In this update: The Eagle gets a dusting; Ed Shadle will present at Dassault Systèmes Customer Forum
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It was clean up day at the North American Eagle™ hangers as the team headed to Spanaway Airport to unload the Eagle and give it a good wash. On an overcast cool October day Chris Greene, Bernard McVay, Steve Wallace, Steve Rima, Jon Higley, Les Holm, Von Armstrong, John Drury, Brandyn Bayes, Rich Pengelley, Keith Zanghi and Ed Shadle showed up to get wet and dirty. Ed had prepared straws and asked each of the team members to pick to see who would get the honor (?) to operate the 10 year old high pressure spray washer. Like numerous other times, Keith picked the winning (?) short straw and proceeded to start washing down the car.
Meanwhile, a reporter and cameraman from our local Tacoma News Tribune (Don’t type those initials in a text message) were on hand to capture the color and pagentry of our latest test session and to learn about our upcoming plans.
TriMax Cold Compressed Air Foam is always at hand in case of a fire
After the washing away of all the dirt on the outside of the car, we cleaned the inside of the engine by first spraying water into the inlets while the American Valley Aviation M32-60B start cart spun the motor up. When that was complete we put the car on the ground and did the same thing, but this time connected to 400 cycle electrical power and started up the S&S Turbine Services LM 1500 turbojet to dry things out. At our test session, Al Von Hollen, along with Corey Dawson and Dave Selby, made a few adjustments to the engine and it now starts up like a Cadillac! The engine is really running fine! Earlier in the week, Von Armstrong came down to the hanger and did a thorough spring cleaning in the fall!. Shop looks really good! Thanks Von.
Next, the team loaded up the car, headed to the Eagle Hanger, and once again unloaded. After lifting all that steel during the day, many of the team members could see a difference in their biceps. Unloading the car is like a workout at LA Fitnes, but with the cast of Grumpy Old Men.
In the upcoming week we will be running down our list of action items captured during the test session. This Tuesday we will be meeting with our aerodynamics team to go over the data retrieved in the National Instruments CompactDAQ 9188XT data aquisition system. Also going down in the next couple of weeks will be CMOSXray traveling to the Eagle hanger to x-ray the Uremet / Eagle machined wheels; checking for cracks or other irregularities.
Ed Shadle to Speak at Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Customer FORUM
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Ed will be traveling to Las Vegas to speak at Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIECE Customer FORUM November 12-13. 2013. Sponsored by Idex Solutions, Ed will be presenting and meeting with industry executives. Dassault Systèmes (3DS) has entered a new phase in the evolution of how we bring value to our customers – moving beyond PLM to deliver holistic, 3D experiences to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing products, nature and life. Combining social innovation capabilities, realistic 3D Virtual experiences, and intelligent search-based technologies, 3DS is pioneering a new technological wave: a 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to serve the social enterprise. Dassault Systèmes and IDEX Solutions have been long time sponsors of the North American Eagle™
Bernard Charlès CEO and Philippe Forestier EVP, Global Afairs and Community
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 for iOS 2.2 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.
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