Sun, May 23, 2010
Scouring the information super airways can sometimes be a tough,
if educational, task for the Aero-News staff... but it also allows
us to check out some truly neat and exciting sites, so it's not
that bad a gig. On any given day, we may check dozens (and often
hundreds) of different sources for story ideas, and facts
confirmation. And, as is the nature of our business, much of this
is done on the Internet.
The ANN gang decided we probably shouldn't keep some of the neat
sites, info resources, and organizations we've discovered to
ourselves... so we decided to bring you Aero-Linx. These are the
sites that WE check out -- when we need added perspective, a new
spin on a day's topic... or just want to escape into
cyber-aero-space for awhile.
Look for some of our favorite sites, coming each day to ANN via
Suggestions for future Aero-Linx segments are always
welcome, as well.
Aero-Linx: The Junkyard
An entertaining private site in which the author built an
amateur jet engine out of parts scavenged from a number of
sources. According to the site, "The engine presented here is
based on a used automotive turbo charger, lots of off the shelf
parts, and only a few custom made components. Anyone with a little
knowledge of engines, access to a reasonably well stocked workshop,
some free time, and some excess cash should be able to make an
engine like mine, or an even better one."
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