Dsky (display Keyboard) Apollo Guidance Computer(agc)model Craft Kit (of Lm-5's)
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Dsky (display Keyboard) Apollo Guidance Computer(agc)model Craft Kit (of Lm-5's):
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PLEASE NOTE: THE PICTURES ARE OF THE BUILT DSKY CRAFT HEAVY-PAPER KIT, NOT AN ACTUAL FLOWN UNIT. PLEASE NOTE: This is for an UN-BUILT PAPER model craft kit. Please read description...
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This saleis for the picturedEdu-Craft*Diversions' unbuilt, heavy paper, life-sizemodel art craft kit replica of theApollo Guidance Computer (AGC) Display Keyboard (DSKY). It portrays the flown Apollo 11 Lunar Module (LM-5) unit,showing its installed flightuse. A static display homage to the inspired moment of history ... landing on the Moon. Designed to capture a used, flown appearance... Fitting, as all other flown DSKYs show similar strives to emulate the actual artifact.SKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED - TIME REQUESIT
The kit includes:
- 29 11x17" Parts Sheets in 60 lbs.(type) Test Heavy Paper Stock.
- CD with 59 Page Instructions Procedures Plan Manual in PDF.
- Sharp Scissors
- Craft Knife
- Large, sharpstraight edge for fold embossing. (Or long straight knife with taped edge).
- White Glue (Elmer’s Brand, IE.)
- Pens - Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver (Fine &Full Tip), Common Fluorescent Yellow TextHi-Liter, White,Black & Gray Marking Pens - For white paper edges,readout Hi-Litingand touch ups.
- ProbesFor Glue Application and Fine Parts Pencil, e.g.).
- Expendable Cloths for Glue Work.
- Tweezers, Paper Clips, Clothes Pins for "Clamping" Drying Parts.
- Common Household Cardboard (Or Preferred Material - Balsa Sheet?)For Sub-support,in Varied Thickness.
- Small Containers/Envelopes For Parts Storage And Organization.
- Standard Pencils.
- Glass-Like Thin Plastic Pane. (As used in photopicture frames). Actual glass can be used (recommended!) from discount picture frames.
- Gray, flat spray paint (auto primer) can be used, if needed.
The procedures willcall for highlighting the displays with a common fluorescentHi-Liter brand marking pen, causing it to pop visually in standard light and appears illuminated in photography. Different flight modes, as display readoutfacings, are included which can be switched and are stowed in the rear case memory modules:
- Trans-Lunar Coast (CM)
- Lunar Approach Manual Mode
- 1202 Alarm
- Pre Lunar Landing
- Lunar Contact
- Post Lunar Landing
The warning and readout figures were derived from commonly available online simulators. The heavy paper (60 lbs.) is tested and deemed best for precision and load bearing. After gluing, laminating, folding and assembly, it bears up well. Expect full support for this item. Suggestions for other kits are welcome! Apollo Hasselblad Lunar Surface Camera (HEC) is next up on the design docket!
ABOUT THE DSKY The DSKY was used by Apollo astronauts to control and monitor The Apollo Guidance Computer (A.G.C.) functions for flight navigation in the Lunar landing missions. The A.G.C. was one of the first integrated
circuit based computers. The Command and Lunar Modules each had an Apollo Guidance Computer system on board. This is a static display model artcraft kit to represent the Apollo 11 Lunar Module DSKY.
The Command Module A.G.C. Dealt with flight to, around and back from the Moon. The Lunar Module A.G.C. controlled flight functions in support of landing on and returning from the Moon as well as abort flight. The Apollo 11 LM DSKY met its fate when Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin jettisoned their ascent stage to a decaying Lunar orbit, which subsequently crashed onto the surface at an unknown point. Presumably, it still exists to this day, in some way shape or form, somewhere on the Moon. The only intact flown LM DSKY is aboard the Apollo 10 LM ascent stage presently untracked,in permanent Solar Orbit. It's a great feeling to glance across the room and see this piece on thebookcase. (Buzz LOVES his unit...! (Sorry for the name drop!)) On that score, The DSKY Model will excel at bringing a hands-on feel to history. Beholding the replica DSKYas it sitswill give one a different outlook on it. It has the feel ofbeing more ofan instrument panel indicator than a computer interface... A very different experience than viewing online pictures. Itgives the sense that you've got your own private little piece of Apollo hardware, right there. This item, as with many of our designs makes foran excellent educationalclass room project. As with build experience willbenefit from the same kind of work attentionexhibited by the very astronauts who operated such instrumentation. The build iskind of like asort of astronaut psychological test... as suchseen in the film The Right Stuff. Inthe Imax Hubble film at California Science Center (which has a DSKY in its ASTP CM(ex-Apollo 18 capsule) exhibit), the astronaut doing the Hubble refurb shared how he had a myriad of tinyscrews to work during the retrofit. He had to adopt a sort of Zenattitude towards the fatiguing job. He focused onworkingone tiny screw at a time. His attitude was that this wasthe only screw he was doing....an approach appliedfor each of them. So, by the end of the job, he'd worked one tiny screw. Sure to make for hours of fun build diversion... ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ Bare bones kit to reduce costs ... No commercialpackaging... Comes rolled in postal packing.
PLEASE NOTE: These are printed to order so please add 1 additional week of delivery timeexpectation. The printing company sometimes experiences delays so delivery timewill be adjusted accordingly.Posting of items is made about once a week, so delivery time will be reflected accordingly, OK?Shipping costs reflect required time and resources,not postage fees only. Paypal is required unless arrangements are made prior to sale end.
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