Dan Calkin and his Elfs
(He never called them Elves)
Dan Calkin manufactured the first small production engines for model airplanes and made the world's first one-quarter inch spark plugs for them. He specialized in multi-cylinder engines, including twins, fours and even six cylinders.
The surviving prototype and experimental engines are shown, as well as all twenty three models of the ELF production engines. Each engine model is fully described with text and photographs. Every part is shown with all its changes. Most of the tooling used to make the engines still exists and is documented through photographs.
The complete history of this fascinating line of model engines as written and researched by John J. Brown.
This book covers not only the engines in remarkable detail, but the life of Dan Calkin himself.
Sample pages from this book listing all variations in manufacturing, the progression of these changes between models and all twenty-three models of Elf production engines.
Prices are in U.S. Dollars. Colorado Orders add 2.9%.
|Elf Engines Book - $40.00 + $7.00 postage
|Elf Engines Book - $40.00 + $25.00 Canada postage
|Elf Engines Book - $40.00 + $35.00 Rest of World postage
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