Instructions on creating plan scans
Here is how you can help:
We need all of these items scanned this way to be able to make the plans and
their related files looks as good as possible. It also helps if you have a
small ruler you can lay on the glass next to the decals, fins and other
templates when you scan those.
--- Set your scanning software at 300dpi.
--- Scan in Black & White bitmap (grayscale is unnecessary and takes up
too much space).
--- If the scan appears too light or dark, most scanning software programs have
the ability to adjust the the threshold between Black and White.
--- Save the image in compressed .tif format (File should be between
150 and 300k). If the instruction sheets are in color and .tif files end
up being huge, scan in color mode/300dpi and save as a .jpg at the highest
Front Picture Panel (Header Card):
--- Set your scanning software at 75dpi and save in .jpg format.
--- Even though I post shrunk panels on my site,
please send me a full-sized scan. I use this full-sized scan to make the
cut-out rocket picture on top.
--- Set your scanning software at 300dpi and save in .jpg format.
--- The easiest way to do these is to cut out the fins and place them spread out
on the scan bed.
--- Set your scanning software at 200dpi and save in .jpg grayscale format.
Templates (centering rings, cockpits, fin marking
--- A good way of scanning these is to cut them out or make photocopies and cut
them out. Draw a thin black outline around all edges using a thin felt tip marker. Then scan them
in B&W bitmap mode adjusting your B&W threshold level on the scanner so that
only the outlines are picked up. I used this method for the delta wedge templates.
--- Set your scanning software at 75dpi and save in compressed .tif format.