Ladies and Gentlemen,
In this update: The Eagle has landed... new axle from Eagle Machine... and afterburner adjusted.
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On this Armed Forces Day Team NAE™ salutes all our service men and women for thier service to our nation. Meeting today: Ed Shadle, Eric Wittler, Patricia Woods and her sister, Victoria, Von Armstrong, Keith Zanghi, Sean Rondestvedt, Chris Hughes, Bill Eckberg, Dave Selby, Shiloh St.Clair and Omar Chramosta.
Eric Wittler Wins Long Distance Award this Week
The major task today centered on unloading the Eagle from the trailer and getting her back into place in our Spanaway hangar.
The recent load and unload operations for our engine test confirmed the need for additional modification to the loading ramp stand. Loading operations on uneven ground surfaces require more clearance for the Eagle's mid wheels as they traverse over the ramp stand. That will be completed soon.
The new rear axle assembly constructed by Steve Green of Eagle Machine Inc. has been hauled down from Canada and is now undergoing some further refinements and painting. Ground support equipment was disassembled and hoisted back into its storage space in the now empty trailer.
Bill and Sean traced down a problem with the fuel delivery system and spent a good deal of time adjusting the linkage in each throttle position to assure optimum fuel flow. Dave and Ed tested circuitry on a spare power inverter.
Many thanks to Walrath Trucking who once again let us borrow one of their beautiful Kenworth tractors while ours is having a new water pump installed. Kirk Waage and Tom Walrath Sr., we thank you! No work party scheduled for the upcoming Memorial weekend.
Check out our link to Jeff Senour and the CTS Band. A friend of the North American Eagle™ project and an inspiration to thousands of high schoolers throughout the country.
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All photos on the NAE home page were taken by Eric Wittler at Chasing Clouds.net. Thanks Eric!