to-do list has been shortened considerably, major items accomplished, and now we find there is time to refine and add new features that will improve operations.

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 Lars went to work right off this morning, bringing in parts that he fabricated at home and continuing here at the hangar.  His idea; fashion a new platform that will better balance and stabilize the 500 lb+ steering box when it is removed from and inserted into its steering compartment.  The box is out now, modifications underway.  When last removed, it was a chore that obviously needed improvement.  The new platform will be ready and able when the box is jacked back up into place.

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        PCB Piezotronics strain gauges are very accurate
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Another work in process is installing a new load cell on the rear axle that essentially gathers data from newly installed strain gauges and then determines the weight load on the rear wheels; and also senses if and when the rear wheels are off the running surface.  Wallace, Rima, and Keith were all over this today.  The PCB Piezotronics strain gauges are so accurate that they can measure the deflection of a cup of coffee sitting on the massive rear axle!

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Between prowling the work areas with eagle eyes, Crew Chief Les Holm got in some bench time, fabricating a new cover plate for the nose cone bulkhead.

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 A new level of support from Lenovo is changing the landscape in our operations.  In the very near future, the Landspeed.com website will be residing on servers on loan from Lenovo.  A new ThinkStation will now be hosting all the content from the website, and provide storage for our engineering and intellectual property needs.

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 Lenovo is heavily embedded into our daily operations, with ThinkPads and ThinkStations providing support for website production, engineering consisting of mechanical and structural analysis and aerodynamic capabilities.  

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Mobile Apps Keep Improving!

 We like to keep introducing new features for all of our mobile users, but sometimes it’s important to give it a new look as well.  We are excited to announce that NAE Mobile 3.1 for iOS is now available!  It has a new interface that looks absolutely incredible.  The update also includes support for the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.  We highly recommend that you upgrade to iOS 7 so that you can take full advantage of this update.  Download the app by clicking on the App Store logo below.

For all of our Android users, we have released an updated version of NAE Mobile, which now includes Android 4.4 KitKat Compatibility!  You can download the update by going to the Google Play Store.

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