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chenry
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posted 02-10-2011 06:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chenry   Click Here to Email chenry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone remember a company making replica control sticks from either the command module or the lunar module?

Sorry if stick is not the right term, I am an airplane guy that is just discovering he is also a space geek!

Tykeanaut
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posted 02-10-2011 06:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're correct, a company or individual does or did manufacture these. Like you, I can't remember how I came across it at the moment though.

SpaceAholic
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posted 02-10-2011 06:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Fongheiser at Space1 used to offer reproductions of the Rotation Control - he may be able to also mold the Translation Control as well.

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posted 02-10-2011 07:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sceptic1   Click Here to Email Sceptic1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe the items you are referring to can be found at Historic Space Systems.

Please note: I have no affiliation with that website, and cannot endorse the items for sale there on.

space1
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posted 02-10-2011 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes I am currently offering Apollo Rotation Control handles, and Gemini attitude control handles. I appreciate your interest. I am also planning to add the Apollo Translation Control handle in the future. You can find links to the handles at the bottom of the space1.com home page.

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John Fongheiser
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Historic Space Systems, http://www.space1.com

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 02-10-2011 07:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please note: I have no affiliation with that website, but CAN endorse the items for sale there on.

I bought myself a LM controller for Christmas. My wife and kids think I am mad.

Very impressed with the finished item. I have had the opportunity to try the real thing and this replica is as close as you will ever get to the real mccoy.

space1
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posted 02-10-2011 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, thanks Rick! I'm glad you are happy with your handle.

chenry
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posted 02-10-2011 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chenry   Click Here to Email chenry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I just found my birthday gift.

Go4Launch
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posted 02-10-2011 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now what would really be ideal is something to let you play those Apollo sim games with these controllers.

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