Mooney (MX-18) Mite Plans....worth??

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Mooney

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Fritz,

Let me know if you are selling those or "making copies" as Viper suggested.
I've been looking for a set for the longest time.

Adam
 

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Viper sent me a link to the drawings list. I still have to inventory what I've got against the list but I'm pretty sure I've got a complete set ( I promised Viper I'd do that today but ...it didn't happen ...yet:)

Maybe if we got a bunch of us together and chipped in to have them scanned, I could post them somewhere or email them or mail out CD's/cheap thumb drives. I sure don't want to make any money on this but I don't want to loose any either.
 

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Most Fedex copy stores have a scanner big enough to do "E" size drawings -- I used them on several occasions to scan my originals then I plot out a shop set as many times as necessary ... keep them on a thumb drive ... there prices are reasonable and if enough people are interested then the cost can be shared so everyone ends up with a thumb drive of drawings at a affordable price.
 

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Most Fedex copy stores have a scanner big enough to do "E" size drawings -- I used them on several occasions to scan my originals then I plot out a shop set as many times as necessary .
I've read that you need to be careful doing this as some places will print them about 5% smaller than the original. Just something to keep in mind if you're using them for full scale templates.
 

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I guess I've been lucky ... mine have always been 1:1 on scale ... the worst thing I've run into is if the drawing paper is old and has been stretched then I have had some distoration.
 

Mooney

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I could host the files on one of my servers for everyone to download if we wanted to get them scanned.
 

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There are over 300 sheets total ... then there still is the cost of scanning ... I'll wait for FritzW to let me know what's there and the cost of the plans ... scanning is by the sq/ft in cost.
 

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Yeah kinkos is gonna be a fortune. You need to find a reprographics company. I'm contacting a local shop on here in Orlando that I've used before to get an idea of a quote.
Would some one mind posting the link to the drawings list?
 

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I'm still waiting to hear from FritzW on the completeness of the set he has and the cost ...
Sorry, I'm fighting real iffy internet service. I'm on the road until tomorrow night.

We're looking at more than 1,500 square feet of drawings (300+ drawings at about 5 square feet per drawing) it ain't gonna be cheap. I'll have more details tomorrow night, drawing inventory, size, etc...

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Okay, all the plans are finally inventoried (4 hour labor of love:tired: ). There are a total of 270 sheets and I believe that is a full set for the M-18X. I re-sorted the list numerically to prevent brain damage during the inventory (if anyone wants a copy of the inventory send me your email)

The list (linked a few posts ago) may be a combined list for the M-18X and some, or all, of the M-18 commercial versions. There are at least 4 other models of the M-18 (L, LA, C and C55). I think this because one of the sheets I don't have is "284280 Mounting-Ash Tray" ...available from NASM

There are also several duplicate sheet numbers on the list (110210, 636190 etc...) and several sheets with more than one sheet number, ie. 555810 "Fin, Vertical" (with a comma) and 585810 "Fin-Vertical" (with a dash) ...and the sheet number is one digit off. There are also sheets that aren't on the list like the "Wing and Empennage Coordinates and Data" that don't have a sheet number.

Weather it's a "mixed model" list or or not the "Total: 324 drawings" isn't correct.

The good news is a bunch, more than half, of the sheets are 9x11 and 11x17.

How do I attach a spreadsheet or PDF???

M-18X plans.jpg
 

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The easiest way would be to scan as a TIFF file and save as the sheet number and put them on a USB stick .... TIFF is generally the best for future use and conversion to something else. Most of the work can be done with a flatbed scanner.
 

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I meant how do I post the list of the sheets I've got? If I'm reading the FAQ correctly I can't attach files other than image files to an existing thread.

I'm hoping the Mooney Mite guru's here can tell if the set is complete or not.
 

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I meant how do I post the list of the sheets I've got?
PDF, DOC, and XLS seem to post with no problems. If it's another file format that hasn't been approved sometimes just changing the file extension to one that is approved, and then letting the recipient change it back, works.
 
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