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Old 05-24-2021, 08:16 PM
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Anyone have a specific source for Vinyl N numbers? I'm not having much success finding a Roman Capital font either... probably a standard the FAA created in 1928 when that font was all the rage!

I'm situated in the NW corner, online is fine too.

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Old 05-24-2021, 08:33 PM
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Anyone have a specific source for Vinyl N numbers? I'm not having much success finding a Roman Capital font either... probably a standard the FAA created in 1928 when that font was all the rage!

I'm situated in the NW corner, online is fine too.

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I designed mine in SolidWorks and the wife cut them out of a cricut. However, if I could do it again I would order these. I didn't know at the time this company had them...
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:56 PM
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Old 05-24-2021, 10:00 PM
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Actually just finished my N number. I purchased the Cricut Air 2 and tried several vinyls before settling on oracal brand (sourced from Michaels). The Cricut comes with software to make just about anything for their cutting machine. You can even install new fonts which is what I did. I used Amarillo USAF font I found on-line for my A-10 themed RV-8a. As a side note, I tried using 3M car wrap vinyl but had trouble getting the transfer paper to stick to it. I used it on the tail flash but would probably stick with Oracal going forward. There are 2 types of Oracal vinyl. Get the “permanent” and not the “replaceable”. Good luck.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:01 AM
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I've used a local sign shop to cut all the vinyl on my projects for the past 20+ years.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:02 AM
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Anyone have a specific source for Vinyl N numbers? I'm not having much success finding a Roman Capital font either... probably a standard the FAA created in 1928 when that font was all the rage!

I'm situated in the NW corner, online is fine too.

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Hard to beat pricing choices and turnaround IMHO.

https://doityourselflettering.com/vinyl-lettering/
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Anyone have a specific source for Vinyl N numbers? I'm not having much success finding a Roman Capital font either... probably a standard the FAA created in 1928 when that font was all the rage!
Keep in mind that "Roman Letters" doesn't mean "Times Roman" font. Roman Letters are A, B, C, D, etc. as opposed to letters in Mandarin, Cantonese, Farsi, Cyrillic, etc.

Any unadorned capital font that uses characters from A-Z and 0-9 should be acceptable.
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Old 05-25-2021, 10:49 AM
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Thanks all for the input... the last comment by Rob was the clarification I was looking for.

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Thanks all for the input... the last comment by Rob was the clarification I was looking for.

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I would still be careful, I could not find a single font in Word that met the FARs and my DAR called me on my first set. If your DAR follows the regulation I would look a lot closer at what they say. There are requirements for height, spacing, line thickness, etc. My DAR even has seen some from Spruce that did not meet the regs.
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