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Old 11-08-2011, 06:19 PM
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Default Show and Tell: Checklist and POH

So I realize that I'm a little ahead of the game when it comes to checklists and POH, but I've been hot and heavy into them at work for my job, and I decided to try my hand at the RV-7 version.

They are obviously preliminary, but I wanted them to look nice, because I'm considering offering them for sale. Not for the content (which would come from the requesting builder/pilot, and there are a million places to get POH examples, including here on VAF), but for all the fancy formatting that I'm really perfectionist about.

Let me know what you think of these, and if you think anyone would purchase a custom checklist/POH. I know us RV builders are DIYers, but some people don't like word processing as much as I do.

The finished POH. (Pages are half sheets; 8.5 by 5.5)


A closeup of the tabs.


Sample of Section 4, Normal Procedures


Sample of Section 8, Airplane Handling, Service, and Maintenance. (I know I spelled Maintenance wrong, and yes, it says section 11. I told you it was preliminary.


Keep in mind with the checklists that these are painfully detailed. These describe all tasks. I could certainly make a condensed version with just the highlights.

The three checklists.


A closeup of the emergency checklist


I teach ALARMS to all my students in case of an engine failure while airborne.


A closeup of the passenger brief.


Let me know what you think!
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:28 PM
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Default I like it

Andrew,

I started out mine full sheet for 2 reasons.

1 - in the beginning I had many updates

2 - I felt I could easly make notes on the bigger paper size.

Once I became comfortable I didn't have as many cages I shrunk it down like yours.

I was pleasantly surprised I could still read it as good as the bigger version.

Good luck, I'm sure you'll find some interest with your "professional " look.

Regards,
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:57 PM
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It looks just like a "real" POH. I like it too. With all the RV's that get sold & resold, I guess having one is only going to become more important.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:52 PM
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Default Reminds Me of My Old T.O. 1F-111(E)A-1CL-1

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Very military-like. I like it! Depending on the price, I would buy one rather than attempt my own (as I did with my Long-EZ).

But how will you handle customizations? And differing requirements inherent with different aircraft? And how would you handle updates?
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:00 PM
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Your OCD is impressive -- nice formatting! Do you do this in Word, Open/LibreOffice, or a typesetting language like LaTeX?

Hopefully those Ibco bindings will hold up. I've seen some at work that were always indoors yet disintegrated after only a short while. Off brand, perhaps?
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:02 PM
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I like it, and depending on price and adapting content for my 9A, would buy
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:10 PM
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That is a very professional handbook and checklist cards. How about making the handbook "Jep size" and put it in a one inch Jep binder, or better yet a plastic binder with the top view RV-7 drawing on it? The Jep size binder would allow for revisions without having to change out the whole manual or mark it up. Probably not to many revisions though.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:40 PM
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I've been meaning to do that for my RV-6 since I bought it. That looks excellent.

I particularly like the mnemonics that I hadn't heard before... ALARMS for engine failure, and "Shaker is the taker" for who has control.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:02 PM
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Looks great!! Would definitely be interested in buying.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:18 PM
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That is a very professional handbook and checklist cards. How about making the handbook "Jep size" and put it in a one inch Jep binder, or better yet a plastic binder with the top view RV-7 drawing on it? The Jep size binder would allow for revisions without having to change out the whole manual or mark it up. Probably not to many revisions though.
8.5 x 5.5 is "Jepp sized" all it needs is a 7 hole punch.

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