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US Space Shuttle cockpit

Space shuttle cabin

So many wonderful buttons!


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up and running with Google Earth Flight Simulator Online

GEFS-Oline running on Mac OS X 10.8.5

GEFS-Oline running on Mac OS X 10.8.5, flying Airbus A380 over Seattle, WA.

I’m excited about Google Earth Flight Simulator Online (GEFS). It’s an online flight simulator based on Google Earth that runs in a web browser.


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beautiful engines

Even if you’re not a gear-head, perhaps you can enjoy the aesthetic quality of these engines. These are machines designed to convert the oxygen in air and mixed-in fuel into rotational power. Most people don’t see their engines very often, but I find some of them to be strikingly beautiful, as if some consideration for style must have been considered in their design.

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Honda B18C5 1.8L DOHC found in the 1997 – 2001 Acura Integra Type-R.


Same B18C5 engine as above, cleanly installed in a lightweight 1988-191 Honda CRX chassis.


Honda’s newer K-series, 2.0L.


Engine Alliance GP7000, a turbofan jet engine that is currently in service on the Airbus A380.


Twin-turbo General Motors LS-series V8 built by CM Racing in a Chevrolet Corvette chassis.

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