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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    Quote Originally Posted by Topaz View Post
    ....It'll be a shame when some of these books disappear.
    I've searched the Internet for Bruce Carmichael's Personal Aircraft Drag Reduction and it seems this book is no longer available. Aircraft Spruce no longer sells it; it's out of print at Amazon, etc. Sent email to Bruce's AOL address and it was undeliverable. I have an old phone number and will try calling him tomorrow.

    Does anyone know where this book can be purchased today? I'd certainly like to have a copy.

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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    I heard that Bruce stopped construction on his airplane due to health problems several months ago. He used to sell his books out of the trunk of his car at TWITT meetings in El Cajone. As far as I know he's still a member so the president, Andy Kecskes, would probably be your best bet to find the book (Bruce's books are still advertized in the newsletter) You can get a message to Andy at twitt@pobox.com <twitt@pobox.com>
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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    Books by Bruce Carmichael: 34795 Camino Capistrano, Capistrano Beach CA 92624. 949-496-5191

    The above was in the Classifieds section of the most recent Sailplane builder (SSA/ESA). Hope it helps....

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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    Is there a really good book store here in Europe where all good books can be bought...or do you really have order everything from here and there ? Is there an all around aviation book store in continental United States ?

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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Nalevanko View Post
    Books by Bruce Carmichael: 34795 Camino Capistrano, Capistrano Beach CA 92624. 949-496-5191
    Thanks, Tom. That information is correct. Both of Bruce's books are still available for $30 each (send cash or check) for delivery in the USA. He doesn't do email and who knows how long these books will continue to be available. IOW, buy it now

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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    Glad to help out....

    Happy New Year,

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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    I checked with our Experimental Sailplane Association (ESA) and Bruce sells that book directly but we do have his biography available.

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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    I have this book. Got it from Aircraft Spruce when it was still available.

    Assuming that matrix printer quality does not bother you and you value the content more, go get this book while you still can.

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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    Hi, anyone know if these books are still available. It's not available for AS any longer.

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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    Quote Originally Posted by SpainCub View Post
    Hi, anyone know if these books are still available. It's not available for AS any longer.
    See posts # 18 and #20 above. If you're not in the USA, you should call him to verify the price. I believe he's getting up there in age, so order it now before it's no longer available.

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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    I lost/lent out my copy of "personal aircraft drag reduction" somehow. Anyone who knows whether they're still available somewhere or how to contact Bruce Carmichael?
    Kennis vermenigvuldig je door het te delen.
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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    Quote Originally Posted by autoreply View Post
    I lost/lent out my copy of "personal aircraft drag reduction" somehow. Anyone who knows whether they're still available somewhere or how to contact Bruce Carmichael?
    Please see attached copy of latest ESA newsletter. Contact information for Bruce is in the Classifieds section.

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    ESAMay15Ltr.pdf

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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    I ordered both of his books (reviewed in the first post of this thread) a few days ago. You will reach Bruce directly if you call the contact number listed in the ESA newsletter.
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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    Instead of having anxiety over the typography and endangered availability, maybe we should approach authors of works such as this and offer to digitize them? A dot-matrix printer is old-school, but optical character recongnition should buzz through it with ease.

    If I was selling only a few copies a year and had a chance to go digital and quit stuffing books in my trunk, I'd be willing to take a smaller income per-book, if only to see all my hard work survive.
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    Re: Bruce Carmichael's "drag reduction" book

    Won't OCR handle dot matrix font styles?

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