In this update: Rear axle being modified; Hydraulic lift work underway; Circuit chasing
A light turnout this cold Saturday work day: Les Holm, Von Armstrong, Ed Shadle, Chris Greene, Omar Chramosta, John Winchester
During the past week, Ed, Chris, and Les loaded up the rear axle, the mid and front wheels and a brake rotor into a trailer and Les and Ed followed I-5 north into Canada to Eagle Machine Inc. Steve Green and crew will be doing some needed changes and maintenance on them.
Today was a day of removing panels and seeing what is what. Les continued to work on the new hydraulic lift addition. He spent the entire day gaining access into a fuselage compartment and making room that will house a hydraulic ram assembly. Interior panels were removed from a cramped workspace that had Les folded up and disappearing with his tools. A framework will be constructed to fit into the interior compartment and provide structural support for the ram. The end result will make for a faster and easier way of lifting the nose wheel up and onto the mobilizer for turnarounds.
Ed had his voltage meter in hand and traced circuitry wiring from the cockpit to a fuel pump in order to make some changes to fuel flow Gaining access to tight workspace seemed to be the theme of the day. With the nose cone off, and the windshield removed, the Eagle looks pretty far removed from the sleek bird that streaked to some record breaking speeds at Alvord Desert last month. But she will be sitting pretty and ready for a good appearance in the near future.
Jason Mitchell dropped by with his two lovely young daughters to check in with the crew. Skylynn was taking good care of her younger sister, Kaylynn, while dad crawled under the Eagle with Les. Then Don Mitchell drove up to give Ed a report on the status of our aerodynamic design computer programs. Don and Jason made up a very nice father-son team during our Alvord runs.
So the North American Eagle is getting wide spread media coverage after our latest desert runs. . . .including an upcoming article in the London Times. England that is. After all, these are world records we are seeking. You will find us on You Tube, on our website (landspeed.com), in the Tacoma News Tribune, and more to come. Use our mobile apps if you are out and about with your mobile devices.
Team NAE wishes a very happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends, followers, and sponsors.
The North American Eagle™ Partners with LeMAY – America’s Car Museum®
We are happy to announce a partnership with the LeMay – America’s Car Museum. ACM spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. Featuring a nine-acre campus – with a four-story museum as the centerpiece – ACM, situated atop Tacoma, Wash., 30 minutes south of Seattle and in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, became one of the world’s largest auto museums and attractions when it opened in June 2012.
LeMay – America’s Car Museum – Tacoma Washington
ACM is designed to preserve history and celebrate the world’s automotive culture. The spacious facility houses up to 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners, corporations, and the LeMay collection, which amassed a Guinness Book record of more than 3,500 vehicles in the mid-‘90s.
LeMay – America’s Car Museum New Sponsor
“Everybody remembers their first car, family driving vacations, a sports car they fell in love with as a teenager,” says ACM CEO David Madeira. “Personal experiences with cars are at the heart of the American experience, and we’re going to showcase more than a century of automotive lifestyle and history as well as the future of transportation.”
The Eagle will be attending auto shows all across America promoting this unique facility.
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.
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Eric Wittler With His Lenovo Laptop