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I've been looking for a few good books on aircraft maintenance, engine stuff etc., Is Mike's four books worth the investment or which ones would be beneficial. Are they available on the Ipad, I notice Kindle was available

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Kindle has an App for the iPad, if nothing else.

The App is free, works really well. 

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I've read Manifesto and Engines.  Both were certainly worth it for me but I'm a relative noob still, 6 years into this hobby. 

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The "Engines" book is great, but tends to focus on Continental.  The principles, of course, carry over, but it helps to realize that when he discusses specifics, they are usually Continental oriented.

 

I have "Manifesto" as well, and I think I got less out of it than out of "Engines."

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Having read "Engines" just before my last annual gave me the knowledge to save several AMUs during my last annual.  Highly worthwhile in my opinion.

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Before Mike Busch, Light Plane Maintenance was an excellent resource for DIY maintenance for the plane owner. I reread these periodically.

Every A&P I've shown these to, wants them.

 

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I was lucky enough to get them at the used book store for $50 — all 7

Abe books still has them...

-Don

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I've read all his books and concur, they're fantastic.  But another way in is his Youtube channel.  You'll find most of the stories and anecdotes from the books are in the videos.  Go back a couple years and start with the basic ones: troubleshooting, rough running engines, spark plugs, etc.  It's a great primer.

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