That sounds very cool. I'm going to see if I can make that.Those books all seem good. I have the Thomas, and it is great on the theory, though a little shallow on practical matters of detail and execution.
You might consider coming to one of our Akaflieg build sessions. The next one is 1-5 April, with tech talk by aircraft designer and retired NASA engineer Dr. Stephen Smith. We'll be making carbon fiber sandwich wing skins for an HP-24 and also some high-temperature racing jet parts. We're down to the last couple of spots, so let me know soon.