Aeronca Drawings on DVD

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Aeronca Drawings on DVD

Post by RRHaldeman » Tue Nov 24, 2015 19:30

I have a 2010 DVD with all of the Aeronca drawings in PDF format. Unfortunately, the DVD won't work with my new Windows operating system. I can still view the PDF files but I can't find out which ones to look at because the index is inop. Is there a new version? Is there a source for it? I want to be sure that I can use the drawings when I need them.
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Re: Aeronca Drawings on DVD

Post by hangerash » Wed Nov 25, 2015 08:03

Dick,

Are you able to view the name of the index file and it simply will not open in your new version of Windows?

If you can view the file, can you determine what type of file it is by reading its extension? (the letters after the dot)

It is possible the new version of Windows doesn't support the index file type, and simply converting it to a supported type is all that is needed to solve your problem.
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Re: Aeronca Drawings on DVD

Post by RRHaldeman » Wed Nov 25, 2015 09:33

I will try that!
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Re: Aeronca Drawings on DVD

Post by EDGEFLY » Wed Nov 25, 2015 19:31

Dick,

The recommendation by hangerash certainly sounds like a great solution. If that doesn't work, it might be possible to hire a computer-savvy high schooler to take the existing data and reformat the index file to be compatible with your new Windows system. Some cost, but maybe worth it to be able to access all those drawings. I have a computer file of some AERONCA drawings but have to access the drawings by number rather than title. A little awkward but useful anyway.

If you don't mind, could you tell me where you got the DVD ?

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Re: Aeronca Drawings on DVD

Post by RRHaldeman » Wed Nov 25, 2015 20:05

I think it came from NAA. The DVD title is "Aeronca Drawings from Aeronca.com" Ver 2/10 1837 assorted Aeronca drawings. Burned 6-23-2010.
The DVD was greatly needed, and used, as I renovated my Champ between 2009-2011.
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Re: Aeronca Drawings on DVD

Post by RRHaldeman » Wed Nov 25, 2015 20:16

I found out that the index (which would not open) is simply an HTM file that can be opened and read by any internet browser and easily converted to a PDF file. The index is very helpful as it describes (in a few words) the subject matter of reach numbered drawings (and the numbers are meaningless without the index). So, I can open it, view it and use it now. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Re: Aeronca Drawings on DVD

Post by joea » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:38

RRHaldeman wrote:I think it came from NAA. The DVD title is "Aeronca Drawings from Aeronca.com" Ver 2/10 1837 assorted Aeronca drawings. Burned 6-23-2010.
The DVD was greatly needed, and used, as I renovated my Champ between 2009-2011.
RR,

This DVD is one of the one's that Todd Trainor sells. You might contact him for assistance on this. www.aeronca.com is his website.

The NAA has never sold a blueprint or DVD. We provide our data free of charge to anyone, always have.

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