In this Update:  Semi Trailer gets attention; Data collection lines changed; Lift ram compartment work

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NAE Team members assembled today: Les Holm, Von Armstrong, Ed Shadle, Steve Rima, Jon Higley, Brandyn Bayes, Eric  Helpenstell, Chris Greene, John Winchester, Rich Pengelley

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 Steve Rima, Les Holm & Ed Shadle  Ed Shadle trouble shooting the bridge drive

Today’s work went after some vexing problems.  During the week, Ed brought the semi trailer to the hangar for some needed work.  He laid out plans for adding/moving power outlets and swithches and putting in some additional lighting to brighten up the trailer interior.  Ed also did some inspection of the overhead crane assembly and determined a problem with one of the hydraulic pump motors that will either need repair or replacement.

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 Jon Higley  Eric Helpenstell & Jon Higley

Jon and Eric Helpenstell worked in the back of the trailer to put together some additional PVC frame mile markers.

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Steve Rima continued to cut and bend copper tubing and replace flexible lines that capture speed data from the pitot tube.  The plastic flex lines had a tendency to kink and present problems when taking the nose cone off and reattaching.


Les, Chris and Rich were busy making more room in the lift ram compartment and tracing and removing unused hydraulic lines that were in the way.

John Winchester stopped by to bring some parachute items from his home workshop.  He also took one of the canards home as a guide for new protective coverings he is making for them.

Visitors today included Dick Mowry, a recent homeowner who lives just up the taxi way from the hangar.  Von took him on a tour of the car.

The Pengelley Family

Tom and Shauna Pengelley and their kids  dropped in to visit the team.  They are down for a family get together after the long drive from the Dakotas.  Shauna’s dad, Chuck, is happy to see them and his grandkids.  Tom and Shauna were active team members before their job relocation.  Tom was a mechanic/semi driver and Shauna a certified fire fighter and EMT.  We miss them.

Hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving and Hanukkah celebration. 

 The North American Eagle™ Partners with LeMAY – America’s Car Museum®

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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.

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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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