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Jonnyb 03-03-2019 11:43 AM

Link to the latest version on the new website.


https://www.vansaircraft.com/service...d-revisions/5/

chaskuss 12-15-2019 04:36 PM

Not quite
 
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Originally Posted by Bill Boyd (Post 1049321)
the cost of a PC or Mac with an optical drive. There's not a machine in my household that still has one anymore. Nor at work.

A thumb drive or downloadable PDF might be more with the times.

-Stormy

You'd never make it as a purchasing agent. All you would need to do is buy an external CD / DVD player. Or you could simply buy an internal optical drive from a vendor like newegg.com. Quality, name brand internal Optical drives can be purchased from Newegg and their competitors for about $15.

Charlie

jls32 06-15-2020 01:55 PM

I'm a new builder and ordered the empenage kit. I expected there to be a nice manual, bound, with all the drawings. I got a USB and only the tail docs included. In short, I thought the "Preview Plans" would be included.

Is it worth paying $55 to have Vans print them out nicely and bind them? Is there anything I'm missing? Some of the pages seem to be 8.5x11 and others 17x11 with side by side pages, so it's kind of a mess to print.

ERushing 06-15-2020 02:01 PM

Hardcopy plans
 
What airplane are you building? There should be a some-assembly-required manual/ plans pages included.

Is there a light blue binder cover?

mfleming 06-15-2020 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by jls32 (Post 1439514)
I'm a new builder and ordered the empenage kit. I expected there to be a nice manual, bound, with all the drawings. I got a USB and only the tail docs included. In short, I thought the "Preview Plans" would be included.

Is it worth paying $55 to have Vans print them out nicely and bind them? Is there anything I'm missing? Some of the pages seem to be 8.5x11 and others 17x11 with side by side pages, so it's kind of a mess to print.


The large format printed plans will arrive with each kit. Seems like you have a PDF plans and your current kit printed plans...worked for me.

wirejock 06-15-2020 04:05 PM

Preview plans
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jls32 (Post 1439514)
I'm a new builder and ordered the empenage kit. I expected there to be a nice manual, bound, with all the drawings. I got a USB and only the tail docs included. In short, I thought the "Preview Plans" would be included.

Is it worth paying $55 to have Vans print them out nicely and bind them? Is there anything I'm missing? Some of the pages seem to be 8.5x11 and others 17x11 with side by side pages, so it's kind of a mess to print.

In my opinion, yes. However, as you mentioned, printing is a mess. Some pages are landscape, some portrait, some 8.5x11, some 11x17. It's tough just printing revisions.
I have an extra Preview Plans Manual if you want it. I don't use it. You may have to print some of the revisions for it. Shoot me an e-mail or come up. I'm building a 7A in Estes Park.
You will get full size plans, ~24x36, with each kit. Buil a plans easel somewhere in the shop.
Those of us not building a 14 have to work with what we can!:D


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