Joshua A.C. Newman, Educating Despite Education

Machines

Sailplanes

Flying an unpowered sailplane off the Blue Ridge Mountains. This was an excellent day of my life.

Flying an unpowered sailplane off the Blue Ridge Mountains. This was an excellent day.

The Radio Chucker was my attempt at making the equivalent of a cheap, toystore balsa model with radio control. It flew in one thermal, but is only about as efficient as its inspiration.

The Radio Chucker was my attempt at making the equivalent of a cheap, toystore balsa model with radio control. It flew in one thermal, but is only about as efficient as its inspiration.

Hidama is a high-performance, 1m span sailplane. Or, it was. All of these are like sand mandalas; a process, not a thing. That is, I crashed it.

Hidama is a high-performance, 1m span sailplane. Or, it was. All of these are like sand mandalas; a process, not a thing. That is, I crashed it.

Bicycles

Jet Jaguar was the first bike that I built to spec, rather than from whatever parts I could find. I lost it at the precise moment that I got a broken rib.

Jet Jaguar was the first bike that I built to spec, rather than from whatever parts I could find. I lost it at the precise moment that I got a broken rib.

 

 

Tyger Tyger is my current ride, though most of its parts have been replaced. Is it still the same bike?

Tyger Tyger is my current ride, originally built with the remains of Jet Jaguar. By now, though most of its parts have been replaced. Is it still the same bike? At what point wasn’t it?