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Monday, 20 March 2000
Lloyd MacLean
lmaclean@visionol.net

This information page describes the content and format of the plans area in the CLRACING egroups vault. Namely:

  • Goodyear Plans
  • Teamrace Plans
  • MouseRace Plans

Please download drawing files before trying to view them. Most web browsers cannot view these files directly without the appropriate plug-in.

TIFF files:

All of the files with .TIF extensions are raster files in TIFF format with CCIT4 compression applied. The files are of scanned drawings made from either the original full size print, or from a smaller replica as published in various magazines. The copyrights are generally property of the original producers of the drawings. In all cases every effort was made to maintain the accuracy of the original drawings and they are presented here in an effort to provide information to help you, the control line flier and to preserve this information for historical reasons.

There are a wide variety of software programs that will allow you to view these files, I used Corel Photo-Paint to produce them. For those who need a full-size copy of the file on paper I may be able to provide this at the cost of reproduction and shipping. Contact me at the address above.

AutoCAD drawings:

Some of the files may appear with .DWG extensions. These are vector files produced using Autodesk's AutoCAD software. Autodesk offers a free drawing viewer on their web site that will allow you to view and print .DWG files (among others). Go to http://www.autodesk.com/products/volo/view/userguid/faq.htm and you will be able to download the Volo View viewer for AutoCAD products. These files can be edited by those so inclined who have access to AutoCAD. The vector format also gives a more accurate drawing to work with. If space permits, I will try to include a TIFF file as well. Contact me if you can't get what you need here.

Contributions:

If you would like to provide scanned files to me please do so after making contact by e-mail. The method that works for me is simple. For reduced scale drawings (ie. those shown in magazines), simply scan them at 400 dpi (which matches my engineering laser plotter resolution) and scale them up by the correct factor during scanning. Save the file in TIFF format with CCIT4 compression if possible, otherwise the files will be very large.

If you have a full size plan that you would like scanned, I can only suggest that you snail-mail it to me and I will feed it through our Xerox engineering document scanner. This will produce a print (file) that will be almost indistinguishable from the original and suitable for archiving or building from.

I of course will accept and encourage, original work done in AutoCAD as well.

This group can be a real resource for all fliers interested in control line racing especially those who are getting started and can make use of the information found in these drawings. I would like to thank all of those who have contributed to this archive. Without you it would not have been possible. I would also like to thank Brian Fairey and Goran Olson for their work in getting the e-group going.

Regards,
Lloyd MacLean