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Feb 13, 2013, 06:43 AM
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Thanks Andy. I agree, with plans like for example FSI (no longer trading) and modern plans like that, am happy to include them. I would like to keep it to traditional style plans - I don't intend to start listing 3D foamie designs and such, but certainly I think if plans are out of copyright and a goiod design, I think they should go in, yes.

We can always search by date, so as long as everything is listed with a date, users can sift out the plans that dont interest them. I mean, if they are only interested in old timers, the modern plans should not cause a problem for them.
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Feb 13, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Steve,

I've found another of those "misbehaving PDFs"...

Plan ID #213, Aeronca Sedan on floats, file size ~1.7MB...

Doesn't like Linux...

Comes up as a blank sheet on Document Viewer, Inkscape, and Gimp.
Feb 14, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Hmm, works fine for me. Can someone else please check that one and see if it works ok?

I don't recall this from before. Which was the other plan?
Feb 14, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Hmm, works fine for me. Can someone else please check that one and see if it works ok?

I don't recall this from before. Which was the other plan?
I had some problems with the "Snow White" #3314, and with one of the P-51 plans. They'd either come up as blank, or they'd clog up the machinery so bad I'd have to reboot. I'm on a quad-core machine now, and the "Snow White" seems to be opening up OK. Don't remember which P-51 it was, though.
Feb 14, 2013, 02:21 PM
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No problems opening plans #213 or #3314.
Windows XP, Firefox, Inkscape, Adobe Reader 9.
Feb 15, 2013, 10:44 AM
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Thanks perttime. Yes, both those plans #213 and #3314 work fine for me, using Adobe Reader X on Win7.

I also have a creaky old laptop that runs Adobe Reader 8 on WinXP, that works fine with both plans too.

Any one else care to check them? Would be interesting to narrow down what the issue is. The Linux OS seems unlikely to be the problem.
Feb 16, 2013, 01:37 AM
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Many thanks Steve, Outerzone is true to the original aeromodelling spirit.
Feb 16, 2013, 01:31 PM
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...Don't remember which P-51 it was, though.
Can you check which P-51 plan it was? Really do need a planID to help resolve issues. There are 49 search results for p-51.
Feb 16, 2013, 10:53 PM
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Can you check which P-51 plan it was? Really do need a planID to help resolve issues. There are 49 search results for p-51.
Steve, I believe it was the "Golden Age" Bill Harney #64 version. I just DL'd a new copy, and it appears to be opening fine, but an older copy on my computer tried to hang the machine when I opened it.

I also just experienced a HDD failure of some sort that I'm attempting to unravel. That may have been a contributing factor all that time, and I didn't know it. Power glitch as it was writing something important, and it didn't close the partition properly.
Feb 17, 2013, 11:27 AM
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Steve, I believe it was the "Golden Age" Bill Harney #64 version. I just DL'd a new copy, and it appears to be opening fine, but an older copy on my computer tried to hang the machine when I opened it.

I also just experienced a HDD failure of some sort that I'm attempting to unravel. That may have been a contributing factor all that time, and I didn't know it. Power glitch as it was writing something important, and it didn't close the partition properly.
Ok. That's fine. So it is not a misbehaving PDF.
Feb 21, 2013, 10:19 AM
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Hey, we're all famous now. Outerzone got a mention in the Aeromodeller magazine 'Web Walk' pages this month (on page 51). The text caption under the screenshot photo says, and I quote: - "Outerzone lists of free vintage and old-timer flying model aircraft plans to download.resource." - which I have to applaud as highly creative use of both sentence structure and indeed punctuation. But let's not be sniffy. I'll take whatever publicity I can get. I'm not proud.

Maybe I could get a job working for them as sub-editor
Feb 21, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Maybe I could get a job working for them as sub-editor
Judging by the number of sentences that stop in mid air, instances of "?" appearing where someone has forgotten to insert a number and downright peculiar use of grammar I think they could do with one!! Early days, hopefully it will improve, both in content and style.
Feb 21, 2013, 11:39 AM
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Judging by the number of sentences that stop in mid air, instances of "?" appearing where someone has forgotten to insert a number and downright peculiar use of grammar I think they could do with one!! Early days, hopefully it will improve, both in content and style.
Not to mention mis-identification of aircraft which happens regularly in Flying Scale Models and the old AMI.
Feb 21, 2013, 12:07 PM
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Ha. But if the writing didn't make me wince periodically, I'd worry that I'd somehow picked up the wrong magazine.
Feb 21, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Early days, hopefully it will improve, both in content and style.
Sounds a bit discouraging. I've been looking for some comments or reviews before subscribing (I've had far too many "dogs" in the past) but haven't seen anything yet.

Any opinions or thoughts?


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