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CAPTAIN’S LOG ENTRY EARTH DATE 04 FEB 2013

February 4, 2013

DEJA VIEW

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This looks sort of familiar; a green Cruiser with a green trailer.  Some of the original crew members of this voyage are still around and live on my coming flight path through Texas.  There were no air conditioners or radios in those days.  No fancy camper trailer with showers either!

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THE ORIGINAL SERIES, 1978

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THE NEXT GENERATION 2013

But wait; this new trailer has a secret identity…it will be the transporter and launcher for our HILLS prototype.  We will design a launcher that can elevate on an angle over the rear gate, extend a launch rail, and guide the aircraft to flight.  The hinged lid will provide weather and travel protection.  In some cases we will be able to disassemble and fold the trailer flat to transport it inside the toy hauler trailer. 

We can also strap a shipping crate for the display wall and lights on top when travelling to trade shows.  This will allow us to set up a professional display of the prototype aircraft and a lighted information wall. 

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This represents more than our first hardware fabrication.  It provides a look at our fabrication team in operation.  Roxanne Cottrell has demonstrated years of flying model building for the movie and aerospace industries already.  Her new shop shows the capacity for advanced fabrication and she is bringing it online quickly now.  Don Eyermann is a retired aerospace engineer with a passion for new technologies.  While he is preparing his own ventures in electric vehicle and energy efficient homes, he volunteers work for the HILLS project.

We will deliver the talent and the tools to deliver the projects we will seek funding for.  We have a record of getting the job done in spite of any weather or other setbacks.  These are the few who have guided our previous efforts, and this team will deliver flying hardware.  This trailer represents the infrastructure for transportation, testing, and marketing efforts.  This is our first deliverable, in service on time and under budget.  Well, a little more time than expected, but we did get er done! 

This is a demonstration of another part of our Kickstarter plan:  sponsor promotions.  Don Eyermann has ventures in energy efficient home construction and electric vehicles.  In return for some savings on our small space venture we share these links to Don’s bigger ventures:

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Our Goal is producing the Most Energy Efficient Homes in America so your family can save

Thousands in Cash, enjoy more Comfort & Convenience and Care for our environment!!

http://www.positiveenergylifestyle.com/

 

AND OUR NEW ENGINEERING DESIGN SOURCE: 

Wertel Enterprises, LLC

Wertel SHORT

Wertel Enterprises, LLC is a freelance consultant specializing in mechanical design and engineering utilizing 3D parametric CAD.   Our design focus includes assembly fixtures, inspection gages, and machine components.  With a background in aerospace and defense, we are comfortable creating level I, II, or III technical data packages, including writing performance or detailed specifications.  We have capabilities for closed-form-solution stress analysis.+

http://www.wertel.pro/

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