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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, May 28, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

On this Memorial  Day weekend, Ed Shadle gave the team the day off but that didn't stop Keith Zanghi, John Winchester, Don Mitchell, Chris Greene and Ed from stopping by to get a few things done.

Boys at hangar

Maverick, Christian and Austin

Special guests this week were Maverick, Christian and Austin, all who decided they now want to be land speed racers when they grow up after visiting the Eagle.

Winchester
New chute
Sewing chute

Like many of our engineering, aerodynamic, and website  team members, John Winchester also works virtual, but instead of a Lenovo computer, his console is a PFAFF Industrial Sewing Machine.  John has been building some ribbon high speed parachutes that will be added to our stable of other chutes which include our high speed Thomas Aerospace and Aerial Machine Parachutes.  In addition, the Eagle uses "low speed" 16 foot parachutes when its airspeed is less than 350 mph.  It is a time consuming task, not much different than our CFD Solutions which involves thousands of different steps.

EdEd was busy finishing off steel molds which will be used to make our front wheel fairing. Next week they will be sent to Uremet Corporation where they will pour the same polyurethane material used on 90% of the worlds replacement roller coasters wheels.  When installed, the aerodynamic fairings will deflect dust and sand hitting the front wheels at the velocity of a speeding bullet!  Ed utilized welders and plasma cutters from Central Welding Supply.

Keith and Chris fitted some mid-wheel ballistic steel panels which will protect the underside of the Eagle from the same flying debris on our two middle wheels.

Don Mitchell came by the hangar to validate some dimensions.  Don is working with the aerodynamics team and supplies the digital model using Dassault Systèmes CATIA V5 and Geomagic Studio R12.

Next weekend will be a big one for the team as we do a dress rehearsal of our upcoming test sessions, including running the vehicle on external and internal power, hydraulic tests and dry running the motor. We're also expecting a special visitor who will be revealed in a future update.

Photos of 56-0763

Queenie II

56-0763 at Palmdale

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