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Old 03-04-2010, 03:34 PM
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Andy,

This is a good point since any scan will natively be a raster file. Putting the scan into a vector file container (PDF) only achieves that reason for which I request both.

However, the PDF is a much more portable format (hence the name) and most everyone knows how to open a PDF file while not everyone knows how or what to do with a 12 MB or larger TIF. Actually 12 MB is probably on the low side for a 60 size uncompressed 300 dpi plan scan given that uncompressed full HD TIF files (1920x1080) are about 8 MB (at 72 dpi). If one scans at 300 dpi (more is unnecessary since the resolution of printed commercial plans is not that high) I suspect the file is probably going to be closer to ~20 MB in size. The last scans I had done were made at 300 dpi and it was sufficient given the quality of the originals but they were also compressed at source.

One other comment favoring a PDF version of the scan is that we can upload these to RCU (if desired) and given the 6 MB limitation, a compressed PDF version is not a bad option and seems to be the convention as of late on the forum. Personally, I also find that PDF's are much more user friendly (even though I work with raster files at work all day long) as they allow me to annotate and generally "massage" the file in a vector environment much like in any CAD program.

Finally, one of the great things about PDF (and its predecessor - postscript and display postscript - although not defunct) is that it is truly a pervasive format which means that you can work with it (generally speaking) at any level. As an example the entire Apple graphic UI is based on PDF. Jobs' previous gig (well, he started the company), Next, had a one of a kind graphic UI which visually superseded the now standard X11 used in professional workstations. Granted, I do most anything to do with hobby related things on a Windows box nowadays...

I'm not surprised your daughter was the only one who could get it right - if you're lucky, that is generally the case at most Kinko's - one person. I try to get the manager (or whoever looks like they know what they're doing) to get it done.

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Old 03-04-2010, 03:56 PM
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My solution for now is to save up all my scanning until I head back home for a visit, then my daughter can talk the dope behind the counter through doing it right.

I think I need a wide-format scanner to go with my e-size inkjet!

Now if only we could get you using CAD...

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Old 03-04-2010, 08:20 PM
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chuck, don't you have 2 skymaster projects ongoing?
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:59 PM
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chuck, don't you have 2 skymaster projects ongoing?
Why yes I do... [8D]

Hey..Do you want another project?? I'll send you a P.M.
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Chuck have you got the PDF for the skymaster? By any chance do you have a PDF for the 120 Desire?
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:47 AM
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I'll post the Skymaster when I get it..Haven't had a chance yet...

I don't have anything on the 120 Desire...
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Hi Guys.   Any further developments on the Atlanta molds?    It would be a pity if this wonderful project was dead in the water.

Cheers Roger
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Roger,

read from this post forward in another thread:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=10592847

When Chuck finds time to finish his project, I'm sure it will be something to behold.

On the other hand, Don has done an amazing job of molding and producing glass/foam kits of the classics. Without his work over the past year, the classics would be altogether in a different state at the moment.

I hope his invaluable molds are fully insured against damage!

He should be able to supply you with an Atlanta short kit.

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Old 07-03-2011, 10:26 AM
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Yes,
Thank goodness for Don. He is fast and gets the job done.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:40 PM
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Thanks to all for the kind comments and the support in my efforts to bring back the great classics. The first ten Atlanta's have been produced and shipped. Oh if I only had more time. Rog you're next in line should be finished by Monday.
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Thanks Don.     

No rush.   Take your time.   I'm just happy to be on the list to keep these classics going.

Cheers Rog.
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What's that Atanta 60 production up to now, Don? 14 with mine included?
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:32 PM
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Hi Chris

Something like that I quit counting, I just keep building them as fast as I can. I just keep going and going and going....................LOL

I just finished yours. I'll bring it to you next week when we fly again.

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Cool,
I'm back now. How's Thursday sound?
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