In this update: Panels and doors; Rear axle; Data acquisition; Webpage briefing and new Jesse Combs The LIST episode.
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Beautiful weather brought a lot of team members out into the sunshine and open hangar door this morning: Ed Shadle, Von Armstrong, Ken Broyles, Sean Rondestvedt, Jon Higley, Keith Zanghi, Cam Shadle, Jason Mitchell, Brandyn Bayes, Chris Greene, Steve Wallace, Omar Chramosta, Sam Yellowbird, and Jerry Lamb.
|Jerry Lamb stopped by, so we decided to take a class photo|
Jerry drove up in his big blue truck, all the way from Port Angeles; here to check out the modifications to the rear axle and how they will affect our unique magnetic braking system. His company, Port Angeles based Magna Force, used LEVX® Technology to provide Team NAE with no contact braking cylinders. They have proven to be very effective in helping to stop our six ton jet car at the end of high speed runs. Newly designed brake rotors are also going to be part of the rear axle braking system.
The axle was moved from the work stand to the back of the hangar where the wheels were reinstalled on the axle and the car lowered to the deck.
|Sam Yellowbird stopped by to say hello to the team|
Cam and Ken were continuing some painstaking repair work on the front compartment door. It is undergoing some newly fabricated panel work while maintaining the original contour of the door.
The compartment housing the newly installed hydraulic lift ram was cleaned up and ready for some finish work on the door closures.
Ed, Keith and Brandyn produced a couple of new video podcasts on work that was in progress today. “Quiet on the set” was the ultimatum from director Cecil B D’Zanghi. Brandyn also briefed Ed and Keith on some proposed program changes to the server.
Steve was at work testing out some of the new air sensors and continuing to improve the shock mounting system for the data acquisition components rack.
|Von cooked the 5,247th hamburger on the final day|
Our five year old gas grill has seen its last fire. Rusted, battered, and being relegated to the recycling heaps, it has served us well. . . until today. Today was ugly. It is time for a replacement. And finally,at the age of 15, Chris Greene would ride his bike to the hangar every Saturday….some things never change.
Brand New Jesse Combs Video – The LIST: 0117 Race in The King of The Hammers
North American Eagle™ on Public Display at the Grand National Roadster Show! Sponsored by AERIAL Machine and Tool.
|The Grand National Roadster Show trip was sponsored by AERIAL Machine and Tool|
Since 1926, AERIAL Machine and Tool has been a top supplier for the US Department of Defense, a distinction that continues today. The company expanded as the nation prepared for World War II. Sewing capabilities were added and the company began to specialize in life-safety equipment, parachute hardware and accessories, belts, harnesses, restraints and case goods. These products remain an important part of AERIAL’s business even today. They support every branch of the US Armed Services: Coast Guard, Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force.
For 10 years AERIAL Machine and Tool has been supporting the efforts of the North American Eagle™. We are proud to be associated with them! Visit their website and see the amazing contribution they are making to our country!
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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Eric Wittler provides many of our website photos. Visit him at ChasingClouds.net. Here he is with his Lenovo Laptop