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Old 06-21-2011, 03:04 PM
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Guys, Don Atwood here. Recently there have been several requests from people trying to find or buy the book How to Build a Pattern Plane. As some of you probably know this book was authored by Bruce Thompson and myself several years ago as a collection of 'how-to' and examples about building a pattern plane. It went thru 4 editions but we stopped making it available when demand had tapered off or basically stopped. Bruce had the book printed and bound them himself so it was quite a chore to make it available.

We did not publish and/or update the book for monetary reasons and in the long run probably lost money on it. It was done to try and help people with the basic techniques and methods to build a light, straight pattern plane. Bruce did most of the writing, I contributed the initial ideas and helped edit the versions.

After much discussion (nagging on my part), Bruce agreed we could make it available electronically. I had no interest in managing that effort and approached some of the NSRCA officers with the idea to make it available in PDF format thru the NSRCA website for a download fee. The revenues for this will all go to the NSRCA. Hopefully, this will help people trying to learn to build as well as creating traffic for the website and attract new members.

The file is now online and can be downloaded for a $10 fee from the NSRCA website at the following link:

http://nsrca.us/index.php?page=shop....art&Itemid=496

You do not need to be a member of the NSRCA to purchase the download however you do need to register on the site to access the purchase/download functions.

Please pass this information to others that may not be on this discussion list.

thanks,
Don
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Thanks Don!
I have a copy of the first and 4th editions. I'm glad to see it made available again. There are still some builders, and hopefully, future builders out there!
-Will B.
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Don - Many thanks to you and Bruce! I have my own copy of the book but I know there is demand for it out there among the pattern community.

Thank you both very much!
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Just downloaded mine! great deal of information, I didn't know it was over 200 pages!
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ORIGINAL: Brian Dorff

Just downloaded mine! great deal of information, I didn't know it was over 200 pages!
Ok, read chapters 1-5, there will be test tomorrow!!! Glad you are happy with it. I had a chance to talk with the Webmaster today and he said there have been approx 30 downloads so far.

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ORIGINAL: Brian Dorff

Just downloaded mine! great deal of information, I didn't know it was over 200 pages!
Ok, read chapters 1-5, there will be test tomorrow!!! Glad you are happy with it. I had a chance to talk with the Webmaster today and he said there have been approx 30 downloads so far.

Woodie

I skipped ahead a bit as I fly Advanced Pattern and my current Setup is a Prophecy with a YS 140L. When I bought the book I had no idea there were whole chapters dedicated to this Plane and Engine!

The info about the YS engine and tuning alone made the investment already worthwhile, and I haven't even had time to look at the book for the reason I bought it for yet!
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:35 AM
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Brian, that is great. AND, we won't charge you extra for that chapter that is helping you!!!

Woodie
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Downloaded mine today. The book is a goldmine of building tips for a newcomer like me. Thank you!

Mark
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I have the 2nd edition of the book (94 pages), when I read that the web version has more than 200 pages....... I bought it.

It worth the money for the additional info.

Thanks.

Jorge Feliu

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Mark and Jorge,

Glad you are enjoying the new edition. Thanks to NSRCA for providing the means to deliver the book electronically.

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Thanks for the info on this.  I am fairly new to RC and am itching to get started in pattern.  I'll definitely  check this out!
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anychance it could be amde available to pattern flyers outside of the nsrca?
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Just read post #1, you do not have to be a NSRCA member.
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yeah and what happens when you're not in the USA and a required field is a US state.....?






works if I lie about where I am...
Wheres AL in case anyone asks?
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is that a good thing?
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well after all that Paypal does the NSRCA and PAypal can't process the order to my country of residence...

HELP!
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Got my copy last night no problem.

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could you mail a copy to me?
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I'm sure this situation has come up before. You should contact either PayPal or the NSRCA webmaster to see if you can get it resolved.

Woodie
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I've made a change to the Paypal processing to allow you to order it...

Enjoy!
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Thanks, I will order it right now!
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sorted, thanks VERY much
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Hi Don;
I made the sing up to the NSRCA and tried to download the file but the site tells me I'm disabled for doing so... can you tell me other mode I can reach thie book?
Thanks on advance
Guille


ORIGINAL: woodie

Guys, Don Atwood here. Recently there have been several requests from people trying to find or buy the book How to Build a Pattern Plane. As some of you probably know this book was authored by Bruce Thompson and myself several years ago as a collection of 'how-to' and examples about building a pattern plane. It went thru 4 editions but we stopped making it available when demand had tapered off or basically stopped. Bruce had the book printed and bound them himself so it was quite a chore to make it available.

We did not publish and/or update the book for monetary reasons and in the long run probably lost money on it. It was done to try and help people with the basic techniques and methods to build a light, straight pattern plane. Bruce did most of the writing, I contributed the initial ideas and helped edit the versions.

After much discussion (nagging on my part), Bruce agreed we could make it available electronically. I had no interest in managing that effort and approached some of the NSRCA officers with the idea to make it available in PDF format thru the NSRCA website for a download fee. The revenues for this will all go to the NSRCA. Hopefully, this will help people trying to learn to build as well as creating traffic for the website and attract new members.

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http://nsrca.us/index.php?page=shop....art&Itemid=496

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Guille, I am not sure what the reason for the rejection is but it sounds similar to the issue Timble had. I would suggest contacting the NSRCA Webmaster for assistance, that will be the fastest way to reach resolution. I am sure the Webmaster or PayPal will be able to resolve your issue.

Woodie (aka Don Atwood)

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