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Our project's goal - break the existing record of 763 mph (1,228 km/h) by reaching 800 mph (1,287 km/h)!

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NAE™ Project: Update

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Making roll call for today's work session were Ed Shadle, Eric Helpenstell, Chris Greene, Keith Zanghi, John Winchester, Von Armstrong, Omar Chramosta, Tom Tiede, Steve Wallace, Laura Sawicki, Larry Martinson, and Levi Swett.

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The big wheels were getting most of the attention today.  Not Ed and Keith; but the ones that go around under the North American Eagle, the 56 foot long jet car that will be rolling for a new landspeed record goal of 800 mph.

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Tom Tiede brought his media blasting kit in to work and it was put to good use in removing some rust and corrosion spots on the solid aluminum rear wheels.  Fine glass particulates under high air pressure blasted the erosion away.  Our latest team intern, Laura Sawicki, served some time on the working end of the air hose.

Victor Aviation

Ed reported on his quick driving trip to California during the week, which included some  R&D meetings he attended as a guest of our new sponsor, Victor Aviation Services, located in Palo Alto. Though not on the agenda, there was considerable interest evident in our landspeed record project and Ed made a brief impromptu presentation covering project background and accomplishments to date.

Von's first aid box

Systems and equipment maintenance continued today.  John Winchester and Ed discussed some issues concerning our high speed parachute deployments, Steve did some instrumentation work in the cockpit, Larry and Levi acquired some additional parachute deployment charging units and brought them in. Tom did more work under the fuselage and Von treated  a 30 year old classic first aid kit to an up to date do over.

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