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wallan



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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 05:31    Post subject: Books Reply with quote

First of all, an apology. I turned down an offer of a G/VG copy of Mackerle’s classic, “Air-cooled Automotive Engines”, for only £100. (Currently the best I see on the web $280, for only a F) I have a copy and never thought to ask if one of our members would like to buy it. In future, if I get any other such offers that I decline, I will alert our members. (I hear that a pair of the Docavia French aero engine books may be offered in an auction in Australia, soon)

On other (non-aero engine) book front, the Paul Skilletter biography of Norman Dewis, (Jaguar’s test driver and Le Mans driver) has been reprinted twice, and is currently on offer for £30 less, at £45 plus p/p. (other versions are available, leather bound, signed etc, at much greater prices) The good news is that p/p is a standard £8.50, (UK only) no matter how many copies you order. It’s a large, substantial book, with almost 600 pages, up to the standard we expect from our colleague, Mr. Ludvigsen, or Doug Nye’s BRM books.

http://www.paulskilleterbooks.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=70

Chris Heintz’s book, Flying on Your Own Wings: A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, is apparently on its way to me. (Mr. Heintz is a renowned aero engineer, especially involving light aircraft)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Flying-Your-Own-Wings-Understanding/dp/1425188281/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274441296&sr=1-1

Released today, (available June) is a book I’m sure Graham White will enjoy, the biography, (written by his son) Sky Full of Dreams: the Aviation Exploits, Creations, and Visions of Bruce K Hallock

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0982639007/ref=oss_product

Finally, a late e-mail yesterday, confirms that Revell’s re-issued model kit of the Vought F7 Cutlass is now available for all you collectors. (their re-issued Skycrane is almost impossible to get over here)

Speaking of which, the book, Skycrane: Igor Sikorsky's Last Vision (Library of Flight Series) is due out in July

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skycrane-Sikorskys-Vision-Library-Flight/dp/1600867561/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274441173&sr=1-1
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fbarrett



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Location: Lakewood, Colorado

PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 10:25    Post subject: Re: Books Reply with quote

wallan wrote:
I turned down an offer of a G/VG copy of Mackerle’s classic, “Air-cooled Automotive Engines”, for only £100. (Currently the best I see on the web $280, for only a F) I have a copy and never thought to ask if one of our members would like to buy it. In future, if I get any other such offers that I decline, I will alert our members.


I'd like to read that book. If you still have contact information for the seller, please pass it along.

Thanks,

Frank
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wallan



Joined: 13 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I bumped into a colleague from another department when we both went to see an Ariel Leader for sale. He's bought some books from me in the past, and mentioned that he had a copy of the Mackerle book he wanted to sell. I've got a mint copy, and I turned it down. (got to get a new car soon, plus you never know when a BMW 700 is coming on the market! Lost the chance to buy one when I moved house two years ago) Later I sent an e-mail to him about some other books, and he mentioned that he had sold it. As I say, I never thought to ask.
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