In this Update:  Rear axle modifications; Data systems; Lunch is served; Team briefing


Today’s Featured Sponsors

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A nice turnout of team members today:  Les Holm, Von Armstrong, Keith Zanghi, Steve Wallace, Chris Greene, Rich Pengelley, Omar Chramosta, Sam Yellowbird, Bernard McVay, Corey Dawson and Dave Selby.

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Work centered on two main projects this Saturday; Keith, Les, and Chris spent the day on the continuing design and fabrication of the newly modified rear axle support components. Relocation and strengthening of struts and their fastening points involves careful consideration and precise measurements.  It also requires staying within the guidelines presented by our team aerodynamisists.  All things considered, it is not an easy task nor one which can be considered lightly.


Steve Wallace programming the National Instruments Data Aquisition System

The  updated data acquisition system with  new circuitry provided by National Instruments is being installed and system checked by Steve Wallace.  His laptop was humming all day.


Mark Moore with his daughters Samantha and Brooke, and niece Opal

High point of today’s work party:  Mark Moore, our loyal sponsor from Uremet Corporationarrived in his spanking new red Jeep Wrangler, loaded with lunch for the crew and some delightful passengers.  Uremet Corporation manufactures wheels for over 75% of the world’s roller coaster and amusement car rides.  Some 400 parks world wide run on Urement wheels.

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Mark’s daughter, Brooke, served up Mark’s homemade chili and cornbread.  Her cousin Opal Moore and sister Samantha Smart, kept Brooke company and took the tour with Keith as tour guide.  We think they enjoyed it.  We know that it was a tasty treat for Team NAE.  Big thank you from the team.

Keith gave a brief update to team members on the status of current projects and test sessions.

 Ping Fu on PBS

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Ping Fu on PBS Tavis Smiley Show Jan 30, 2013


Ping Fu on Boomberg TV Jan 4, 2013


Inside Look at Geomagic and 3D Printing.  Bloomberg TV Jan 7, 2012

Long time sponsor on the North American Eagle™ is Geomagic Software.  Ping Fu, CEO is on a nation wide book tour and was on TV agiain!  Click on the images above for the broadcasts.  3D Systems has announced the purchase of Geomagic Software and Ping was on the show to talk about it. As if that weren’t enough, travelers flying on Southwest Airlines this month can reach into their seat pocket for Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine  and read about Ping in the Business Lesson page.  It is  great to be Ping!

CFD Webinar now on YouTube!


Click on the YouTube link above to watch the webinar

If you missed the live webinar on Wednesday November 7th, you can now watch it on YouTube.  Sponsored by Pointwise Software and CEI EnSight Software, listen to NAE’s aerodynamicist Darren Grove, along with Chris Sideroff, PhD from Pointwise and Kevin Coburn from CEI, talk about the Computation Fluid Dynamic studies taking place on the North American Eagle.™
The webinar is highly technical with a target audience in the aerospace industry, but non-technical viewers should be able to follow along and gain insight into the highly complex North American Eagle™ project.
About the Graphic: Metacomp CFD++ solution of the North American Eagle @ 700 MPH with design cycle 1 fairings. Composite image showing unstructured viscous mesh generated with Pointwise, overlaid by stream-wise velocity on ground & symmetry planes, vehicle surfaces colored by pressure and near surface streamlines using EnSight post-processing software.

Ping Fu, Founder and CEO of Geomagic,  has a new book


Ping Fu (next to Ed) and her sister Hong – Their story in a new book, Bend, Not Break.

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Bend, Not Break depicts a journey from imprisonment to freedom, and from the dogmatic anticapitalism of Mao’s China to the high-stakes, take-no-prisoners world of technology start-ups in the United States. It is a tribute to one woman’s courage in the face of cruelty and a valuable lesson on the enduring power of resilience.

Get Connected with NAE Mobile Apps

NAE mobile Apps now support the entire iOS and Droid Platforms…and they’re free!


iPhone 5 App is now available. Click on the photo above to download the App


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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Eric Wittler With His Lenovo Laptop

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