F4u Corsair

The F4U Corsair stands as one of the most effective aircraft of its time. Designed by┬áRex Buren Beisel, it fought in various roles in various wars. Here’s one with her wings folded.

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And another view from the front:

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Behind the Corsair stands a P40 Warhawk. Both aircraft are on my bucket list to fly someday. Not sure if that will ever happen, but when I have time (and money) I look for opportunities for just such adventure. By the way, take a look at this wing folding mechanism:

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Sheer genius at work there. For you aviation enthusiasts, enjoy the airshow circuit which will be getting busy soon. Always do your checklist.

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Jamis Renegade (video review)

I posted a few months ago about the Jamis Renegade Elite bicycle. Well, now I’ve ridden more than 2,900 miles and it’s time for a video review. Here it is.

This has been an excellent bicycle, exceeding all my expectations. Gravel, asphalt, trails, the Renegade rolls through and over it all. The Shimano gears have been reliable with only a few mis-shifts. The disc brakes are the best, allowing for safe riding in various conditions and the ability to feather the stopping power exactly the way it is needed.

All in all, a great bike. I look forward to many more miles, losing more weight, and having lots of fun.

DMZ, comic book

Continuing with the previous post about comic shops, I’d like to mention DMZ, a comic series written by Brian Wood and drawn by Riccardo Burchielli. I came to this series long after it was written, in the collected trade paperback version you see here:

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The story is set in a dystopian near future where there’s another civil war in the United States. Manhattan has become a no-man’s land of sorts with a newbie reporter dropped in through no fault of his own. No reason to tell the whole story here. Take a look at the back cover.

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Hard to read it in the photo above, but you can get the idea. I must say, the storytelling excels. The art is impressive, too. You’ll follow a character who’s interesting, who meets other characters worth your time, and ultimately come away with a few questions. The good news is the series went 72 issues. So, there’s plenty more to read. Enjoy every page.

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