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This page allows you to upload a plan and set a minimum amount of information and attributes for the plan to be searchable by the site's engine. Once you have uploaded the plan you'll be able to edit it and set many more attributes and correct anything if needed.

Scanning a plan
How to scan a plan from an old magazine.

Magazine plans come in four different sizes:

  1. A4 size (full page)
  2. A5 size (half page)
  3. A3 size (splited in two A4 pages)
  4. Full size plan (folded inside the magazine)
Note:

Scanning a split sheet plan requires cutting the pages off the magazine.


Before scanning:

  1. Clean surface scanner from dust and residues.
  2. Clean surface paper pages from dust and residues.

If this is not done the cleaning work will be much harder.


Saving the file:

  • A4 size (full page) -> 400 to 600 dpi, Jpeg, color.
  • A5 size (half page) -> 600 to 800 dpi, Jpeg, color.
  • A3 size (splited in two A4 pages) -> 400 to 600 dpi, Jpeg, color.
  • Full size plan (folded inside the magazine) -> 400 to 600 dpi, Jpeg, color.
  • Articles -> 200 to 300 dpi, Jpeg, color.

Based on Elijah's post.


Cleaning a plan
How to clean and restore a scanned plan.

Check out this PDF: Open pdf

Tools
Need to process files before uploading?

Merge PDF files: PDF Merge

Convert text on image pdf to editable text: Online OCR

Translate text: Google Translate

PDF manipulation tools for Windows: Noliturbare

Plan Upload page.
This page allows you to upload a plan and set the bare minimum details, once the upload is complete please proceed to the full "Plan Edit" page to finish inserting all the details about this plan. Please read all the instructions before submitting.

Red - Mandatory
Blue - Important

Category:*
Please choose the appropriate category for the type of file you are uploading.
Name:*
Please type only the Airplane name and nothing else. Publisher, wingspan and other info will be added using specific menus.
Description:*
If you know something about this model or if you think you can give some advice to someone builting it you can write it down here.
Please don't write here information that can be added with the dropdown menus below or at the full "Plan Edit" page that will be shown to you once you upload this plan.
No links, no phone numbers, no emails, no advertising, no text from other websites, please.
Keywords:
Keywords are searchable and can be a great way to filter plans, if your editing a Bipe you can put: bipe, acro, oldtimer, plan designer... Or any other comma separated word or expression relevant to the plan.

Plan and thumbnail
Upload the main plan file and main thumbnail, you will be able to upload an article and more images later. Please don´t upload modern copyrighted material without the authorization from the owners, old plans from defunct magazines are generally OK to upload.

Plan:*
Max. File Size: 20000 kb
Max. Width: 40000 px
Max. Height: 40000 px
RULES:
Plan file: Must be a full plan, not tiled. You can add a tiled version later as a version of the main plan.
Preferred file type: PDF, cleaned and scaled to correct size.
Valid extensions: pdf, jpg, jpeg, gif, dxf.
Merge/Combine PDF files before uploading.
Non compliance: Listing will be set to inactive.


Thumbnail:*
Max. File Size: 250 kb
Max. Width: 2048 px
Max. Height: 2048 px
The thumbnail should be a photo or a drawing of the model, you can get one on the internet or use a printscreen if you don't have one. Later you will be able to add the building instructions file, article and up to 3 more images with the plan thumbnail itself or other photos you wish.
Valid extensions: jpg, gif, png

Attributes
Set the minimum attributes in order to list the plan, many other will be available in the edit page after the upload.. The attributes are very important because the site's search engine depends on them to show results. You should edit the remaining attributes after uploading the plan.

Class:
According to the control Method.
Model Type:
Kind of Model or Plan
Scale:
The first selector is mandatory, the second is optional.
Aircraft Use:
Purpose of the Aircraft.
Wingspan Class:
Please fill out the exact wingspan too.
Landing Gear:
Style of landing gear.
Motor Type:
Type of motor/engine used.
Material:
Main building material.

Copyright
Set details about the plan designer, publisher and other.

Publisher:
Plan publisher.
Date
Month and Year
Ref:
Reference.
Designer:
Plan designer name.
Restorer:
Plan restorer name.
First Scan:
Person who did the first scan.
Found:
Where did you found this plan?.

Quality Control
Is this plan Scaled, Restored, Poor quality? Is it perfect? We need to know that.

Quality Control:

Unscaled: Has not been scaled to correct dimensions.
Cleaned: Dust and scratches removed on Photoshop.
Traced: Automatically converted to vector by software.
Redrawn: Redrawn on CAD Software by a person.
Final Art: All perfect, no more work needed.

Marking plans accurately it´s very important.


Please note, if this plan is repeated, not complete or not scaled it may be deleted!
Please don´t forget to edit all the remaining details. After uploading click the blue button and finish the listing.


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