Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Inexpensive aircraft data plate solution

  1. #1
    cluttonfred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    World traveler
    Posts
    372

    Lightbulb Inexpensive aircraft data plate solution

    I was looking around for inexpensive solutions for data plates online and it occurred to me that GI-style stainless steel dog tags might work since an E-AB need only include the name of the builder, model and serial number. I can't find any specific size requirement for the plate or the text in the regs, just "firepoof" and "secured" and "legible," but the dog tags are a bit too small and the lines are too short if you have a long name.

    Name:  mydogtagcom.jpg
Views: 482
Size:  7.6 KB

    Then I stumbled across the site below that sells dog tags and also offers "industrial nameplates" about 3-3/8" x 2-1/8" in .016" stainless with attachment holes in the corners and room for up to ten lines of text with 30 characters per line. The cost is just $14 including postage. Here's a sample a whipped up on their site:

    Name:  58ca35064ec12_mydogtag.com.jpg
Views: 480
Size:  11.6 KB

    https://www.mydogtag.com/industrial-nameplate
    https://www.mydogtag.com/faq.php#dog...card-nameplate

    I have no connection to the site, just thought I'd share.

    Cheers,

    Matthew
    *******
    Matthew Long, Editor
    cluttonfred.info
    A site for builders, owners and fans of Eric Clutton's FRED

    Voici ce que j'ai fait...vous pouvez en faire autant!
    "This is what I have done...you can do the same!"
    --Henri Mignet (1893-1965)

  2. #2
    EAA Staff
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Oshkosh, WI
    Posts
    10
    Actually, the EAA dataplate is available for only $7.99 plus shipping https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa-shop/home...ilt-data-plate

    It is also included in the EAA Amateur-Built Certification Kit, along with the EXPERIMENTAL decal and Step-By-Step Certification guide which is available to EAA members for $12.99 + shipping and non-members for $19.99 + shipping https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa-shop/home...tification-kit

  3. #3
    cluttonfred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    World traveler
    Posts
    372
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Hoversten View Post
    Actually, the EAA dataplate is available for only $7.99 plus shipping https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa-shop/home...ilt-data-plate

    It is also included in the EAA Amateur-Built Certification Kit, along with the EXPERIMENTAL decal and Step-By-Step Certification guide which is available to EAA members for $12.99 + shipping and non-members for $19.99 + shipping https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa-shop/home...tification-kit
    Thats certainly true, Tim, but those are blank plates that must then be stamped or engraved. The link I sent was for one plate or two dog tags already embossed with the information required.
    *******
    Matthew Long, Editor
    cluttonfred.info
    A site for builders, owners and fans of Eric Clutton's FRED

    Voici ce que j'ai fait...vous pouvez en faire autant!
    "This is what I have done...you can do the same!"
    --Henri Mignet (1893-1965)

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    6
    Nice find...thanks for sharing! Any suggestions otherwise for this dataplate?
    Name:  dogtagrender.jpg
Views: 11
Size:  13.5 KB

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    1,388
    I would include the year or date.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •