Monday, May 28, 2007
Monday at Plastec, Patrick is either back or he is still here and you can see he has the bottom panels fitted to the chassis. In the first photo you can see the interior of the panels with the black stiffeners. Also in the foreground you can see the first of the plastic models that Diversions (Kevin Knox) is prototyping for the Die casting of the scale models which will be made in limited numbers for collectors.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Daryl is very interesting to visit because not only does he have brilliant engineering mind and a let's do it attitude but he is always into something new and interesting. Thanks for your support Mr. Murphy.
New sponsor COLT CAM INC. Geoff Bardal is the kind of guy you want on your side when you need help. He is the kind of guy that does everything rather meticulously and keeps records of the results. Today, Werner and I visited his Aldergrove BC. shop and he showed us his methods of evaluating products and his perfect shop.
If you are thinking of a build project for industrial or heavy equipment (not just hot rods) then a visit to http://www.coltcams.com/ is the first thing to do. We are very impressed by his grasp of basic and new technology. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Powertrain team of the Goldenhawk project.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Here you can see for the first time the special narrowed high speed steel wheel that Green's Automotive re manufactured for us, with the rear hub mounts by OTT Industries fitted together. Everything is exactly the way we planned and the brakes just fit in the rim. Now, as you can tell there will be some last minute calculations to decide the exact mounting measurements.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Now all we need to get the transporter and the safety equipment on board.
Updated Sat. May. 19 2007 12:39 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds pilot who died after his Tutor jet crashed into the ground Friday was remembered as a fine pilot who was a joy to be around.
The pilot has been identified as Capt. Shawn McCaughey, 31, from Candiac, Quebec
His jet went down at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana during a rehearsal for two air shows scheduled for the weekend in nearby Great Falls. They have now been cancelled.
Col. Richard Foster, the commander of 15 Wing, said McCaughey was a fine pilot and a top military officer.
"He was a very professional pilot,'' Foster said at a news conference at the Moose Jaw, Sask. base where the aerobatic squadron is based.
"I knew him before he became an instructor here in Moose Jaw. He was very jovial, very caring. He did his job very well. He was a very credible pilot and a good friend."
Foster said the team will take an "operational pause" to honour the memory of McCaughey before continuing their summer performance schedule.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper called McCaughey a "positive role model and goodwill ambassador," and said he personified the professionalism and dedication of the members of the military.
"It is with great sadness that I learned about the accident that took the life of a decorated and talented pilot," Harper said in a statement Saturday.
"Captain Shawn McCaughey served our country with distinction, honour and professionalism. On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, my deepest sympathy goes out to his family, friends and fellow team members during this difficult time."
McCaughey, a former flight instructor with 1,400 hours flying time, was engaged and was set to get married on June 9.
He was the first Snowbirds pilot to join the team despite having no previous experience with the CT-114 Tutor jet.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration confirmed McCaughey's death in a statement Friday evening.
He is the sixth Snowbird pilot to be killed in an air crash since 1972.
Allen Kenitzer, a spokesperson for the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency, said McCaughey's plane was flying in formation and "for some reason shortly thereafter pitched down and crashed."
Witness Gillian Scarber told The Canadian Press she was driving into Great Falls and observed a group of four or five planes practicing a formation when one of the planes crashed into the ground.
"It just smacked into the ground, and there was a big ball of flames," Scarber said, adding that smoke drifted across the highway as emergency crews raced to the scene.
Witnesses said they saw no signs of a parachute and believed the pilot was in the plane when it crashed.
Maj. Robert Mitchell, the Snowbirds' commanding officer, said a team of Canadian military officers would travel to Montana on Saturday to investigate the incident and to try and determine the cause.
He said McCaughey's loss was a major blow to the team.
"Our thoughts, prayers and sincerest condolences are with Shawn's family," Mitchell said in Montana.
"Our priority at this time is to provide support for Shawn's family. Our team is devastated and we miss him."
McCaughey was in his second year with the Snowbirds, and was the No. 2 jet in the Inner Right Wing position.
He joined the Canadian Forces in 2000 after earning a Bachelor's degree in Physical Geography from Concordia University in Montreal.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
I have started to contact specialists for the next stage. The first to come on board will be the guy they say is the best cam grinder for diesel power. Watch for announcement as soon as he gets back from fishing with his family.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Be sure and go to their site and check out where they are appearing next so you can see them live.
The theme music for this project is "THE BOYS IN THE BRIGHT WHITE SPORTS CAR", "NOT HERE FOR A LONGTIME", and of course "RAISE A LITTLE HELL". If you don't own Trooper music get out and buy it. It is the best of rock and roll and it is Canadian!