In This Update:  Rear axle and wheels; FIM Midwheel conversion; Hydraulic jacking system; Nose cone data collection

This Week’s Sponsors

IMSlogo-cmyk r3vA(dark loops) copy  Capture3D-Logo2   metacomp logo

Click on the links above to see some exciting things!

IMS Software Decals Capture3D Decal Metacomp Decal 

 A frosty day, but warm compared to what our friends in the North and East of our country are havimg, as Team NAE turned to for another work party :  Les Holm, Von Armstrong, Ed Shadle, Jason Mitchell,  Scott Robertson, Steve Rima, Keith Zanghi, John Drury, Omar Chramosta

140104c 140104d
Ed Shadle, Les Holm and Scott Robertson Scott Robertson

 A friend of the team for years, Scott Robertson, from Rapp Hydema, came by with his tools of the trade and went right to work installing  hydraulic lines for the new built-in jacking system.  The new lift mechanism will improve safety and greatly reduce the time it takes to put the car on the mobilizer.  It is nearing completion.

140104r
Co-owner Steve Green at Eagle Machine, Inc
140104p 140104q

Les Holm and Ed Shadle travelled North to Canada and Eagle Machine, Inc during the week.  Co-owner Steve Green has been reworking the rear axle and brake rotors and Les loaded them up and brought them back down to the hangar.  

140104a140104b

Today’s work centered mostly on getting the car ready for a trip to Pomona and the Grand National Roadster Show toward the end of the month. The front wheel went back on and the front end was lowered so that work could continue on the mid wheel and rear axle components. 

140104e 140104j
140104m 140104o
140104k
Scott Robertson installs the hydraulic lift valve

While Keith and Les were working on the FIM conversion kit that will be added to the midwheel axle, Scott was bending tubing and laying out hydraulic lines  in the hydraulic compartment.  They will supply the new jacking system.  Jessi Combs will drive the Eagle this June and break the FIM World Land Speed Record.

140104i 140104h

Steve Rima continued work on the data tubes and lines from the nose cone pitot back aft to the data acquisition compartment.

Keith, Jason, Von and Omar were at work, switching out the loading axle for the modified racing axle and assembling the brake and rotor components.

140104l 140104f

Tom Jensen, master machinist, and his friend Ryan, came by.  Tom is doing some take home machining of parts.

140104g
Russ Zanghi, John Drury and Von Armstrong

Our stalwart semi driver, pilot, and all around good guy, John Drury, arrived in time for a hot dog and then pulled the empty semi trailer back to Spanaway Airport.  He will be driving the  semi with a trailer full of jet car down south to Pomona in a couple of weeks. 

The new year is starting out right and the team is looking forward to some good display and information times and to some really fast record setting run times down the line, later in this year of 2014.

 North American Eagle™ Public Display at Grand National Roadster Show!

gnrs-header

Fans living in the Southern California area will get a rare treat and be able to see the North American Eagle™ at the Grand National Roadster Show.  Held at the Pomona Fairgrounds, the 56 foot long Eagle will be onsite January 24th thru the 26th.  Come meet the team and drivers Ed Shadle and Jessi Combs!

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 brand 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.  You can 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 and downloading the update.

 

 iphone5-iOS7 nexus4 
 Download on the App Store Badge US-UK 135x40  GooglePlay

 

Follow us on Twitter @landspeed763

 

ChasingClouds Decal 120519a

  Eric Wittler provides a lot of the website photos.  Visit him at ChasingClouds.net.  Here he is with His Lenovo Laptop