C.P. Hart (
Fri, 16 Jun 1995 10:37:02 +0000

Matt Bittner remarked:

>> Also, Do you (or anyone) know if the Windsock Datafile on the Dr.1 is
>> still in print?
>No, this datafile has been out of print for many years. I believe it
>went out of print the year it was introduced. The earlier datafiles
>were printed in such small numbers, they were snatched up quickly.
>Be aware, though, that some of the info from the datafile can be
>found in the special. However, there is good news on the horizon.
>Rimmel plans on re-printing the earlier datafiles. His note in the
>latest Windsock are that they will come out sometime between late
>summer and early next year. The bummer is, though, that he's talking
>again about a small print run. Your best bet is to ask a hobby shop
>to put one on hold for you. Since Bill Dean went under, I get all my
>Windosocks/Datafiles/Specials from Rosemont. He (Barry) orders
>enough that he tends to have a few hanging around after his
>"regulars" get theirs pulled.

I presently have a full set of the Datafiles. I have found the
easiest, most reliable and even least expensive means of getting them is
buying them direct from Windsock. He will accept a personal check written
in US$ if you include an extra 3 pounde (=approx $5.00) for banking fees (a
real expense for him). The exchange rate for dollars are printed every
business day in most newspapers. It also helps to make large orders, for
orders over 40 pounds (=$64.00) Albatros pays the postage. It doesn't take
long to reach this amount, particularly if you get together with a friend
or two and place a big order. Surface mail takes about 4 weeks for
delivery. As an example I recently paid only $22.32 for one of the
Nieuport Fighters Volumes, I haven't seen it for less than about $28-30 any
where here when I could find it.

The added advantage of buying publications this way is that it gives
Albatros and Ray Rimmel the maximum return for the labors he expends on
producing these fine volumes. He deserves our support.

Charles Hart