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Old Oct 21, 2005, 07:07 PM
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how in the *bleep* do you resize and tile plans


i have found tons of great plans for airplanes but can't use it because i have no way of printing it the right way. like this http://hawker.smugmug.com/photos/pop...&Size=Original

i would love to make one but cannot find how to tile it and resize it and all that crap somone please help. somone needs to make a sticky of how to do this detailed with what programs to use and all that stuff.
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Old Oct 21, 2005, 07:25 PM
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New Flyer you need to get a copy of Adobe Acrobat 6. Then with some work your set.
Or get a photo editing program and try that but Adobe is the best way.

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Old Oct 21, 2005, 07:35 PM
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i have adobe acrobat reader 5.0 will that work
Old Oct 21, 2005, 07:36 PM
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Nope you need acrobat 6 professional to do the required work.

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Old Oct 21, 2005, 07:54 PM
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do i have to buy it or is it a free program.
Old Oct 21, 2005, 08:25 PM
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If you can get it from someone for free your better off it ain't cheap.

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Old Oct 21, 2005, 08:45 PM
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If you wan't let me know what is the plane that you want, and scale. I can email it to you tiled. I have Acrobat Pro 7
Old Oct 21, 2005, 08:52 PM
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http://www.blackflight.com/planes.asp?plane=tileprint

try this at $13.00 bucks you cant go wrong worked great for me..
Old Oct 21, 2005, 09:27 PM
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thanks ecologito it is the plane from the first post i don't need that one resized it is the right size just need tiled.
Old Oct 21, 2005, 09:48 PM
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I got your plans tiled, if you PM me your Email I can send it to you.
Old Oct 21, 2005, 11:36 PM
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I have an HP 952C InkJet printer, and if I have a drawing that is larger than 8-1/2 x 11 inches, I can go into my advanced printer properties and I have the option to print in a 2 x 2 page tile, a 3 x 3 page tile, or a 4 x 4 page tile. If you find a print that is 34 x 44 inches, which is standard "E" size, if you print it in a 4 x 4 tile format you can get the entire plot, and the printer does all the work for you.

Check to see if your printer has a similar option.

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Old Oct 22, 2005, 10:05 PM
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Another possibility is to send your file to kinkos. They have software there for free that allows you to send a full size plan to them, they print it out for you for usually under 5 bucks. usually worth it plus you don't have to spend any time taping. Or wondering where the tape lines should be. That can be a problem on some models.

I personally reccomend Tileprint At WWW.blackflight .com myself. If you insist on printing yourself tho there are other programs out there that will do the job. do a search on the net for printing posters on your printer.

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Old Oct 22, 2005, 11:54 PM
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MS paint will do whatever you need for single sheet plans. The page setup options allow you to either use a percentage scale up or a tile print. Just look at the print preview to see what you are going to get. You can estimate a wingspan or fuse length for example by counting how many 8.5 inch sheets it covers etc. Also Look in you printer control program for a posterize option. This is another way to tile a print.
Old Oct 23, 2005, 12:14 AM
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My favorite way to print plans is to bring them into a graphics program (e.g. Freehand, although many others would probably work), scale to the desired size, and then drag the parts onto a page for printing. Parts larger than one page will require sliding the part on the page the portion(s) that didn't print the first time. Doing it this way, parts smaller than the paper size never have to get taped togther; I always center them. Parts larger than the paper usually take far fewer sheets than with automatic tiling. On a typical 30-40" ws plane, I will get an entire wing panel on two letter size sheets and the fuse on 3 sheets. Most of the other parts fit on a single sheet.

BTW, I print to 110# card stock so I can cut the card stock with scissors and use it for a template for hot wire cutting. With large pieces or thin/intricate portions use a few pieces of Scotch tape to hold the template down. You get a well supported cut and the wire glides right through the tape. The cardstock templates last well enough for several planes.
Old Oct 23, 2005, 03:41 PM
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i like the idea of the cardstock and tape. but i think that a #11 hobby knife works perfect to. the hotwire may get more detailed corners though so i may have to build one.thanks for the info guys.


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