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Offline ski123

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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #90 on: August 28, 2016, 11:50:28 AM »
It's almost Sept.  Burners are in Reno.
It must be time for the NAE team to go?

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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #91 on: September 13, 2016, 08:05:36 PM »
Mid September
Things are heating up, right?

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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #92 on: September 23, 2016, 08:26:19 AM »
According to Jessie's recent posts on Facebook, they are running next week. No mention of where...

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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #93 on: September 26, 2016, 03:28:27 PM »
Alvord Desert. They are out there getting ready to run. We stopped by the Alvord Desert on the way home from BMST. Very interesting place, in the middle of nowhere.

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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #94 on: September 26, 2016, 03:50:56 PM »
Cool :cheers: 

Be sure to follow the pegasusmission.com links.

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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #95 on: September 26, 2016, 07:19:56 PM »
Live broadcast of a shakedown run at 6 pm PT from the Pegasus site. Broadcast starts at 5:30.

I guess they aren't interested in the debate...

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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #96 on: September 26, 2016, 07:25:40 PM »
I'm signed up for text alerts, and if I can manage to squeak in a few seconds here and there -- might try to post on the Forum if somebody isn't already doing it.
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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #97 on: September 26, 2016, 07:40:54 PM »
Woo hoo! Telemetry just came online.

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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #98 on: September 26, 2016, 10:00:30 PM »
Could see on the telemetry stream that the car was being towed, but apparently a technical glitch forced them to cancel the test run.

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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #99 on: September 27, 2016, 02:33:17 PM »
Hey there, girls and boys -- The North American Eagle is up on the Alvord Desert now - and we've got a fly (?!) in the dust to send back stuff if there's much to send back. Stay tuned.
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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #100 on: September 27, 2016, 03:03:08 PM »
Our German friend is also on hand. Maybe some of us will get some photos. :cheers:
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Re: North American Eagle
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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #102 on: September 28, 2016, 06:51:08 AM »
Any word on what the plans are for this week?

Who's driving?

How many wheels fitted (previously there has been talk of running with 3 wheels for FIM and 5 for FIA)?

Any official timers there, or are they self-timing with GPS?

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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #103 on: September 28, 2016, 08:01:39 AM »
I know last year they used U.S.F.R.A. timing equipment.

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Re: North American Eagle
« Reply #104 on: September 28, 2016, 12:09:40 PM »
WoW!  I just got one heck of a story from Ed Shadle.  Jim Halladay has been staying in touch with me and told me of a farkle last night -- and now Ed's given me the scoop. Ready for this?

The car needed a hydraulic part (steering stuff)that was in the shop back in Stanaway.  Favors were called in and a guy flew from his home base to Stanaway to get the part.  Departed there around 7 pm ETA Alvord around 10.  Now comes the fun:

The pilot's cellphone didn't get the text that gave the Eagle team's GPS coordinates - and pilot error compounded into him landing at Alvord LAKE -- about 10 miles south of Eagle.  Ed described the landing area as one that shouldn't have been used for landing.  Result:  one wadded up airplane, one pilot sitting there when the crew arrived a few hours later.  Pilot was holding - a bag of parts!  Delivery made, pilot safe and sound.

So the parts are now installed on the car and the crew hopes to make some smoke and noise in a while.
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