In this update: Lights, camera, action…PBS is in the house

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Big turnout today as PBS cameras from local affiliate KBTC Tacoma were in to film an upcoming show.  Ed Shadle, Les Holm, Steve Wallace, Lars Pedersen, Steve Rima , Andrew Kirk, Von Armstrong, Jason Mitchell, Keith Zanghi, Cory Mitchell, Omar Chramosta.


Happy 21st Birthday Andrew!


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Yesterday Tom Layson , Executive Managing Editor of KBTC came in to interview Keith and Ed and put together some background on the history of our North American Eagle project.  The show will be aired later this summer.

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Today Tom was back to capture some of the ongoing work the team had on the work schedule.

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The two Steves, Rima and Wallace, were busy verifying 16 different air static pressure ports located along the surface of the fuselage.  They employed the National Instruments DAQ 9188XT system to assure that the ports are collecting the required data.

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Lars was finishing up the retrofit of the new turntable for the mobilizer


Ed was testing the afterburner micro switch to confirm that it works in sync with the throttle quadrant in the cockpit.


Steve W. went deep into the air intake to check the air starter for leaks.

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