The BD-5 Bookstore


I have created a little bookstore for our guests with titles related to experimental aviation, aerodynamics, homebuilding and other subjects, as well as some personal recommendations. Some of the books are easy reads, some of them are very involved manuscripts for the hard-core reader with a solid math background. I hope you find them interesting! Each link below will take you to the appropriate page in Amazon.Com for the book it describes. As I run into more books that may be of interest to you folks I'll add them to this list. If you know of a book that you would like me to add to this list? Email me with the title, author, publisher and ISBN number and I will do so. You will, of course, get credit for the suggestion!

Looking for a book? Music? Toys? Some new electronic gadget you can't live without? Seach for it on Amazon.Com and buy it through the BD-5 Bookstore! Use the form below to start the search.

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Recommended Reading

Engineer to Win

Tune to Win

Machinery's Handbook: A Reference Book for the Mechanical Engineer, Designer, Manufacturing Engineer, Draftsman, Toolmaker, and Machinist

Converting Auto Engines For Use On Aircraft

The Two-Stroke Cycle Engine: Its Development, Operation, and Design

Fundamentals of Aerodynamics (McGraw-Hill Series in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering)

Flight Testing Homebuilt Aircraft

How To License a Homebuilt Aircraft

Build Your Own Aircraft, by Jim Bede (Out of print, Special Order)

Standard Aircraft Handbook for Mechanics and Technicians

Airplane Maintenance and Repair: A Manual for Owners, Builders, Technicians, and Pilots

Airplane Ownership, by Ron Wanttaja

Kitplane Construction, by Ron Wanttaja

The Jan Roskam Airplane Design Series (most are Special Order, 4-6 weeks)

Airplane Aerodynamics & Performance
Airplane Design by Roskam Staff
Airplane Design (Part I)
Airplane Design Part II, Preliminary Configuration Design and Integration of Propulsion
Airplane Design Part III, Layout Design of Cockpit Fuselage Wing and Empennage: Cutaways and Inboard Profiles
Airplane Design Part IV, Layout Design of Landing Gear and Systems
Airplane Design Part V, Component Weight Estimation
Airplane Design Part VI, Preliminary Calculation of Aerodynamic Thrust and Power
Airplane Design Part VII, Determination of Stability Control and Performance Characteristics
Airplane Design Part VIII, Airplane Cost Estimation Design Development and Manufacturing
Airplane Flight Dynamics and Automatic Flight Controls Pt. 1 and 2

Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight, by Bernard Etkin (Out of Print, Special Order)
(Contributor's comments: "Definitive stability and control textbook. WAY over the average homebuilder's head, but if you _really_ want to know why it flys the way it does, you need to understand this stuff."

Theory of Wing Sections, Abbott and Von Doenhoff

Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators

Introduction to Flight, by John David Anderson

Aerodynamics, Aeronautics, and Flight Mechanics, by Barnes McCormick

Dave Hyde
Tom Cooper
Ronald S. Anderson

Last Update: 9/9/01
Web Author: Juan Jimenez