Work Methods For Aircraft Panel Overlays
Placards Plus makes
F. A. A. accepted overlays for use on all non-transport aircraft and
most helicopters. Placards Plus does not make S. T. C.
(aircraft certified) products.
Check with your A & P mechanic to see
if he is capable of providing .pdf, .dxf. or .dwg drawings of your
panel(s). If not, he may be interested in doing the graphing.
Placards Plus designs overlays for all
training devices, including transport flight simulator panels designated Simulator Use Only.
Placards Plus is not
authorized to do aircraft panel preparation or
Placards Plus presently provides graphics in
vinyl materials only. If you need other materials or methods, look
for some great products on my Links page.
Accuracy and color matching is very important. If you do not live in the
Pacific N.W., please arrange to send the panel(s), if possible. The item
sent back to you the next working day after it is received.
If you cannot deliver a panel, options
are still available for getting a good
copy. Call or e-mail for details.
Normal cameras (film or digital) do not
work well as a reference due to parallax, spherical aberrations and other
A 1600 dpi scan of
the panel is good but scanners are sometimes non-linear. In
addition, scans are not perpendicular to the panels at every scan
interval so parallax is again an issue, even when a panel is placed
directly on the glass.
The equipment used at
Placards Plus has been selected and