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Reporting in on this Saturday workday in Parkland: Ed Shadle, Les Holm, Steve Rima, Von Armstrong, Lars Pedersen, Steve Wallace, Andrew Luck, Brandyn Bayes, Brittney Freer, Chris Greene, Omar Chramosta, Jackson Kinney and Keith Zanghi

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A friend and coworker of Keith, Scott Thompson was a guest today.  He was impressed with his first close up look at the Eagle.  His remarks were much the same as many other visitors.  Picures don’t capture the size and scope of the 56 Ft. long North American Eagle™.  It definitely makes a statement when seen for real.

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Today’s projects pretty much took up where they were left off last week.  Wallace and Rima spent the day verifying data gathered last Saturday and then took a different approach in taking weight measurements from the load sensors installed along the length of the fuselage.  Data will be compared and analyzed for a complete look at weight distribution on our 6+ton jet car.

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Brandyn Bayes is on spring break from his University of Washington classes and was busy setting up our in house computer system.  He fired up the new Lenovo on site server and began the task of transferring files from several lap top computers currently in use into our new stand alone system.  Britney Freer has been working hard on her senior paper.  We know she is going to get an A+

                            Keith and David Fiola inspect the repaired inlet covers

 Long time friend of the project, David Fiola completed some outside work on the two air intake cover frames and brought them in today.  Nice work!

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Ed, Les, Lars and Chris went to work running down a problem with the hydraulic carriage assembly in the semi trailer. The left side tracking mechanism is hanging up and causing some problems when in operation.  A replacement part or an overhaul is on the todo list.  Les smoothed the welds on the inlet covers in preparation for powder coating.  Jackson painted some more ground support equipment  that Lars has been building during the week.  The rectangular box above fits in the floor jack and is designed to lift the front wheel into position.  This will be a big safety improvement and expedite the process.  Ed, Lars, and possibly other team members will soon be taking a long and quick trip down south to survey lakebed conditions for test runs.

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 A new level of support from Lenovo is changing the landscape in our operations.  In the very near future, the 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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