In this update: Burien Boys come to Parkland. Lenovo unveils new ultra thin ThinkPad X1 Family.

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With half the month gone in 2016 the team met once again in preparation for an upcoming test session.  Ken Broyles, Lars Pedersen, Andrew Kirk, Jason Mitchell, Keith Zanghi, Les Holm and Ed Shadle came together for a very successful weekend.  Von Armstrong was working virtual from home.

                  Steve Nolan, Ed Shadle, Larry Dowty, Dick St John and Sean Dowty
                                               Larry Dowty and his grandson Sean
                                                      Ed and Ani
                                        Ani gives us her best roller coaster pose!

The North American Eagle™ team had a lot of visitors this weekend.  The original Burien Boys racing team stopped by the shop.  Long time friends of Keith, Steve Nolan, Larry Dowty and Dick St. John stopped by to see the Eagle.  The team gave the  drag racers a complete tour of the Eagle’s hangar.  Another visitor was Ani, a co-worker of Keith.

                                                  Lars Pedersen drilling some holes
Jason fills the brake lines with DOT 5 hydraulic fluid
 Ken Broyles safety wires the front spindles

Despite  all the vistors today, the team was able to get some work done.  The front wheel was installed, as was the parking brake.  The entire system was functional tested.  Earlier in the week, Lars was milling shims so that the brake caliper would align with the rotor.  Everything on  the Eagle is custom made.

Microsoft WPC 2015 Keynote: NAE starts at 30:56.  See Brandyn Bayes on stage with Microsoft CEO Satya Nedella.

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New Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Family

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At this years consumer electronic show everyone was talking about the incredible new ThinkPad X1 family of computers from Lenovo. Take a look at this super thin and light weight power house.


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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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Eric Wittler’s images were used in the Microsoft Ignite booth in Chicago.