Mark Boese wrote:
> I ordered a set of plans from NvAero however after a month there is no
> response either by email or telephone. Does anyone have any tips for
> how to get a set of plans for the KR project?
Amazingly this problem has existed for decades. Rand Robinson had
notoriously slow and "iffy" delivery of plans, and Steve at NvAero did
his best to remedy the issue when he took over the company. He's now
over-extended (from a 24 hours in a day standpoint) between building
Ellison throttle bodies, running NvAero, and his "main" job as a
construction contractor, and delivering plans has apparently dropped on
his priority list as well.
I was told that Jeannette Rand had given the plans up to the "public
domain", but do not have evidence of any kind regarding that. The
simple solution is to simply put the PDF files out on the web and let
people print them at the local Kinkos, like we did with AS504x airfoil
templates. Somebody (maybe Steve) could still sell the plans
pre-printed and ready to ship, but it takes some effort and dedication
to order 20 sets of plans and then keep them in tubes ready to ship. I
did exactly that with the airfoil templates though, and I prided myself
on shipping them the same day I received the order, or the next day at
What we need is somebody who knows Jeannette Rand to give her a call,
get the "release to the public domain" in writing, and get on with the
dissemination of plans so people aren't stopped dead in their tracks
when they finally decide to build one! If I need to be the guy that
ships the things to people, I'll do it, but am not volunteering for the
job, as I already have a job that takes way more of my time than I'd
prefer. I will be happy to locate the PDF files of the plans on KRnet
for free download, assuming we can get that in writing from Jeannette....
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