Posts made in December, 2012

Best of the Best

»Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Current projects and Tech Notes | Comments Off

Best of the Best

NASA‘s December 2012 issue of the e-zine Speed News is their “Best of the Best” issue, and it includes a reprint of my article “Crude Tactics” from the October issue. It is an honor for my writing to be included in a “best of” issue. I would like to thank the National Auto Sport Association and the editorial staff at Speed News for this compliment, and I look forward to more opportunities to contribute to Speed News in the coming months. Stay tuned for more!

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Fan Mail

»Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Current projects and Tech Notes | Comments Off

Fan Mail

Here is a recent example of the positive feedback that I get about Think Fast – The Racer’s Why-To Guide to Winning. ———– I received your book yesterday and just finished what I am certain is the first of many more readings. It is an excellent piece of work  that takes up from where Carroll Smith left off so many years ago. My editions of Smith’s works are so dogged-eared that further reading now requires a certain delicacy. It’s not only the information you provide, but the logical progression through each area and from one area to next that is exemplary. I am not an engineer by training nor any stretch of the imagination. My understanding of race cars began the day I brought home my first Formula Ford in 1971...

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Then, Now, and Soon

»Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Current projects and Tech Notes | Comments Off

Then, Now, and Soon

When the posts on this blog get less frequent, it means that a lot is going on behind the scenes. That has been the case for a long time, and it’s all good news! I recently completed more than a year of consulting for the Northrop Grumman Corporation, helping develop a number of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for military applications. Some of those aircraft are in the field now, saving the lives of America’s warriors at this very moment. Some are nearing completion, and others are in the early stages of development. Each aircraft will have an important role to perform for our military services. I would like to thank the key decision makers at Northrop who opened the door for me to contribute to the defense of the nation in some small way. I...

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