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Mar 27, 2012, 09:40 AM
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RCM Plan Service


Has anyone used the RCM Plan Service to get sailplane plans? I ordered a set for the Sagitta 900 a few weeks ago, paid via PayPal, and have yet to receive either the plans or any confirmation that they have the order or when they plan to ship them. Emails to them have gone unanswered as well. Thanks for the feedback.
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Mar 27, 2012, 09:52 AM
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I have used them before and as I recall, they were quite slow. I think it's just one guy running it, so try to be patient.
Mar 27, 2012, 11:15 AM
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You have me worried now as I ordered 2 set's of plan's recently. Maybe 2 week's ago. I do hope the Co. is selling alot of plan's.
Mar 27, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Ordered a number of weeks ago and got the plans all right but a bit slow. E-mails where answered and I could log in to my account to see how things where progressing. Shipping to Eu was without any problem.
Mar 27, 2012, 11:49 AM
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I ordered those same plans a few years ago. It took almost a month to receive them. Also, the size of features on the plans we not quite right. Notably, the shoulder wing attachment area of the fusalage sides did not match the wing root profile. I'm not sure which profile was off, either the fuse or the wing root. I did manage to build a nice flying Sagitta from the plans.
Mar 27, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Thanks for the feedback


Thanks to you all. Guess I just need to be more patient. I do wish they would at least answer their email. And thanks especially for the Sagitta advice. I'll look this over very carefully.
Mar 27, 2012, 02:50 PM
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they are very slow, but i always got what i ordered - i think there's just one guy doing all the work
Mar 27, 2012, 04:10 PM
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First I would verify the shape of the root rib (airfoil shape is alot more important) then overlay it on the side view of the fusalage. Line up the joiner and incidence holes and adjust the fuse side to match. I wish i had known this before I had the fuse assembled. luckly, I only had to remove stock at the top. The leading edge extended onto the removable canopy so i just shaped it to match.
Mar 27, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Plans services can take a while( all of them) for a variety of reasons. Be patient.
Apr 13, 2012, 02:42 PM
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Finally got the plans


For anyone interested, exactly one month to the day from placing the order I received my plans from the RCM Plan service. They are in great shape, shipped in a tube per my request via priority mail. They never did respond to the two emails I sent concerning shipment, so guess the answer is to just order them and be VERY PATIENT. Would I order from them again? Yeah, guess I would, now that I know how the "game" is played.
Apr 14, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Good to know that RCM Plans are still going strong. It's probably one of those deals where the guy waits until he has a few orders, then takes what he has down to Kinkos when he gets a chance to get copies made. It's probably cheaper to get them copied with a larger quantity. That's after he locates all of the plans to be copied, of course. When you think of it like that, a month probably isn't so bad.
Apr 14, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Listing from the magazines says 2-4 weeks 3rd or 4th class mail so.....

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May 06, 2012, 12:41 PM
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RCM Plans


It may be "slow", but worth the wait for Lee Renaud's Sagitta and Aquila plans.
I am thankful for having the plans where I can get them.
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Jun 11, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Bird of time Plan


ordered mine a month ago fro RCM plans and was putting the delay down to the postal system between USA and UK..... or even the dreaded UK customs.
After reading these posts I feel i just need to be patient!
Jun 11, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Ourblue, I just recieved a set of plan's from RCM&E within a week. Way to go Royal Mail. I ordered Mark Kummerow's 1m hl.


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