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Makani Moves Against AWEIA

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  • dave santos
    Finally, a crack in the Makani PR façade regarding non-AWEC circles. Makani is demanding that AWEIA remove Wing7 images from its website, which is fair enough
    Message 1 of 2 , May 8, 2013
      Finally, a crack in the Makani PR façade regarding non-AWEC circles. Makani is demanding that AWEIA remove Wing7 images from its website, which is fair enough (it was the innocent webmaster's fair-use choice). Makani must also take seriously the complaints against its many exaggerated marketing and engineering claims over the years. We have watched them dominate AWE mindshare based on the Google equity investment angle. Its time some of those claims were publicly retracted, in the same spirit that AWEIA should comply. This is also a sign of what to expect with Zoi on the Makani Board of Directors-
       




           ----- Forwarded Message -----
      From: dave santos <santos137@...>
      To: edoishi <edoishi@...>
      Cc: "johno@..." <johno@...>; "martin.schulthes@..." <martin.schulthes@...>; edoishi <edoishi@...>; "alden@..." <alden@...>; "chasewhh@..." <chasewhh@...>
      Sent: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 2:13 PM
      Subject: Re: [Advisoryboard] Fwd: AWEIA website
       
      Dear AWEIA,
       
      Do not over-react, but consider this as an opening to Alden (a newcomer) and Makani, that is hard-pressed to survive seven years into a VC cycle (They cannot scale and achieve acceptable MTBCF).
       
      Keep in mind that AWEIA and members have suffered under Makani/AWEC domination, and several players accuse Makani/Google of unfair business practices. Alden may now be opening a legal Pandora's Box, with the Google equity investor sharing liability. Its time to update the case. There is certainly some untold back-story with AWEC to discover.
       
      This is a first Makani public acknowledgement that AWEIA even counts, so its a positive sign. Alden may soon enough lighten up, when fully informed of past problems. In any case, this is good fodder for the AWE Documentary, with Makani refusing interviews, this is their available PR message...
       
      daveS
       
      Cc:Makani, AWEIA, Chase,
      From: edoishi <edoishi@...>
      To: dave santos <santos137@...>
      Sent: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:38 PM
      Subject: Fw: [Advisoryboard] Fwd: AWEIA website
      Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android
      From: Martin Schulthes <martinschulthes@...>; To: AWEIA-International AdvisoryBoard <advisoryboard@...>; Subject: [Advisoryboard] Fwd: AWEIA website Sent: Wed, May 8, 2013 5:03:52 PM
      just recieved this email
      ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Alden Woodrow <alden@...> Date: Wed, May 8, 2013 at 6:55 PM Subject: AWEIA website To: martinschulthes@...
      Hi Martin,
      Please remove images of Makani Power's technology from the AWEIA website immediately.
      Thank you.
      Best regards,
      Alden Woodrow
      Corporate Development
      Makani Power | Alameda, CA
      _______________________________________________ Advisoryboard mailing listAdvisoryboard@...http://aweia.org/mailman/listinfo/advisoryboard_aweia.org
    • Joe Faust
      Mean times in AWES * MTBF mean time between failures * MTBCF mean time between critical
      Message 2 of 2 , May 8, 2013

        Mean times in AWES   

        • MTBF      mean time between failures
        • MTBCF   mean time between critical failures  AirborneWindEnergy/message/9152
        • MTBSA   mean time between system aborts
        • MTTR     mean time to repair
        • MTTF     mean time to failure
        • ?

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