Very nice article by Karen Attwood in The Independent, a major UK newspaper.
Read the full article HERE.
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--- Testing 360 degree video - riveting ---
OK, I admit, I am having too much fun with the 360 camera that I received from our sponsor www.PartsGiant.com.
Here is just a little test of the 360 video features on the camera and on Facebook. We are just finishing up installing ribs on the tail skin of the KillaJoule. We raced without ribs last year because we simply ran out of time, but I think that might have caused some instability in the handling. I am happy to have them this year.
The KillaJoule is built using aircraft techniques and aircraft rivets. We squeeze most of the rivets with a hydraulic tool, but we couldn't reach the last ones, so we had to "buck rivet" them. Bill is doing the "bucking" on the backside, while I am riveting. I am joking that I married Bill for his aircraft tools, but the fact is that aircraft techniques is a fast and affordable way of building bodywork from aluminum sheet metal. ... See more
--- Artwork, artwork, artwork, everywhere artwork ---
I have spent the last two days updating the artwork on the KillaJoule and all the support equipment. This is one of the last logos to go on before we leave for Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials in a week.
I am so glad that Cummins picked green for their generators, because it runs on bio-diesel and provides us with green power at the track!
Can't wait to get to try out this new 12 kW, 120/240 V beauty this year! Thank you Cummins for making the KillaJoule faster!
Cummins">#Cummins #KillaJoule #EvaHakansson #FlatOutIntoTheFuture ... See more
--- KillaJoule headquarters in 360 degrees! ---
Our awesome sponsor www.PartsGiant.com just sent us a Garmin VIRB 360 degree camera! We will film the cockpit and the outside of the KillaJoule during the runs at Bonneville this year, so you can experience 250+ mph in a VR headset! :-D
But as a first test, we just shot this 360 degree photo of the shop. Bill is finishing up the sidecar and I am working on the artwork. (Hopefully, Facebook will turn this picture into a 360 degree photo that can viewed on both mobile devices and on desktops. Consider it a first test....) ... See more
--- IMPORTANT: KillaJoule supporters and partners: Check that your name is on the list! ---
I have turned my brain inside-out trying to remember everybody that has every supported the KillaJoule project in any way through the years (with labor, parts, money, photos, video, PR, etc. etc.). If you feel that you helped in any way, _please_ make sure that your name is on the list (and that it is spelled correctly!!! Note that your name may be listed together with a spouse/partner/etc., or as a company name).
All the names on the sidecar in the photo are in alphabetic order below (with the exception of the A123 Systems folks that are listed first). If you feel that your name should have been here but isn't, send me a message or comment ASAP! I am sure that I am forgetting several very important people!
--- Become a supporter - get _your_ name on the KillaJoule ---
If you want your name on the list but haven't supported the KillaJoule yet, it is not too late! A donation of $100 (sorry, not tax deductible) will get _your_ name on the KillaJoule! Go to www.killagear.com to make a donation.
--- Names currently on the KillaJoule ---
NICK, SHANNON, ISAAC, RYAN, KYLE, CANH, WHIT, JAKE, KEVIN, DAVID, JOEL, MUJEEB & JIM at A123 SYSTEMS
A-1 MECHANICS INC.
ABBIE & JOHN MABEN
ALEXANDER & JEMMA
AMY & SAM ELLIOTT
BILL & CAROLE CLAPP
BOB & SHERRY ANDERSEN
BOB, GALEN, TIM & JOSH at ALRECO
BRENT & KENT SINGLETON
CATHY WELSH WISE
CLAY & GARY GARDINER
DAN & TERI LUMIAN
DEE & STEVE WEST
DELVENE MANNING & LUCAS REBER
FIRE SYSTEM SERVICES LLC
FRANK & SHARI JOHN
GREEN SHED CONVERSIONS
HIGH TECH SYSTEMS LLC
HOWIE & MARIAN CAMMACK
JIM CORNING AND CREW at NOVAKINETICS
JOHN & MARILYN RENWICK
JOHN & SUSIE BRUSZENSKI
KAREN, NICK & ELLIOT WAGNER
KEVIN SMITH & KATIE COLLINS
LARRY RINEHART & CHRIS BRUNE
LENNART "VIKING" HELLBERG
LOU & KATHLEEN FISCHER
MARY & CHAD CARVER
DR. MICHAEL KRANZHOFF
MIKE COOK JR.
MIKE COOK SR.
MIKE STOCKERT & ALICIA KELLY
OLIVER ELECTRIC CONSTRUCTION INC.
RAY & MARY CHRISTOPHER
RICHARD JESCH & LINDA OLSEN
SCOTT & APLE SNEDDON
SCOTTY & SUSAN POLLACHECK
STEVE & RAE CICIORA
KIWI-STEVE & KERRY LOVELL
SVEN & LENA HAKANSSON
TATER PICKLE TOYS
TOM & ROSEMARY RIT
TOM, TABBY, OLIVER & EMILY PARKER
TOMAS & LENNART HAKANSSON
WILL & DAWN MATHEWS
WOODY & CHRIS WITTE ... See more