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CollectionsYour library (446), On loan (2), Wishlist (5), Currently reading (5), To read (48), All collections (451)

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Tagsaviation history (98), aviation (31), history (21), radio (19), WWII (18), culture (17), aircraft (17), comics (14), poetry (14), WWI (13) — see all tags

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About meAlways have been fascinated by books. Then the amazing blue sky and later the radioelectric waves. So... aviation and radio. And fiction, and history. A bit of all, in fact. Who can define?

GroupsAerial Warfare, Ancient History, Atmospheric science, Audiobooks, Aviation, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Bug Collectors, Ebook, Final Frontier - Spaceflight, Science Fiction Fansshow all groups

Favorite authorsJorge Luis Borges, e. e. cummings, Ernst Jünger, Robert C. Mikesh (Shared favorites)

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Real nameRicardo Reis

LocationLisboa, Portugal

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Member sinceMay 15, 2008

Currently readingTurbulence: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers by P. A. Davidson
Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography by Michael J. Neufeld
Cozinha para quem não tem tempo by Mafalda Pinto Leite
The Story of Gliding by Ann Welch

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Obrigado pela visita e pela dica.

Hi Ricardo, I was thinking which book was just out about air racing. Given my records the last book of him came out in 2009 ?

Have a good time

Kees

Hi Ricardo,

I just got an older book (1986) which covers rotary engines of World War One. That's the book by William Morse. The title does not cover the book completely as his story starts way before the start of the Great War. In his book he covers the great rotary engines of that time [Gnome, Monosoupape, Le Rhône, Clerget, Bently omitting the German side of rotary devlopment =:) ). It is a small and interesting book covering much detail in a short space. Great clear writing as some English writers can do.
The Gnome chapter is pp.17 - 29. And covers all types, starting with the Omega. Although I could imagine much more detail of the engine and the use of it, it still is quite good. Be aware that the writer is a technician and has not covered any use aspect like the frequent maintenance, the myriad of mechanics needed to run the machine at all. Completely revisions each 10 hours (at the max., sometimes far less).

There are more books on rotary engines, which all of course cover the Gnome. Single books on Gnome engines will be very rare, but they migth exist.

I will seek it out, give me some time for that. By the way the William Morse book is OUP, so only second hand.

Have a good day

Kees
Sure I am expecting what it will be. Certainly it is my first Portugese language one. As you may see I recently amended my book languages by a Croatian language book on the early inventor / aviator Penkala.

Cheers

Kees

I looked in on their online store, but it looks like you must have a password. I at least figured out that the Netherlands is Olanda. It is a bit like working in the dark, half understanding the language and the semantics on the screen. Book is by the way very reasonably priced at EUR 14. No idea about postage though =:) .

Cheers

Kees
Great book Riccardo. Is this book published by a Portugese national newspaper? Must be very interesting to cram the Lighter-Than-Air history in Portugal in about 300 pages, very exhaustive too. Much photgraphs too ? Were any dirigibles used in Portugal during the early times, maybe from out of the country but possibly also from within Portugal ? Would be interesting to see what will be with the second volume, which obviously has the Heavier-Than-Air as its subject.

Great books, and probably reasonable shipping and handling from Portugal to the Netherlands =:)

Cheers

Kees
Hi Riccardo,

I saw your message. It would be great to have at least one Portugese language book in the collection. Will surely be very interesting. Thanks a lot already.

Cheers

Kees
Hi Riccardo, thanks for the offer. I think Lisbon is a great city to visit (I have never been in Portugal till now) but it will be a hard time telling my wife that we need to go to Lisbon because I want to buy a (small) book. If you would be so kind to acquite the book somewhere in Lisbon (?) and send it to me it would be great. I can pay the total sum via PayPal or IBAN (International Bank Account Number).

Cheers

Kees
Thanks for the review, will buy this one somewhere / somehow for my collection. Also thanks for letting me know the advances in Portugal in digitalization, it is impressive!

Cheers

Kees
Hi Riccardo,

Thanks for the hint about the coming book on air racing. I saw that you recent acquired a ne Portugese language (?) book on early aviation in Portugal. Have you already comments about that one?

Cheers

Kees

Hi Riccardo,

I wonder if you have been in the Portugese naval museum and photographed the unique early FBA flying boat. Sure you have been there, but I probably missed the pictures on Flickr. Specially interesting (for me) is the engine installation and the clutch at the front to swing the engine.

Cheers

Kees

Thanks Ricardo for the effort. Sure this is a very rare piece.

Cheers

Kees

Hi Ricardo. I have a question, can you elaborate somewhat on the Brazilian 1914 monoplane of D'Alvear which was the subject of Breguet Challenge # 565. I found via a search at least two portugese language books (published in Brazil) covering the early aviation era in Brazil.

Hope you can add some more information as a native speaker to this discussion. Amazing that a complete volume of Fon Fon is scanned, great picture of the times then and there.

Cheers

Kees

Hi Ricardo, I see you have added Speedbirds with 5 stars. It is probably a marvel of bookpresentation with exciting drawings.

Cheers

Kees
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